Tacoma’s six-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night in Albuquerque, with a 6-3 loss to the Isotopes.
The winning streak was Tacoma’s longest since a seven-gamer from June 12-18, 2014.
A few notes:
- The Rainiers outscored the opponents 35-7 during the streak.
- Tacoma’s starting pitchers went 6-0 with a 1.19 ERA.
- The bullpen allowed one (1) run in 16.1 innings of work.
That was a fun week.
Time for our annual Ralph Kiner quote:
“It’s Mother’s Day, so happy birthday to all of the moms out there!”
Yesterday: Shane Carle of Albuquerque got hit hard by the Rainiers twice in April, but on Saturday he was a new man. Carle limited Tacoma to four hits and one run over six innings to get the win. Down 6-1 going to the ninth, Tacoma scored twice and loaded the bases before making the final out. For the first time in his career, Mike Zunino played a game at Isotopes Park without hitting a home run.
Today: Tacoma (17-12) at Albuquerque (17-13), 12:35 (Pacific).
Opponent Affiliation: Colorado Rockies.
Season Series: Tacoma leads, 6-4.
Starting Pitchers: RHP Donn Roach (2-2, 8.22) at LHP Ryan Carpenter (2-2, 4.34).
Carpenter leads the PCL with 35 strikeouts.
Hot Rainiers: Shawn O’Malley is 11-for-23 during a seven-game hitting streak… Daniel Robertson has gone 9-for-23 over his last six games… if the Rainiers hit a bunch of homers today, credit the dessert at the hotel restaurant in Albuquerque. I’ll explain tomorrow if it happens.
Look Out For: Mike Tauchman carries a ten-game hitting streak into tonight, and he’s reached base in 25 straight games… Jordan Patterson has reached base in 25 of 27 games this season… Brandon Barnes has hit safely in all six games since being sent to Triple-A by the Rockies… Tom Murphy drove in four runs yesterday.
Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 12:20 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.
- The Rainiers win streak came to an end, but the team is still playing well. So says Pat Listach in the Rainiers game story from The News Tribune.
- Todd Milles has a feature on Stefen Romero and the progress he has made this season.
- My Minor League Notebook for the paper starts with an item on the Dodgers, who have themselves a Felix Hernandez problem with Julio Urias.
- Robinson Cano led the Mariners to a thrilling 3-2 win at Houston on Saturday evening.
- Bob Dutton’s Mariners Notebook leads with the red-hot Ketel Marte. Also, we learn that ex-Rainiers pitcher Stephen Landazuri was loaned to a team in the Mexican League.
- Inspired by stone-cold killer Jose Altuve, Ryan Divish took a look at some current Mariners killers.
- Friend of the program John McGrath has his MLB Power Rankings. The Mariners are… wait, what?
- If you haven’t delved into 42-year-old Bartolo Colon‘s first major league home run yet, just click here. Fantastic call by the Met’s Gary Cohen.
PCL Game Reports:
- Once rehabilitating Lance McCullers was done pitching shutout ball, the Chihuahuas rose up and defeated Fresno, 6-4.
- Salt Lake catcher Jett Bandy drove in three runs in a 5-3 win over visiting Reno.
- Las Vegas’s No. 1 starter Gabriel Ynoa was dealing in a 2-1 win at Sacramento. River Cats catcher Andrew Susac had his own t-shirt night.
- Marlins prospect Kendry Flores pitched New Orleans to a 3-2 win at Round Rock.
- The 2015 PCL batting champ finally cut loose in 2016. Jose Martinez went 4-for-4 in Omaha’s 5-4 win over Iowa.
- Colorado Springs took a 3-1 lead into the ninth inning against Oklahoma City, and… welp. Big game for Jose Tabata.
- Zach Neal was dealing in Nashville’s 2-1 win over Memphis.
Stay alert we’ve got an early game coming at you on Monday!