Season’s Eve

The Rainiers season starts Thursday at Cheney Stadium, with Albuquerque in town to face Tacoma at 7:05.

First, let’s check the weather from KOMO’s Seth Wayne:

We could not realistically ask for anything better than that!

Here are the pitching match-ups. Note that Albuquerque’s might change because of a possible Jon Gray rehab start at some point during the series.

  • Thursday, 7:05: RHP Eddie Butler vs. RHP Joe Wieland
  • Friday, 7:05: RHP David Hale vs. RHP Cody Martin
  • Saturday, 5:05: RHP Jeff Hoffman vs. LHP James Paxton
  • Sunday, 1:35: RHP Shane Carle vs. RHP Adrian Sampson

The team has been working out at Cheney Stadium this week. Tonight they’ll have a final round of batting practice, but this time under the lights in order to get the players accustomed to night baseball.

We’re going to have a roster move prior to opening day. The Mariners announced today that catcher Rob Brantly has cleared waivers and is outrighted to Tacoma. The Rainiers roster was full at 25 so something has to give to make room for Brantly. Tacoma has two other catchers right now: Mike Zunino and Steven Lerud.

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In the minors:

Tomorrow morning I’ll post all of the pertinent broadcast news and links. Then we’ll get this season started.

One Response to Season’s Eve

  1. Dave says:

    Ready for another great season. Hope to catch the team in either Sacramento or Fresno.

    Good luck!

    -DB

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