A little bit of a different format today, with the rain out on Tuesday.
No “Rainiers Round Up” as virtually nothing changed from Tuesday’s post – just scroll down to check it out. The only change is tonight’s game is at 7:05, our standard start time for Wednesdays.
The Rainiers may have been rained out, but other teams played, so let’s hit the links:
- More walks and fewer strikeouts are the keys to the Rainiers hot offensive start to the season, Todd Milles writes.
- The Mariners lost their fifth in a row last night, and after the game the players called a team meeting.
- Sophomore shortstop Ketel Marte is off to a slow start, and Luis Sardinas played in his place last night.
- Salt Lake pitchers struck out 15 Fresno Grizzlies on the way to a 2-1 win last night – and the Bees are 5-1 on the year. Bees infielder Kaleb Cowart had three hits, and he’s trying to prove that his 2015 success wasn’t a fluke.
- Las Vegas’s ninth inning rally came up one run short in a 5-4 loss to Sacramento. It was the River Cats first win of the year.
- Reno starting pitcher Archie Bradley and manager Phil Nevin were both ejected in the first inning of a 3-2 loss to Albuquerque.
- Michael Reed drove in the winning run in the eighth inning, and Colorado Springs won at Nashville 4-3.
- Catcher Willson Contreras had two hits, but Iowa lost to New Orleans, 4-2.
- Everything fell apart in the fifth inning for Omaha in a 6-4 loss to Round Rock. Ex-Rainiers Patrick Kivlehan and James Jones each had two hits for the Express.
- Oklahoma City rallied late to win in Memphis, 4-2.
Let’s get a game in tonight!