Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Cats stretch their division lead with 3-1 win

• Highlight: Alden Carrithers homered and Phillip Humber picked up his fifth win as the River Cats extended their division lead to four games with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Tuesday night at Raley Field as the Reno Aces lost.

• Buss-ting loose: Since June 26, River Cats outfielder Nick Buss has put together two six-game hitting streaks, a 10-game hitting streak and is currently on a team-high 18-game hitting streak. He has raised his batting average from .269 to .296 and has 15 multi-hit performances.

• New face: The River Cats started right-handed pitcher Angel Castro, acquired by the A’s from St. Louis for cash considerations. He was 9-6 with a 4.01 ERA at Memphis. He threw four innings Tuesday and allowed one unearned run.

• Local flavor: The Sky Sox have outfielder Tim Wheeler, formerly of El Camino High and Sacramento State, and reliever Josh Roenicke, formerly of Nevada Union High.

• What’s ahead: The River Cats have 20 games left in the regular season. They have eight on the road – four each against Memphis and Nashville. They have 12 games at home – three more with Colorado Springs, four with Oklahoma City and five to finish the season against Reno.

• Today: River Cats RHP Zach Neal (5-6, 4.81 ERA) vs. Colorado Springs LHP Brian Burres (1-6, 7.14), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.

Mark McDermott, Bee Correspondent


River Cats 3, Sky Sox 1

Colo. Springs AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Ynoa 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .291
Adames ss 4 0 1 0 0 2 .310
K.Parker 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .287
McBride rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .302
Pridie dh 4 0 1 0 0 1 .274
Nina 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .252
T.Wheeler cf 3 0 0 1 0 1 .224
Smalling lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .275
Williams c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .265
Totals 33 1 7 1 1 7 .260
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
B.Burns cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .159
Buss rf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .295
Parrino ss 4 0 1 1 0 2 .276
Barton dh 2 0 0 0 2 0 .273
Aliotti 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .273
Jos.Martinez 3b 3 1 0 0 0 0 .262
Carrithers lf 3 1 1 1 0 2 .287
Walsh 2b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .301
L.Martinez c 3 0 1 1 0 0 .252
Totals 29 3 6 3 3 7 .276
Colo. Springs 000 100 000 1 7 1
RIVER CATS 110 000 10x 3 6 2

  E–Ynoa (6); Walsh (6); Jos.Martinez (5). LOB–Col. Springs 7; RIVER CATS 5. 2B–Aliotti (15). HR–Carrithers (2) off Roenicke. RBIs–T.Wheeler (35); Parrino (57), L.Martinez (25), Carrithers (45). SB–Buss (11) 2B. SF–T.Wheeler. RISP–Col. Springs 2-for-6; RIVER CATS 2-for-10. Runners left in scoring position–Smalling; McBride; Walsh; Jos.Martinez. GIDP–T.Wheeler; Aliotti, Parrino. DP–Col. Springs 2; RIVER CATS 2.

Colo. Springs IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Jurrjens L,0-3 6 5 2 1 2 5 3.30
Roenicke 1 1 1 1 1 0 9.00
Friedrich 1 0 0 0 0 2 6.98
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
A.Castro 4 4 1 0 1 2 3.84
Humber W,5-4 2 2 0 0 0 2 3.84
Scribner H,3 2 0 0 0 0 3 3.21
McBryde S,14 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.05

  WP–Jurrjens 2.

  T–2:47. A–8,968.

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