Big Show Update (July 7)

Big Night for Josh Donaldson as he proved to be a difference maker for Sacramento and snapped an ugly hitting drought:

Josh Donaldson was in a 1-for-20 slump when he stepped to the plate in the top of the seventh.

The River Cats catcher had been dropped to eighth in the batting order Tuesday night, and was showing no signs of getting on track with a double play, an inning-ending groundout and a swinging strikeout in his first three at-bats.

But as has been the case with Sacramento against the Reno Aces this season, Donaldson found the right time to come through. The 24-year-old prospect smashed a two-run home run in the seventh to bring Sacramento within a run and another two-run blast in the eighth as Sacramento rallied for a 14-13 road victory.

Not a good go round for Paul Burnside, making his first start for Great Falls. Billings ripped him for 4 runs in 4 innings. Other than that, pretty quiet night all around (and a forgettable night by Josh Sullivan and the Tri-City Dust Devils


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