Wednesday’s game was rained out, and we’re making it up with a doubleheader tonight. It will be two seven-inning games, starting at 6:05.
It started pouring rain at 7:00 and it lasted well past 10:00 last night. Hopefully we’re in good shape to play tonight.
Yesterday: … and sometimes, it rains.
Roster Moves: Tacoma has temporarily added 19-year-old Michael Rivera from extended spring training to provide additional pitching depth.
Today: El Paso (3-3) at Tacoma (2-3), doubleheader, 6:05.
Opponent Affiliation: San Diego Padres.
Season Series: Tacoma leads, 1-0.
- G1: RHP Matt Magill (0-0, 1.50) at RHP Sam Gaviglio (–).
- G2: RHP Tyrell Jenkins (1-0, 0.00) at RHP Chris Heston (0-0, 5.40).
Sam Gaviglio has been scheduled to pitch three times this season. All three times the game has been rained out. Hopefully that streak ends today.
Hot Rainiers: Tyler O’Neill has had a flair for making grand entrances. He hit a long three-run homer in his second at-bat at Sacramento on Saturday, and then homered in his first Cheney Stadium plate appearance Tuesday.
Look Out For: Triple-A veteran Jamie Romak has already hit three home runs… outfielder Jose Pirela is 3-for-3 stealing bases.
Ex-Rainiers and Locals: Former Rainiers reliever Logan Bawcom is now a Chihuahua. He signed with the Padres as a free agent during the offseason… El Paso pitching coach Bronswell Patrick pitched for the Tacoma Tigers for two years, 1993-1994.
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.
- The News Tribune has a story about the return of Boog Powell, and an interview with Tyler O’Neill. Both are right here.
- The Mariners took a 5-0 lead over Houston, and then allowed ten unanswered scores. Here are three takeaways from the game.
- The Mariners Notebook has the latest roster moves and more.
- It’s time for the Mariners to start winning, Dave Bolling writes.
- The Mariners are in trouble, according to Fangraphs.
- Rey Navarro‘s three-run homer helped Salt Lake to a 4-1 win over Sacramento.
- Albuquerque out-slugged Reno, 9-7, despite two homers by Aces first baseman Christian Walker.
- Fresno used a five-run second inning to win in Las Vegas, 7-4. Vegas shortstop Amed Rosario is now the No. 1 prospect in all of minor league baseball according to ESPN’s Keith Law.
- Iowa third baseman Jeimer Candelario continued to be a run-producing machine, going 4-for-4 with five RBI in an 18-5 win over New Orleans last night. Candelario already has 15 RBI.
- Tyler Lyons pitched well and Chad Huffman hit a go-ahead homer as Memphis edged Colorado Springs, 2-1. The Redbirds record: 6-1.
- Royals prospect Eric Skogland delivered five shutout innings in Omaha’s 6-3 win over Round Rock.
- Oklahoma City starter Wilmer Font fanned a career-best 11 batters in a 5-0 win at Nashville.