Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Freiman’s Slam shuts door on Iowa

• Highlight: Nate Freiman hit a 3-2 pitch over the left-field fence with the bases loaded and two out in the seventh inning to lift the River Cats past the Iowa Cubs 7-5 on Friday night at Raley Field. Freiman is 7 for 14 with the bases loaded, with 22 RBIs.

• Look out!: On the first pitch after Freiman’s grand slam, Cubs reliever Carlos Pimentel plunked Shane Peterson and was immediately given the heave-ho by plate umpire Roberto Ortiz. When Cubs manager Marty Pevey made too much of a fuss over the ejection, he was tossed by first-base umpire Scott Mahoney.

• Local connection: Former Jesuit High product Lars Anderson is a member of the Cubs. However, the first baseman is on the disabled list with reoccuring dizzy spells.

• Transaction: River Cats shortstop Andy Parrino was recalled by the A’s.

• Today: River Cats RHP Dan Straily (3-1, 3.96 ERA) vs. Iowa Cubs LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (6-3, 2.51), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.


River Cats 7, Cubs 5

Iowa AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Alcantara 2b 4 2 1 0 0 0 .272
Kalish lf 3 1 1 3 1 0 .208
J.Baez ss 3 0 0 2 0 1 .222
R.Lopez c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .280
Vitters dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .216
Watkins 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .295
Villanueva 3b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .223
B.Jackson rf 2 1 1 0 2 0 .207
Szczur cf 3 1 0 0 1 1 .226
Totals 28 5 3 5 6 7 .238
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Buss lf 5 1 0 0 0 0 .289
Elmore 2b 4 1 0 0 0 1 .313
Jos.Martinez 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Barton 1b 3 2 1 1 1 2 .297
Freiman dh 4 1 2 4 0 1 .273
Peterson cf 2 1 2 0 0 0 .299
M.Taylor rf 3 0 1 1 1 0 .243
Walsh 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .462
Ortiz c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .242
Ladendorf ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .308
Totals 32 7 9 7 3 6 .283
Iowa 100 040 000 5 3 0
RIVER CATS 000 200 50x 7 9 0

  LOB–Iowa 4; RIVER CATS 6. 2B–Alcantara (15); Freiman (18). 3B–Kalish (1). HR–Freiman (10) off Pimentel. RBIs–J.Baez 2 (33), Kalish 3 (6); M.Taylor (31), Walsh (7), Barton (16), Freiman 4 (59). SB–B.Jackson (4) 2B. S–Peterson. SF–J.Baez. RISP–Iowa 1-for-8; RIVER CATS 4-for-10. Runners left in scoring position–Kalish; Ortiz 2. GIDP–Szczur. DP–RIVER CATS 1.

Iowa IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Beeler L,3-3 62/3 8 6 6 2 6 4.47
Pimentel 0 1 1 1 0 0 4.27
Mateo 11/3 0 0 0 1 0 4.60
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Walden 6 2 5 5 4 5 5.73
Smyth W,1-1 1 1 0 0 0 1 3.21
Savery H,3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.84
McBryde S,4 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.30

 Pimentel pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

  E–Iowa Cubs pitcher Carlos Pimentel ejected by HP umpire Roberto Ortiz (7th); Iowa Cubs Manager Marty Pevey ejected by 1B umpire Scott Mahoney (7th). HBP–Villanueva (Walden), Peterson (Pimentel). Inherited runners-scored–Pimentel 3-3, Mateo 1-0.

  T–2:57. A–10,405.

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