Sunday, May 24th, 2009 at 10:36 pm in Uncategorized.
Great weekend for Triple-A Sacramento. The River Cats went into Omaha — Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals — and outscored the Royals 21-9 in winning three games and pushing their Pacific Coast League-best mark to 26-17. Among the highlights:
— Catcher Eric Munson, the classic definition of a 4-A player, hit a grand slam to highlight a six-run eighth in a 12-4 win Sunday, Sacramento’s 11th win in 13 games.
— Dana Eveland finally looked like a pitcher in a 5-2, 12-inning win on Saturday. Nothing to get too excited about as far as I’m concerned. Blind squirrels find acorns now and then.
— Daric Barton, whose days as a hot prospect are over, had an RBI double in the 12th on Saturday. He is 10-for-40 in his past 10 days, and to give you an idea of how far Barton has fallen, that qualifies as a hot streak.
— Vinny Mazzaro was awesome on Friday. Eight innings, one run. Mazzaro has allowed only one earned run over 21 2/3 innings in his past three starts.
— Travis Banwart moved to 5-1 with five solid innings before a rain delay wiped out his day in an 11-5 victory over Corpus Christi. Here are Banwart’s game-by-game totals.
— Arnold Leon is back on the disabled list. He has had all sorts of ailments since having his contract purchased out of the Mexican League last season.