Rainiers Sweep Bees, Hit Road

Quick one today, long travel situation…


Yesterday: Cody Martin turned in the Rainiers fifth consecutive excellent starting pitching performance, allowing just one unearned run over six innings in Tacoma’s 5-2 win over Salt Lake on Thursday night. Chris Taylor had two hits and scored two runs in the win. Tacoma swept Salt Lake in the four-game series, and has allowed just six runs during a five-game win streak.

Today: Tacoma (16-11) at Albuquerque (16-12), 6:05 (Pacific).

Opponent Affiliation: Colorado Rockies.

Season Series: Tacoma leads, 5-3.

Starting Pitchers: LHP James Paxton (3-2, 3.42) at RHP Jeff Hoffman (2-0, 1.52).

Great pitching match-up. Paxton has strung together three straight outstanding starts, and Hoffman is the Rockies top pitching prospect and he has electric stuff.

Hot Rainiers: Ed Lucas has three homers and two doubles during a five-game hitting streak… Shawn O’Malley is 9-for-17 during a five-game surge… Daniel Robertson has gone 8-for-19 over his last five games… Boog Powell has a five-game streak with nine hits.

Look Out For: Mike Tauchman carries a nine-game hitting streak into tonight, and he’s reached base in 24 straight games… Jordan Patterson has reached base in 24 of 25 games this season, and he’s hitting .444 in home games at Isotopes Park… Tim Smalling hit a grand slam off Paxton on April 15 at Cheney Stadium.

Ex-Rainiers Alert: Nope. None. Nada. Zippo. They don’t like our old players.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 5:50 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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That’s it for today. The Rainiers will be a sleep-deprived crew for this one. Zombie baseball tonight, one night only at Isotopes Park!


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