Sacramento River Cats

River Cats glance: Sounds rout Cats in series opener

Highlight: In a series opener between first-place teams, the host Nashville Sounds scored a season high in routing the River Cats 14-2 Sunday night.

Big inning: Nashville blew the game open with its biggest inning of the year, scoring eight runs in the seventh. The rally included three-run homers by Matt Clark and Jeremy Hermida, part of a season-high four-homer attack for the Sounds.

Rough start: Angel Castro took the loss after giving up seven runs, six of them earned, on 11 hits and one walk in six innings.

Bright spot: The River Cats’ Shane Peterson finished 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI.

Today: River Cats RHP Zach Neal (6-7, 4.53 ERA) vs. Nashville RHP Billy Buckner (4-5, 5.54), 5:05 p.m., Herschel Greer Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

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Sounds 14, River Cats 2

RIVER CATS AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Buss rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .299
Ladendorf ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .304
Aliotti 1b 2 1 0 0 1 0 .256
Peterson lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .313
Jos.Martinez 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Barton dh 2 0 0 0 2 1 .256
Carrithers 3b 4 0 2 1 0 0 .277
L.Martinez c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Ortiz c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .211
B.Burns cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .136
Totals 31 2 5 2 4 3 .272
Nashville AB R H BI BB SO Avg
L.Schafer cf 4 2 1 1 1 0 .284
Velez 2b 5 0 2 0 0 0 .319
M.Clark 1b 4 3 2 3 0 1 .333
J.Rogers 3b 4 2 3 0 1 0 .307
H.Morris dh 5 1 3 3 0 0 .285
Halton lf 4 2 1 1 1 0 .287
Hermida rf 3 2 2 3 1 0 .259
Orr ss 4 1 2 1 0 1 .302
Pagnozzi c 3 1 0 0 0 0 .218
Totals 36 14 16 12 4 2 .267
RIVER CATS 000 200 000 2 5 1
Nashville 010 201 82x 14 16 0

  E–A.Castro (3). LOB–RIVER CATS 7; Nashville 4. 2B–Peterson 2 (38); J.Rogers (9); M.Clark (9); H.Morris (20). 3B–J.Rogers (4). HR–Halton (7) off Castro; M.Clark (13) off Castro; Hermida (13) off Castro; L.Schafer (1) off Castro. RBIs–Peterson (86), Carrithers (50); Orr (39), H.Morris 3 (41), Halton (59), M.Clark 3 (33), Hermida 3 (59), L.Schafer (13). SB–Buss (13) 2B. CS–Velez (15) 2B. S–Pagnozzi. RISP–RIVER CATS 1 for 9; Nashville 5 for 10. Runners left in scoring position–Peterson; Ortiz; Buss; Barton 2; Halton 2. GIDP–Ortiz; Pagnozzi, Halton.

RIVER CATS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
A.Castro L,9-8 6 11 7 6 1 2 4.46
Savery 1/3 1 2 2 1 0 3.05
T.Healy 12/3 4 5 5 2 0 8.87
Nashville IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Blazek W,4-4 61/3 3 2 2 2 1 4.05
Figaro H,7 2/3 0 0 0 1 1 3.57
Ar.Leon 2 2 0 0 1 1 5.66

 A.Castro pitched to 3 batters in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored–Savery 1-1, Figaro 1-0.

  T–2:52. A–4,975.

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