The Rainiers opened up this quick four-game road trip with a victory in Sacramento on Saturday night. For details on how it happened, check the first link down below.
Yesterday: The Rainiers had terrific pitching from Forrest Snow, Joe Beimel, and Logan Bawcom in a 6-1 series-opening win at Sacramento on Saturday night. The Rainiers went 4-for-4 stealing bases, including a delayed double steal of home plate with Carlos Rivero and Pat Kivlehan.
Today: Tacoma (7-10) at Sacramento (8-9) 1:05 PM (Pacific).
Opponent Affiliation: Sacramento is the San Francisco Giants affiliate.
Season Series: Tacoma leads, 1-0.
Starting Pitchers: RHP Sam Gaviglio (1-1, 3.60) at LHP Ty Blach (0-2, 5.60).
Roster Move: Yesterday the Rainiers added Joe Beimel from extended spring training, filling Lucas Luetge‘s spot on the roster. Today the Rainiers are losing Roenis Elias to Seattle, and adding pitcher Andrew Kittredge from extended spring training.
Hot Rainiers: The bullpen, as a unit. Tacoma relievers have pitched a total of ten scoreless innings during this three-game win streak. Jesus Montero had another hit last night; he has hit safely in 15 of 16 games this season. Chris Taylor has three straight two-hit games.
Look Out For: Sacramento’s Adam Duvall has been one of the top hitters in the league so far, batting .400 with four homers and 16 RBI. He hit for the cycle on Sunday in Salt Lake City.
Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 12:50 (Pacific) on South Sound Sports 850 AM. The broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here.
PCL Scoreboard: follow all Pacific Coast League games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.
- The Rainiers game story in The News Tribune is mostly a blow-by-blow of what happened – it ended too late to get quotes before the news deadline.
- My Minor League Notebook for the paper looks at Ketel Marte, a rare switch-hitting infield prospect in the Mariners system.
- The Mariners lost a sloppy game to the Twins last night.
- Bob Dutton’s Mariners Notebook has all of the most recent information on injured starter Hisashi Iwakuma.
- In Ryan Divish’s Sunday baseball package for the Times, we have a story on the Seattle resident who pitched against the Mariners yesterday, a prospect of the week, and power rankings.
- In the TNT, John McGrath has a column on the bad boys of baseball (that’s the Royals), and his own MLB rankings.
- Former Rainiers infielder/outfielder Mike Carp has signed with the Dodgers. He’ll probably go to Oklahoma City.
- In the PCL, El Paso finally lost a game. Salt Lake got ’em, 6-3, as Efren Navarro hit two doubles and a homer (he was just sent down by the Angels; he’s a difference maker for Salt Lake).
- Albuquerque got rained out in Las Vegas on a Saturday night. Some guys have all the luck. It was Vegas’s first rainout since 2008.
- Fresno shutout Reno, 7-0, and fans lined up around the block to receive a plastic ring. I don’t understand the popularity of this promo item, but it has been huge in Fresno for a few years.
- New Orleans prospect Justin Nicolino pitched six shutout innings in a 5-0 win over Barry Zito and Nashville.
- Down 4-1 going to the bottom of the ninth, Oklahoma City scored four runs and stunned Omaha, 5-4. Kyle Jensen had the game-winning hit.
- Round Rock topped Memphis 5-3, and the Express have won six of the last seven.
- Bottom of the ninth, one on, two outs, down by a run… Colorado Springs first baseman Matt Clark hit a walk-off two-run homer and the Sky Sox beat Iowa, 9-8.
Daytime baseball in Sacramento. Let’s see if the Rainiers can make it four in a row.