The sun is shining – let’s play some daytime baseball!
Yesterday: Three Tacoma pitchers combined to pitch a five-hit shutout in the Rainiers 2-0 win over Albuquerque on Saturday evening. Ryan Weber went the first five innings, Dillon Overton covered the next three, and Jean Machi finished it up.
Today: Albuquerque (6-4) at Tacoma (5-4), 1:35.
Opponent Affiliation: Colorado Rockies.
Season Series: Tacoma leads, 1-0.
Starting Pitchers: RHP Jeff Hoffman (0-0, 4.50) at RHP Chase De Jong (1-0, 1.69).
Hot Rainiers: Dan Vogelbach has reached base via hit or walk in eight straight games, Ben Gamel in seven games, and D.J. Peterson has a six-game on-base streak… reliever Nick Hagadone has retired all seven batters he has faced, striking out six of them.
Look Out For: Outfielder Noel Cuevas is off to a fast start, having already notched three 3-hit games. Catcher Ryan Hanigan has a five-game hitting streak.
Ex-Rainiers and Locals: The Isotopes don’t have any ex-Rainiers, but they are carrying former Mariners outfielder Chris Denorfia.
Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 1:20 on South Sound Sports 850 AM. Pacific Northwest broadcast legend Bob Robertson will join me in the booth today. 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 game story includes reaction from manager Pat Listach.
- The News Tribune has an article on today’s starter, Chase De Jong.
- James Paxton delivered eight shutout innings and the Mariners won their second game in a row on Saturday. Here are three takeaways from the game.
- The Mariners Notebook focuses on bullpen usage.
- Ryan Divish looks at some teams that are off to slow starts, and grades them on a “worry scale.”
- Ichiro is coming to Seattle for the first time since 2014 this week, and Larry Stone has a column.
- John McGrath riffs on grasshoppers, United, and the Mariners. Here are his Power Rankings.
- Our pop fly walk-off made Fangraphs always entertaining Sunday Notes column. They came up with a good one: it was a “drop off.”
- Franchy Cordero homered twice in El Paso’s 10-5 win at Reno.
- Salt Lake quite literally walked off Fresno in the tenth inning, 6-5. The Bees celebrated Jackie Robinson Day.
- Las Vegas pitchers scattered 11 hits in a 4-1 win over Sacramento.
- New Orleans held Omaha to just two hits in a 4-2 win.
- Ronald Guzman had three hits to help Round Rock to a 7-6 win at Iowa. The I-Cubs are trying to find a defensive home for hot hitter Ian Happ.
- Oklahoma City used a five-run eighth inning to win in Memphis, 8-4. Chris Taylor hit his first homer for the Dodgers.
- Colorado Springs cruised to a 6-1 win at Nashville.