Rainiers Lose Pries To DL

Today the Mariners announced they are placing Tacoma starter Jordan Pries on the 7-day disabled list, and are promoting Stephen Landazuri from Double-A Jackson to take his spot.

Pries missed his last start with some mild soreness, and now he has been diagnosed with a mild flexor strain. It is not thought to be serious, although no timetable has been set for his return yet.

Pries went 3-1, 5.67 in six starts and actually had his best outing in his most recent game, May 5 at Salt Lake (seven innings, one earned run, just 80 pitches).

Landazuri, 23, was the opening day starter for Jackson; he was throwing well down there before getting knocked out early in his most recent outing. All told, he made six starts and went 0-2, 4.61.

Landazuri will make his Triple-A debut as the starting pitcher on Friday night against Salt Lake.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Jett Bandy continued his torrid streak for Salt Lake, homering twice including the go-ahead three-run blast in the eighth inning as the Bees beat Tacoma, 4-3. Sam Gaviglio had a strong start for Tacoma and left with a 2-1 lead, but the bullpen couldn’t hold on.

Today: Salt Lake (13-19) at Tacoma (14-19) 7:05 PM.

Opponent Affiliation: Salt Lake is the LA Angels affiliate.

Season Series: Salt Lake leads, 3-2.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Zach Stewart (1-2, 3.79) at RHP Forrest Snow (1-2, 3.09).

Roster Moves: Jordan Pries (flexor strain) goes to the disabled list, Stephen Landazuri promoted from Double-A. Also the Mariners signed Logan Kensing to a minor league deal – he’s going to extended spring training for now, but he was a PCL All-Star for Tacoma last year. Kensing was released at the end of spring training by the White Sox.

Hot Rainiers: John Hicks hit another homer last night. He has homered in three of the last four games, including back-to-back outings. These are his first three homers of the season.

Look Out For: Catcher Jett Bandy is on a crazy tear over his last five games, going 11-for-18 with three HRs and 14 RBIs.

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.

Links:

  • We start with the Rainiers game story from The News Tribune.
  • The Mariners blasted six homers and ripped the Padres on Tuesday night, 11-4.
  • Bob Dutton’s Mariners Notebook has bad injury news on a number of pitchers, including Hisashi Iwakuma.
  • In the PCL, Jon Singleton hit a three-run homer to help Fresno to a 6-4 win at Albuquerque. Carlos Correa went 1-for-5 in his Triple-A debut.
  • Reno is warming up. The Aces rallied late to beat El Paso, 6-4, and have won six of the last seven games.
  • Las Vegas out-slugged Sacramento, 12-8. Couldn’t find an online report on this, which is strange since the Vegas paper provides daily coverage of the team.
  • Josh Hamilton went 1-for-2 in Round Rock’s 11-1 romp over Omaha.
  • Colorado Springs whacked Memphis, 10-3. Tyler Thornburg had a good start for the Sox.
  • New Orleans shut out Oklahoma City, 5-0. Justin Nicolino tossed six innings and is now 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA.
  • Iowa had to use an emergency fill-in starter and lost to Nashville, 6-3. The Sounds offensive goal is to get on base.
  • It was on this date in 1952 when Ron Necciai struck out 27 batters in an Appalachian League game.

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