Metairie, Louisiana (Tuesday, June 4) - The New Orleans Baby Cakes (33-26) beat the Fresno Grizzlies (28-30) 5-1 from Shrine on Airline. New Orleans starter Zac Gallen dazzled for seven innings of one-run ball. The right hander allowed four hits on two walks while tying a career-high with 11 strikeouts. He improved to 8-1 on the year and lowered his earned run average to 1.67 (best in the PCL). On the other hand, Kevin McGowan (1-1) suffered his first loss with Fresno after five and two-thirds frames of work. He punched out six without walking a batter.
A pair of solo shots by Wilkin Castillo and Isan Diaz pushed the Baby Cakes ahead early in the contest. The advantage became too much to handle after a three-run sixth. Gabriel Guerrero (double) and Micah Brown (single) highlighted the frame.
Louisiana-native and LSU product Andrew Stevenson enjoyed his first trip back to the Big Easy, notching two hits and reaching base three times. Yadiel Hernandez also tallied a pair of hits while Alec Keller mustered the only RBI. Brandon Snyder plated the Grizzlies only run in the loss. It was the first road game this season that Fresno did not record a homer.
Top Performers: Fresno Grizzlies (Washington Nationals)
• CF Andrew Stevenson (2-3, BB)
• LF Yadiel Hernandez (2-4, 2B)
• RHP Fernando Rodney (1.0 IP, 2 K)
Top Performers: New Orleans Baby Cakes (Miami Marlins)
• RHP Zac Gallen (7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K)
• RF Gabriel Guerrero (3-4, 2B, RBI, R)
• LF Yadiel Rivera (2-4, R, 2 SB)
ON THAT FRES-NOTE: RHP Fernando Rodney was added to the Fresno roster prior to Tuesday's game against New Orleans. Rodney hurled a scoreless eighth in his debut, fanning two. The 42-year old has appeared in 913 major league games and has 325 career saves. The last time Rodney pitched in a minor league contest was 2011 with Inland Empire (rehab) with the Angels organization and then 2008 with Toledo (Detroit Tigers).
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