River Cats fall to Isotopes earlier than break

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WEST SACRAMENTO — One run appeared to be sufficient for the Sacramento River Cats.

But the visiting Albuquerque Isotopes flexed their muscular tissues in Saturday’s recreation at Sutter Health Park.

That led to the Isotopes shortly erasing a River Cats lead and posted a 5-1 victory in a Pacific Coast League recreation in entrance of seven,955 followers.

Sacramento (40-50) entered the All-Star break with back-to-back losses to Alburquerque (42-48), which posted a 7-5 win on a Sunday afternoon recreation.

In Saturday’s recreation that lasted 2 hours and 47 minutes, the River Cats scored their first and solely run in the underside of the second inning. Wyatt Mathisen walked. Then he touched residence plate when teammate Arquimedes Gamboa doubled to the left subject nook, which gave Sacramento a 1-0 lead.

The River Cats and Isotopes went scoreless till the highest of the fifth inning. That is when Alburquerque took a 2-1 lead.

One large hit was what gave the Isotopes the lead for good. Leadoff hitter Wynton Bernard, a former River Cat participant, smacked a two-run homer over the right-center subject fence. Taylor Snyder singled to left subject with two outs earlier than Bernard’s dinger.

The Isotopes elevated their result in 3-1 in the highest of the sixth inning when Elehuris Montero tripled and scored on Carlos Perez’s single to left subject.

Doubles in the highest of the seventh and ninth inning led to the Isotopes’ closing runs of the sport.

Sacramento solely had 5 hits in the sport. Gamboa, together with designated hitter Donovan Walton, Willie Calhoun, Jason Krizan and Jhonny Pereda, had successful every.

The River Cats had been issued six walks, which included a mixed 4 within the second and third innings.

The Isotopes completed with 12 hits.

River Cats first baseman Jason Krizan prolonged his on-base streak to 14 and hitting streak to seven with a single in the primary inning.

The River Cats left 11 runners on the bases. The Isotopes stranded eight on the bottom paths.

Sacramento returns to motion on Friday. From that day by way of Sunday, July 31, the River Cats will play their video games on the street. Friday’s recreation has the River Cats taking part in a three-game sequence on the Oklahoma City Dodgers, which concludes on Sunday.

The River Cats take Monday off. Then play a five-game sequence on the Round Rock Express.

— Contact Mike Bush at mike@davisenterprise.internet. Follow on Twitter: @MBDavisSports.

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