Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Peterson, Barton, Neal spark victory

Highlight: Shane Peterson had two hits and drove in two runs, Daric Barton added three hits and Zach Neal allowed three hits over eight innings as the River Cats downed the Albuquerque Isotopes 6-1 on Friday night at Raley Field.

Triple-A debut: River Cats center fielder Billy Burns played his first game at Triple-A. In his previous 357 minor-league games, he had a .295 average in 1,313 at-bats with one home run. But, don’t worry about the lack of power. Speed is his game. He had 176 stolen bases. The 24-year-old batted leadoff and went 0 for 4, but scored two runs and had two stolen bases.

Double ejection: When Isotopes’ Joc Pederson was called out on a close play at first base, of all people, starting pitcher Jeff Bennett raced out of the dugout and argued with plate umpire Brian Hertzog, mainly because he wasn’t pleased with Hertzog the previous half-inning. Bennett got tossed. Then manager Damon Berryhill gave Hertzog an earful and soon joined his pitcher on the long walk to the clubhouse.

Today: River Cats LHP Drew Pomeranz (0-0, 3.68 ERA) vs. Las Vegas 51s LHP John Lannan (1-0, 0.00), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.

Mark McDermott,

Bee Correspondent


River Cats 6, Isotopes 1

Albuquerque AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Barney ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .125
Pederson cf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .311
Federowicz c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .322
C.Robinson dh 3 1 0 0 1 1 .304
Peterson 1b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .374
Guerrero lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .338
Romak 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Baxter rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .283
Triunfel 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .227
Totals 31 1 4 1 1 8 .280
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
B.Burns cf 4 2 0 0 1 0 .000
Parrino ss 4 1 2 1 0 1 .286
Peterson lf 3 2 2 2 1 0 .317
Freiman dh 3 0 0 1 0 1 .284
Barton 1b 4 0 3 1 0 0 .286
Buss rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .288
Jos.Martinez 2b 3 1 0 0 0 0 .272
Carrithers 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .293
Ortiz c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .223
Totals 32 6 9 5 3 4 .280
Albuquerque 010 000 000 1 4 1
RIVER CATS 201 012 00x 6 9 0

E–Federowicz (6). LOB–Albuquerque 4; RIVER CATS 7. 2B–Federowicz 2 (16); Parrino (21); Barton (15). 3B–Peterson (1); Peterson (4). RBIs–Peterson (23); Peterson 2 (74), Freiman (74), Barton (37), Parrino (53). SB–B.Burns 2 (2) 2B. RISP–Albuquerque 0-for-6; RIVER CATS 4-for-11. Runners left in scoring position–Baxter; C.Robinson; Peterson; Ortiz; Buss; Peterson. DP–Albuquerque 1.

Albuquerque IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Bennett L,5-6 5 6 4 4 2 4 4.03
Y.Garcia 2 3 2 2 1 0 3.38
P.Rodriguez 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.40
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Neal W,5-5 8 3 1 1 1 6 4.31
Fe.Rodriguez 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.27

E–Albuquerque Isotopes pitcher Jeff Bennett ejected by HP umpire Brian Hertzog (6th); Albuquerque Isotopes Manager Damon Berryhill ejected by HP umpire Brian Hertzog (6th). HBP–Freiman (Bennett), Jos.Martinez (Y.Garcia).

T–2:48. A–8,864.

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