Fresno Grizzlies

Grizzlies Report for May 31: Albuquerque 5, Fresno 3

Recap – The Grizzlies rallied in the seventh inning as Matt Duffy hit a run-scoring and Jon Singleton followed with a two-run double, but that’s as close as they got as Fresno lost 5-3 at Albuquerque on Tuesday. Stephen Cardullo put the Grizzlies in a hole early with a three-run home run just three batters into the game.

Up next – The Grizzlies play the second game of a four-game series at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday with RH Brady Rodgers (3-3, 3.64) looking to win a third straight start, facing Isotopes LH Tyler Anderson (0-0, 1.50), 2011 first-round pick by the Colorado Rockies out of Oregon who’s coming off his Triple-A debut.

Twice the ties – The Pacific Coast League had gone 20 years since its last tied game, but the league had two Monday. In addition to the Grizzlies’ game against visiting Colorado Springs being called at 6-6 after 10 innings due to a travel rule, the New Orleans Zephyrs’ game against visiting Tacoma also ended in a deadlock, 2-2, after five innings due to heavy rains. Regarding the league’s travel rule, Dwight Hall, the PCL’s director of baseball operations, told “When you’re traveling across three time zones on commercial flights, it’s become a necessary evil for the next day’s games. ... Hitting the curfew is a rare occurrence, and we’d prefer it not to have an impact on the outcome of the game like it did. The only thing worse would be one team not making their scheduled game tomorrow because of running into travel issues.”

Hitched – As part of last week’s “My Big Fat Fresno Wedding Show,” three couples were married by Grizzlies mascot Parker T. Bear and three more couples renewed their vows.