Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Carrithers comes through in clutch again

• Highlight: Matt Buschmann allowed four hits and one run over seven innings, Alden Carrithers and Shane Peterson each drove in two runs, and Philip Humber registered his first career save to lead the River Cats past the El Paso Chihuahuas 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon at Raley Field. The River Cats improved to 20-7 at home.

• Mr. Clutch: With a bases-loaded two-run single in the second inning, Carrithers is hitting .476 with 11 RBIs with runners in scoring position and two out.

• Streaks continue: Peterson extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in the first inning. Stephen Vogt has nine hits in his last five games.

• By the numbers: Entering Wednesday’s game, the River Cats were first in walks (229) and second in on-base percentage (.373) and being hit by pitches (26) in the Pacific Coast League. However, they were last in home runs (26) and triples (6) and tied for first in runners left on base (373).

• Today: River Cats RHP Arnold Leon (3-1, 4.57 ERA) vs. El Paso LHP Juan Oramas (3-2, 4.87), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.

Mark McDermott, Special to The Bee


River Cats 4, Chihuahuas 1

El Paso AB R H BI BB SO Avg
J.Peterson ss 2 1 1 0 2 1 .324
Galvez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .314
Goebbert lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .242
A.Moore dh 4 0 2 1 0 1 .354
C.Decker 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .261
A.Castellanos rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .221
Greene 2b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .341
Gale c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .156
Noel cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Totals 31 1 6 1 3 9 .263
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Carrithers 3b 4 1 1 2 0 0 .315
Parrino ss 3 0 0 0 1 2 .295
Peterson cf 4 0 2 2 0 1 .313
Freiman 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .253
Buss lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .250
M.Taylor rf 3 1 2 0 0 0 .237
Barton dh 3 1 1 0 0 0 .167
Ortiz c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Ladendorf 2b 2 1 0 0 1 0 .302
Totals 30 4 7 4 2 6 .270
El Paso 100 000 000 1 6 0
RIVER CATS 040 000 00x 4 7 0

  LOB–El Paso 6; RIVER CATS 4. 2B–J.Peterson (5). RBIs–A.Moore (11); Carrithers 2 (25), Peterson 2 (20). RISP–El Paso 1-for-8; RIVER CATS 2-for-4. Runners left in scoring position–Galvez; A.Moore; Freiman. GIDP–Noel, Greene; Barton. DP–El Paso 1; RIVER CATS 2.

El Paso IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Wisler L,0-3 2 5 4 4 2 2 13.50
J.Reyes 2 1 0 0 0 1 3.86
T.Sexton 2 0 0 0 0 3 4.78
O’Grady 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ambriz 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.96
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Buschmann W,2-0 7 4 1 1 3 6 4.71
Urlaub H,1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.00
Humber S,1 1 1 0 0 0 1 3.70

  T–2:26. A–9,088.

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