Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Walsh returns, homers twice in Cats’ win

WALSH RETURNS, HOMERS TWICE IN CATS’ WIN

• Highlight: Playing in just his fourth Triple-A game, second baseman Colin Walsh went 4 for 4 with two home runs, a double and three RBIs in the River Cats’ 7-5 win over the Fresno Grizzlies on Tuesday at Chukchansi Park. “It was good, it was my first game in nine or 10 days, so I wanted to get my timing back,” Walsh told milb.com.

• From Cardinals to Cats: Walsh was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as a 13th-round pick in the 2010 draft. He was released by the organization this spring before signing with the A’s. He was promoted to the Cats following 24 games with Double-A Midland but was put on the disabled list eight days later with a sore hamstring.

• Take a bow: Shane Peterson had three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs for the River Cats. Nate Freiman had two hits, including a double. Jose Martinez and Ryan Ortiz also had two hits each.

• Straily resilient: Dan Straily improved to 3-0 for the River Cats despite giving up six hits, including two home runs. He struck out seven in six innings.

• Today: River Cats RHP Josh Lindblom (2-3, 6.88 ERA) vs. Salt Lake LHP Hector Santiago (0-1, 6.75), 6:05 p.m., Smith’s Ballpark, Salt Lake City.

– rivercats.com


River Cats 7, Grizzlies 5

RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Buss lf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .278
Ladendorf ss 5 0 0 0 0 2 .306
Barton dh 4 1 0 0 1 0 .291
Freiman 1b 4 1 2 0 1 0 .270
Peterson cf 5 1 3 3 0 2 .301
M.Taylor rf 4 0 1 0 1 2 .253
Jos.Martinez 3b 5 1 2 0 0 0 .274
Walsh 2b 4 3 4 3 0 0 .545
Ortiz c 4 0 2 1 0 0 .238
Totals 40 7 15 7 3 8 .281
Fresno AB R H BI BB SO Avg
G.Brown cf 4 0 0 0 1 2 .254
Panik 2b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .319
Minicozzi lf-1b 4 1 2 2 0 0 .415
Duvall dh 3 2 2 1 1 0 .298
Ishikawa 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .282
C.Dominguez rf 4 0 2 1 0 1 .286
Noonan ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .266
Ciriaco 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .242
Quiroz c 3 1 2 0 0 0 .248
Totals 33 5 9 5 4 9 .278
RIVER CATS 030 021 010 7 15 0
Fresno 102 001 010 5 9 1

E–Ciriaco (3). LOB–RIVER CATS 9; Fresno 6. 2B–Walsh (2); Freiman (17); Peterson (12); Quiroz (5); Panik (9); Minicozzi (6); C.Dominguez (10). HR–Peterson (4) off Berken; Walsh 2 (2) off Berken; Minicozzi (3) off Straily; Duvall (17) off Straily. RBIs–Peterson 3 (29), Walsh 3 (6), Ortiz (13); Minicozzi 2 (19), Panik (33), Duvall (46), C.Dominguez (38). CS–C.Dominguez (4).

RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Straily W,3-0 6 6 4 4 3 7 4.40
Fe.Rodriguez H,2 12/3 3 1 1 1 2 1.29
Savery H,2 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 3.45
McBryde S,3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.21
Fresno IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Berken L,7-4 5 10 5 5 1 5 4.59
Bochy 2 3 1 1 1 1 2.83
Tobin 1 1 1 1 0 1 3.86
Bucardo 1 1 0 0 1 1 0.00

 Inherited runners-scored–Savery 1-0.

T–3:01. A–4,559.

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