The Reno Aces pitched their third shutout of the season last night, limiting Tacoma to just two hits in a 7-0 decision.
It was the lowest hit output of the season for Tacoma, which was shut out for the fourth time this season.
The Rainiers have had a good offense this season, and they rank in the PCL’s top five in batting average, runs scored, and home runs.
However, the offense has been struggling the last three games. The team scored just two runs in each of the final two games at Las Vegas – and that place is a total launching pad. Then the club came home and got shut out.
Hopefully it was just a three-day nap and the bats will awaken tonight.
Yesterday: The Rainiers set a new low for offense, managing a season-worst two hits in a 7-0 loss to Reno. Meanwhile, the Aces hit four home runs.
Today: Reno (54-57) at Tacoma (53-59), 7:05.
Opponent Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks.
Season Series: Reno leads, 8-4.
Starting Pitchers: TBA at RHP Jordan Pries (6-3, 5.35).
Reno’s scheduled starter Allen Webster was called up by Arizona, so it looks like the Aces are in line for a bullpen day tonight.
Hot Rainiers: Chris Taylor is 9-for-24 since returning to Tacoma. Ramon Flores has gone 8-for-19 since being acquired, reaching base in all six games he has played in.
Look Out For: Jamie Romak has hit five home runs and has 16 RBI in 12 games against Tacoma this season. Todd Glaesman is batting .350 with five HRs and 11 RBI in 40 at-bats against Tacoma – he’s hitting .261-5-13 in 138 ABs against the rest of the PCL.
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- We start with the Rainiers game story.
- Reno reliever Evan Marshall was struck by a line drive on Tuesday night in El Paso. Send some positive thoughts his way.
- The Mariners blew a late lead and lost to the Rockies in the 11th inning, 7-5.
- Taijuan Walker reflected on his outing, which included his first major league hit.
- Bob Dutton’s Mariners Notebook leads with an item on the Mariners improved lineup – which may just be a result of three games at Coors Field.
- In the PCL, Fresno took down Sacramento despite having its scheduled starting pitcher called up prior to the game. On the morning of Fresno Tacos Night, Fresno Bee columnist Marek W. determines that winning has not helped the Grizzlies at the gate.
- Las Vegas flew into Salt Lake City, scored four runs in the top of the first inning, and coasted to a 9-3 win.
- Albuquerque ended a six-game losing streak when Roger Bernadina homered in the tenth inning against El Paso.
- Oklahoma City lost at home to Colorado Springs, 6-2. Zach Davies had a nice outing in his Sky Sox debut.
- Omaha picked up a game on Oklahoma City by beating Iowa, 9-5. Iowa’s Marty Pevey recently won his 200th game as Cubs manager.
- Round Rock shortstop Hanser Alberto put on a defensive clinic in a 6-1 win at New Orleans.
- Memphis scored three runs in the top of the first inning, a massive storm rolled through downtown Nashville, and that was that.
It’s Thirsty Thursday!