Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Cats’ gang of four pitches past El Paso

• Highlights:

Marcus Walden, Fernando Rodriguez, Deryk Hooker and Evan Scribner pitched brilliantly, and Nate Freiman and Andy Parrino each drove in a run to lead the River Cats past the El Paso Chihuahuas 2-1 on Saturday night at Raley Field.

• Another sellout: The announced crowd of 14,576 was the River Cats’ 78th sellout all-time and first this season.

• Milestone: Steve Scarsone of the River Cats managed his 1,000th minor-league game and 166th with Sacramento.

• Poor percentage: The River Cats’ catching corps has struggled throwing out runners this season. Opponents have stolen 11 consecutive bases and have 16 steals in 19 tries.

• Transaction: First baseman Anthony Aliotti, who was hitting .159, was transferred to Double-A Midland by the A’s. Aliotti then went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in his first game with Midland on Saturday.

• Today: River Cats RHP Sean Murphy (2-1, 3.52) vs. El Paso RHP Billy Buckner (0-0, no ERA), 1:05 p.m., Raley Field.

– Mark McDermott,

Special to The Bee


RIVER CATS 2, CHIHUAHUAS 1

El Paso AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Fuentes lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .210
Conrad 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .320
Medica dh 4 0 1 0 0 3 .250
Blanks 1b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .267
Francoeur rf 3 1 1 1 1 0 .203
C.Decker 3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .196
A.Moore c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .322
Greene ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .100
Noel cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .277
Totals 32 1 6 1 2 10 .252
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Elmore 3b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Carrithers 3b 1 0 1 0 0 0 .368
Peterson cf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .310
Goebbert lf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .338
Freiman 1b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .221
M.Taylor rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .236
Parrino ss 3 0 1 1 1 1 .222
Matthes dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 .219
Jos.Martinez 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Ortiz c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .297
Totals 30 2 8 2 5 5 .270
El Paso 000 100 000 1 6 0
RIVER CATS 000 002 00x 2 8 1

     E–Hooker (1). LOB–El Paso 6; RIVER CATS 9. 2B–M.Taylor (7); Freiman (7). HR–Francoeur (3) off Walden. RBIs–Francoeur (9); Freiman (15), Parrino (7). 2-out RBIs–Francoeur. SB–Francoeur (4) 2B; M.Taylor (2) 3B. RISP–El Paso 0 for 4; RIVER CATS 1 for 12. Runners left in scoring position–Greene; Medica; A.Moore; M.Taylor; Jos.Martinez 2; Goebbert 2. DP–El Paso 1; RIVER CATS 1.

El Paso IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Sampson 5 0 3 0 3 4 4.79
Boyer L,1-2 11/3 2 2 2 2 0 6.35
Rearick 2/3 0 1 0 0 1 6.75
Ambriz 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.00
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Walden 5 1 5 1 1 2 4.50
Fe.Rodrigz W,1-0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1.04
Hooker H,2 2 0 1 0 0 3 3.12
Scribner S,4 1 0 0 0 1 3 0.00

     Inherited runners-scored–Rearick 1-0.

     T–2:47. A–14,576.

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