Starter Travis Banwart had a rough outing for the River Cats on Monday, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits over 4 1/3 innings to take his 5th loss. Catcher Ryan Ortiz collected 3 doubles, drove in a run and scored twice for Sacramento. LHP Justin Thomas, who had an opt-out clause in his contract, requested his release and was granted it by the A’s.
Starter Justin Thomas allowed 5 runs on 5 hits in 5 2/3 innings of work to take the loss on Monday. Second baseman Grant Green had 3 hits, including a double, while outfielder Michael Choice collected 3 hits as well, and third baseman Andy Parrino had 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats.
Third baseman Scott Moore smacked his 9th home run in the 5th inning to give the River Cats the lead, and he also collected a double and a single and scored twice. Designated hitter Grant Green tagged a 2-run homer to put the Cats on the board in the 1st, and first baseman Daric Barton had a pair of doubles and drove in a run. Starter Justin Thomas allowed 3 runs on 6 hits over 5 innings and left the game with a 1-run lead, but it didn’t last long. LHP Hideki Okajima came on to give up 4 runs in 1 inning of relief to take the loss.
Outfielder Shane Peterson singled in a pair of runs to put the River Cats on the board in the 2nd inning, but that would be all the scoring the team would do for the day. Starter Justin Thomas allowed 3 runs on 6 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss.
LHP Justin Thomas made his 3rd straight quality start for Sacramento on Monday, allowing just 4 hits over 6 scoreless innings, but RHP Paul Smyth came in and gave up the tying run in the bottom of the 7th inning. The game remained tied until the bottom of the 14th, when RHP Mike Ekstrom surrendered a pair of hits to allow the winning run to score. First baseman Daric Barton singled home catcher Stephen Vogt in the 2nd inning for the River Cats’ only run of the game.
LHP Justin Thomas had his 3rd straight quality start for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, in 7 innings of work to earn his 3rd win on Wednesday, while RHPs Chris Resop and Dan Otero each tossed a scoreless inning of relief for the River Cats. Left fielder Michael Choice collected a pair of doubles and drove in 3 runs, while shortstop Andy Parrino blasted a 2-run homer, third baseman Hiro Nakajima had a pair of hits to raise his average to .301, and A’s outfielder Josh Reddick started in right field and went 1 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base and scored twice in his second rehab game with the River Cats.
Starter Justin Thomas allowed 2 runs in 5 innings of work on Friday and exited with the game tied. RHP Mike Ekstrom followed up with 2 scoreless innings to earn his 1st win, while LHP Pedro Figueroa got the final 6 outs for his 1st save. Outfielder Shane Peterson hit a 2-run homer, his 4th, to put the River Cats on the board in the 1st inning, while designated hitter Grant Green had a pair of hits and doubled in the go-ahead run in the 7th for Sacramento.
LHP Justin Thomas had a rough outing on Sunday, allowing 7 runs, 4 earned, on 7 hits over just 4 innings to take his 3rd loss. RHP Darren Byrd followed up with 3 perfect innings in relief to shut down the RedHawks, but the River Cats couldn’t climb out of the hole. Sacramento’s lineup could only muster 5 hits on the night, with outfielders Michael Choice and Shane Peterson driving in a run apiece for the River Cats.
Sacramento finished off a 4-game sweep of Nashville on Tuesday thanks to another solid pitching performance, this time from LHP Justin Thomas who allowed just 3 hits over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 2nd win. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield belted his 2nd home run since joining Sacramento and drove in 5 runs, while catcher Stephen Vogt drove in 2 and designated hitter Grant Green collected a pair of doubles for the River Cats.
Starter Justin Thomas allowed just 1 run in 6 innings to earn his 1st win for the River Cats on Thursday, while RHP Dan Otero picked up his 8th save. Designated hitter Grant Green had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs, while shortstop Hiro Nakajima went 1 for 4 in his third rehab game with Sacramento, and outfielder Jeremy Barfield collected a pair of hits in his debut with the River Cats.
Starter Sean Murphy allowed 2 runs on 7 hits over 5 2/3 innings to take the loss on Thursday. First baseman Anthony Aliotti collected 3 of Midland’d 5 hits on the night, including his 3rd home run, to account for the RockHounds’ only run of the game and raise his average to .378.
RHP Tanner Peters had his best start in his last four outings, allowing just 1 run over 7 innings of work, but still ended up taking the loss on Thursday. The Ports were shut out and collected just 3 hits on the night, one apiece from outfielder Josh Whitaker, catcher Ryan Delgado and third baseman Tony Thompson.
Starter Austin House allowed 4 runs over 5 innings of work on Thursday. Outfielder Rashun Dixon drilled a home run, his 3rd in his last 3 games, while third baseman Chad Lewis collected 2 doubles and drove in a pair of runs, and Stuart Pudenz picked up his 1st win with an inning of scoreless relief.
Sacramento @ Memphis – 5:05pm PT
Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT
Stockton @ Lancaster – 7:00pm PT
Game #1 – Peoria @ Beloit – 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT
Game #2 – Peoria @ Beloit
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