Reno scored three runs in the top of the first inning, didn’t score again, yet held on for a 3-2 win over the Rainiers on Tuesday night.
Tacoma had multiple scoring opportunities that they did not cash in, making this somewhat of a frustrating loss.
Twice Tacoma had the tying runner thrown out at home plate – once by the center fielder, and once by the left fielder.
The Rainiers had a runner at third base with fewer than two outs and did not bring him home twice. Tacoma left eight runners on base in the game – not a real high total, except six of them were stranded in scoring position.
Simply stated, the Rainiers just couldn’t get a clutch hit when they needed it last night – and the two times they did, a Reno outfielder made a perfect throw to nab a runner at the plate.
Well, today is a new day and the Rainiers will try to get ’em back.
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 RHP Matt Palmer (1-4, 4.76) against Aces RHP Trevor Cahill (0-1, 4.85).
- In the Rainiers game story, Erasmo Ramirez tells The News Tribune why he was scratched from his start on Monday.
- The Mariners entire lineup went bonkers in a 13-2 pasting of the Astros on Tuesday night.
- Bob Dutton’s Mariners notebook has a bunch of good tidbits.
- Trading season is coming, so here’s an AL West preview from ESPN.
- Jeff Sullivan wrote about Taijuan Walker for Fangraphs.
- Class-A High Desert reliever Andrew Kittredge (a UW product) struck out five batters in one inning.
- First place Sacramento bumped the Rainiers a game farther back in the standings when Jake Elmore walked off Fresno with an RBI single in the ninth. Tacoma is 9.5 games out.
- Noah Syndergaard got lit up, but Las Vegas staged a comeback and beat Salt Lake in the 10th inning on Josh Satin’s hit, 9-8. Matt den Dekker had a strange experience involving a horse and carriage.
- I can’t believe this since we didn’t see a single cloud in the sky down there last weekend, but El Paso’s game against visiting Albuquerque was rained out last night. For some reason they are playing a normal doubleheader today – not a day/night split doubleheader. Huh.
- Brett Jackson had two big games to help Iowa sweep a doubleheader from Omaha. He had a six RBI day, including a walk-off home run in game two.
- Colorado Springs picked up a 9-7 win over Oklahoma City as Juan Nicasio tried to get back on track.
- Nashville ‘pulled a Mariners’ and scored seven runs in the sixth inning of an 8-5 win over Memphis.
- Kyle Jensen homered in the 11th inning to give New Orleans an 8-7 victory over Round Rock.
It’s another beautiful day for baseball – we’re on a roll with the weather right now.