Sacramento River Cats 10 Reno Aces 6
This was a back and forth affair, and a bullpen game to boot. Tyler Gilbert pitched 2.2 innings, with three runs allowed on two hits and two walks, while striking out fair. Keury Mella relieved Gilbert with two outs and the bases loaded, and allowed all three runs to score. Reno’s offense answered back with three runs in the bottom of the inning, but Mella allowed two runs (one unearned) on four hits and a walk in his two innings of work. Matt Gage relieved Mella with one on and two outs, promptly allowing a homerun and allowing that inherited run to score. Gage actually struck out two batters despite getting just one out, thanks to a wild pitch on his strikeout that allowed the batter to reach base. That wild pitch would be a costly mistake, as two more runs scored when the inning would have otherwise ended already. Altogether, Gage pitched .1 innings, with three runs allowed on three hits(with a 2B and HR allowed), a wild pitch, no walks, and a pair of strikeouts. Nick Gardewine had a much more productive outing, pitching a scoreless and hitless inning, though he walked a pair of batters, while striking out one. Sam Moll’s inning was a mixed bag, as he struck out three batters, but allowed two runs on two hits and a walk, and gave up a tow run home run. Carlos Navas and Cameron Gann both pitched a scoreless inning with a pair of strike outs, no walks, and a lone hit allowed by Navas.
The Aces got on board in the bottom of the first, after Josh VanMeter walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and scored on a Daulton Varsho double. The Aces scored three runs in the bottom of the third after Andrew Young doubled and advanced to third on a Varsho groundout, Seth Beer then walked, and Jamie Ritchie doubled scoring both. Bryan Holaday tacked on another run with a single. Josh VanMeter scored a run in the fourth inning after he singled, and then was able to score from first thanks to an errant pickoff throw. Andrew Young scored the final run for Reno thanks to a solo homer in the bottom of the seventh.
Seth Beer: 1-4 with a double and a walk
Daulton Varsho 1-5 with a double
JanCarlos Cintron 3-4 with a stolen base
Andrew Young 2-5 with a home run
Jamie Ritchie 1-2 with a double, three walks
Amarillo Sod Poodles/Frisco RoughRiders: Postponed Due To Rain
Amarillo and Frisco will pick up where they left off in the second inning, and resume play in a doubleheader on Sunday, June 6th. Worth noting Matt Tabor made his AA debut with Amarillo in this game.
Visalia Rawhide 3 Fresno Grizzlies 5
Rigoberto Borbolla pitched 4.0 innings, and allowed five runs (four earned) on a hit by pitch, four hits, and two walks, while striking out two. Borbolla allowed two home runs; a two out, three run home run in the first inning, and a solo homer in the fourth. Marcos Tineo’s four innings were much better. Tineo struck out four in four scoreless innings, with just a wild pitch and pair of hits allowed.
Visalia was held to just three hits and four walks, although Glenallen Hill Jr and Elian Miranda were both hit by pitches, and Ramses Malave was hit a whopping three times in the game. Malave and AJ Vukovich were both picked off/caught stealing, which didn’t help the offense. Ronny Simon and Jeferson Espinal were both 1-4 with a double, the only extra base hits for the Rawhide.
Hillsboro Hops @ Everett AquaSox
Like Amarillo, Hillsboro’s game was postponed due to rain, and will be made up in a doubleheader on Sunday, June 6th. Unlike Amarillo, Hillsboro had not started play yet when the game was postponed due to the weather.