Triple-A All-Star Game Today

 

The midseason jewel of Triple-A Baseball is tonight, when all eyes will be on Omaha’s Werner Park where the Triple-A All-Star Game is being held.

Tonight’s game will be televised live on the MLB Network; it starts at 5:00 (Pacific).

Tacoma’s original all-star contingent of three has been shaved down to only one player who will appear in the game: Ketel Marte was elected the starter at shortstop, and he’s going to hit third in the lineup tonight.

Pitcher Forrest Snow made the trip to Omaha and is enjoying the all-star festivities, but he will not pitch in the game. His arm was barking after his last start on Saturday and Mariners trainers decided to have him rest it over the break.

Our third all-star was Jesus Montero, but of course he was called up by the Mariners and is not eligible to play in the AAA game.

As for the rest of the players, two of the more touted prospects in the game are with Oklahoma City – a team that Tacoma has not yet played this season. I’m interested to watch CF Darnell Sweeney and C Austin Barnes for the first time; both of them are in the starting lineup. Sweeney leads the league in stolen bases, and everyone keeps telling me that Barnes is the top catcher in the PCL.

As for the older guys who are always in this game, I’m rooting for Jamie Romak of Reno. The 29-year-old is on his fourth PCL team; he’s hit 64 career home runs in this league, and he is legitimately thrilled to be in his first Triple-A All-Star Game.

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Thursday we resume regular-season play, with the Rainiers opening a 12-game homestand. We’ll be back with the usual blog format tomorrow, and I expect quite a few roster moves to start the second “half.”

 

One Response to Triple-A All-Star Game Today

  1. Dave says:

    Went to Cheny this past week and got my new hat (and a Jersey), alas could not stay in town for a game this weekend. Hat looks sharp! I really like the R logo!

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