Rainiers Win As Roster Revolves

The Rainiers picked up a 7-5 win on Sunday afternoon, improving to 18-11 on the year and remaining in a first place tie with Reno. The team did this despite even more roster moves.

Tacoma has now had at least one roster move every day for six straight days – and we’ll surely make it seven today, because Mike Zunino and Emilio Pagan are expected to report.

Over the past six days, 25 roster moves have been made. It’s a whirlwind of new faces in the locker room – I don’t even recognize about a quarter of the players.

The list is ridiculous – I copied-and-pasted it; I’m not typing all of this. First location is “To” and second location is “From.”

5/2 DELETE RHP JEAN MACHI SEATTLE TACOMA
5/2 DELETE RHP EMILIO PAGAN SEATTLE TACOMA
5/2 ADD INF DANIEL VOGELBACH TACOMA SEATTLE
5/2 ADD INF SETH MEJIAS-BREAN TACOMA LOUISVILLE (CIN-AAA)
5/2 ADD LHP LANE RATLIFF TACOMA AZL EXTENDED
5/2 ADD LHP PAUL PAEZ TACOMA AZL EXTENDED
5/3 DELETE INF JOSEPH ROSA AZL EXTENDED TACOMA
5/3 ADD RHP CASEY FIEN TACOMA SEATTLE
5/4 ADD OF BOOG POWELL TACOMA SEATTLE
5/5 ADD C ALEXANDER CAPRIATA TACOMA AZL EXTENDED
5/5 DELETE INF MIKE FREEMAN SEATTLE TACOMA
5/5 DELETE RHP EVAN MARSHALL SEATTLE TACOMA
5/5 DELETE C TUFFY GOSEWISCH SEATTLE TACOMA
5/5 ADD C MIKE ZUNINO TACOMA SEATTLE
5/6 DELETE RHP DAN ALTAVILLA SEATTLE TACOMA
5/6 DELETE RHP ROB WHALEN SEATTLE TACOMA
5/6 ADD RHP EMILIO PAGAN TACOMA SEATTLE
5/6 DELETE LHP LANE RATLIFF AZL EXTENDED TACOMA
5/6 ADD RHP MICHAEL RIVERA TACOMA AZL EXTENDED
5/6 ADD RHP NATHAN BANNISTER TACOMA MODESTO
5/7 DELETE RHP NATHAN BANNISTER MODESTO TACOMA
5/7 ADD RHP ROB WHALEN TACOMA SEATTLE
5/7 ADD LHP MICHAEL SUAREZ TACOMA AZL EXTENDED
5/7 ADD LHP KYLE HUNTER TACOMA ARKANSAS
5/7 DELETE RHP CHRISTIAN BERGMAN SEATTLE TACOMA

Can’t tell the players without a program – as long as that program was printed in the last 15 minutes!

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

YesterdayTyler Smith had his biggest game of the season on Sunday afternoon. The Rainiers shortstop went 3-for-4 with a double and a go-ahead two-run homer, finishing with three runs batted in, as the Rainiers beat New Orleans, 7-5. Ryne Harper recorded the final four outs from the bullpen to blow out the candles on the Baby Cakes and earn his first Triple-A save.

Roster Moves: Before yesterday’s game the Rainiers added reliever Kyle Hunter from Double-A Arkansas, and he pitched two solid innings in the game. The team also added pitcher Michael Suarez from extended spring training, and sent Nathan Bannister back to Class-A Modesto where he will rejoin their starting rotation.

Today: New Orleans (11-19) at Tacoma (18-11), 6:05.

Opponent Affiliation: Miami Marlins.

Season Series: Tied, 1-1.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Stephen Fife (1-1, 5.70) at RHP Ryan Weber (1-0, 1.09).

Hot Rainiers: Tyler O’Neill might be heating up? He’s 5-for-16 over his last four games, and his at-bats have looked a little better… Dario Pizzano went 5-for-12 with three doubles and a homer in the Las Vegas series, and he’s 8-for-24 over his last seven games… Dan Vogelbach has reached base in 20 straight PCL games… Steven Baron has reached base in eight straight games.

Look Out For: Brandon Barnes has a six-game hitting streak and is 4-for-8 in this series… second-year New Orleans outfielder Destin Hood is the prime source of power on the roster… Moises Sierra has six RBI in his last four games.

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.

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