Chacin Shakes Off Rough First In Reno Win

Reno starter Jhoulys Chacin has had two very similar starts against Tacoma.

In a game in Reno right before the all-star break, Chacin allowed three runs to Tacoma in the first inning, yet got under control and ended up going seven innings, allowing just one additional run.

On Saturday night at Cheney Stadium, the Rainiers again scored three runs (on five hits) in the first inning. Once again, Chacin shook off the rough first inning and ended up going 7.2 innings total – and he gave up just one more hit, and no runs. He earned his third straight win as Reno won, 6-3.

Chacin issued six walks but he induced a pair of double-play grounders. He also threw 128 pitches – many more than we are used to seeing a starter throw in the PCL.

That pitch count is high, but Chacin appeared to be up for it. He hadn’t thrown more than 93 pitches in any of his previous six starts, but had a 113-pitch and 104-pitch outings prior to that string. There is a league-wide off day on Monday and I’m sure they’ll give him an extra day of rest before his next start.

I was impressed by his outing. If he wants to sign a minor league deal with the Mariners next year, we’ll take him.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Peter O’Brien‘s bases loaded triple keyed Reno’s four-run sixth inning, and the Aces beat Tacoma on Saturday night, 6-3. The five-game series is tied 2-2 going into today’s final game.

Today: Reno (55-59) at Tacoma (55-60), 1:35.

Opponent Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks.

Season Series: Reno leads, 9-6.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Gabriel Arias (5-3, 5.58) at RHP Chien-Ming Wang (1-3, 5.59).

Hot Rainiers: Ramon Flores doubled and walked last night; he’s reached base in all nine games played for Tacoma. Stefen Romero has 14 hits over his last nine games.

Look Out For: Todd Glaesmann has six HRs and 12 RBI in 53 at-bats against Tacoma – he’s hitting .261-5-13 in 138 ABs against the rest of the PCL. Nick Evans has an 11-game hitting streak.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 1:20 (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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Monday is an off day on the diamond for the Rainiers, who are hosting their annual charity golf tournament. I get to be an auctioneer at the tournament, so I’ll be working on my fast-talking instead of blogging on Monday. The homestand continues on Tuesday when Sacramento arrives for a four-game series – we’ll have a new post early on Tuesday afternoon.

One Response to Chacin Shakes Off Rough First In Reno Win

  1. Isotopes and Rainiers have a lot in common.

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