A Split On The Road; Rainiers Home Tonight

The Rainiers completed the eight-game Nevada road trip with an 8-4 win over the Las Vegas 51s on Thursday night, salvaging a 4-4 record on the journey. Tacoma split four-game series in both Reno and Vegas.

David Winfree continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three runs batted in. Winfree has a nine-game hitting streak, going 18-for-38 during the streak. He’s also hit six home runs in his last 12 games.

Hitting streaks are all the rage right now – Winfree’s isn’t even the longest on the team. Mike Carp and Matt Mangini each have 12-game streaks, and Eliezer Alfonzo has hit safely in seven straight games.

Starting pitcher Luke French earned the win for the Rainiers. French pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just two earned runs while picking up his league-leading 11th win (French is tied with Eric Hacker of Fresno for the league lead).

The Rainiers return home tonight to open a brief four-game homestand with the Sacramento River Cats in town. Tonight’s game is at 7:00, and it’s Friday Night Fireworks. The Rainiers will start the big kid tonight – RHP Michael Pineda (3-0, 4.03) takes the hill. Sacramento starts its ace, RHP Clayton Mortensen (10-3, 3.75). It will also be the home debut of Dustin Ackley. If you can’t make it to the park, we’ll have the broadcast on 850 AM and streaming via www.tacomarainiers.com.

Some quick morning links from the Las Vegas airport:

Gotta split – don’t want to miss my flight home!

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2 Responses to A Split On The Road; Rainiers Home Tonight

  1. JimO says:

    we bought tickets tonight to see Pineda at will call. Drove around and parked a long ways away due to closed lots. then we saw the abysmally long will-call line which was not moving. Would have missed half the game before getting in.
    Instead we went to dinner and squandered the tickets we paid for.
    moral of the story–don’t go on Fridays. very ticked off and vented on several Rainier staff.

    • Michael says:

      I go on friday but I get their around 3:30pm to go get away team autograph from players, their no problem for parking or tickets when I go on fridays, You just have to learn to get their earlier..

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