River Cats glance: Big first paves way for seventh win in a row

Published: Friday, May. 16, 2014 - 11:13 pm

Big first paves way for seventh win in a row

• Highlight: Colin Walsh singled and doubled in his Triple-A debut, Alden Carrithers had three hits, and the River Cats scored seven runs in the first inning en route to an 11-5 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers on Friday night at Raley Field. The win was the River Cats’ seventh straight.

•  Short stint: Rainiers starter Andrew Carraway faced five batters in the first inning, allowed four consecutive hits and a walk and was pulled after 38 pitches.

•  Load ’em up: Nate Freiman of the Cats has batted 12 times with the bases loaded this season and is 6 for 12 with 18 RBIs.

•  Red-hot Cat: Sacramento’s Jose Martinez extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

•  Comforts of home: The River Cats’ bullpen has a 6-1 record with a 2.79 ERA at home, the team has a 12-0 mark when leading after the seventh inning and a 9-1 record in one-run games at Raley Field. Jeremy McBryde leads the pack for the bullpen, having allowed no runs in 121/3 innings.

•  Today: River Cats RHP Zach Neal (2-1, 4.50 ERA) vs. Tacoma Rainiers RHP Jordan Pries (2-2, 2.00), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.

– Mark McDermott, Special to The Bee

River Cats 11, Rainiers 5

A.Almonte cf401102.206
Avery lf302110.293
Franklin rf400002.364
J.Montero 1b411001.271
T.Kelly 2b411001.266
Noriega ss310012.420
En.Chavez dh301101.253
Sucre c412000.237
Bonilla 3b411100.257

Carrithers 3b513200.326
Parrino ss512102.302
Peterson cf511002.314
Freiman 1b411101.258
M.Taylor rf310112.231
Vogt c432100.270
Jos.Martinez dh412200.289
Buss lf411100.250
Walsh 2b412102.500

RIVER CATS70201001x11140

  E–J.Montero 2 (6). LOB–Tacoma 4; RIVER CATS 4. 2B–J.Montero (9); Walsh (1); Vogt (3); Jos.Martinez (6). 3B–Buss (4). RBIs–En.Chavez (2), Bonilla (7), A.Almonte (4), Avery (14); Freiman (38), M.Taylor (19), Vogt (5), Jos.Martinez 2 (22), Walsh (1), Carrithers 2 (20), Buss (21), Parrino (11). CS–Franklin (3) 2B. SF–En.Chavez. RISP–Tacoma 4-for-9; RIVER CATS 8-for-17. Runners left in scoring position–Franklin 2; A.Almonte; Parrino; Carrithers. GIDP–Bonilla; Peterson. DP–Tacoma 1; RIVER CATS 1.

Carraway L,2-20455105.40

Ar.Leon W,3-162/3855274.57

 Carraway pitched to 5 batters in the 1st. Inherited runners-scored–Miner 3-3, Hooker 1-1.

  T–2:55. A–8,531.

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