Sacramento Photo Gallery: New Guys Shine
DiNardo had a strong Sacramento debut.
DiNardo had a strong Sacramento debut.
Posted May 1, 2008

SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento River Cats relied on a pair of newcomers to beat the Omaha Royals on Wednesday afternoon at Raley Field. Lenny DiNardo pitched six scoreless innings and Joe Gaetti homered and had three hits in the Sacramento 4-1 win.

All photos by James Venes/

Lenny DiNardo got the start, his first since being sent down to Triple-A from the big leagues. He allowed only three hits and no walks in six innings of shut-out baseball.

Joe Gaetti, just promoted from Double-A Midland, homered in his first at-bat as a River Cat. He went 3-4 with seven total bases and two RBIs in his debut.

Tyler Lumsden got the start for Omaha. He allowed four runs in six innings and was stuck with the loss.

Nick Blasi makes contact on a single in the second inning. He went 3-4 with a run scored and brought his average up to .225.

Former Oakland A's top prospect Angel Berroa was at second for Omaha.

Danny Putnam unsuccessfully dives for a ball in the first inning that went for a double. He would later make a nice diving catch.

Landon Powell hits a ground-out. He would later homer, his fourth of the season.

First baseman Casey Rogowski makes the stretch.

Third baseman Jeff Baisley camps under a pop-up.

Shortstop Mike Aviles makes a leaping throw to get Baisley at first.

Brad Salmon threw two scoreless innings of relief for Omaha.

Ryan Shealy circles the bases after his solo homer off of Jeff Gray in the seventh. It would be Omaha's only run.

Blasi celebrates with Brad Ziegler after Ziegler threw the final 1.1 innings to earn the save.

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