River Cats With Walk-Off Win Over Isotopes
Sacramento With 1/2 Game Lead In Standings
The Sacramento River Cats defeated the Albuquerque Isotopes on Monday night in walk-off fashion. The River Cats took over first place by a half game in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Northern Division over the Fresno Grizzlies with the 5-4 win.
Kevin Correia started the game for Sacramento and pitched well until the sixth inning. The former major league starter was relatively cruising along until a rough sixth inning chased him and put him on the hook for a loss. Curtis Partch came in for Correia and was treated poorly as he served up a home run to Isotopes Angelys Nina, who was the first batter he faced.
Things would calm down for the River Cats after that inning. They were able to scratch two runs across in the bottom of the sixth, and Partch set them down in order in the seventh, keeping Sacramento in a position to possibly comeback.
Carlos Truinfel’s RBI single in the eighth off of ‘Topes Justin Miller tied the game at 4-4, setting the game up for a dramatic finish.
Mike Broadway came in to pitch the ninth inning for the River Cats and struck out the side as the pitching staff did their part and left it up to the offense. After Ehire Adrianza worked a walk to lead off the bottom of the ninth, Juan Perez drove him in with his game-winning RBI double off Rex Brothers.
With the win the River Cats are 17-15 on the season, and are 5-5 in their last 10. They head out for an eight-game road trip with stops in Las Vegas and Albuquerque, before returning home on the 21st against Memphis. As for the Isotopes, the loss brings their season record to 13-19 which is good for third place in the Pacific Southern Division. The Isotopes are 4-6 in their last 10 games and return home for eight games against Fresno and Albuquerque.
Hunter Pence played in his third rehab game for Sacramento as he works his way back to the major leagues.