NFL, NBA, NHL stats



River Cats fall to Chihuahuas to close out lengthy homestand

May 14, 2019 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Sacramento River Cats News Release

West Sacramento, Calif. - A three-run eighth inning, featuring two home runs, sunk the Sacramento River Cats (18-21) in a 7-2 loss to the El Paso Chihuahuas (27-12) on Tuesday afternoon.

Right-hander Carlos Navas made a spot start in place of the organization's No. 4-ranked prospect Shaun Anderson, who is expected to be called up to make his major-league debut tomorrow in San Francisco. Navas, along with relievers Williams Jerez and Tyler Rogers, held the red-hot Chihuahuas to just two runs in seven innings. But the Pacific Coast League-leading team in home runs would crush three in the final two innings, including two off the bat of catcher Michael Cantu, who was making his Triple-A debut.

Sacramento's offense was held to only six hits, but two of them were two-baggers from shortstop Abiatal Avelino, who is now batting .333 with four doubles, two triples, and a home run in his last 15 games.

Right-hander Dereck Rodriguez will be back in a River Cats uniform making the start on Thursday to kick off a five-game series with the in-state rival Fresno Grizzlies, who will counter with righty Mario Sanchez (0-1, 14.14). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT). Catch all of the action live online at rivercats.com, on the MiLB First Pitch app, or on Money 105.5 FM.

Additional Notes

- The River Cats had homered in nine consecutive games, and in 16 of their previous 17 games, before failing to clear the fence on Tuesday.

- Left-hander Sam Selman allowed just his second and third earned runs of the season but struck out four more batters to raise his strikeout rate to 39.6%.

***

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. Season Tickets, Mini-Plans, and Flex Plans can be purchased for the River Cats' 20th season by calling the River Cats Ticket Hotline at (916) 371-HITS (4487). The only place to guarantee official River Cats tickets is at www.rivercats.com. For information on other events at Raley Field, visit www.raleyfield.com.


• Discuss this story on the Pacific Coast League message board...

Pacific Coast League Stories from May 14, 2019


The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

Other Recent Sacramento River Cats Stories



Sports Statistics from the Stats Crew