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Fresno's Borchard hits for cycle vs. Sky Sox

By: JOE PAISLEY
May 3, 2010
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The Fresno Grizzlies skipped batting practice on Monday. It ends up they were just delaying it by a couple hours.

Grizzlies’ right fielder Joe Borchard went 5-for-6 for six RBIs and hit for the cycle as the Grizzlies rolled to a 14-4 win before 1,760 quiet fans at Security Service Field.

Borchard, who is the first Sky Sox opponent to hit for the cycle since July 1, 2004, completed the feat with a two-run homer to left as the Grizzlies collected 18 hits.

“It was on my mind a little bit,” he said of his fifth at-bat. “I was just focused on having good at-bats and I got good pitches to hit. The guys in front of me deserve credit for getting on base.”

Catcher Chris Iannetta wouldn’t mind a little of that hitting mojo rubbing off. He was demoted from the Colorado Rockies April 27 after batting .133 (4-for-30) with two RBIs on two solo home runs. After going 0-for-3 Monday, he is 4-for-17 (.235) in five games with the  Sky Sox (13-11). He clubbed two long fly balls to left that came up a few feet short of being homers.

For Iannetta, 27, little has changed besides the color of uniform.

“I felt fine before I left (the Rockies) and I feel fine now so that’s good,” Iannetta said. “I’m not going to speculate why they did what they did. I’m just going to do what I have to do.”

He can’t do much about the pitching, which showed how depleted the team was after three starters were called up last week because of Rockies’ injuries.

Sky Sox pitcher Kurt Birkins struggled in his first start. He fell behind 5-0 and wasn’t helped by two fielding errors by third baseman Travis Metcalf.

Fresno tacked on five more runs in the eighth against Edgmer Escalona, including Borchard’s home run.

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