Shaw's homer not enough in Sac's 2-1 loss

River Cats stifled by Isotopes, snap three-game win streak

Sacramento RiverCats vs Memphis Redbirds May 25,2017 at Raley Field. (Ralph Thompson)

By Evan Arnold-Gordon / Sacramento River Cats | August 20, 2017 11:02 PM

West Sacramento, CA - The Sacramento River Cats (55-72) offense managed just three hits in their 2-1 loss to the Albuquerque Isotopes (62-65) with Chris Shaw's home run the lone bright spot.

After Albuquerque tagged Sacramento starter Roberto Gomez for a run in the first inning, Shaw stepped up in the second and launched a 400-foot solo home run to even things up. The big fly was Shaw's 16th of the season, which leads the club. The River Cats were shut out from there, however, managing just two other hits and leaving three men on base. Sacramento now owns a 19-21 record in one-run games.


In game three tomorrow night, right-hander Jose Flores (1-3, 2.96) will be on the hill for Sacramento and Albuquerque will counter with left-hander Sam Howard (4-3, 3.80). First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. (PT) and the game can be heard live online at and on the air on ESPN 1320.


Postgame Notes


Shaw: Left fielder Chris Shaw has hit six home runs in 17 August games…15 of his long balls this year have come off right-handed pitchers.


Gomez: Right-hander Roberto Gomez made his 11th start today…picked off his 7th base runner of the season which leads the team…owns a 3.22 ERA (8 ER, 22.1IP) in his last four starts a …in three games against the Isotopes (two starts), has a 1.98 ERA (3 ER, 13.2 IP) and 13 strikeouts.


Gillaspie: First baseman Conor Gillaspie singled in the ninth inning to extend his hitting streak to eight games…13-for-32 (.406) over that span.


Snelten: Left-hander D.J. Snelten has thrown eight scoreless innings in four appearances against Albuquerque after tossing 2.1 innings today…his 1.96 ERA is the lowest among River Cats relievers.


Rogers: Right-hander Tyler Rogers made his 50th appearance of the year which leads the PCL…also has the fourth-lowest batting average against at .225 (56 hits, 249 at bats).


Turn Two: The River Cats turned their league-leading 138th double play…Jae-Gyun Hwang and Juniel Querecuto have both been involved in 56 double plays which leads the club.



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 For information on other events at Raley Field, visit

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