River Cats bats fall silent in 8-2 loss to Bees

Sacramento continues slump against Salt Lake, lose fourth straight

Third time is the charm. The RiverCats were finally able to get in a game after two rain outs. Sacramento RiverCats beat the visiting Tacoma Rainiers 6-5. (Ralph Thompson)

By Sacramento River Cats | April 19, 2017 1:41 AM ET

The Sacramento River Cats (5-7) were first on the board Tuesday night but it was the Salt Lake Bees (7-6) who came out on top 8-2 in the series opener. 

Shortstop Christian Arroyo extended his hitting streak to 11 games in his very first at bat by launching a solo home run to the opposite field, giving the home team a 1-0 lead.

It was all Salt Lake after that however, as the Bees scored all eight of their runs from the third inning on while outhitting the River Cats 12-4. Sacramento starter Dan Slania picked up the loss, his second of the year and second against Salt Lake.

The River Cats will hand the ball to right-hander Tyler Beede (1-0, 6.30) tomorrow night for his third start of the year. Beede will square off against Bees right-hander Troy Scribner (1-0, 0.00). First pitch is set for 7:05 pm (PT) and the game can be heard live online at rivercats.com and on the air on ESPN 1320.

Postgame Notes

Quote of the Night: "Behind the plate, I felt good. I felt better behind the plate than in the box, just first time in a live game under the lights in a while." -Trevor Brown on his first rehab game.

Arroyo again: Christian Arroyo stole the headlines once again tonight, hitting his second home run of the season while going 1-for-4…the 21-year-old leads the PCL with a .442 batting average and leads the team with 12 runs, five more than the next closest player.

Brown is back: Catcher Trevor Brown made his first rehab appearance with the River Cats tonight, going 1-for-3 with his lone hit coming on a bloop single in the seventh inning…he also threw out a baserunner attempting to steal.

Round two: Dan Slania faced the Salt Lakes Bees for the second time this season…went five innings, giving up four runs on five hits while walking three and set a River Cats season-high with eight strikeouts.

Ryder in a groove: Third baseman Ryder Jones continued his tear since joining the team on April 16…Jones registered his first RBI tonight is now hitting .385.

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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.

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