Rainiers Need A Win

Today is the final game before the all-star break, and suddenly the depleted Tacoma Rainiers could really use a win – and a rest.

Playing with just ten healthy position players (three of which are catchers), Tacoma has lost three straight games in Reno to fall two games under .500. The all-star break couldn’t come at a better time for this team.

After today’s game the team will scatter for a couple of days, and then return to action on Thursday when a 12-game homestand begins at Cheney Stadium.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Reno scored four runs in the fifth inning, overcoming an early 3-0 deficit to defeat Tacoma, 7-4.

Injury Update: Outfielder James Jones is unavailable after fouling a ball off the big toe of his right foot.

Today: Tacoma (44-46) at Reno (43-47), 1:05.

Opponent Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks.

Season Series: Reno leads, 6-4.

Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (2-0, 7.97) at RHP Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 2.16)

Hot Rainiers: Leon Landry hit a leadoff home run last night, then he singled in another run late in the game. Landry is 6-for-12 over his last three games.

Look Out For: Jamie Romak hit his 18th home run last night, briefly taking the PCL lead before being passed by Sacramento’s Adam Duvall. Romak did grab the league RBI lead, driving in three to raise his total to 69 surpassing Jesus Montero.

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.

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This blog will be taking a two-day break – we’ll be back on Wednesday before the Triple-A All-Star Game.

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