Tough loss for the Rainiers last night, when immediately following a game-tying homer the team allowed four runs on just one hit. Walks, a wild pitch, a hit batter, and a three-run homer by Oswaldo Arcia gave Reno the win.
Yesterday: Immediately after Dan Vogelbach hit a game-tying three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning, Tacoma surrendered four runs in the bottom of the frame and lost in Reno on Saturday night, 9-5. Tacoma needs a win today to split the series.
Today: Tacoma (38-35) at Reno (47-28), 1:05.
Opponent Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks.
Season Series: Reno leads, 5-2.
Starting Pitchers: RHP Rob Whalen (0-4, 5.08) at LHP Erik Jokisch (5-3, 5.82).
Hot Rainiers: Andrew Aplin is 9-for-25 with seven RBI over his last ten games… Boog Powell is 8-for-15 with a homer over his last four games… Zach Shank has reached base in 12 straight games.
Look Out For: Jack Reinheimer has a nine-game hitting streak, going 14-for-37 during the streak… Kristopher Negron is 8-for-12 with four triples during a four-game hitting streak… Oswaldo Arcia has homered in back-to-back games.
Ex-Rainiers and Local Guys: Reno has former Rainiers infielder Ketel Marte. Catcher Hank Conger spent much of his youth growing up in Federal Way.
Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 12:50 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.
- Here’s the Rainiers game recap from the Reno Aces website.
- The Mariners six-game winning streak ended with a 5-2 loss to Houston on Saturday. Three takeaways from the game.
- Suddenly the Mariners look like playoff contenders, Larry Stone writes.
- John McGrath wonders if the Astros can make a run at the 2001 Mariners record 116 wins.
- Bob Dutton reports that Drew Smyly could be set for some rehabilitation starts in Tacoma toward the end of the upcoming homestand.
- I don’t have time to do all of the PCL links this morning, but do yourself a favor and read the Albuquerque Journal’s recap of last night’s 14-inning, 13-10 El Paso win at Albuquerque. Fireworks at 12:45 AM!
- One more: ex-Rainier Forrest Snow helped pitch Colorado Springs to a 1-0 win at New Orleans. Baby Cakes outfielder Moises Sierra went 4-for-4, and everybody else in the game combined to go 3-for-51. The very first batter of the game, Kyle Wren, homered – and that was it.