Rainiers Settle For Split

The Rainiers lost the final game on Thursday in Round Rock, 5-3.

There was quite a bit of controversy surrounding the playing conditions – after over an hour of rain, the infield became unplayable but the umpires did not take control of the situation. It was a minor league moment for the men in blue – and it may have cost Tacoma the game.

For details on how it played out, click the first link down below.

Ignore Taijuan Walker‘s stats from this one – he dominated for five innings, and then the conditions got so bad he had trouble gripping the ball and they scored four runs off him.

The Rainiers ended up splitting the series 2-2 and the road trip, 4-4. The team comes home Friday for five games against Colorado Springs, who swept a twinbill from Memphis yesterday.

The Sky Sox have won three straight, but even including that they have gone 10-17 since the all-star break.

Tonight’s game is at 7:05 (Pacific), and you can hear it on South Sound Sports 850 AM, streaming right here, and available via the TuneIn app for iPads and smart phones. Tacoma starts RHP Blake Beavan (4-5, 5.53) against Colorado Springs RHP Armando Gallaraga (0-2, 7.24).

Links:

  • Here is the Rainiers game story from The News Tribune. It has details on the controversy regarding the field conditions.
  • The Mariners got ripped by Tampa, 7-1.
  • Salt Lake pulled seven games ahead of Tacoma with an 8-1 win at Albuquerque. The Bees go home and host an excellent Las Vegas club (who is still tied in first with Sacramento; both won on Thursday).

Sorry, that’s it for today, tough travel day. I’ll be back with a full post on Saturday.

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