Rainiers Having Trouble In Vegas

The Rainiers lost another one-run game in Las Vegas on Sunday, and so far this place has not been friendly to Tacoma.

Tacoma is 1-5 after six games at Cashman Field, with two games remaining. Tacoma’s record in all other games: 32-18.

When the Rainiers were here in April, they got wiped out. The scores in the losses were 8-1, 14-6, and 7-4.

This trip has been different. A pair of one-run losses, each of which manager Pat Listach described as a winnable game if the club hadn’t made a couple of mistakes.

There is still a chance to salvage this series, with two games left.


Yesterday: Tacoma had just one hit after the sixth inning and lost in Las Vegas, 6-5. It was the second straight one-run loss on this trip. Zach Shank hit two solo home runs – it was the first multiple-homer game of his career.

Roster Move: The Mariners have activated Ketel Marte from the disabled list, and they optioned Stefen Romero to Tacoma. I’m not sure when Romero is reporting.

Today: Tacoma (33-23-1) at Las Vegas (30-26), 7:05.

Opponent Affiliation: New York Mets.

Season Series: Las Vegas leads, 5-1.

Starting Pitchers: LHP Brad Mills (1-1, 3.71) at LHP Duane Below (4-3, 3.70).

Hot Rainiers: In his last eight appearances, Blake Parker has allowed just three hits and no runs over 8.1 innings. He’s also 9-for-9 in save opportunities this season… Patrick Kivlehan is 7-for-17 since re-joining the Rainiers… Mike Baxter is hitting .450 (9-for-20) with six doubles at Cashman Field this season.

Look Out For: T.J. Rivera has hit safely in 22 of his last 23 games, and is batting .365 on the year… Brandon Nimmo has a five-game hitting streak… Dilson Herrera has six RBI over his last five games, and he has scored 11 runs over his past eight games.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 6:50 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.


PCL Game Reports:

The heat here has been incredible. It was 108 at the end of Sunday’s game, and it’s not supposed to cool down until after we leave town.


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