Posts Tagged ‘Sacramento Rivercats’

Chris Carter Knows How To Celebrate

Monday afternoon, Chris Carter won the Texas League’s Most Valuable Player Award.  It was a well-deserved win, but one could argue that he had already received the best possible reward for his stellar play: a promotion to Triple-A Sacramento, with a September appearance in Oakland not out of the question.

So Monday night, he went out there for Sacramento and celebrated in style, crushing three homeruns and driving in seven as the River Cats beat Reno, 17-6.

Carter hit a three-run homer in the first, a solo shot in the fifth, and another three-run bomb in the ninth.  They were the first three Triple-A homeruns for the 22-year-old prospect and bumped his RBI total from five to twelve in six games.  He nearly had a chance at a fourth homerun when Sacramento batted around in the ninth, but ended the game in the on-deck circle when Tommy Everidge flied out and Aaron Cunningham grounded out.

For the season, Carter now has 27 homeruns and 108 RBI in Double- and Triple-A.

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Sacramento holds a bobble election

In yet another non Goldklang promotion, the Sacramento Rivercats will hold a bobbleelection on August 30th, 2008 to determine that city’s “choice” for 2008.  The Rivercats will distribute 1,500 total bobbles and like the others, the first to run out wins.  In the past 7 elections, Barack Obama has had a decisive margin of victory, sweeping all 7 municipalities.