Sacramento outfielder Brandon Moss reached the 1,000th minor-league hit in Thursdays 5-1 victory over the Padres. The top of the first inning proved eventful as the Padres' first batter, left fielder Daniel Robertson, was hit by the pitcher in the left shoulder. Second baseman Everth Cabrera was out after lining out to River Cats short stop Adam Rosales. Right fielder Sawyer Carroll hit a fly into a double play, which was caught by right fielder River Cats' Jermaine Mitchell. He then threw to first baseman Chris Carter taking Padres' Robertson out on first. The River Cats also started off with a bang in the bottom of the first as their first hitter, right fielder Jermaine Mitchell, hit a
The River Cats lost to the Tacoma Rainiers 2-1 in final inning of Wednesday’s 10-inning game. This was the second game in the River Cats four-game series against the Rainiers. The River Cats won the previous game Tuesday 5-1. The sun shone off and on through the partially cloudy sky, and the 68-degree temperature made the stadium a comfortable place to sit and watch the game. Fans were smiling and cheering the entire time. The first inning appeared promising for the River Cats after Rainier shortstop Carlos Triunfel’s interference at bat caused the first out of the game. The interference also sent center fielder Trayvon Robinson back to first after his attempt to steal second and third.
Finders seekers! Here's our second East Sacramento Preservation's ‘Where in the Neighborhood Is This?’ If you can find this spot in East Sacramento you’ll win a free yogurt from HeavenLys Yogurt in East Sacramento. You must tell where it’s located and why it's there. Place your best guess in the comments section of the East Sacramento Preservation web site. First correct entry wins the prize. All Sacramentans are welcome to try. The location is in the traditional boundary of East Sacramento. Pull out your binoculars and hit the road. It’s out there somewhere!
The Sacramento River Cats played a memorable game Thursday night at Raley Field with two home runs and no runs from the New Orleans Zephyrs until the fifth inning. Despite losing the first game of the series against the Zephyrs on May 23, it was the third win for the River Cats this week. Michael Taylor (LF) scored his first home run of the season during the second inning and Josh Donaldson (C) hit one in the bottom of the seventh. With 6,111 people in attendance, the crowd had high energy and enthusiasm, with children yelling “Dinger! Dinger!” and KISS fans singing “I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night.” There were several mistakes made by the Zephyrs that kept the River Cats in the lead t
God may not play dice, but young adults in Sacramento do. An increasingly common site at parties, concerts and anywhere else lively friends gather is a small group leaning in at the circle they have created, usually accompanied by whoops and laughter, as someone is always winning in dice. all-about-dice.com cites dice as the oldest known gaming instrument on earth, having existed with the Native Americans and also imported to the United States with almost every other ethnicity. Playing or gambling with dice as the only object in the game is growing in popularity, almost always with several crumpled $1 bills piled alongside. As a social 23-year-old college student, I see my fair share o
Finders seekers! We’re calling all sleuths to our first East Sacramento Preservation's ‘Where in the Neighborhood Is This?’ If you can find this spot in East Sacramento you’ll win a $10.00 gift certificate to HeavenLys Yogurt. You must tell where it’s located and what it stands for. Place your best guess in the comments section of the East Sacramento Preservation web site. First correct entry wins the prize. All Sacramentans are welcome to try. The location is in the traditional boundary of East Sacramento. Pull out your magnifying glasses and hit the road. It’s out there somewhere!
Every week, the Bergman family heads to Carmichael Park to do battle. Going by names such as “Link” and “Lord Collin the Red,” the Bergmans assemble with their swords, shields and spells in a real-life role-playing game. “Amtgard is a live-action role-playing game based in Medieval fantasy,” said 42-year-old Marcus Bergman, who goes by the name Lord Collin the Red. Marcus Bergman, wife Teresa and son Charles are all a part of Clan MacAbee and the Barony of Thor’s Refuge – Sacramento’s chapter of the worldwide organization, which was founded in 1983. Members choose their names in many ways, including references to legends, video games and personal preference, and some get their names giv
For the first six innings of Tuesday night’s ballgame, the Sacramento River Cats managed just one hit. As it turned out, all they needed to get their offense going was to face a different pitcher. A crowd of nearly 10,600 watched as Las Vegas 51s starting pitcher Scott Richmond had a strong outing, striking out seven River Cats batters. His only blemish was a base hit by Travis Buck in the third inning. Hits were difficult to come by all night, and both teams left 10 runners on base. The River Cats did get on the scoreboard, but their four-game winning streak was halted by a 4-2 loss to the 51s in the second game of the four game series. River Cats starter Bobby Cramer did well in his f
The Sacramento River Cats welcomed the Salt Lake Bees to Raley Field on Friday night by scoring 16 runs and posting a season-high 19 hits against their visitors. Fresh off a four-game sweep of the Reno Aces, the River Cats remained hot and pulled to within one game of .500. The offense for the River Cats followed a strong performance by their starting pitcher Graham Godfrey. Godfrey completed the first four innings without giving up a hit or a walk while the River Cats began their offensive onslaught in the bottom of the fourth inning. They carried their momentum into the fifth against Bees starting pitcher Tim Kiely, who made his triple-A debut at Raley Field but lasted just four and two