Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Freiman’s RBI single is game winner for Cats

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Highlight:

Nate Freiman had a game-winning single in the ninth inning to send the River Cats to an 8-7 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Friday night at Raley Field. The triumph was the 19th in the last 23 games and second consecutive in walk-off fashion.



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Franchise record:

The River Cats have won 24 home games during the first two months of the season. The previous mark was 19 in 2012.



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Grand finale:

The River Cats’ Nick Buss hit a grand slam in the second inning in the final game of the homestand.



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Déjà vu:

River Cats starting pitcher Josh Lindblom pitched for Albuquerque in 2009-10 and Isotopes starter Sam Demel for the River Cats that same season. Both pitchers gave up seven runs.



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Key numbers:

The River Cats are 21-10 when hitting a home run and 13-11 when they don’t hit a home run. They are also 26-5 when holding opponents to five runs or less.



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Today:

River Cats RHP Matt Buschmann (3-0, 4.73 ERA) at Fresno RHP Chris Heston (4-2, 3.72), 7:05 p.m., Chukchansi Park.



– rivercats.com


River Cats 8, Isotopes 7

Albuquerque AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Hazelbaker lf 4 1 1 3 0 1 .333
M.Rojas ss 4 1 2 0 0 1 .287
C.Robinson 1b 4 1 1 2 0 1 .289
Liddi 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .208
Baxter rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .253
T.Robinson cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .224
Erickson dh 4 2 2 0 0 0 .241
Monell c 3 2 1 1 1 0 .333
W.Ibarra 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .209
Totals 34 7 7 6 2 8 .273
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Carrithers 3b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .308
Parrino 2b 5 1 3 0 0 0 .294
Vogt c 5 0 2 0 0 0 .357
Freiman 1b 5 1 3 2 0 0 .262
Peterson cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .301
M.Taylor rf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .249
Barton dh 2 2 1 0 2 0 .282
Buss lf 3 2 2 4 1 0 .276
Ladendorf ss 4 0 1 2 0 0 .316
Totals 35 8 13 8 4 2 .279
Albuquerque 002 050 000 7 7 0
RIVER CATS 050 200 001 8 13 0

  LOB–Albuquerque 2; RIVER CATS 8. 2B–Monell (1); Buss (6); Freiman (15); Vogt (7). HR–Hazelbaker (1) off Lindblom; C.Robinson (7) off Lindblom; Freiman (8) off Demel; Buss (3) off Demel. RBIs–Monell (1), Hazelbaker 3 (4), C.Robinson 2 (33); Freiman 2 (48), Buss 4 (28), Ladendorf 2 (30). SB–Peterson (9) 2B. S–Peterson. RISP–Albuquerque 1-for-4; RIVER CATS 4-for-8. Runners left in scoring position–T.Robinson; Freiman; Ladendorf; Barton. GIDP–Carrithers. DP–Albuquerque 1.

Albuquerque IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Demel 32/3 8 7 7 2 1 7.59
S.Smith 31/3 2 0 0 2 0 8.16
P.Rodriguez 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.09
Judy L,2-1 0 3 1 1 0 0 6.08
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lindblom 41/3 7 7 7 2 6 6.88
Hooker 22/3 0 0 0 0 1 4.39
Humber 1 0 0 0 0 1 3.95
McBryde W,3-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.33

 Judy pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

  Inherited runners-scored–S.Smith 1-0, Hooker 1-0. WP–Lindblom.

  T–2:57. A–9,013.

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