River Cats glance: Cats start well, but fall to Memphis

Published: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:00 pm

•  Highlight: Sacramento’s Nick Buss led off the game with a single and scored on a sacrifice fly by Shane Peterson, but the visiting River Cats went scoreless the rest of the night in a 4-1 loss to the Memphis Redbirds on Friday.

•  Copying the Cats: Memphis tied the score in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly by Randal Grichuk.

•  Cats killer: Luis Mateo, the Redbirds’ No. 9 hitter, drove in the eventual winning run with a double in the fifth inning. Mateo had four RBIs in Memphis’ 7-1 win over the Cats on Thursday. He has gone 4 for 7 with a home run and two doubles in the two games to raise his average from .203 to .217.

•  Ouch: The bottom six hitters in the River Cats’ order went 1 for 20.

•  Today: River Cats RHP Deck McGuire (1-3, 9.00 ERA) vs. Memphis LHP Marco Gonzales (3-1, 3.86), 4:05 p.m., AutoZone Park, Memphis, Tenn.

Bee Sports staff


Redbirds 4, River Cats 1

RIVER CATSABRHBIBBSOAvg
Buss rf211020.297
Ladendorf ss401001.302
Aliotti 1b401002.258
Peterson lf300101.311
Jos.Martinez 2b401000.268
Carrithers 3b400000.277
Walsh dh300001.258
Ortiz c300002.214
B.Burns cf300001.137
Totals3014128.272

MemphisABRHBIBBSOAvg
Pham cf411001.337
Grichuk dh200111.265
S.Moore 3b300012.240
Piscotty rf411001.290
Scruggs 1b402001.276
Easley c311201.290
Kozma ss312000.243
O’Neill lf301010.333
L.Mateo 2b402101.217
Totals30410438.274

RIVER CATS100000000142
Memphis10001101x4100

E–Buss (5); Ortiz (3). LOB–RIVER CATS 5; Memphis 8. 2B–Pham (14); L.Mateo 2 (10); Kozma (21). HR–Easley (9) off Rodriguez. RBIs–Peterson (83); Grichuk (70), L.Mateo (13), Easley 2 (38). SB–Grichuk (8) 2B. SF–Peterson; Grichuk; Easley. RISP–RIVER CATS 0-for-3; Memphis 2-for-10. Runners left in scoring position–Jos.Martinez 2; S.Moore 3; Piscotty. GIDP–L.Mateo. DP–RIVER CATS 1.

RIVER CATSIPHRERBBSOERA
Ar.Leon L,10-76832055.17
Smyth1000222.68
Fe.Rodriguez1211112.06

MemphisIPHRERBBSOERA
Cooney W,13-67411163.55
Siegrist H,21000120.00
Fornataro S,141000002.22

T–2:38. A–7,040.

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