The Valley Sportsman stock cars are an endangered species – once plentiful at tracks throughout the Central Valley – and can only be found at Merced Speedway, where they will highlight Saturday night’s program.
Without ace Cassie Gasper, the Gauchos fell apart as Pacheco took advantage of 13 walks and six errors on its way to a 14-1 win in a game that was stopped after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Buster Posey accepted his 2014 Silver Slugger Award as the league’s top hitting catcher Tuesday evening and then took it and his regular bat back to the bench for a scheduled night off. His absence didn’t help a Giants lineup that, early this season, is having a difficult time mining runs.
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price apologized on Tuesday for using profanity during a pregame meeting with reporters, but says he stands by his message that media shouldn't report developments he feels would put his team at a competitive disadvantage.