Rainiers Take Down Vegas, 4-0.

The Rainiers evened the series with Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon, playing a well-rounded, clean game in a 4-0 win.

Austin Jackson continued his rehabilitation, playing seven innings in centerfield as scheduled. He’s supposed to DH today, then go back out to center in the day game on Tuesday (which is the last game of the homestand).

On another subject, make sure to read the Rainiers game story today if you want to learn more about the Rainiers impressive young infielder Ketel Marte.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Justin Germano, Lucas Luetge, and Mayckol Guaipe combined on a six-hit shutout as the Rainiers beat Las Vegas, 4-0. It was the fourth shutout of the season for the Tacoma pitching staff.

Today: Las Vegas (25-13) at Tacoma (16-22) 6:05 PM.

Opponent Affiliation: Las Vegas is the New York Mets affiliate.

Season Series: Tied, 1-1.

Starting Pitchers: LHP Darin Gorski (3-2, 5.63) at RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-3, 5.09)

Hot Rainiers: Ketel Marte hit his first home run of the season yesterday, part of a 1-for-3, two RBI game. Marte leads the PCL with a .349 batting average and his 53 hits tops the circuit. Reliever Mayckol Guaipe has allowed one run in his last 12 innings.

Look Out For: Las Vegas outfielder Kyle Johnson – a product of Washington State University – has gone 5-for-his-last-10 with a homer during that stretch, which includes a couple of pinch-hits.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 5:50 (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:

  • The Rainiers game story from The News Tribune includes lots of good stuff on Ketel Marte‘s development and what he needs to do to get to the big leagues.
  • James Paxton and the Mariners shut out the Red Sox yesterday, 5-0. The Mariners went 6-3 on the homestand and now go on a nine-game trip through the AL East.
  • Similar to Manny Mota, Christian Caple pinch-hit for Bob Dutton and put out today’s Mariners Notebook.
  • In the PCL, we finally found something that can stop red-hot Reno. Salt Lake and the Aces had their game suspended by rain with a 0-0 tie in the seventh inning.
  • Fresno topped El Paso in 11 innings, 2-1. After a terrific April, the C-Dogs have been struggling and are now just one game over .500.
  • David Hale pitched well but his Isotopes lost to Sacramento, 5-2.
  • Andy Wilkins played well and Ferguson Jenkins wore a cool shirt as the Oklahoma City Dodgers defeated Iowa, 7-5.
  • Omaha split a doubleheader at Memphis.
  • Round Rock split a doubleheader at Colorado Springs (we have a new record: 21 ‘woulds’).
  • Kendall Graveman laid the Zephyrs to rest in Nashville’s 6-2 win over New Orleans.

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