Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Cats’ slump continues with loss to RedHawks

Highlight: The River Cats suffered their third straight loss, 7-0 to the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Monday night at Raley Field. Sacramento is clinging to a two-game division lead.

Offense hits the wall: Sacramento is 3-4 on this eight-game homestand and has scored only 18 runs.

The road ahead: After today’s series finale against the RedHawks, the River Cats face a tough schedule. The last 13 games are against three teams a combined 34 games above .500, and all three are vying for a division title. The River Cats go on the road for four games each against Memphis (71-58) and Nashville (70-59) before closing the season at home with five games against Reno (70-60).

Rehab work: A’s outfielder Craig Gentry began a rehabilitation assignment with the River Cats.

Today: River Cats RHP Zach Neal (5-7, 4.65 ERA) vs. Oklahoma City LHP Luis Cruz (1-0, 5.73), 7:05 p.m., Raley Field.

Mark McDermott, Bee Correspondent


RedHawks 7, River Cats 0

Okla. City AB R H BI BB SO Avg
J.Villar ss 4 1 0 0 1 1 .261
Sclafani 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .329
Mier 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .230
Hoes lf 4 2 1 0 0 3 .320
Tucker dh 3 1 2 3 1 1 .276
Torreyes 3b 2 0 0 1 1 0 .305
Aplin cf 2 1 0 0 2 1 .302
D.Santana rf 4 1 3 3 0 1 .295
Duffy 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .263
C.Perez c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .259
Totals 32 7 9 7 5 9 .282
RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Gentry dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .333
Buss rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .293
Blanks 1b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .293
Peterson cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .316
Aliotti lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .262
Jos.Martinez ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Carrithers 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .275
L.Martinez c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .253
Walsh 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .262
Totals 29 0 2 0 0 11 .273
Okla. City 000 160 000 7 9 0
RIVER CATS 000 000 000 0 2 0

 LOB–Okla. City 5; RIVER CATS 2. 2B–Tucker (15). HR–D.Santana (15) off Humber. RBIs–Torreyes (45), Tucker 3 (42), D.Santana 3 (66). SB–J.Villar (21) 3B. CS–Aplin (2) 2B. SF–Torreyes. RISP–Okla. City 3-for-7. Runners left in scoring position–Tucker. GIDP–Sclafani, Duffy.

Okla. City IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Tropeano W,8-5 62/3 2 0 0 0 8 3.12
Urckfitz 11/3 0 0 0 0 1 3.75
Clemens 1 0 0 0 0 2 4.15
RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
A.Castro L,9-7 42/3 8 6 6 4 3 4.19
Humber 11/3 1 1 1 0 0 3.78
Fe.Rodriguez 1 0 0 0 1 2 1.90
Scribner 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.00
Smyth 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.73

  HBP–Hoes (A.Castro). Inherited runners-scored–Urckfitz 1-0, Humber 2-2.

  T–2:42. A–6,291.

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