Landry Leads Rainiers

Fairly new outfielder Leon Landry had a huge game as Tacoma topped Round Rock on Saturday evening, 7-3. It was the second straight win for the Rainiers.

Playing in just his 14th Triple-A game, Landry homered twice and made a terrific diving catch in right field. His first home run was a three-run blast which gave Tacoma a 4-0 lead in the third inning (part of a six-run Rainiers rally).

Landry has hit clean-up the last two days after doing it only one time previously in his 4.5-year professional career. He hasn’t been a power hitter in his career, but he’s been putting together good at-bats for the last two weeks so Cory Snyder decided to give him a shot in that spot. I’d say it worked.

Landry’s huge game overshadowed an effective outing by starter Forrest Snow, who allowed one run over six innings, and two more scoreless frames from hot reliever Logan Bawcom.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Leon Landry belted two home runs and made a diving catch to support starting pitcher Forrest Snow, and the Rainiers made it two straight wins with a 7-3 victory over Round Rock on Saturday.

Roster Moves: Prior to the game yesterday the Rainiers added pitchers Logan Kensing and James Gillheeney to the roster. Kensing was recently re-signed and has been working out at extended spring training; he was a PCL All-Star for Tacoma last year. Gillheeney returns to the club (for the first time this year) from Double-A Jackson.

Today: Round Rock (30-18) at Tacoma (21-29), 1:35.

Opponent Affiliation: Round Rock is the Texas Rangers affiliate.

Season Series: Tacoma leads, 2-0.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Alec Asher (0-0, 5.06) at LHP James Gillheeney (—)

Gillheeney is up from Double-A Jackson, where he went 3-1, 2.58 in 11 appearances (four starts). He’s starting in Mike Montgomery’s slot. Montgomery is “on hold” because the Mariners need a starter on Tuesday and they haven’t figured out what they are going to do yet. Since Montgomery is pitching well and is on the 40-man roster he’s a possibility to take that spot.

Injury Update: Stefen Romero has missed eight straight games with a hip flexor; he ran the bases and took batting practice yesterday.

Hot Rainiers: Leon Landry has hit safely in ten of his last 11 games, going 14-for-34. Franklin Gutierrez is 11-for-26 over his last seven games. Reliever Logan Bawcom has allowed just one run in his last 14.1 innings pitched.

Look Out ForTyler Pastornicky went 3-for-5 yesterday, and he’s hit in 11 of 12 games since joining Round Rock on May 16th.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 1:20 (Pacific) on South Sound Sports 850 AM. The broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here. It’s a Sunday, so Pacific Northwest broadcasting legend Bob Robertson joins me on the air. Among his many accomplishments, he called Tacoma Giants television games in 1960.

PCL Scoreboard: Follow all Pacific Coast League games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.

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Like day games? We have another on Monday: 11:35 AM first pitch at Cheney Stadium, to wrap-up the Round Rock series.

New Orleans comes in on Tuesday and they are currently slated to start ex-Rainiers pitcher Travis Blackley on Wednesday and Washington State Cougar Adam Conley on Friday.

One Response to Landry Leads Rainiers

  1. Dave Juvik says:

    Good coverage Mike!

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