Friday recap: Fresno rallied from a four-run deficit in the first, answering with seven runs in the next two innings en route to an 8-6 victory at Albuquerque, locking up the Grizzlies’ first road series sweep this season. The Grizzlies scored three runs with two outs in the second, then took the lead in a four-run third highlighted by Max Stassi’s two-run single. The Isotopes committed three errors that resulted in six unearned runs. Jonathan Villar, Alex Presley, Joe Sclafani and Stassi each had two hits. Presley finished with three RBIs. Albuquerque slugger Wilin Rosario, who has spent the majority of this season with major-league parent club Colorado, entered the game hitting .560 (14 for 25) with three homers against left-handed pitching in Triple A. But he went hitless in three at-bats against Grizzlies LH Brett Oberholtzer, then finished 1 for 4. Oberholtzer picked up his third straight win, though he did allow five runs (four earned) on 10 hits in six innings.
Grizzlies on Saturday: Fresno returns home as the hottest team in the Pacific Coast League as the Grizzlies get ready to play their next eight games at Chukchansi Park, the first four against New Orleans. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. Fresno won 8 of 9 on the last homestand, the lone defeat in the finale. Grizzlies RH Mike Hauschild (6-3, 3.49 ERA) gets the start, coming off back-to-back wins at home while going 2-0 with two runs allowed in 14 innings this month. For the season, though, Hauschild is 2-2 with a 5.01 ERA at home as opposed to 4-1 with a 2.50 ERA. faces He faces Zephyrs LH Matt Tomshaw, who gave up 10 runs in 3.1 innings in his debut with New Orleans on Sunday.
Stat of the day: 7 – Players who’ve hit at least .300 with Fresno this season; five are still with the team. As a team, the Grizzlies rank sixth in the PCL with a .276 average.
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