River Cats glance: Buss’ solo shot lifts Cats to win over 51s

Published: Sunday, Jun. 29, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Highlight: Nick Buss hit a go-ahead homer in the fifth inning, and Arnold Leon picked up his eighth win as the River Cats edged the Las Vegas 51s 2-1 Sunday at Raley Field.

Big gain, big loss: Alden Carrithers, who has been on the disabled list since June 2, was activated. However, the River Cats lost Pacific Coast League RBI leader Nate Freiman, who was called up by the A’s. Freiman was hitting .277 with 14 homers and 69 RBIs.

Powerless: The 12 position players on the River Cats active roster have hit a total of 24 home runs this season. Andy Parrino and Shane Peterson lead the group with five each. Gone are Freiman (14) and Jake Goebbert (11) and Michael Taylor (5), who were traded. The River Cats are 19-22 when not hitting a homer.

Pitching breakdown: Entering Sunday’s game, the River Cats’ starters had a 5.40 ERA and their relievers a 3.83 ERA.

Tough road ahead: The River Cats have six games against second-place Reno and eight games against third-place Fresno before the All-Star break.

Today: River Cats RHP Dan Straily (4-3, 4.79 ERA) vs. Fresno Grizzlies TBD, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.

River Cats 2, 51s 1

den Dekker cf301010.288
M.Reynolds ss411000.382
W.Flores 1b402001.313
A.Brown rf400002.339
Plawecki c300000.091
Satin 3b300002.282
Dykstra dh300002.283
Vaughn lf300000.259
Muno 2b200011.262

Buss cf411100.275
Parrino ss200021.290
Peterson lf400004.309
Barton dh301000.287
Elmore 2b311001.224
Aliotti 1b302001.246
Whitaker rf300003.182
Jos.Martinez 3b301100.271
Ortiz c300001.242

Las Vegas100000000140
RIVER CATS01001000x260

 LOB–Las Vegas 3; RIVER CATS 4. 2B–den Dekker (15). HR–Buss (4) off Gorski. RBIs–Jos.Martinez (36), Buss (40). SB–Parrino (5) 2B. CS–Jos.Martinez (2) 2B. RISP–Las Vegas 0-for-7; RIVER CATS 1-for-6. Runners left in scoring position–Plawecki; Satin; A.Brown; Barton; Jos.Martinez. GIDP–M.Reynolds. DP–RIVER CATS 2.

Gorski L,2-26622283.97

Ar.Leon W,8-26311254.55
Fe.Rodriguez H,42000022.38
Scribner S,111100013.72

  WP–Ar.Leon 2.

  T–2:33. A–6,133.

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