Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Home runs, errors add up to a loss

• Highlight: Justin Maxwell and Francisco Pena hit two-run homers and Omaha turned four double plays as the Storm Chasers downed the River Cats 6-2 on Thursday night at Raley Field.

• Record pace: Nate Freiman has 55 RBIs this season and is on a pace to break the River Cats’ team record of 115 held by Graham Koonce, who was the Pacific Coast League MVP in 2003.

• Gold glove: Entering Thursday’s game, the River Cats were tied for first in the PCL in fielding percentage at .981. However, they made three errors in the game.

• TV game: The Las Vegas-River Cats game next Thursday at Raley Field will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.

• Today: River Cats RHP Marcus Walden (2-2, 5.53 ERA) vs. Iowa Cubs RHP Dallas Beeler (3-2, 3.89), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.

– Mark McDermott,

Special to The Bee


Chasers 6, River Cats 2

Omaha AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Orlando cf 5 1 1 0 0 0 .332
C.Colon 3b 4 1 2 0 1 0 .280
Giavotella 2b 4 0 1 2 0 2 .310
Maxwell rf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .294
Eibner dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .225
Bocock ss 4 1 3 0 0 0 .317
F.Pena c 4 1 1 2 0 0 .254
Merrifield lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .200
M.Fields 1b 3 1 0 0 0 3 .260
Totals 36 6 9 6 1 9 .280
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Buss lf 4 2 3 0 0 0 .296
Elmore ss 2 0 1 0 1 0 .417
Ladendorf ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .309
Barton dh 2 0 0 0 2 0 .295
Freiman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Peterson cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .293
M.Taylor rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Jos.Martinez 2b 2 0 1 0 1 0 .267
Walsh 3b 2 0 1 0 0 0 .500
Lipkin c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .133
Totals 28 2 6 0 4 2 .283
Omaha 022 000 200 6 9 0
RIVER CATS 000 101 000 2 6 3

  E–Jos.Martinez (3); Fe.Rodriguez (1); Walsh (3). LOB–Omaha 5; RIVER CATS 4. 2B–Giavotella (12); Buss (9). HR–F.Pena (10) off Leon; Maxwell (3) off Leon. RBIs–F.Pena 2 (21), Maxwell 2 (12), Giavotella 2 (25). SB–Orlando (16) 2B. CS–C.Colon (3) 2B. RISP–Omaha 1-for-6; RIVER CATS 1-for-7. Runners left in scoring position–Maxwell 3; M.Fields; Peterson; M.Taylor. GIDP–Merrifield; Lipkin 2, Freiman, Barton. DP–Omaha 5; RIVER CATS 1.

Omaha IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Marimon W,5-3 6 5 2 2 2 1 3.44
C.Coleman S,1 3 1 0 0 2 1 2.63
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Ar.Leon L,6-2 6 6 4 4 0 8 5.35
Fe.Rodriguez 1 2 2 2 1 0 2.65
Humber 2 1 0 0 0 1 3.44

  T–2:34. A–7,543.

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