Romero Ropes Two Homers

Stefen Romero lined two solo homers at Albuquerque on Sunday evening, helping Tacoma to an 8-5 win over the Isotopes.

Both of Romero’s homers came off right-handed pitchers: he connected for a 425-footer over the center field fence in the third inning against Red Patterson, and then drilled a 390-foot drive into the Rainiers bullpen in left field against Matt Magill.

Yes, we’re in Albuquerque where the ball carries extremely well, but these two liners were crushed. It’s good to see Romero striking the ball sharply.

Meanwhile, Andrew Carraway continued the Rainiers run of excellent starting pitching. He lasted six innings and gave up two runs, marking the eighth time in the last nine games that Tacoma’s starting pitcher has surrendered three or fewer runs.

Matt Palmer relieved Carraway and pitched the final three innings, giving the rest of the bullpen a nice break.

Tacoma is 4-2 so far on the eight-game road trip, and the team has won 10 of its last 14 games.

Monday’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 Taijuan Walker (4-2, 4.14) against Albuquerque RHP Steve Smith (2-4, 7.52).



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