RH Alex White, a 2009 first-round pick by the Cleveland Indians, will make his Grizzlies debut as he tries to come back from Tommy John surgery in 2012. White was designated for assignment by parent club Houston before joining the Grizzlies. He will face Las Vegas 51s LH Darin Gorski. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. at Chukchansi Park.
•On the horizon:
Two more in the Las Vegas series this weekend, followed by four at home vs. Salt Lake (60-84, last in PCL South in 2014).
Cleanup hitter Preston Tucker supplied the Grizzlies’ first home run of the season with a two-run shot in the third as Fresno beat Las Vegas for the second straight night, this time 8-4 Friday before an announced crowd of 9,543 at Chukchansi Park. Leadoff hitter Nolan Fontana homered while going 3 for 3 with three runs. Fresno starter Dan Straily struck out six in five innings while allowing three runs off five hits and three walks.
•Stat of the day:
The Grizzlies are off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2003, when they opened with a three-game win streak. That year’s team, however, went on to finish 55-88.