River Cats glance: Elmore’s hit gives Cats walk-off victory

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014 - 11:01 pm

• Highlight: Jake Elmore singled to right with one out to score Shane Peterson and lift the River Cats past the Fresno Grizzlies 5-4 Tuesday night at Raley Field for their 10th walk-off win this season.

• Two and done: River Cats starter Josh Lindblom took Gary Brown’s line shot off his left ankle on the second pitch of the game, and the ball ricocheted to third baseman Jose Martinez on the fly.Lindblom had to be removed and was replaced by Tucker Healy, who made his Triple-A debut.

• Mound help: Right-handers Seth Frankoff (2.42 ERA, 15 saves) and Healy (1.72 ERA, seven saves Stockton/Midland) joined the River Cats from Double-A Midland, and right-handers Jose Flores and Deryk Hooker were sent to Midland.

• Local homers: Fresno’s Andrew Susac (Jesuit High) hit a leadoff homer in the second inning, his second at Raley Field this season.

• Today: River Cats RHP Matt Buschmann (5-4, 4.85) vs. Fresno RHP Chris Heston (7-3, 3.70), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.

– Mark McDermott, Special to The Bee


River Cats 5, Grizzlies 4

FresnoABRHBIBBSOAvg
G.Brown cf500002.267
D.Ford lf401101.316
Belt 1b401002.533
Susac c322110.269
Ishikawa rf311212.262
C.Dominguez ss400001.271
Minicozzi dh401000.284
Noonan 2b400001.244
A.Santos 3b311010.100
Totals3447439.276

RIVER CATSABRHBIBBSOAvg
Buss lf511002.273
Parrino ss500003.280
Peterson cf423010.313
Barton 1b412110.290
Elmore 2b513100.250
Aliotti rf401000.244
Jos.Martinez 3b401000.270
Carrithers dh301111.304
Exposito c300011.231
Totals37512347.280

Fresno010210000472
RIVER CATS0000040015121

  E–A.Santos (3); Belt (1); Frankoff (1). LOB–Fresno 6; RIVER CATS 11. 2B–A.Santos (1); Belt (3); Peterson (23). 3B–Peterson (2). HR–Susac (7) off Healy; Ishikawa (7) off Healy. RBIs–Susac (24), Ishikawa 2 (28), D.Ford (11); Barton (18), Carrithers (31), Elmore (4). SB–Elmore (4) 3B; Aliotti (1) 3B. CS–Peterson (2) 2B. RISP–Fresno 1 for 8; RIVER CATS 5 for 14. Runners left in scoring position–D.Ford; Ishikawa; Minicozzi; Carrithers; Aliotti; Elmore; Buss. GIDP–Noonan. DP–Fresno 1; RIVER CATS 1.

FresnoIPHRERBBSOERA
Kickham51/3840143.46
Cordier12/3100123.57
Runzler1000202.78
Tobin L,1-21/3311014.24

RIVER CATSIPHRERBBSOERA
Lindblom1/3000005.86
T.Healy22/3211043.38
Frankoff11/32331120.25
O’Flaherty1100124.32
Smyth12/3100002.88
Savery W,5-02100122.52

  Inherited runners-scored–Cordier 3-0, O’Flaherty 1-1.

  T–3:11. A–8,089.



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