Reno & Omaha In Command

Results from Friday night’s PCL playoffs:

PACIFIC CONFERENCE

Reno 7, Las Vegas 5. Reno leads the series, 2-1.

Las Vegas took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning, when Reno rallied to score five runs and knock Noah Syndergaard out of the game. Mike Jacobs hit a three-run homer during this rally.

Reno has the series lead and the home field advantage.

Game Four: Las Vegas RHP Logan Verrett (11-5, 4.33) at Reno RHP Charles Brewer (8-10, 4.99), 7:05.

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Omaha 2, Memphis 0. Omaha leads the series, 2-1.

Sugar Ray Marimon, Kyle Zimmer, Tim Collins, and Andrew Triggs combined on a five-hit shutout on the road. Omaha’s Paulo Orlando hit a two-run homer in the first nning and that was all of the scoring.

Game Four: Omaha LHP Buddy Baumann (2-4, 3.19) at Memphis RHP Mike Mayers (0-0, 7.20), 5:05.

Links:

  • There is video of the go-ahead three-run homer by Mike Jacobs in the Reno-Las Vegas game story from the Reno newspaper.
  • Nice quote from Omaha manager Brian Poldberg on Paulo Orlando‘s first inning home run: “It was a nice start. I didn’t know we were good.”
  • The Mariners topped Texas 7-5 as Kendrys Morales homered twice last night.
  • Bob Dutton’s Mariners notebook includes the upcoming starting rotation plans, and information on Rainiers reliever Todd Coffey.
  • Nashville Sounds General Manager Brad Tammen resigned from his post.
  • Nick Franklin hit the game-winning homer and his Durham Bulls are still alive in the International League playoffs.
  • A good read if you like the nuts-and-bolts behind the MLB awards: Dave Cameron is having trouble with his Manager Of The Year ballot.

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