We had another game rained out on Saturday night, and this one turned out to be a no-brainer.
The teams waited for an hour after the scheduled 5:05 start time, but instead of clearing up the rain just came down harder and harder. There was no choice but to postpone the game, and play two today.
Throwback Weekend will carry on. Tacoma will wear the 1990s-era Rainiers jerseys in the first game of the doubleheader, and the 1980s-era Tacoma Tigers jerseys in game two. We gave away the Jay Buhner shirseys yesterday; today the first 1,500 get a snapback Tacoma Tigers hat.
Sunday’s DH starts at 1:35 – the Alaska Airlines Pregame Show begins at 12:50 on South Sound Sports 850 AM and streaming online right here. Tacoma starts RHP Mark Rogers (1-0, 2.25) against Las Vegas LHP Dana Eveland (2-1, 4.29) in the first game, and RHP Andrew Carraway (2-1, 3.80) against RHP Rafael Montero (3-1, 4.31) in game two. There is a chance that Vegas will flip-flop Eveland and Montero.
- Yup, we got rained out.
- My Minor League Report for The News Tribune looks at new Rainiers outfielder Jabari Blash, and some prospect news from the PCL.
- Bob Dutton’s Mariners notebook looks at the Abraham Almonte situation in Seattle.
- John McGrath is waiting to see Robinson Cano, Superstar.
- The Mariners hung on for a wild 9-8 victory in Houston on Saturday. Hisashi Iwakuma pitched well in his 2014 debut.
- Ryan Divish posted his power rankings.
- In the PCL, we had a… no, that can’t be right. Let me do some checking.
- Salt Lake topped Reno 6-5 on Roberto Lopez‘s RBI single in the eighth inning. First baseman Mike Jacobs provides veteran leadership for the Aces.
- Former Rainiers catcher Adam Moore was one of three Chihuahuas to homer in an 8-5 win over Sacramento.
- Out in the Springs, the Sky… nope. That’s got to be some sort of mistake.
- Fresno is playing well, and they won their seventh in a row in Albuquerque last night, 6-4. The story focuses on Isotopes outfielder Mike Baxter.
- Johnny Giavotella hit a pair of key doubles to help Omaha knock off Oklahoma City, 4-2.
- Seriously, Colorado Springs Gazette. It’s not April Fool’s Day, is it?
- New Orleans rode a three-run homer by Kyle Jensen to a 5-1 win at Round Rock.
- Nashville keeps getting good pitching, and keeps winning.
- OK, apparently this is real, but I still don’t believe it. Colorado Springs beat Memphis in the first 1-0 home win at Colorado Springs since 1996.
- Speaking of the Sky Sox, here’s an excellent feature on pitcher Tyler Matzek, who has regained his status as a big league prospect.
- Buster Olney’s column for ESPN Insiders leads off with an item about Memphis outfielder Oscar Taveras. He won’t be in the PCL much longer.
Let’s play two!