Memorial Day Game Today

The Rainiers play their traditional Memorial Day afternoon game today, with first pitch set for 1:35.

Sunday’s game was one of those classic PCL games that we just don’t see in Tacoma.

For those of you who attended, congratulations! You saw what fans in Colorado Springs, Reno, Las Vegas, Salt Lake, and Albuquerque see with regular frequency at their home ballparks.

El Paso beat Tacoma 14-12 in a game that featured six lead changes over the final five innings, five home runs, the Rainiers first grand slam of the season, and a ninth inning heartbreaker. All in 3 hours, 59 minutes of game play.

It’s fun (aside from the loss) for us in Tacoma to get a game like that, because it is so rare here at sea level. But in the high-elevation cities of the PCL, these types of games are fairly common.

Tacoma has had many heartbreaking losses and surprising victories in these types of games on the road over the years. You just don’t expect to see it at home.

All of the details are in the game story – first link below. Check ’em out; it was a wild game.

Crazy game or not, it was still a loss. Tacoma (21-27) needs to get things straightened out. This team has lost 14 of the last 18 games, with a number of blown leads in the late innings recently. It’s still early, yes, but the team needs to make a run to .500 in June if it is going to charge towards the division title in July and August. Might as well get started now.

Monday’s game starts at 1:35 – the Alaska Airlines Pregame Show begins at 1:20 on South Sound Sports 850 AM and streaming online right here. Tacoma starts RHP Andrew Carraway (2-3, 4.91) against El Paso RHP Matt Wisler (0-3, 13.50). Bob Robertson joins me on the air and will call the middle innings today.

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Happy Memorial Day!

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