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Bart, Ramos emerging as Giant prospects

Up-and-coming system has fans excited in the city by the Bay
December 6, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Fresh off a seven-year run that featured three World Series championships and four playoff

Shaw powers River Cats to team's 12th division title

Sacramento set to face either Las Vegas or El Paso in first-round series
August 30, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- For the first time since 2012, the Sacramento River Cats (70-66) are heading to the Pacific Coast League playoffs. On the back of first baseman Chris Shaw's career night at the plate, the River Cats eliminated the Reno Aces (64-72) with a 10-2 victory and clinched

Cueto makes first of potentially two rehab starts with Sacramento

River Cats miss chance to clinch division in 9-5 loss
August 27, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (69-64) remain one win away from clinching the Pacific Northern division title as they fell 9-5 on Monday night to the Reno Aces (62-71).Fan-favorite Johnny Cueto was in town making his fifth rehab appearance of the season, and first with Sacramento. He

Pair of seven-run innings sink River Cats

Shaw drives in five runs in lopsided loss
August 25, 2019

EL PASO, Texas -- The Sacramento River Cats (69-62) allowed seven runs in two separate innings, falling 18-8 on Saturday night to the El Paso Chihuahuas (76-55).After giving up seven runs to the Chihuahuas in the fourth inning, the River Cats made a brief comeback by cutting the deficit to

Rodriguez goes seven strong in River Cats win

Shaw provides crucial two-run single in sixth inning of 4-2 victory
August 8, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (62-53) received seven innings of two-run ball from right-hander Dereck Rodríguez in a narrow 4-2 victory over the Memphis Redbirds (51-64).Rodriguez struck out six and walked none in what was his longest outing in his six starts for the River Cats this

Shaw's big night leads River Cats in blowout

Duggar ties Pacific Coast League record with five walks
July 27, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- On a record-setting Friday night, the Sacramento River Cats (57-48) crushed the Tacoma Rainiers (48-57) in a 18-3 rout.The offense exploded for 18 runs and were fueled by center fielder and leadoff man Steven Duggar, who drew five walks and singled as the Rainiers failed to

Pair of home runs doom River Cats as streak ends at five

Rodriguez tosses gem but bullpen surrenders lead
July 26, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (56-48) fell 3-1 to the Fresno Grizzlies (53-51) in Thursday's series finale but will head home having moved into first place by three games during their 11-game road trip.Right-hander Dereck Rodríguez struck out seven in six shutout innings while allowing just two hits.

River Cats hang on for wild win in Salt Lake

Shaw collects five hits as Sacramento kicks off road trip with a victory
July 16, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- The Sacramento River Cats (49-45) jumped out to a 10-1 lead after two innings but needed a wild game-ending play to squeeze by the Salt Lake Bees (40-54) by a final score of 12-11.The River Cats were fueled by a huge game at the plate

Menez strong again as River Cats squeak by Grizzlies

Left-hander walks none and strikes out seven in 3-2 win
July 14, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (48-44) surrendered a run in the ninth but held on for a 3-2 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies (47-46).Left-handed starter Conner Menez was chased in the sixth, but not until striking out seven in 5.2 strong innings. The Hollister, Calif. native walked

River Cats open second half with win over Grizzlies

Three-run seventh gives Sacramento needed cushion to secure victory
July 12, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats extended their Pacific Northern division lead to one and a half games with an 8-5 win over the Fresno Grizzlies on Thursday night.Sacramento plated a trio of runs in a crucial seventh-inning rally, as they would prove to be the winning runs

River Cats crush Aces to finish out first half

Green reaches base six times as club shatters franchise record with 27 hits
July 7, 2019

RENO, Nev. -- The Sacramento River Cats (46-43) moved into first place heading into the All-Star break with a record-breaking 21-7 blowout victory over the Reno Aces (39-50) on Sunday afternoon.After trailing 6-2 through two innings, the Sacramento offense would explode for 19 unanswered runs over the course of the

River Cats forge comeback but fall late to Aces

Shaw, Garcia each homer as team crawls back from five-run deficit
July 5, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (44-42) trailed 5-0 after two innings but made a ballgame out of it on Independence Day, though it was the Reno Aces (38-48) coming out on top 6-5.River Cats starter Yoanys Quiala had a rough first inning, which lasted more than 30

River Cats leave Las Vegas with series victory despite ugly finale

Peña, Green, Rickard, and Shaw all homer in lopsided 15-6 loss
June 25, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Sacramento River Cats (39-37) dropped the series finale against the Las Vegas Aviators (42-34) by a score of 15-6, but leave town with their 12th series victory of the season.River Cats starter Yoanys Quiala had a forgettable night, getting through just three innings and allowing

Offense crushes six home runs in loss to Cubs

Shaw clubs two homers while Peña records four hits in 10-8 defeat
June 18, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (36-34) showed some teeth with three runs in the ninth inning but eventually fell 10-8 to the Iowa Cubs (39-32) on Monday night.The Sacramento offense launched six home runs, including a pair from first baseman Chris Shaw. His two-run shot in the

Peña powers River Cats to another road series win

Suarez goes six allowing just one run in 7-2 victory over New Orleans
June 10, 2019

Metairie, La. -- The Sacramento River Cats (33-31) will enjoy a day off after going 5-2 on their seven-game road trip, capped off by a 7-2 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes (35-30) on Monday night.Catcher Francisco Peña crushed two of the team's four home runs on the night,

Baby Cakes hold off River Cats' comeback attempt

Peña collects three hits in 4-3 loss to New Orleans
June 8, 2019

Metairie, La. -- Looking to tie their longest winning streak of the season, the Sacramento River Cats (31-31) came up just short losing 4-3 to the New Orleans Baby Cakes (35-28).The River Cats loaded the bases in the eighth inning and plated two runs to make it a one-run game,

Suarez, bullpen outduel Dodgers in 2-1 win

Avelino, Shaw combine for four hits in narrow victory
June 5, 2019

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- The Sacramento River Cats (29-30) bounced back on Wednesday morning to defeat the Oklahoma City Dodgers (23-35) 2-1 to snap their six-game winning streak.Sacramento's pitching staff continued to demonstrate why they're one of the best in the Pacific Coast League by allowing one run on the

Giants Prospect Primer: Bart runs express

Catcher climbs system; Black, Beede, Shaw knock on MLB door
March 28, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Full-season debutant: Joey Bart, CAfter

Shaw's 24th long ball lifts River Cats over 'Topes

Herb shuts down Albuquerque with seven strikeouts in seven innings
August 30, 2018

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - In another one-run game, the Sacramento River Cats (54-81) came out on top, taking down the Albuquerque Isotopes (61-74) 2-1 after a pair of late-inning runs.

River Cats welcome back Kelly but fall in extras

Kelly turns in quality start in his return to River Cats rotation
August 28, 2018

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento River Cats (52-81) welcomed back their workhorse on Monday, as Casey Kelly returned to Raley Field to toss six solid innings against the Las Vegas 51s (65-68). The offense would rally late to force extra innings before ultimately falling 4-3 in the 10th.Kelly spent

River Cats launch three homers, Grizzlies storm back late

Fresno scores six runs in the ninth inning to complete comeback
August 23, 2018

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Wednesday's sudden power surge would be all for naught, as the Sacramento River Cats (50-78) allowed six runs in the ninth to the Fresno Grizzlies (74-54), eventually dropping game two 10-8 in stunning fashion.

Singles aplenty but River Cats fall to Sounds

Anderson retires 11 straight and Bourjos records first three-hit game
August 6, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN - The Sacramento River Cats (45-69) managed to match the Nashville Sounds' (58-55) hit total, but were outscored 6-0 while being handed their fifth straight loss.

Comeback falls short for River Cats in Nashville

Gomez plates two with seventh-inning double in rally attempt
August 5, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Sacramento River Cats (45-68) dropped Sunday evening's ballgame to the Nashville Sounds (57-55) by a final score of 6-4.Comeback attempts were made in both the seventh and ninth innings as second baseman Miguel Gómez scored two with his seventh double of the year. Then in the

River Cats' bats silenced as Redbirds even series

Herb allows just two runs in six innings, but is backed by three Sacramento hits
August 2, 2018

MEMPHIS, TN - One night after racking up 11 hits, the Sacramento River Cats (45-65) mustered just three hits as the Memphis Redbirds (69-41) tied the series at one game apiece by defeating Sacramento 4-0.

Shaw's 22nd home run highlights Monday matinee

Shaw leads Pacific Coast League by hitting a home run every 14.77 at bats
July 30, 2018

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - In a Monday matinee series finale, the Sacramento River Cats (44-64) managed just one run on a Chris Shaw laser home run to right field. The Iowa Cubs (40-67) jumped on Daniel Camarena early in his return to the River Cats rotation as the River Cats