Arroyo homer highlights River Cats loss

BOX SCORES: SAC / RIC / SJ / AUG

Christian Arroyo hasn't struck out since April 10. In the seven games since, the Sacramento River Cats infielder has gone 11-for-29 with two home runs, a double, and two walks. One of those dingers came in Tuesday night's 8-2 loss at home against Salt Lake. It was a low line drive hit to the opposite field that would certainly be a single/double off the wall at AT&T Park — depending on how effectively the opposing right-fielder plays the ricochet off the bricks.

He now owns an 11-game hitting streak, alongside hot numbers like a 1.129 OPS and a 212 wRC+, which are fifth and third best in the Pacific Coast League, respectively.

OTHER NOTES

— We're talking about Ryder Jones for the third straight day now, and that excites me. The third baseman recorded his third double in as many games since returning from the disabled list.

Bryan Reynolds has a stellar batting average/on-base percentage combo through his first nine games in the California League, though the switch-hitting outfielder has limited the majority of his hits to singles (three on Tuesday night) thus far, which is how he's kept his ISO so low at a mere 100. Reynolds finished his debut season at 171 ISO, playing in the generally unfriendly hitting leagues of the Northwest and South Atlantic. Surely Reynolds will pick up the slugging pace soon.

— Two players have had sneaky-good starts to their 2017 seasons and are in need of recognition. Flying Squirrels infielder Brandon Bednar is batting .359 through his first 45 plate appearances thanks to 14 singles. He's still looking for his first extra-base hit, while River Cats outfielder Carlos Moncrief is OPS-ing .990 in 31 plate appearances. Moncrief drew three walks in Tuesday night's contest and stole a bag.

— The slump of Hunter Cole continues to sink deeper. He's now 3-for-38 (.079) with 13 strikeouts after an 0-for-4 showing Tuesday in Richmond. 

TOMORROW'S STARTERS

TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP

  1. Tyler Beede: DNP
  2. Christian Arroyo: 1-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI
  3. Bryan Reynolds: 3-for-4, R, SO
  4. Steven Duggar: DNP
  5. Chris Shaw: 0-for-4, SO
  6. Sandro Fabian: 0-for-2, SO
  7. Heath Quinn: DNP
  8. Joan Gregorio: DNP
  9. Jordan Johnson: 7 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
  10. Andrew Suarez: DNP
  11. Ty Blach: DNP
  12. Steven Okert: DNP
  13. Sam Coonrod: DNP
  14. Matt Krook: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 5 K
  15. Aramis Garcia: 1-for-4, R, 2B, RBI, 2 SO
  16. C.J. Hinojosa: DNP
  17. Reyes Moronta: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  18. Rodolfo Martinez: DNP
  19. Austin Slater: 0-for-4
  20. Kelvin Beltre: 2-for-2, 3B, 2 RBI, BB
  21. Dan Slania: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 8 K
  22. Cory Taylor: DNP
  23. Chris Stratton: DNP
  24. Chase Johnson: DNP
  25. Jalen Miller: 0-for-3, BB, SO, CS
  26. Melvin Adon: DNP
  27. Garrett Williams: DNP
  28. Dylan Davis: DNP
  29. Ryder Jones: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, SO
  30. Hunter Cole: 0-for-4, SO

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