Rainiers Rake In Return To Tacoma

The Rainiers announced their presence with authority last night, letting everybody know they are back in town by banging out an 11-0 win over visiting Reno.

Matt Palmer and Chance Ruffin combined to hurl a five-hit shutout. The offense roped 15 hits, including five doubles and a homer. Tacoma scored two runs in the first inning, added another run in the second, and blew the doors off the game with a six-run fifth.

It was a terrific start to the 13-game homestand, as all kinds of hitters who had been struggling recently had big games: Abraham Almonte was 3-for-5, Ty Kelly went 3-for-5 with two doubles, Jesus Montero launched his first home run since April 30, and Leury Bonilla cracked three doubles and drove in three runs.

The victory came against a Reno team that had been piling up runs while winning eight of its last ten games. Now we’ll see if the Rainiers can shut them down again tonight.

Tuesday’s game starts at 6:05 – the Alaska Airlines Pregame Show begins at 5:50 on South Sound Sports 850 AM and streaming online right here. Tacoma starts LHP James Gillheeney (1-3, 7.88) against Reno RHP Zeke Spruill (1-1, 6.04).

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Early game coming on Wednesday at 11:35 AM – start preparing yourself now!

One Response to Rainiers Rake In Return To Tacoma

  1. Jeff says:

    I believe the manager you spoke of on the radio last night whom Tom Kelly replaced was Del Wilber. He also managed the Spokane Indians; I think Roy Howell played for him.

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