Attempt No. 2: Rainiers Open Season Tonight

We had a bummer of an opening night on Thursday in Sacramento: rained out.

The forecast looked bad all evening, but it just drizzled a little bit in the afternoon… until 6:00, an hour before first pitch, when the skies opened up and we had a legit downpour that lasted past 10:00.

There was no chance to start the game.

So, we’ll try again tonight at 7:05. As I type this, it is still raining. We’ll see what happens tonight.

Thursday’s game was rescheduled as a doubleheader on Monday. Two seven-inning games, starting at 4:05 PM.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: We got rained out. In California!

Roster Moves: The M’s activated Dillon Overton from the paternity leave list, and optioned Chase De Jong to Tacoma. When De Jong arrives the Rainiers will have to make a roster move to activate him.

Today: Tacoma (81-62 last year) at Sacramento (69-75 last year), 7:05.

Opponent Affiliation: San Francisco Giants.

Season Series: Last year the teams split the season series, 8-8.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Sam Gaviglio (–) at RHP Chris Stratton (–).

Hot Rainiers: We’ll post a few notes on hot Rainiers players here, once we get going.

Look Out For: And some opponent notes go here. For example, Sacramento has one of the Giants top prospects in infielder Christian Arroyo.

Ex-Rainiers and Locals: First-year Sacramento manager Dave Brundage managed Tacoma in 2006. He’s spent the last ten years managing in the International League… River Cats pitching coach Dwight Bernard is an old friend, having served in the same role for Tacoma for seven years… lefty reliever Kraig Sitton is expected to be on Sacramento’s roster tonight; he pitched very well for Tacoma last year before leaving as a free agent… one-time Rainiers outfielder Justin Ruggiano is playing for Sacramento… finally, ex-Rainiers and Mariners SS/3B/2B/1B/OF Michael Morse is on Sacramento’s disabled list.

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.

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