Raley Field patrons will notice traffic flow improvements around the ballpark as the River Cats return to Sacramento for a four-game homestand beginning Friday, July 22, against the Reno Aces (Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks). Tower Bridge Gateway, which has been closed since the beginning of the season, is now completely open for both east and west bound traffic to and from the Tower Bridge. Fans using this route are encouraged to park in Lots G and H and take the pedestrian walkway on 5th Street. On all remaining Saturday games, and for the Sugarland concert on August 25, Lots R1 and R2 are also open for easy access to the ballpark via the 5th Street pedestrian walkway.
Moscoso on the mound: River Cats pitcher Guillermo Moscoso returns to the mound for Sacramento tonight to face the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. In eight starts and 10 appearances with Oakland this season, Moscosco posted a record of 3-4 with an ERA of 2.16. With Sacramento, Moscoso is 3-2 with an ERA of 4.02. He has started against the Grizzlies just once before in his career (August 9, 2009), where he shut them down. The right-hander pitched 6.1 innings, and allowed just one earned run and struck out three. Double time: The River Cats won both games of a doubleheader against the division rival Las Vegas 51s on Saturday. The River Cats combined for 18 runs, while Las Ve
Rivalries form in many ways. Many times it's a regional battle. Other times there is bad blood between teams and tensions run high. With the River Cats, all those factors come into play against the Fresno Grizzlies and Reno Aces. The Grizzlies visit Sacramento from July 14-17, while the Aces come to town July 22-25. Fresno, the River Cats' South Division rivals and Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, seeks revenge in the Highway 99 Showdown. While Sacramento has won nine division titles since 2000, Fresno is without a crown. The River Cats own a 110-73 all-time record against the Grizzlies. To top it off, last season the River Cats overcame a 12.5-game deficit to the Grizzli
The River Cats will return home this Saturday to face the Reno Aces, who are managed by former Giants and Dodgers start Brett Butler. After a day off, Sacramento then welcomes the Tucson Padres to town for Independence day Weekend. Here are notes entering the series. Extra comfort: Sacramento improved to 4-0 in extra-innings games with a 4-3 win Tuesday night. Last season, the River Cats went 5-2 in extra-inning games, and in 2009 Sacramento was 15-4. This gives the River Cats an astonishing 24-6 record in extra innings over the last three seasons. Dig Doug: In his first start with Sacramento, Doug Mathis looked strong Tuesday night against Tucson. The right-hander tossed 6.0 innings, a
Parrotheads and River Cats fans won’t want to miss a fun-filled night on Saturday, June 18, as the Cats take on the Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A affiliate of the World Champion San Francisco Giants) at 7:05 p.m. and pay tribute to Jimmy Buffett with Fin Fest! Buffett cover band Garratt Wilkin and the Parrotheads will liven up the afternoon (event is from 4:30-7 p.m.) while fans don Hawaiian shirts and enjoy cheeseburgers and margaritas. Entry to the Block Party is free with a game ticket. Don’t forget to stay after the game to view the Sutter Health fireworks show. Disclosure: Nick Lozito works in the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations Department.