River Cats glance: Pries, Tacoma shuts down the River Cats

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014 - 11:19 pm

Highlight: Jordan Pries pitched six scoreless innings, and James Jones and Jesus Montero hit home runs to lead the Tacoma Rainiers to an 8-0 victory over the River Cats on Wednesday night at Raley Field.

Home cooking: Rainiers second baseman and former UC Davis product Ty Kelly is enjoying River Cats pitching. In six games, the switch hitter is .batting .391, but he’s only .171 against the rest of the Pacific Coast League.

Interesting move: The A’s sent Hiro Nakajima (.128) to Double-A Midland. With five other infielders on the roster, there was no room for the two-year, $6.5 million contract of the second-year Nakajima. In another move, reliever Fernando Rodriguez ended his rehabilitation assignment and was offically assigned to the River Cats.

Lack of power: The River Cats have hit only 11 home runs this season, the fewest in the league. Even worse, they have only four in 15 games at Raley Field.

Today: River Cats RHP Arnold Leon (1-1, 3.75) vs. Tacoma RHP Chance Ruffin (0-2, 8.44), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.


Rainiers 8, River Cats 0

TacomaAB R H BI BB SO Avg
Avery lf410011.270
C.Taylor ss522001.364
J.Jones cf321220.324
J.Montero 1b511301.288
Blash rf500001.000
En.Chavez dh400000.275
T.Kelly 2b312011.259
Noriega 3b401000.413
Quintero c412101.292
Totals89646.308

RIVER CATSAB R H BI BB SO Avg
Peterson cf300012.299
Ladendorf 2b300010.368
Carrithers 3b300011.338
Freiman 1b401001.204
M.Taylor rf401001.257
Goebbert dh200021.303
Matthes lf401000.212
Parrino ss301010.247
Ortiz c400001.234
Totals04067.260

Tacoma200000600890
RIVER CATS000000000042

 E–Lindblom (1); Parrino (3). LOB–Tacoma 6; RIVER CATS 9. 2B–Quintero (2); Noriega (7). HR–J.Jones (2) off Lindblom; J.Montero (7) off Lindblom. RBIs–J.Jones 2 (7), Quintero (1), J.Montero 3 (21). 2-out RBIs–Quintero; J.Montero 3. SB–J.Jones (5) 2B. RISP–Tacoma 4-for-7; RIVER CATS 1-for-5. Runners left in scoring position–Quintero; Avery; Ortiz 3; M.Taylor. GIDP–Matthes. DP–Tacoma 1.

Tacoma IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Pries W,1-16200362.70
Kensing S,23200310.59

RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lindblom L,1-362/3673436.53
Jo.Flores11/3311015.06
McBryde1000026.35

 Inherited runners-scored–Jo.Flores 2-2.

T–2:38. A–5,367.

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