Monday recap: Mike Hauschild made it three stellar starts in a row for Fresno, limiting Albuquerque to five hits in eight scoreless innings as the Grizzlies beat the Isotopes 6-0. He walked none and fanned five. Grizzlies IF Matt Duffy doubled in the first run in the fourth and added a solo homer in the sixth. The Grizzlies saw Mark Appel allow one run in seven innings Saturday and Brett Oberholtzer one run in eight Sunday.
Grizzlies on Tuesday: Fresno and Albuquerque close the four-game series at 7:05 p.m. Grizzlies RH Brady Rodgers (8-5, 4.93 ERA), who was on the seven-day disabled list, is scheduled to face Isotopes LH Rudy Owens (0-3, 4.73). Rodgers gave up eight runs in two innings in his previous start July 27. Owens wasn’t much better his last time out, allowing six runs in three innings. The Grizzlies, by the way, are 2-1 in games in which both teams score in double figures.
Stat of the day: 5 — Grizzlies catcher Max Stassi’s hitting streak after a 1-for-4 night Monday, tying his season high. Included in his recent run were home runs on Saturday and Sunday. Stassi is hitting .273 (6 for 22) with six RBIs during his streak. He’s had two other five-game streaks (April 17-22, May 3-9).
Straily headed up: Fresno RH Dan Straily earned his second call-up to major league parent club Houston and was scheduled to start today. He allowed six earned runs in 10.2 innings in two early July starts for the Astros. RH Lance McCullers was sent down but the Astros said he might not pitch during his return to the minors, with the highly regarded prospect potentially resting to limit his innings.
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International presence: The Isotopes’ roster has nine players who reside outside of the U.S., seven from the Dominican Republic. By comparison, the Grizzlies have two — pitcher Luis Cruz of Puerto Rico and middle infielder Jonathan Villar of the Dominican.