Giants reliever Sergio Romo gave up a solo homer but struck out the side Monday night at Raley Field in his one inning pitched for the River Cats as he begins his rehab assignment for his strained right elbow.
In its second season affiliated with the San Francisco Giants, the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats baseball team continues to play up its connections to its agriculturally rich surroundings in the Farm-to-Fork Capital. Debuting this season: Sactown Smokehouse and bacon-wrapped hot dogs.
A sold-out Raley Field became the center of attention at the West Sacramento-Sacramento nexus on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, when the San Francisco Giants played their top minor-league affiliate, the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. On the field and off, high-energy activity gave ever more credence to Sacramento's reputation as a baseball town.
Recent stories out of Scottsdale, Ariz., reported that the Giants will begin the season with only four outfielders. They were false. The Giants are carrying six; two of them, however, will be playing in Sacramento.
The San Francisco Giants and Sacramento River Cats announced a four-year extension of their affiliation agreement Sunday that will keep the Giants’ Triple-A operation in Sacramento through the 2020 season.