No Comeback In Salt Lake City (This Time)

I thought the Rainiers were going to do it again.

After back-to-back come-from-behind walk-off wins at home, the Rainiers hit the road and were trailing Salt Lake 5-3 going to the ninth inning on Tuesday night.

With one out, Humberto Quintero singled. Then Xavier Avery had a pinch-hit single, and the tying runs were on base with the top of the order coming up.

But Bees reliever David Carpenter nailed down the save, getting Abraham Almonte to pop up and Ji-Man Choi to bounce out, ending the game.

The loss knocked Tacoma back under the .500 mark, at 55-56. But the Rainiers did not lose any ground in the standings, because first-place Sacramento also lost on Tuesday.

The Rainiers will try to bounce back and even the series tonight.

Wednesday’s game starts at 6:05 PM (Pacific) – the Alaska Airlines Pregame Show begins at 5:50 on South Sound Sports 850 AM and streaming online right here. Tacoma starts RHP Jodan Pries (7-6, 3.78) against Salt Lake RHP Caleb Clay (3-1, 3.43).


Off to the ballpark (well OK, lunch first and then the ballpark). Remember, TV game Thursday night that you can watch!


One Response to No Comeback In Salt Lake City (This Time)

  1. Tom Heavey says:

    Montero cannot or will not run to first base. I watched five of the Rainiers’ home games last week and Montero could or would hardly more than trot if the ball was not out of the infield. Twice this caused Rainiers’ outs because he hit into double plays and the exchange was muffed but Montero was still thrown out because he was barely half-way down the base line.

    Either his weight problems are seriously slowing him down or he is becoming lazy on the base path.

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