Sampson Shines In Tacoma Debut

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RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Adrian Sampson was terrific in his Mariners organization debut, delivering eight strong innings in a 6-4 Tacoma win. The Rainiers are 7-2 over the last nine games.

Today: Tacoma (53-56) at Las Vegas (60-49), 7:05.

Opponent Affiliation: New York Mets.

Season Series: Tacoma leads, 6-4.

Starting Pitchers: LHP James Gillheeney (1-2, 9.00) at RHP Dillon Gee (5-1, 5.44).

Hot Rainiers: Chris Taylor is 7-for-15 since returning to Tacoma. Carlos Rivero has a seven-game hitting streak. Justin Ruggiano has reached base via hit or walk in 19 straight games, and 30 of 32 since joining Tacoma. Also, reliever Mayckol Guaipe has not allowed a run in his last seven appearances, covering 11 innings pitched.

Look Out For: Outfielder Darrell Ceciliani has a eight-game hitting streak during which he has gone 14-for-32. Dilson Herrera is 5-for-9 with a homer and five RBI in the first two games of the series.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 6:50 (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.

Links:

  • The Rainiers game story details the tremendous Tacoma debut had by Adrian Sampson.
  • The Mariners beat the Twins in 11 innings on Sunday, 4-1. Ketel Marte had three hits, a walk, and scored the go-ahead run.
  • According to Bob Dutton’s Mariners Notebook, Vidal Nuno is getting the start on Tuesday in J.A. Happ‘s spot.
  • The Rockies are calling up top prospect Jon Gray from Albuquerque and he’ll make his debut against the Mariners tomorrow. He went 0-0 with a 3.79 ERA in three starts against Tacoma this year.
  • First-place Fresno hammered Albuquerque 9-1 as Brett Oberholtzer delivered eight innings. It appears that Mark Appel has turned a corner.
  • El Paso’s Chris Smith tossed seven shutout innings in a 4-1 win over Reno, and he was named PCL Pitcher Of The Week for his efforts.
  • Juan Perez homered twice as Sacramento blasted Salt Lake, 15-6.
  • Oklahoma City is back on track. The PCL’s best team swept a doubleheader from New Orleans and has won four in a row.
  • Casey Kotchman‘s grand slam helped Omaha take down Nashville, 11-5.
  • Round Rock’s five-run seventh inning capped a huge comeback and a 9-8 win over Memphis.
  • Iowa edged Colorado Springs, 9-7, but the Sky Sox have an improved lineup after the trade deadline.

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