Monday recap – Fresno started off its final road trip of the season with a bang Monday, jumping out to a 4-0 lead after two innings en route to a 5-1 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers. Second baseman Danny Worth got the scoring going in the first with a ground-rule double that scored Derek Fisher. Colin Moran followed with a single that scored Worth, and the Grizzlies were off and running. It would be all the offense pitcher Mike Hauschild would need as he breezed through five scoreless innings to improve his record to 9-10 this season.
Up next – Fresno will play the second of four games in Tacoma when RH Cesar Valdez (12-1, 3.08) faces Rainiers RH Sam Gaviglio (3-2, 3.93) at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Valdez is coming off an eight-inning, five-hit shutout start against the Sacramento River Cats last Wednesday. He’s walked just eight batters in 109 2/3 innings as a starter, the least among all Pacific Coast League starters (0.66 walks per nine IP). Gaviglio has dropped his past two starts, tagged for a combined 14 runs (13 earned) in 9 2/3 innings.
Grizzlies All-Stars – Grizzlies pitchers Brady Rodgers and James Hoyt were named to the All-Pacific Coast League team, the league announced Monday. Rodgers leads the league in ERA (2.91) and is second in fewest batters walked per nine innings (1.45) while going 12-4 in 21 starts for the Grizzlies entering Monday. Hoyt was the Grizzlies’ top reliever before earning his major-league debut Aug. 3. He leads the PCL in saves by 10 with 29, two saves short of Fresno’s season franchise record set by Heath Hembree in 2013 and four shy of the PCL modern-era record (33).
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