Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Sacramento puts on hit clinic in victory

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Highlight:

Tyler Ladendorf and Shane Peterson led a 14-hit attack with three hits each and Matt Buschmann allowed one run over six innings as the River Cats downed the Iowa Cubs 5-1 on Monday afternoon at Raley Field.



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Leading the pack:

Despite a 6-9 record in June, the River Cats have been in first place in the Northern Division since May 12. That’s a stretch of 33 games and a record of 21-12. They were 14-12 in April and 21-9 in May.



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Transactions:

The A’s optioned infielder Andy Parrino and transferred pitcher Zach Neal from Double-A Midland to the River Cats. Infielder Wade Kirkland returned to Advanced-A Stockton, and pitcher Marcus Walden was out-righted to Midland.



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Freiman injured:

Nate Freiman and his 61 RBIs were out of the River Cats lineup after he fouled a ball off his foot on Sunday.



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The rotation:

Through Sunday, none of the River Cats’ five starting right-handed pitchers had a losing record – Arnold Leon (6-2), Dan Straily (4-1), Josh Lindblom (3-3), Buschmann (5-2) and Walden (2-2).



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Today:

River Cats RHP Arnold Leon (6-2, 5.35 ERA) vs. Round Rock TBA, 5:05 p.m., Dell Diamond, Round Rock, Texas.




River Cats 5, Cubs 1

Iowa AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Alcantara 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .273
Kalish dh 4 1 1 1 0 2 .207
J.Baez ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .219
Valaika 1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .290
Szczur cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .238
Villanueva 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .214
B.Jackson lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .210
L.Flores c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .263
C.Wells rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .192
Totals 31 1 5 1 1 11 .238
River Cats AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Elmore ss 4 1 1 0 1 0 .273
Parrino 3b 4 0 1 2 0 1 .309
Ladendorf 2b 4 2 3 1 0 0 .322
Barton 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .291
Peterson cf 4 0 3 1 0 0 .311
Jos.Martinez dh 3 0 1 1 0 0 .263
Buss rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .285
Walsh lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .410
Ortiz c 4 1 1 0 0 0 .244
Totals 35 5 14 5 1 3 .284
Iowa 000 001 000 1 5 2
River Cats 101 003 00x 5 14 1

 E–Alcantara (11); Rusin (3); Parrino (9). LOB–Iowa 4; River Cats 8. 2B–Valaika 2 (13); Ortiz (7). HR–Kalish (2) off Buschmann. RBIs–Kalish (7); Peterson (36), Jos.Martinez (34), Parrino 2 (31), Ladendorf (36). SB–J.Baez (12) 2B. CS–Elmore (1) 2B. SF–Jos.Martinez. RISP–Iowa 1-for-5; River Cats 3-for-7. Runners left in scoring position–Szczur; Valaika; Jos.Martinez; Parrino; Walsh. GIDP–B.Jackson; Buss. DP–Iowa 1; River Cats 1.

Iowa IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Rusin L,4-9 6 13 5 4 1 3 4.02
F.Batista 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.86
River Cats IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Buschmann W,5-2 6 5 1 1 0 6 4.88
Fe.Rodriguez 12/3 0 0 0 1 3 2.41
Marks 11/3 0 0 0 0 2 5.18

  Inherited runners-scored–Marks 1-0.

  T–2:26. A–5,915.

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