Sacramento River Cats

River Cats lose to Gomez, Isotopes

Bee Sports staff

Albuquerque starter Leuris Gomez struck out eight and walked none in four innings as the Isotopes defeated the River Cats 3-1 on Saturday night at Raley Field.

Matt McBride gave Albuquerque all the runs it would need with a two-run single in the third inning. River Cats starter Clayton Blackburn had retired the first two batters in the inning.

The River Cats trimmed their deficit to 2-1 in the fourth. With runners on first and second and no outs, Gomez struck out Hunter Pence on a wild pitch. After Travis Ishikawa struck out, Gomez threw another wild pitch, allowing Brett Jackson to score.

Albuquerque made it 3-1 in the eighth on an RBI single by Ryan Casteel.

Sacramento threatened in the seventh and eighth innings but couldn’t capitalize.