Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Buss’ solo shot lifts Cats to win over 51s

Highlight: Nick Buss hit a go-ahead homer in the fifth inning, and Arnold Leon picked up his eighth win as the River Cats edged the Las Vegas 51s 2-1 Sunday at Raley Field.

Big gain, big loss: Alden Carrithers, who has been on the disabled list since June 2, was activated. However, the River Cats lost Pacific Coast League RBI leader Nate Freiman, who was called up by the A’s. Freiman was hitting .277 with 14 homers and 69 RBIs.

Powerless: The 12 position players on the River Cats active roster have hit a total of 24 home runs this season. Andy Parrino and Shane Peterson lead the group with five each. Gone are Freiman (14) and Jake Goebbert (11) and Michael Taylor (5), who were traded. The River Cats are 19-22 when not hitting a homer.

Pitching breakdown: Entering Sunday’s game, the River Cats’ starters had a 5.40 ERA and their relievers a 3.83 ERA.

Tough road ahead: The River Cats have six games against second-place Reno and eight games against third-place Fresno before the All-Star break.

Today: River Cats RHP Dan Straily (4-3, 4.79 ERA) vs. Fresno Grizzlies TBD, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.


River Cats 2, 51s 1

Las Vegas AB R H BI BB SO Avg
den Dekker cf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .288
M.Reynolds ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .382
W.Flores 1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .313
A.Brown rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .339
Plawecki c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .091
Satin 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .282
Dykstra dh 3 0 0 0 0 2 .283
Vaughn lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Muno 2b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .262
Totals 29 1 4 0 2 8 .282
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Buss cf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .275
Parrino ss 2 0 0 0 2 1 .290
Peterson lf 4 0 0 0 0 4 .309
Barton dh 3 0 1 0 0 0 .287
Elmore 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 .224
Aliotti 1b 3 0 2 0 0 1 .246
Whitaker rf 3 0 0 0 0 3 .182
Jos.Martinez 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 .271
Ortiz c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .242
Totals 28 2 6 2 2 11 .281
Las Vegas 100 000 000 1 4 0
RIVER CATS 010 010 00x 2 6 0

 LOB–Las Vegas 3; RIVER CATS 4. 2B–den Dekker (15). HR–Buss (4) off Gorski. RBIs–Jos.Martinez (36), Buss (40). SB–Parrino (5) 2B. CS–Jos.Martinez (2) 2B. RISP–Las Vegas 0-for-7; RIVER CATS 1-for-6. Runners left in scoring position–Plawecki; Satin; A.Brown; Barton; Jos.Martinez. GIDP–M.Reynolds. DP–RIVER CATS 2.

Las Vegas IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Gorski L,2-2 6 6 2 2 2 8 3.97
Goeddel 2 0 0 0 0 3 5.72
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Ar.Leon W,8-2 6 3 1 1 2 5 4.55
Fe.Rodriguez H,4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2.38
Scribner S,11 1 1 0 0 0 1 3.72

  WP–Ar.Leon 2.

  T–2:33. A–6,133.

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