Finally, A Series Win In Reno

Quick one today, as we have a surprisingly tough travel day.

  • Tacoma won a series in Reno for the first time ever (13th try), and improved to 15-36 all time at that hellhole ballpark.
  • Franklin Gutierrez’s hitting streak reached 20. That’s the longest Tacoma streak since Mike Carp’s 22-gamer in 2011 and is six games shy of tying the franchise record.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Tacoma jumped all over Reno’s Aaron Blair in his Triple-A debut, scoring eight runs in the first three innings. Solid relief from Mayckol Guaipe and Danny Farquhar helped Tacoma claim a 9-6 victory, and a two-games-to-one series win.

Today: Tacoma (32-35) at Albuquerque (30-37), 6:05 (Pacific).

Opponent Affiliation: Colorado Rockies.

Season Series: Albuquerque leads, 7-5.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Sam Gaviglio (6-5, 4.64) at LHP John Lannan (3-1, 3.25)

Hey, we just saw this game. This was the pitching match-up on Saturday at Cheney Stadium, when Lannan was masterful for eight innings and Albuquerque held on for a 6-3 win.

Roster Moves: I noted yesterday that Tacoma added infielder Zach Shank from Double-A Jackson, but it wasn’t until today that I realized the Rainiers picked up a player named “shank” during US Open week. This can’t possibly be coincidence, can it?

Hot Rainiers: Franklin Gutierrez extended his hitting streak to 20 games. He’s 30-for-81 during the streak, which is a .370 batting average. Shawn O’Malley has hit .400 (12-for-30) over a seven-game hitting streak.

Look Out For: Albuquerque just took two-of-three from El Paso and is 8-4 over its last 12 games. Drew Stubbs might be warming up – he has a five game hitting streak, going 6-for-19 with just three K’s (that’s what he’s trying to work on, cutting down strikeouts).

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.

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