Jose Luis Villegas / jvillegas@sacbee.com

Opening Day, the setting sun glistens off the structures in Downtown Sacramento during the second inning of the Sacramento River Cats and Salt Lake City Bee's game on friday, April 11, 2014 at Raley Field in West Sacramento, Calif.

River Cats glance: Cats are shut down on a one-hitter by the 51s’ Montero at Raley Field

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:56 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 - 11:45 pm

• Highlight: Rafael Montero allowed one hit and no runs over eight innings and struck out 11 as the Las Vegas 51s downed the River Cats 3-0 on Tuesday night at Raley Field.

• Tough road ahead: The River Cats (66-52) have 26 games left. They have 13 games on the road – five against Reno (64-54) beginning Thursday and four against Memphis (60-57) and Nashville (62-55). They have 13 games at home – four against Colorado Springs (47-59) and Oklahoma City (50-59) and five with Reno to finish the season.

• Streak on: Nick Buss singled in the fifth inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

• Pen a strength: The River Cats’ current bullpen of Paul Smyth (5-2), Joe Savery (6-1-1), Jeremy McBryde (3-2-11), Tucker Healy (1-0), Fernando Rodriguez (2-0), Phillip Humber (4-4-1), Seth Frankoff (0-1-1) and Evan Scribner (4-1-14) have combined for 25 wins and 28 saves.

• Today: No game scheduled.

Mark McDermott,

Bee Correspondent


51s 3, River Cats 0

Las VegasABRHBIBBSOAvg
den Dekker cf412010.331
M.Reynolds ss401011.329
Dykstra dh300102.271
Satin 3b401000.289
Allen 1b400000.256
Plawecki c411000.240
Vaughn lf310013.225
Puello rf301011.243
Seratelli 2b302210.281
Totals3238357.281

RIVER CATSABRHBIBBSOAvg
B.Burns cf400002.100
Parrino ss400003.281
Peterson lf300002.314
Barton dh200010.280
Buss rf301000.294
Carrithers 3b300002.286
Walsh 2b300002.295
L.Martinez c200010.255
Aliotti 1b300003.259
Totals27010214.278

Las Vegas110001000380
RIVER CATS000000000011

E–McGuire (1). LOB–Las Vegas 8; RIVER CATS 2. 2B–Puello (13); Satin (21). RBIs–Dykstra (67), Seratelli 2 (24). SB–M.Reynolds (7) 2B; Vaughn (4) 2B. SF–Dykstra. RISP–Las Vegas 1-for-12; RIVER CATS 0-for-2. Runners left in scoring position–Allen; Dykstra 2; Vaughn; M.Reynolds 2; L.Martinez. GIDP–Carrithers. DP–Las Vegas 1; RIVER CATS 2.

Las VegasIPHRERBBSOERA
Montero W,6-381002113.28
Bradford S,31000033.38

RIVER CATSIPHRERBBSOERA
McGuire L,1-152/3833441.98
Frankoff1/3000007.80
Savery1000012.17
Humber1000024.03
McBryde1000102.17

Inherited runners-scored–Frankoff 2-0. WP–Montero.

T–2:34. A–7,269.

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