Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Cats can’t complete sweep of Aces

• Highlight: Charlie Brewer threw six scoreless innings and Garrett Weber and Alfredo Marte drove in runs as the Reno Aces avoided a three-game sweep by beating the River Cats 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Raley Field.

• Early exit: Reno manager Phil Nevin was ejected in the first inning for arguing an interference call. River Cats first baseman Anthony Aliotti made a diving stop on Roger Kieschnick’s grounder and threw high to pitcher Zach Neal covering first. When the ball fell to the ground, Kieschnick kicked the ball and was called out.

• Smyth shines: River Cats reliever Paul Smyth (5-2, 2.95 ERA), a Pacific Coast League All-Star, had an impressive first season in the minors. In 2009, he pitched 361/3 innings in 25 games for Short Season-A Vancouver and Class-A Kane County, allowing 14 hits and no runs, striking out 44 and collecting 11 saves.

• Hitting the road: The River Cats embark on a 13-game trip to Albuquerque, El Paso and Tacoma after the All-Star break.

–Mark McDermott, Special to The Bee


Aces 2, River Cats 1

Reno AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Freeman cf 4 1 3 0 0 0 .305
Al.Marte lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .322
Kieschnick rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .279
An.Marte 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .307
Jacobs dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .298
Dorn 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .333
Weber 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .452
Lalli c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .251
A.Diaz ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .350
Totals 32 2 8 2 2 8 .297
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Carrithers 3b 5 1 1 0 0 2 .298
Elmore ss 3 0 2 0 1 1 .267
Peterson cf 2 0 0 0 1 1 .309
Barton dh 4 0 2 1 0 0 .280
Whitaker rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .219
Buss lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .275
Jos.Martinez 2b 2 0 1 0 1 0 .260
Aliotti 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .223
Ortiz c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .241
Totals 31 1 8 1 4 9 .278
Reno 010 010 000 2 8 0
RIVER CATS 000 000 010 1 8 0

  LOB–Reno 5; RIVER CATS 9. 2B–Dorn (10); Freeman (5). RBIs–Weber (10), Al.Marte (43); Barton (21). SB–Freeman (3) 2B; Elmore (7) 2B. S–Peterson; Jos.Martinez. RISP–Reno 2-for-6; RIVER CATS 1-for-8. Runners left in scoring position–Kieschnick; Whitaker; Carrithers 2; Peterson. GIDP–Weber, An.Marte; Aliotti, Whitaker. DP–Reno 2; RIVER CATS 2.

Reno IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Brewer W,4-7 6 5 0 0 2 6 6.12
Munson H,7 1 0 0 0 0 1 3.00
Harris H,8 1 2 1 1 1 0 1.09
Barrett S,3 1 1 0 0 1 2 6.52
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Neal L,2-5 6 6 2 2 2 4 4.80
Fe.Rodriguez 11/3 1 0 0 0 1 1.93
Savery 11/3 1 0 0 0 2 2.57
Smyth 1/3 0 0 0 0 1 2.95

  E–Reno Aces Manager Phil Nevin ejected by 1B umpire Alex Ortiz (1st). Inherited runners-scored–Savery 1-0.

  T–3:05. A–5,945.

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