Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Pries, Tacoma shuts down the River Cats

Highlight: Jordan Pries pitched six scoreless innings, and James Jones and Jesus Montero hit home runs to lead the Tacoma Rainiers to an 8-0 victory over the River Cats on Wednesday night at Raley Field.

Home cooking: Rainiers second baseman and former UC Davis product Ty Kelly is enjoying River Cats pitching. In six games, the switch hitter is .batting .391, but he’s only .171 against the rest of the Pacific Coast League.

Interesting move: The A’s sent Hiro Nakajima (.128) to Double-A Midland. With five other infielders on the roster, there was no room for the two-year, $6.5 million contract of the second-year Nakajima. In another move, reliever Fernando Rodriguez ended his rehabilitation assignment and was offically assigned to the River Cats.

Lack of power: The River Cats have hit only 11 home runs this season, the fewest in the league. Even worse, they have only four in 15 games at Raley Field.

Today: River Cats RHP Arnold Leon (1-1, 3.75) vs. Tacoma RHP Chance Ruffin (0-2, 8.44), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.


Rainiers 8, River Cats 0

TacomaAB R H BI BB SO Avg
Avery lf 4 1 0 0 1 1 .270
C.Taylor ss 5 2 2 0 0 1 .364
J.Jones cf 3 2 1 2 2 0 .324
J.Montero 1b 5 1 1 3 0 1 .288
Blash rf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .000
En.Chavez dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .275
T.Kelly 2b 3 1 2 0 1 1 .259
Noriega 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .413
Quintero c 4 1 2 1 0 1 .292
Totals 8 9 6 4 6 .308
RIVER CATSAB R H BI BB SO Avg
Peterson cf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .299
Ladendorf 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .368
Carrithers 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .338
Freiman 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .204
M.Taylor rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .257
Goebbert dh 2 0 0 0 2 1 .303
Matthes lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .212
Parrino ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 .247
Ortiz c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .234
Totals 0 4 0 6 7 .260
Tacoma 200 000 600 8 9 0
RIVER CATS 000 000 000 0 4 2

 E–Lindblom (1); Parrino (3). LOB–Tacoma 6; RIVER CATS 9. 2B–Quintero (2); Noriega (7). HR–J.Jones (2) off Lindblom; J.Montero (7) off Lindblom. RBIs–J.Jones 2 (7), Quintero (1), J.Montero 3 (21). 2-out RBIs–Quintero; J.Montero 3. SB–J.Jones (5) 2B. RISP–Tacoma 4-for-7; RIVER CATS 1-for-5. Runners left in scoring position–Quintero; Avery; Ortiz 3; M.Taylor. GIDP–Matthes. DP–Tacoma 1.

Tacoma IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Pries W,1-1 6 2 0 0 3 6 2.70
Kensing S,2 3 2 0 0 3 1 0.59
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lindblom L,1-3 62/3 6 7 3 4 3 6.53
Jo.Flores 11/3 3 1 1 0 1 5.06
McBryde 1 0 0 0 0 2 6.35

 Inherited runners-scored–Jo.Flores 2-2.

T–2:38. A–5,367.

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