Blown out – Brad Peacock had his poorest outing of the season and rest of the Fresno Grizzlies weren’t any better. Peacock gave up five runs on seven hits and the Grizzlies almost failed to score en route to a 9-1 loss Saturday at Nashville. Fresno didn’t score until the ninth on Max Stassi’s RBI double. And still the Grizzlies suffered their worst margin of defeat of the year. Grizzlies players did have a quick turnaround following their 4-3 win in 10 innings. That game ended just after 10 p.m. PDT Friday. After a commercial flight to the most eastern city in the Pacific Coast League, the Grizzlies began playing the Sounds at 4:38 p.m. as the opener of an eight-game road trip in Tennessee.
Coming home – Grizzlies outfielder Tony Kemp played his first professional game in his home state. Kemp grew up 15 minutes from Nashville in Franklin and also played for Vanderbilt. He went 1 for 4.
Up next – Fresno RH Brady Rodgers (1-2, 3.75) takes the mound against Nashville RH Henderson Alvarez (0-0, 3.06) at 12:05 p.m. Sunday. Rodgers, 25, has a road ERA (5.91) that’s more than twice what he’s posted at home (2.84). Alvarez, who is 27-34 over five seasons in the majors, is on a rehab assignment (shoulder) for Sounds major league parent club Oakland.
Friday recap – Jon Singleton hit a two-run homer and drove in the winning run in the 10th as the Grizzlies escaped with a 4-3 win over Tacoma before an announced crowd of 12,822 at Chukchansi Park. Kemp drove in a run for the Grizzlies, too, with a triple. Top prospect Joe Musgrove started for Fresno in his Triple-A debut and gave up two runs on five hits and two walks in five innings.
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