Starting off right – Brad Peacock supplied his most efficient outing the year, allowing just one run while lasting a season-long eight innings as the Fresno Grizzlies defeated the Albuquerque Isotopes 3-1 on Tuesday to kick off an eight-game home stand. Entering the night, Peacock hadn’t made it before six innings. He struck out six and walked one and allowed six hits. Fresno’s A.J Reed, Tyler White and Matt Duffy each drove in a run before the announced crowd of 4,335 at Chukchansi Park. Reed and Colin Moran each batted 2 for 4. Jordan Jankowski got the save while filling in for closer James Hoyt, who had pitched in two of the past three games.
Up next – Fresh off his Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week honors, Fresno Grizzlies RH Cesar Valdez (3-1, 4.02) will take the mound Wednesday against Albuquerque Isotopes LH Harrison Musgrave (3-3, 4.95). First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. at Chukchansi Park. Valdez threw a one-hit shutout and struck out 10 in his previous outing. He’ll face a Colorado Rockies Triple-A team that has the second-fewest home runs in the PCL with 42 going into Tuesday. The Isotopes no longer have controversial Jose Reyes on their roster. The former major-league All-Star, who began this season suspended by MLB, played nine games with Albuquerque before he was designated for assignment last week. Musgrave is 1-2 with a 5.89 ERA this month.
Grizzlies ready to help – Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow mentioned a handful of Grizzlies position players who he thought could assist the Astros over the next three months. Among the players Luhnow mentioned to the media in Houston were first basemen A.J. Reed and Jon Singleton and third baseman Colin Moran. The Astros currently have three players who started the season with the Grizzlies: utility players Danny Worth and Tony Kemp and pitcher Chris Devenski. The Grizzlies have sent seven players to the Astros this season, most recently Worth.
Average at home – Following Tuesday’s win, the Grizzlies (33-37) moved to 18-18-1 at Chukchansi Park this year. Last season, the Grizzlies went 48-24 (.667 winning percentage) at home.
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