Pivotal Game Three

A quick Saturday update on the PCL playoff games of Friday night, going into which each series was tied after two games.

In the Pacific Conference, the series moved to high-elevation Reno and the Aces out-slugged Sacramento, 11-7. This is the game that Dan Straily was supposed to start – but he was called up by Oakland to replace the tragically injured Brandon McCarthy, and fill-in starter Travis Banwart was roughed up.

The Reno newspaper has a column about the Aces trying to knock out “the Yankees of the PCL,” Sacramento. They are one win away. As Rainiers fans, we’re pretty torn on this series, aren’t we? Is there any way both teams can lose?

Omaha moved out in front in the American Conference, claiming a 7-4 win at Albuquerque. Reports are limited because there was a two-hour rain delay before first pitch and the game didn’t end until 12:41 AM local time!

From what little we have, it sounds like the delay caused some sloppy play and Omaha moved out to an early 5-0 lead and held on for the win. Nathan Adcock had a strong start for Omaha, pitching into the seventh and allowing one run. We do have a brief preview of game four – with a note that the Dodgers called up a key Albuquerque player.

Here are some dinner plans for your Saturday night: head to Cheney Stadium for D.I.N.E.

Six of the most popular food trucks from The Moveable Feast will be parked on the infield, there will be $5 microbrews available, and live bands. I’m told college football will be shown on the video board.

It costs ten bucks to get in – that includes parking. This is for the 21-and-over crowd, no kids allowed.

Have fun!

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