Please No, Not Another Streak!

One day after ending Tacoma’s 14-game Aces Ballpark exclusive losing streak, the Rainiers went out and… lost to Reno, 8-4.

This better not be the start of another awful Reno streak.

Tacoma scored four runs on six straight hits to open the third inning, taking a 4-0 lead. After that, the Rainiers had one baserunner for the remainder of the game.

The Rainiers are still in second place, but they now trail first-place Colorado Spring by 1.5 games. Tacoma travels to the Springs on Tuesday to see the Sky Sox for the first time this year.

We have a big-time roster shake-up today, as the Mariners continue to try to solve problems at the major league level. Here’s what I know so far:

The Mariners have called up Nick Franklin and Hector Noesi. Dustin Ackley and Lucas Luetge were optioned to Tacoma.

Jimmy Gillheeney was sent to Double-A Jackson, and Forrest Snow has come up from Jackson to Tacoma.

One game remains in Reno and the Rainiers can get a series split with a win. As I type this, I don’t know who is starting for either team. Noesi got called up by Seattle, and Reno starter Tyler Skaggs got called up because the Diamondbacks need him in a doubleheader today. It looks like both Tacoma and Reno are having bullpen days.

Today’s game is at 1:05, and you can hear it on South Sound Sports 850 AM, or streaming online right here.


  • I wrote the Rainiers game story for The News Tribune, but it did not get posted to the newspaper’s website. You gotta buy a paper to read my stuff!
  • The Mariners eight-game losing streak came to an end yesterday, with a 13-inning win over Texas. Yoervis Medina got some big outs.
  • In the PCL, Colorado Springs topped Fresno, 8-6. The Sky Sox go for a sweep today.
  • Josh Satin homered and the Las Vegas 51s beat Salt Lake, 13-9. That’s the first story I have read that included a player’s SAT score.
  • Tyler Skaggs is starting in the majors instead of in Reno.
  • Good story from Colorado Springs on Fresno pitching coach and friend-of-the-blog Pat Rice.
  • Iowa swept a doubleheader from Oklahoma City.
  • New Orleans put down Omaha, 5-1.
  • Khris Davis had three hits and Nashville defeated Albuquerque.

Have a great Memorial Day holiday, and take a moment to remember what it is all about.


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