The Sacramento River Cats were bested by seven-year Major League veteran Chris Rusin in Monday night’s series opener with the Albuquerque Isotopes (54-72) by a final score of 4-1.
The Albuquerque left-hander tossed 7.2 innings of one-run ball, holding the River Cats to just five hits. Right fielder Mike Gerber, though, kept his torrid pace while facing Isotopes pitching in 2019. With a double and a home run on Monday night, Gerber now has 26 hits in 13 games against Albuquerque this season, including five doubles, a triple, and nine home runs.
Gerber’s seventh-inning long ball put him at 64 extra-base hits on the season, which broke a franchise record previously set back in the club’s inaugural season when Jose Ortiz totaled 63.