Get Up! Early Game Today!

Tacoma and Salt Lake wrap up the series with a day game today, which begins at 11:05 AM Pacific time.

Because of this, we are jumping straight to the round-up. Tacoma needs a win today to salvage a split of the series.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: The Rainiers played sloppy defense early and continued to struggle to score runs in a 7-3 loss to Salt Lake. On the plus side, Chris Taylor went 5-for-5 and Efren Navarro had two hits including a long triple.

Today: Tacoma (36-29-1) at Salt Lake (32-32), 11:05 AM (Pacific).

Opponent Affiliation: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Season Series: Tacoma leads, 8-3.

Starting Pitchers: LHP Brad Mills (2-1, 3.68) at RHP Kyle McGowin (3-2, 5.12).

Hot Rainiers: Chris Taylor had the first five-hit game of his career yesterday. He has reached base with a hit or a walk in 15 straight games, and in 54 of his 59 games this season… Boog Powell has hit .357 (15-for-42) over his last 11 games… Efren Navarro is 8-for-16 during a five-game hitting streak.

Look Out For: catcher Juan Graterol is 8-for-19 over his last seven games; he also stole home on a delayed double steal Tuesday night – it was his first stolen base since August 3, 2013 when he was in Double-A.… rehabilitating major leaguer Daniel Nava is 7-for-12 over the past three days.

Ex-Rainiers: Former Rainiers Ji-Man Choi and Lucas Luetge play for Salt Lake. The Bees have a pair of Washington guys, in pitchers Kyle Kendrick (Mount Vernon) and Tim Lincecum (Issaquah).

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 10:50 AM 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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PCL Game Reports:

  • Reno is charging. The Aces pulled within one game of first place Tacoma by out-slugging Las Vegas last night, 16-10. Michael Freeman went 4-for-6 and Mitch Haniger homered twice. Let’s let Vegas manager Wally Backman recap this one: “Overall the pitching was bad.
  • Fresno’s Jack Mayfield hit a grand slam in the fifth inning and that was enough for a 4-3 win at Sacramento.
  • Carlos Asuaje went 4-for-4 to help El Paso beat Albuquerque, 6-3.
  • Nashville annihilated Memphis, 16-3. Andrew Lambo had four hits and five RBI.
  • Iowa held off Colorado Springs, 6-5.
  • Omaha needed an error in the 12th inning to end an eight-game losing streak with a 6-5 win at Oklahoma City.
  • New Orleans won a ridiculous game at Round Rock, 8-6 in fourteen innings. The game was tied 5-5 and each team scored a single run in the 13th inning.

We’re flying home after the game, and the Rainiers host Fresno in a four-game series which runs Friday-through-Monday. See you at the park!

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