Tonight we welcome legendary Pacific Northwest sports announcer Bob Robertson back into the broadcast booth, and he will be joining me on the call of the Rainiers game against Salt Lake tonight.
Robertson is the longtime voice of Washington State football and is a member of the College Football Hall Of Fame. Robertson has broadcast Pacific Coast League baseball on both radio and television since the early 1960s.
This will be the third straight year that Robertson has joined the broadcast for Monday home games. We’ll chat during the game, and he will provide the play-by-play of inning 4-through-6.
Give him a listen, Bob is great!
Tacoma lost to Salt Lake on Sunday afternoon, 3-1. The Rainiers had pretty solid pitching yesterday, but the offense was limited to just four singles.
Tacoma has lost four straight games and is under .500 for the first time this season. The Rainiers are 5-6 and need a win tonight in order to avoid being swept.
Tonight’s game is at 6:05. Tacoma starts RHP Andrew Carraway (0-1, 5.91) against Salt Lake RHP Barry Enright (1-0, 3.97). The broadcast is on South Sound Sports 850 AM and streaming online right here.
- John McGrath wrote the Rainiers game story for The News Tribune.
- Danny Hultzen garnered a mention in this Baseball America prospect notebook.
- Double-A shortstop Brad Miller is John Sickels’ prospect of the day.
- Dave Cameron has a thoughtful post about Mike Zunino.
- The Mariners beat the Rangers, earning a split of the four-game series. Brandon Maurer picked up his first major league win, and his teammates showered him with… ketchup?
- Seattle is the last team in the major leagues to get a day off. Their first one is today.
- Larry Stone warns us that he is coming to Tacoma tonight in his minor league report. Better get some cup holders for the press box, Spradling.
- In the PCL, Sacramento knocked 21 hits in a 22-6 win at Reno. The Aces used shortstop Taylor Harbin on the mound for the final 2.1 innings.
- Las Vegas topped Colorado Springs in the 11th inning. You better catch Vegas ace Zack Wheeler while you can, says the Review-Journal.
- New Sky Sox manager Glenallen Hill brings some personality to the clubhouse.
- Tucson outfielder Cody Decker has converted to catcher, and this story details the process.
- Omaha catcher Brett Hayes had four hits, two homers, and seven RBI in a 11-2 win over Nashville.
- Round Rock edged New Orleans, 2-1.
- Oklahoma City got wiped out by Memphis yesterday, but the RedHawks have a heavy hitter in their lineup in Brandon Laird.
- In El Paso they tore down City Hall so they could build the new ballpark.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families in Boston.