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River Cats drop both ends of double header

Sacramento looks ahead to fresh start in El Paso on Monday
Sacramento RiverCats vs Memphis Redbirds May 25,2017 at Raley Field. (Ralph Thompson)
June 25, 2017

Fresno, CA - The Sacramento River Cats (29-45) were swept in their double header on Saturday, falling 6-2 in both games to the Fresno Grizzlies (38-38) at Chukchansi Park in Fresno.

Fresno, CA - The Sacramento River Cats (29-45) were swept in their double header on Saturday, falling 6-2 in both games to the Fresno Grizzlies (38-38) at Chukchansi Park in Fresno.

In the first game, the River Cats scored in the first inning against Fresno, but they could not build much from there. Sacramento's offense was stymied from there on as they managed to score just one run on three hits over the next six frames.
Roberto Gomez got the start for the River Cats and cruised through the first three innings before the Grizzlies busted things open in the fourth. Gomez allowed a season-high six runs in the fourth, all coming before the right-hander was able to record an out. He was relieved by Tyler Rogers who finished out the game with three scoreless innings in the 6-2 defeat.
Dusten Knight got the start for the River Cats in game two and was excellent for the first three innings. The Grizzlies used two home runs and a sixth inning rally to build their lead. DJ Snelten relieved Knight, but the damage was done.
The River Cats have an off day tomorrow in which they will travel to El Paso for a four-game set starting Monday. It will be the first series of the season for Sacramento against the Chihuahuas. The River Cats have yet to announce a starter, while the Chihuahuas will send LHP Dillon Overton (1-2, 9.33) to the hill. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. (PT) and the game can be heard live online at rivercats.com and on the air on ESPN 1320.
Postgame Notes
Bases Loaded: The River Cats loaded the bases in the first inning of game one, but were only able to push across one run in the inning…in game two, loaded the bases in the second inning but again only scored one…on the other side of the ball, Roberto Gomez again struggled when dealing with loaded bases, allowing a walk and a three-run triple with the bases juiced in game one.
Shaw hitting streak: Left-fielder Chris Shaw extended his hitting streak to eight games in game one with a 2-for-3 performance…in game two, however, Shaw went 0-3 with a strikeout, snapping his longest hit streak of the 2017 season.
Personnel matters: Infielder Ryder Jones made his major league debut this afternoon, after being called up by the San Francisco Giants this morning…Jones went 0-for-4 in his debut and played all nine innings at third base…righty Roberto Gomez was reinstated from the Disabled List to start game one of today's double-header after going on the DL on June 18…lefty Steven Okert was recalled yesterday, June 23, and has already made two appearances with San Francisco.
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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 2017 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.