Ex-Nut loses debut
Right-hander Greg Reynolds, the second pick overall in the 2006 draft and former Modesto Nut, made his big-league debut Sunday with the Colorado Rockies, starting and taking the loss against the San Diego Padres, who won 6-1. He allowed four runs and six hits in 5º innings, struck out one and walked two. The Rockies purchased Reynolds' contract from Triple-A Colorado Springs. To make room on the roster, left-hander Mark Redman was optioned to the Sky Sox. Reynolds, who pitched for Modesto in 2006, was removed after two innings of his start for Colorado Springs on Wednesday and his teammates congratulated him on his impending callup. Reynolds, who starred at Stanford, went 1-2 with a 4.85 ERA in 33ª innings for the Sky Sox.
Bye, Bay Meadows
A slice of horse racing history headed into its final stretch Sunday, the last day of the regular thoroughbred season at Bay Meadows. The fabled track where Seabiscuit ran to glory seven decades ago and Russell Baze became the sport's winningest jockey in 2006 is scheduled to close in September, when bulldozers will move in to make way for condominiums, offices and stores. Although 10 more days of racing are scheduled to coincide with the San Mateo County Fair in August, the 8,000 San Francisco Bay area horse racing fans who filled the Turf Club and grandstands clearly regarded Sunday's races as the end of an era. "I've been coming to the track for 34 years. There's a lot of good memories here," said Hershell Prevatt, 53, of Castro Valley. "I never thought it would come to this. I'm going to miss the atmosphere."