Rainiers Bats Roll Out Of Bed, Start Day

After a three-game slumber, the Tacoma Rainiers offense woke up on Thursday night.

Tacoma knocked out 11 hits – five for extra bases – in an 8-3 win over visiting Reno.

The game included a five-run rally in the third inning. That inning contained more Tacoma runs than the team scored in the previous three games combined.

It was plenty of run support for starting pitcher Jordan Pries, who worked into the seventh inning and allowed just two runs.

Newly acquired Rainiers outfielder Ramon Flores hit his first PCL home run, and new reliever J.C. Ramirez pitched in front of the home crowd for his first time.

All told, it was a good night for Tacoma. The Rainiers will try to do it again tonight.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: The Rainiers bats came alive! Tacoma scored eight runs on 11 hits and beat Reno, 8-3. Stefen Romero and Justin Ruggiano each had three hits.

Roster Move: Prior to yesterday’s game, pitcher James Gillheeney was transferred to Double-A Jackson, and infielder Patrick Brady was assigned to Tacoma from the Arizona Rookie League, where he was rehabbing an elbow injury. This ends the Rainiers six-man starting rotation and balances the roster at 13 pitchers & 12 position players.

Today: Reno (54-58) at Tacoma (54-59), 7:05.

Opponent Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks.

Season Series: Reno leads, 8-5.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Caleb Clay (7-7, 5.00) at LHP Roenis Elias (3-1, 7.89).

Hot Rainiers: Ramon Flores hit his first Tacoma home run yesterday, and he has reached base in all seven games he has played in since the trade. Stefen Romero has had multiple hits in five of his last seven games.

Look Out For: Jamie Romak has hit five home runs and has 16 RBI in 13 games against Tacoma this season. Todd Glaesman is batting .363 with six HRs and 12 RBI in 44 at-bats against Tacoma – he’s hitting .261-5-13 in 138 ABs against the rest of the PCL. Nick Evans went 4-for-4 last night and has a nine-game hitting streak.

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.

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Friday Night Fireworks after the game tonight!

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