Another season has gone by without a series victory in Reno for Tacoma.
After winning the first two games of the four-game set, Tacoma had a golden opportunity to take their first-ever road series in Reno.
But Reno salvaged a split, winning 7-1 on Saturday before taking a rain-shortened 7-4 decision on Sunday.
Sunday’s was a tough one for Tacoma: the Rainiers scored four runs in the top of the first inning, only to see Reno score seven unanswered runs over the first four innings.
The rain started coming down in the fifth inning and it did not let up. After the seventh inning, the umpires called for the tarp. An hour and 41 minutes later, they called the game.
So Tacoma splits in Reno, and finished the season-series against Reno with a 7-9 record.
The Rainiers remained 8.5 games behind first-place Sacramento, but were bounced back into the cellar by Fresno. The Grizzlies have won three straight and claimed third place, 7.5 games back. Second-place Reno is 4.5 games out.
Now Tacoma comes home for a 10-game, eight-day homestand. Las Vegas arrives for the first five games, and they are in first place in the Pacific-South with a comfortable nine-game lead over El Paso.
Monday’s game starts at 7:05 PM (Pacific) – the Alaska Airlines Pregame Show begins at 6:50 on South Sound Sports 850 AM and streaming online right here. Tacoma starts LHP James Gillheeney (3-7, 5.66) against Las Vegas LHP Darin Gorski (2-3, 5.10).
- We start with the Rainiers game story from The News Tribune.
- The Mariners took a tough 6-5 loss in Anaheim yesterday, when the Angels scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
- Here’s Bob Dutton’s Mariners notebook.
- Albuquerque handed Sacramento its third straight loss yesterday, 7-6.
- Salt Lake’s Caleb Clay pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout against Las Vegas yesterday.
- A rested Chris Heston helped Fresno shut out El Paso, 6-0.
- Hot-hitting Austin Wates helped Oklahoma City beat Nashville, 7-5.
- Omaha’s John Lamb pitched well in a 9-2 win over New Orleans.
- Instead of getting shut out, Colorado Springs pitched a shutout and beat Memphis, 4-0.
- Round Rock knocked off Iowa in the 12th inning, 4-3. Each team scored a run in the 11th, too.
That’s it for today – we’re travelling home!