Rain Interrupts Rainiers Run

The Rainiers are playing good baseball right now, but the team was stopped by a superior force on Wednesday night: nature.

A steady downpour caused the suspension of last night’s game. It will be resumed today at 3:35 (Pacific), with the score tied 2-2 and Salt Lake coming to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning.

After the completion of the suspended game, the regularly scheduled game will be played. However, it will be shortened to seven innings due to Minor League Baseball rules.

There is concern about more rain tonight, but as I type this at ten in the morning it’s nothing but beautiful blue skies here in SLC.

Tacoma has won five of its last six games. The Rainiers just need a split of tonight’s games in order to claim a road series win against the Bees. The road trip moves on to Fresno on Friday.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Rain got in the way of a good baseball game, which was suspended in the middle of the fifth inning with the score tied, 2-2. Tacoma missed some scoring opportunities against Salt Lake starter Andrew Heaney, who allowed 10 hits but just two runs in five innings.

Roster Moves: None as of right now, but that could change by game time. Tacoma has two open roster spots.

Today: Tacoma (12-14) at Salt Lake (9-16) 3:35 PM (Pacific). Continuation of yesterday’s suspended game, followed by regularly scheduled game which will be shortened to seven innings.

Opponent Affiliation: Salt Lake is the Los Angeles Angels affiliate.

Season Series: Tacoma leads, 2-0

Starting Pitchers: Regularly scheduled game: RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-2, 4.00) at RHP Zach Stewart (1-2, 4.80).

Each team will go to its bullpen when the suspended game resumes.

Hot Rainiers: Infielder Ketel Marte already has two hits in the suspended game, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. James Jones has hit safely in all 11 games he has batted in this season. Franklin Gutierrez has reached base via hit or walk in 15 consecutive games; he homered twice on Tuesday night.

Look Out For: Fresno activated outfielder Roger Kieschnick from the disabled list Tuesday and he went 1-for-4. He missed nine games after fouling a ball off his toe, but he had a ten-game hitting streak at the time of the injury. He homered in the suspended game and is up to a 12-game streak.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 3:25 (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.

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OK, let’s play a game-and-a-half and see if the Rainiers can win two games. I know, that doesn’t add up, but whatever – this is just a weird situation.

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