The Rainiers made it four straight wins with an 8-2 victory in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
The game was much closer than the final score indicates – it was 5-2 for the majority of it, and Danny Farquhar escaped a big jam in the bottom of the eighth before Tacoma scored three insurance runs in the top of the ninth to seal it up.
Jeremy Bonderman earned is first win of the season – and his first since 2010. He lasted six innings, allowing two runs (both on solo home runs). It was the best outing of his comeback bid so far.
Tacoma has had back-to-back high-quality starting pitching performances in a very tough place to pitch. Another one today should lead to a sweep of the four-game series.
The final game of the road trip is at 12:05 today, when LHP James Paxton (1-2, 6.61) faces RHP Chris Schwinden (2-2, 6.75). Catch the broadcast on 850 AM or streaming right here.
- Here is the Rainiers game story from The News Tribune.
- Felix tossed a gem and the Mariners beat the Angels, 3-2.
- Larry Stone’s Sunday baseball package has a column on if it is too late for the young Mariners position players, a notebook, and power rankings.
Sorry for the paucity of links, these 12:05 games in Las Vegas come earlier than the 12:05 games everywhere else.