Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Eighth-inning barrage pushes Cats past 51s

• Highlight: Shane Peterson’s two-out single in the eighth inning broke a 2-2 tie, and Jose Martinez added a two-run double and Nick Buss a two-run single in the five-run outburst to lead the River Cats past the Las Vegas 51s 7-5 on Saturday night at Raley Field.

• Major matchup: Two former major leaguers squared off on the mound. The River Cats’ up-and-coming Drew Pomeranz squared off against eight-year major-league veteran John Lannan, who won 46 games and posted a 4.14 ERA with the Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets.

• Strange occurrence: 51s Cesar Puello slid into every base in one inning. He slid into first, beating out an infield hit; slid into second after getting caught off first; slid into third on a steal and – on a ball that got away from the catcher – slid into home and was tagged out.

• Stretch run: The River Cats have 28 games left in the season, and 16 of those games are at home, where they are 39-17.

• Today: River Cats RHP Matt Buschmann (6-5, 4.97 ERA) vs. Las Vegas RHP Cory Mazzoni (1-1, 5.65), 5:05 p.m., Raley Field.

Mark McDermott, Bee Correspondent


River Cats 7, 51s 5

Las Vegas AB R H BI BB SO Avg
den Dekker cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .325
M.Reynolds ss 3 1 1 1 0 2 .325
A.Brown 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .284
Satin 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .291
Teagarden c 4 1 3 2 0 1 .281
Plawecki dh 3 1 1 0 1 1 .246
Vaughn lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .230
Puello rf 4 0 2 2 0 2 .241
Muno 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .261
Totals 33 5 10 5 2 9 .281
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
B.Burns cf 5 1 1 0 0 1 .111
Parrino ss 3 2 1 0 2 0 .286
Peterson lf 4 2 1 1 1 1 .317
Barton dh 3 1 1 0 1 0 .286
Jos.Martinez 2b 4 1 1 2 0 1 .271
Buss rf 4 0 3 4 0 0 .292
Carrithers 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .289
Ortiz c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .224
Aliotti 1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .263
Totals 35 7 11 7 4 5 .281
Las Vegas 000 002 003 5 10 0
RIVER CATS 200 000 50x 7 11 0

LOB–Las Vegas 4; RIVER CATS 8. 2B–Vaughn (5); Jos.Martinez (17). HR–Teagarden (10) off Healy. RBIs–M.Reynolds (19), Teagarden 2 (25), Puello 2 (27); Buss 4 (57), Peterson (75), Jos.Martinez 2 (48). SB–Puello 2 (13) 2B; Buss (10) 2B. RISP–Las Vegas 3-for-6; RIVER CATS 5-for-11. Runners left in scoring position–Puello; Carrithers 2; Peterson 3. GIDP–Vaughn, Muno. DP–RIVER CATS 2.

Las Vegas IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lannan L,1-1 62/3 8 6 6 3 3 4.26
Socolovich 1/3 2 1 1 0 1 3.70
C.Alvarado 1 1 0 0 1 1 7.53
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Pomeranz W,1-0 7 6 2 2 2 7 3.41
Smyth 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.59
T.Healy 1/3 3 3 3 0 0 8.36
McBryde S,11 2/3 1 0 0 0 0 2.21

Inherited runners-scored–Socolovich 3-3, McBryde 2-2. HBP–M.Reynolds (Smyth). WP–Lannan 2. T–2:56. A–10,514.

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