Rainiers Drop Tight Game

Tacoma lost a close one to El Paso on Friday night in front of a sellout crowd, 4-2. The Rainiers took a 2-1 lead into the eighth inning but ended up falling late.

It was another real close game on this homestand. Tacoma is just 1-3 after four games on the homestand, but the games have been close and exciting: a 4-3 loss, a 6-4 loss decided in the ninth, a 1-0 ten inning win, and a 4-2 loss decided in the ninth.

We’ll see if the trend of close games continues this evening.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: El Paso rallied to score two runs in the top of the ninth and hung on for a 4-2 win. Tacoma loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but Cory Mazzoni struck out Jesus Montero to end the game.

Today: El Paso (38-36) at Tacoma (36-39), 5:05 (Pacific).

Opponent Affiliation: San Diego Padres.

Season Series: El Paso leads, 6-3.

Starting Pitchers: LHP Robbie Erlin (5-4, 5.40) at RHP Stephen Landazuri (0-3, 8.74)

Hot Rainiers: Jack-of-all-trades Shawn O’Malley has hit safely in five straight games and is batting .351 in the month of June. Reliever David Rollins has not allowed a run in five outings; the Mariners have to make a decision on the Rule 5 Draft pick around July 4th.

Look Out For: Jedd Gyorko has a nine-game hitting streak, with three homers during that span. El Paso is playing well – they’ve won seven of the last nine games, and are 11-5 over the last 16.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 4:50 (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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See you at the park!

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