Friday recap – Max Stassi blasted a three-ball, two-strike, no-out pitch from Miguel Castro over the left field fence to open the bottom of the ninth inning and llift the Fresno Grizzlies to a 4-3 victory over Albuquerque on Friday in the Pacific Coast League. Fresno had taken a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning on a solo home run by Tyler White, his 11th, and an RBI single by Jon Kemmber, but the Isotopes tied the score in the top of the seventh on Alex Castellanos’ run-scoring double. The Grizzlies received a strong outing from starter Mike Hauschild, who allowed three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings while striking out a season-high 10.
Up next – A nine-game homestand continues at 7:05 p.m. Saturday with Fresno RH Brad Peacock (4-4, 4.34 ERA) opposing Albuquerque LH Harrison Musgrave (5-5, 4.80). Peacock in his past two starts has allowed no runs on five hits and three walks while striking out 21 in 14 2/3 innings, picking up wins over Reno and New Orleans. Peacock has 41 starts between Washington and Houston over the previous five seasons, but hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 2015.
Roster move – Outfielder Preston Tucker has been recalled by Houston. Tucker opened the season with the Astros but was sent back to Fresno on May 15 after hitting .176 in 85 at-bats. Tucker responded by hitting .301 with eight home runs, 14 doubles, three triples and 29 RBIs in 209 at-bats with the Grizzlies. First baseman A.J. Reed returned to Fresno on Thursday.
Promotional kings – Grizzlies players took the field Friday wearing black, red and white uniforms modeled after the characters in the 1986 comedy “Three Amigos,” which starred Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short.
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Gaining flexibility – Fresno’s Alex Bregman, Houston’s top prospect, made his third straight start in left field Friday. He is normally a shortstop.
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