River Cats bested by Chihuahuas in pitching duel
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Both team's starting pitchers were impressive in Sunday's matinee, but it was the El Paso Chihuahuas (67-51) who eventually got to the Sacramento River Cats (47-72) bullpen for a 4-1 victory.
Righty Shaun Anderson, making his fifth start as a member of the River Cats, struck out seven in 5.1 one-run innings while Cal Quantrill whiffed six in his six one-run innings for El Paso. But while knotted up at one apiece in the eighth, reliever Derek Law surrendered three runs to the Chihuahuas on four hits and a walk.
The River Cats will hop on a bus and head to Reno, Nev. for a three-game series with the Aces. Right-hander Tyler Herb (1-5, 5.31) will get the nod from manager Dave Brundage while fellow righty Taylor Clarke will face the River Cats for the fourth time this season. Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, and on the air on Money 105.FM.
- Yuba City native Brock Stassi, in his first game with the River Cats since being signed by the Giants to a minor-league contract on Saturday, finished the day 3-for-4 with a double.
- River Cats starting pitchers have now gone 11 consecutive games pitching five or more innings after Anderson's 5.1 frames on Sunday afternoon.
The Sacramento River Cats are the Triple-A affiliate of the three-time World Champion San Francisco Giants. The team plays at Raley Field in West Sacramento, consistently voted one of the top ballparks in America. River Cats Season Tickets, Mini-Plans, and Flex Plans can be purchased for the 2018 season by calling the River Cats Ticket Hotline at (916) 371-HITS (4487). For more information about the River Cats, visit www.rivercats.com. For information on other events at Raley Field, visit www.raleyfield.com.
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