West Sacramento, CA - The Sacramento River Cats (63-76) saw their season-high five-game winning streak come to an end as they fell 8-1 to the the El Paso Chihuahuas (72-68) Saturday night at Raley Field.
El Paso did their damage tonight against Sacramento starter Jose Flores, touching him up for seven runs (six earned) over his five frames tonight. The Chihuahuas pushed four runs across in the third inning and added three more in the fifth. In both innings, El Paso took advantage of Sacramento errors. On the night, the River Cats failed to retire El Paso in order in any inning.
Ryan Lollis drove in the lone River Cats run, knocking in Slade Heatchott in the sixth inning, preventing the shutout. Sacramento dropped their record to 1-18 when scoring one run this season.
Game three tomorrow will feature left-hander Andrew Suarez (6-5, 3.19) for the River Cats and right-hander Tim Melville (0-0, 9.00) for the Chihuahuas. First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. (PT) and the game can be heard live online at rivercats.com and on the air on ESPN 1320.
Lollis: First baseman Ryan Lollis extended his hitting streak to four games…is hitting .571 (8-for-14) over that span with three RBI.
Duggar: Centerfielder Steven Duggar finished 2-for-5, his third two-hit game with the club…Duggar is now hitting .462 (6-for-13) against left-handed pitching this season.
Rehab Report: Left fielder Austin Slater went 1-for-3 in his second rehab appearance with the River Cats…played seven innings before being replaced by Wynton Bernard
Flores: Right-hander Jose Flores allowed a season-high six earned runs tonight…has struggled in his two starts against El Paso, allowing 10 earned runs in seven innings pitched (12.86 ERA).
Swiped: Sacramento allowed four stolen bases tonight…as a team, have allowed the second most in the league this season (111)…Flores has now caught two of 16 would-be base stealers and catcher Jeff Arnold has caught just one in 18 attempts.
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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