Some Momentum Coming Home

The Rainiers got what they were looking for on Monday: a win on getaway day in Fresno, and the right to claim a .500 record on the road trip.

Now the Rainiers return to Cheney Stadium for an eight-game homestand, highlighted by the annual Salute to Armed Forces Night on Saturday.

Salt Lake is in town for the first four games – the Rainiers just split a series with them in Salt Lake City, and then the Bees dropped three-of-four at home to Reno while the Rainiers were in Fresno.

The Bees roster has changed a bit in just four days, adding infielders Efren Navarro and Ryan Jackson, as well as reliever Chad Smith.

After the Salt Lake series, we’ll get our first look at the Las Vegas 51s, who had a 14-game win streak end on Friday.

It should be a fun homestand and we hope to see you at the ballpark!

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Justin Germano was the only pitcher to shine (on both clubs), allowing just two runs over seven innings in Tacoma’s 9-7 win at Fresno. Stefen Romero and Jesus Montero each had three hits for Tacoma. The Rainiers earned a split of the series and finished the road trip 4-4.

Today: Salt Lake (12-19) at Tacoma (14-18) 6:05 PM.

Opponent Affiliation: Salt Lake is the LA Angels affiliate.

Season Series: Tied, 2-2.

Starting Pitchers: LHP Andrew Heaney (4-0, 4.15) at RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-3, 5.83).

Roster Move: Tacoma transferred pitcher Trey Cochran-Gill back to Class-A Bakersfield. I’m sure we’ll see him for a longer stint down the road.

Hot Rainiers: Stefen Romero enjoyed his last three days in Fresno, going 5-for-11 with two homers. He has 13 RBIs over his last eight games. Jesus Montero has a seven-game hitting streak during which he is 13-for-28. Justin Germano‘s ERA sits at 1.74 after yesterday’s win.

Look Out For: Catcher Jett Bandy went bonkers the last four games, going 8-for-14 with ten RBIs. Marc Krauss has a ten-game hitting streak with 16 hits and 13 RBIs. The Bees also got Efren Navarro back from the Angels three days ago – he’s always a contender for the batting title when he’s in the PCL.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 11:50 (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.

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