Hot Rainiers Finish Homestand Tonight

Tacoma made it three straight wins and is now 6-1 on this homestand going into the final game tonight. Let’s get to it:


Yesterday: Tacoma scored four runs in the sixth inning, breaking open a close game on the way to a 6-1 victory. The Rainiers go for a four-game sweep of the Zephyrs in the final game of the homestand tonight.

Roster Moves: Yesterday the Mariners called up catcher Jesus Sucre and the Rainiers added Steve Baron, as anticipated. Another move occurred yesterday: reliever Brian Moran was activated from the disabled list and transferred to Class-A Bakersfield. The deceptive lefty is coming back from Tommy John surgery and is ready to pitch in games; he’ll work his way back to Tacoma.

Today: New Orleans (25-27) at Tacoma (25-30), 7:05.

Opponent Affiliation: New Orleans is the Miami Marlins affiliate.

Season Series: Tacoma leads, 3-0.

Starting Pitchers: LHP Adam Conley (4-2, 2.96) at LHP Tyler Olson (—)

Conley is from Olympia High School (Class of 2008) and Washington State University (2011 draft). This is his first start in the Pacific NW as a professional but he pitched at Cheney Stadium in high school.

Olson jumped from Double-A to the big leagues, making the Mariners bullpen for opening day. He was placed on the disabled list with a knee contusion, rehabbed it in extended spring training, and then optioned to Tacoma where he joins the starting rotation. The Gonzaga product has been a starter in his career until this year, so this is familiar territory for him.

Hot Rainiers: Franklin Gutierrez is 16-for-43 over an 11-game hitting streak. Shawn O’Malley homered again last night and is 6-for-12 with two homers and six RBI in the series. Reliever Logan Bawcom has allowed just one run in his last 16 innings pitched.

Look Out For: Outfielder Jordanny Valdespin has an 11-game hitting streak, and Derek Dietrich is 16-for-41 with three homers in his last 11 games; he’s homered twice in this series.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 6:50 (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.


Fireworks Night tonight!


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