Sac Bee capsules 5-16

Turning Point: Both catcher Anthony Recker and designated hitter Josh Donaldson had a double in the fourth inning to put Sacramento on the board. Sacramento is now 16-18 when they were the first team to score.

Take a bow: Left-hander Josh Outman allowed just two hits on the evening, en route to a 3-2 win, his fourth consecutive this season.

Who’s hot: Michael Taylor has made his presence felt in Nashville, as the newest River Cat has had five hits in the last two games. One of his hits Monday night brought in the third run of the night, allowing Sacramento to pull out the one-run win.

Who’s not: The top-half of the order. On Monday night the River Cats’ eight hits came from Recker (batting 5th, one hit), Adrian Cardenas (6th, two), Donaldson (7th, two) and Taylor (8th, three).

Worth Noting: River Cats starter Travis Banwart earned Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week after going 1-0 with a 0.68 ERA over 13.2 innings pitched from May 9-15.

Upcoming: Tomorrow morning, River Cats RHP Guillermo Moscoso (3-2 3.13) faces Nashville Sounds RHP Josh Butler (2-2 3.90), 9:05, in Nashville.


Sacramento Bee capsules 5/5

Turning Point: Sacramento right-hander Graham Godfrey struck out five of the first six Salt Lake batters he faced en route to a 7-1win for the River Cats.

Take a bow: River Cats outfielder Matt Carson brought in three of Sacramento’s seven runs Thursday night, with two coming from a home run in the second inning that bounced off the field house roof.

Who’s hot: Sacramento’s Godfrey struck out seven while allowing just two hits in six innings. The win was his fourth of the season. Godfrey is now 4-0 with a 2.43 ERA.

Who’s not: Sacramento has been unable to go two consecutive games without an error this season. Sacramento’s defense now has 33 errors this year. Entering Thursday they were tied with the second-most errors in the Pacific Coast League.

Worth noting: The River Cats are now 5-0 on Thursdays.

Scouting Report: Sacramento opens a four-game series with Colorado Springs today. The Sky Sox were hitting .316 as a team entering Thursday’s play. Sky Sox outfielder Charlie Blackmon had 17 extra-base hits, tied for second most in the league.

Upcoming: Tonight, River Cats LHP Josh Outman (1-1, 7.32 ERA) vs. Colorado Springs LHP Josh Muecke (1-2, 4.40), 7:05, Raley Field.