Sacramento River Cats

River Cats stumble in bullpen battle

Looking for their first series win since late April, the River Cats dropped a 5-3 Monday matinee to the Sky Sox in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Both teams went to their bullpen to start the game.

Veteran right-hander Juan Gutierrez made his first start of the season for Sacramento, tossing three scoreless innings.

Right-handed reliever Tim Dillard also made his first start of the season, allowing three runs in four innings for Colorado Springs.

The River Cats struck first, jumping ahead in the second inning on a towering three-run home run by Casey McGehee, who recently was sent down by the Giants. The homer was McGehee’s second in the last two games and one of his three hits on the afternoon.

Pacific Coast League

Pacific North

W

L

Pct.

GB

Fresno

29

22

.569

Reno

24

26

.480

41/2

River Cats

23

29

.442

61/2

Tacoma

22

30

.423

71/2

Pacific South

W

L

Pct.

GB

Las Vegas

29

23

.558

El Paso

25

26

.490

31/2

Salt Lake

23

28

.451

51/2

Albuquerque

21

31

.404

8

American North

W

L

Pct.

GB

Oklahoma City

34

16

.680

Iowa

26

24

.520

8

Omaha

26

26

.500

9

Colorado Springs

20

30

.400

14

American South

W

L

Pct.

GB

Round Rock

31

19

.620

Memphis

26

26

.500

6

New Orleans

24

24

.500

6

Nashville

24

27

.471

71/2

Monday’s games

Colorado Springs 5, River Cats 3

Memphis 2, Salt Lake 0 (1st)

Memphis 8, Salt Lake 2 (2nd)

Omaha 2, Albuquerque 1

Round Rock 14, Tacoma 3

Nashville 5, Las Vegas 1

Fresno 14, Oklahoma City 1

Iowa 14, El Paso 4

New Orleans at Reno, 7:05 p.m.

Today’s games

River Cats at Oklahoma City, 5:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Memphis, 5:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Nashville, 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at El Paso, 5:35 p.m.

New Orleans at Tacoma, 6:05 p.m.

Iowa at Albuquerque, 6:05 p.m.

Fresno at Colorado Springs, 6:05 p.m.

Round Rock at Reno, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday’s games

River Cats at Oklahoma City, 5:05 p.m.

Round Rock at Reno, 1:05 p.m.

Salt Lake at Nashville, 5:05 p.m.

Las Vegas at Memphis, 5:05 p.m.

Omaha at El Paso, 5:35 p.m.

Iowa at Albuquerque, 6:05 p.m.

Fresno at Colorado Springs, 6:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Tacoma, 7:05 p.m.

Sky Sox 5, River Cats 3

River CatsAB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

D.Ford cf

5

0

0

0

0

1

.260

McGehee 3b

5

1

3

3

0

0

.345

Adrianza ss

5

0

1

0

0

1

.324

Duvall 1b

4

0

0

0

0

0

.294

J.Parker lf

2

0

0

0

2

0

.278

J.Perez rf

4

0

1

0

0

1

.232

R.Cedeno 2b

4

0

1

0

0

0

.253

T.Brown c

3

1

1

0

1

1

.265

Gutierrez p

0

1

0

0

0

0

.000

a-Stromsmoe ph

1

0

0

0

0

0

.268

Partch p

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Gearrin p

1

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Okert p

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

b-Bowker ph

1

0

1

0

0

0

.263

Totals35

3

8

3

3

4

Col. SpringsAB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

M.Long lf

4

0

0

0

0

0

.278

Orr 2b

4

1

1

0

0

1

.291

S.Peterson rf

4

1

1

0

0

3

.320

Clark 1b

4

0

0

0

0

2

.291

Ashley c

3

1

0

1

1

1

.323

L.Schafer cf

3

1

1

0

0

0

.209

Y.Rivera ss

3

0

0

0

0

2

.286

Murphy 3b

2

1

0

0

1

0

.242

Dillard p

1

0

0

0

0

0

.000

1-Nelson ph

1

0

1

3

0

0

.140

J.Bradley p

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

A.Pena p

0

0

0

0

1

0

.000

Wooten p

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

Totals29

5

4

4

3

9

River Cats

030

000

000

3

8

1

Col. Springs

000

500

00x

5

4

1

a-Flied out for Gutierrez in the 4th. b-Singled for Okert in the 9th. 1-Doubled for Dillard in the 4th. E–Duvall (10); Y.Rivera (3). LOB–River Cats 9; Col. Springs 3. 2B–Nelson (2). HR–McGehee (2) off Dillard. RBIs–McGehee 3 (6); Ashley (24), Nelson 3 (9). SB–L.Schafer (1) 2B. S–Gutierrez. RISP–River Cats 2-for-5; Col. Springs 1-for-7. Runners left in scoring position–J.Perez 2; M.Long.

River Cats

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Gutierrez

3

1

0

0

1

2

4.39

Partch L,1-1

1

3

5

1

1

2

3.20

Gearrin

2

0

0

0

0

3

0.96

Okert

2

0

0

0

1

2

3.28

Col. Springs

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Dillard

4

5

3

3

3

2

2.40

J.Bradley W,2-3

21/3

1

0

0

0

0

9.13

A.Pena H,3

12/3

1

0

0

0

2

4.33

Wooten S,1

1

1

0

0

0

0

5.93

Pitches-strikes–Gutierrez 39-25, Partch 34-20, Gearrin 29-17, Okert 23-12, Dillard 73-45, J.Bradley 25-17, A.Pena 17-13, Wooten 17-13. WP–Dillard. Inherited runners-scored–A.Pena 1-0.

T–2:37. A–2,194.

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