Rainiers Look For First Home Win Today


Yesterday: The Rainiers lost to El Paso, 6-3, at Cheney Stadium. Tacoma didn’t get the offense going until the ninth: trailing 6-1, Tacoma scored two runs and loaded the bases with two outs for hot-hitting Jesus Montero. El Paso reliever Marcos Mateo got Montero to bounce back to the mound, ending the game.

Today: El Paso (6-4) at Tacoma (3-7) 1:35 PM (Pacific).

Opponent Affiliation: El Paso is the San Diego Padres farm club.

Season Series: El Paso leads, 4-2.

Starting Pitchers: LHP Jason Lane (1-1, 5.25) at RHP Jordan Pries (0-1, 9.31)

Pries had a terrific spring training camp, but he hasn’t brought it into the regular season yet. Hopefully a return home – and his first outing at sea level this season – will lead to some better results.

Roster Move: James Jones was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion. Outfielder Julio Morban was called up from Double-A Jackson to take his place; he was 5-for-22 (.227) in seven games there. Also, the Mariners activated Chris Taylor from the disabled list and optioned him to Tacoma. Tacoma’s 25-man roster is now full.

Hot Rainiers: Jesus Montero saw his season-opening nine-game hitting streak end with an 0-for-5 on Saturday. The longest streak on the team now belongs to Taylor, who has hit safely in five straight.

Look Out For: Veteran corner infielder Brett Wallace has a nine-game hitting streak. Catcher Austin Hedges has an RBI in six straight games (ten total RBIs in that span); he homered yesterday.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 1:20 (Pacific) on South Sound Sports 850 AM. The broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here. It’s a Sunday, so Pacific NW broadcasting legend Bob Robertson joins me on the broadcast and will call the middle innings.

PCL Scoreboard: follow all Pacific Coast League games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.


It’s a beautiful day for afternoon baseball – head out to the ballpark today!


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