Fresno Evens Series

The Fresno Grizzlies pitching staff silenced Tacoma’s bats on Saturday night, limiting the Rainiers to just four hits in a 5-1 Fresno win.

Jesus Montero had two of the hits. He singled in his first two at-bats, which gave him nine straight hits going back to Tuesday. You read that correctly: he was 9-for-9. The streak ended with a strikeout against Jason Berken in the sixth inning.

The PCL record for most consecutive hits is 12. It has been done two times, most recently by Ted Beard of the Hollywood Stars in 1953.

Tacoma can win the three-game series with a victory tonight.

After tonight’s game, the Rainiers will take a nap before rising at 3:30 AM to take an I-can’t-believe-it’s-a-direct-flight from Fresno to Salt Lake City. I don’t mind waking up at 3:30 AM if we are actually getting a direct flight from Fresno to another PCL city – that’s a real rarity.

Sunday’s game starts at 6:05 PM – the Alaska Airlines Pregame Show begins at 5:50 on South Sound Sports 850 AM and streaming online right here. Tacoma starts RHP Erasmo Ramirez (1-4, 4.54) against Fresno LHP Mike Kickham (6-5, 3.46).

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That’s it for today – time to go to the park and see if the Rainiers can win this series.

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