Yesterday: The Rainiers scored often, relentlessly tacking on runs until they claimed a 10-4 victory in the series opener at Reno. Everyone in the lineup had at least one hit, and Tyler Olson tossed four scoreless innings from the bullpen in his best Triple-A game to date.
Today: Tacoma (31-34) at Reno (26-38), 1:05.
Opponent Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks.
Season Series: Tacoma leads, 1-0.
Starting Pitchers: RHP Stephen Landazuri (0-3, 7.96) at RHP Parker Frazier (1-0, 3.75)
Roster Moves: James Jones was recalled by Seattle yesterday. Outfielder Justin Ruggiano unexpectedly did not report to the Rainiers – apparently he has some sort of injury and is not able to be play right away. I assume he’ll end up on the Tacoma disabled list, although there has been no announcement regarding this.
Hot Rainiers: Franklin Gutierrez extended his hitting streak to 18 games. He’s 26-for-72 during the streak, which is a .361 batting average. Shawn O’Malley has hit .360 (9-for-25) over a six-game hitting streak.
Look Out For: Nick Buss has a seven-game hitting streak (10-for-25), and the Aces have one of the best offenses in the PCL. Despite that, Reno has lost 11 of the last 12 games.
Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 12:50 (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.
- The Rainiers game story simply explains what happened – the game went too long to get quotes before the paper’s deadline.
- Taijuan Walker was dealing and the Mariners beat the Giants last night, 5-1.
- Bob Dutton’s Mariners Notebook has lots of info from the minor leagues, including some news on players who are going to Everett. The Aqua Sox season starts on Thursday.
- Remember last year, when the Houston Astros internal network was hacked and some of their private trade conversations were leaked on the internet? The FBI thinks that the St. Louis Cardinals did the hacking. Yowza!
- In the PCL, Fresno beat a rehabilitating Matt Cain and Sacramento, 6-3. Lots of story lines in this rivalry, with Sacramento having “stolen” Fresno’s Giants affiliation, and Tony DeFrancesco returning to Raley Field managing the River Cats rival. We’ve got a photo gallery.
- Las Vegas topped Salt Lake, 6-4, and Wally Backman shared his opinions on the pitch clock. I agree the pitching in the league is better this year – but I also think the clocks are having an impact on the pace of play.
- Playing without manager Pat Murphy – who may be on his way to the big leagues – El Paso got shut out in Albuquerque, 3-0.
- After 12-and-a-half scoreless innings, Michael Choice homered and Round Rock beat New Orleans, 1-0.
- Colorado Springs lost at home to Oklahoma City, 5-2. Sky Sox pitcher Tyler Cravy will always remember his major league debut because of an ejection.
- Arismendy Alcantara homered twice in Iowa’s 6-3 win at Omaha.
- Memphis had a strong start from Nick Greenwood and beat Nashville, 5-2.
Off to the park!