Rainiers Make It Six

The Rainiers tied their longest winning streak of the season on Tuesday night, opening up an eight-game homestand with a walk-off 2-1 victory over Colorado Springs.

It was the sixth straight win for the Rainiers, matching a mid-April stretch. Tacoma pulled within seven games of the .500 mark, and the team gained a game on division-leading Sacramento and is now 8.5 games back in the standings. It’s progress!

The Rainiers had just one hit after eight innings against Sky Sox pitchers Yohan Flande and Chad Bettis, but because Tacoma was getting excellent pitching of its own from Jordan Pries, Stephen Kohlscheen, and Stephen Pryor it was only a 1-0 deficit.

Tacoma loaded the bases on a hit by pitch, an error, and a walk. With two outs, Ty Kelly roped a Bettis pitch over the head of the right fielder for the game-winning two-run single.

This was the first comeback win during the Rainiers streak. Tacoma never trailed during the first five games of the win streak.

The starting pitching continued its excellent run, as Pries allowed one run over 6.2 innings. Tacoma’s starter has allowed one or zero earned runs in each of the six games of the win streak.

Wednesday’s game starts at 7:05 PM – the Alaska Airlines Pregame Show begins at 6:50 on South Sound Sports 850 AM and streaming online right here. Tacoma starts LHP James Gillheeney (2-6, 5.77) against Sky Sox LHP Christian Friedrich (1-8, 7.89).

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