Yesterday: Tacoma hit three solo homers but didn’t have much additional offense in a 7-3 series-opening loss to Albuquerque. Danny Muno and Tuffy Gosewisch hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning.
Roster Move: Prior to last night’s game, the Rainiers activated reliever Ryan Kelly from the disabled list, and placed reliever Pat Light on the disabled list.
Today: Albuquerque (39-41) at Tacoma (41-38), 7:05.
Opponent Affiliation: Colorado Rockies.
Season Series: Tacoma leads, 4-3.
Starting Pitchers: LHP Ryan Carpenter (3-6, 5.13) at RHP Chase De Jong (3-3, 5.93).
Hot Rainiers: Andrew Aplin has an eight-game hitting streak, and he is 14-for-40 with 11 RBI over his last 15 games… Leonys Martin hit .327 with five homers in June, and he has been successful in his last 16 stolen base attempts… Tyler O’Neill has reached base in 11 straight games, with 13 hits and ten walks during that time. He’s homered in back-to-back games.
Look Out For: Infielder Ryan McMahon has been the big story for the Isotopes, batting .427 in 27 games since being promoted from Double-A Hartford. He’s had four games of four-or-more hits, and he had back-to-back two-homer games against Fresno, June 15-16.
Ex-Rainiers and Local Guys: Albuquerque doesn’t have any – unless you want to count Ryan Carpenter, who was born and raised in Arizona but played college baseball at Gonzaga.
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.
- Here’s the recap of last night’s game from the Rainiers website.
- The Mariners broke out with a 10-0 win at Anaheim, ending their four-game losing streak. Three takeaways from the game.
- Andrew Moore will be recalled by Seattle and will start on Monday.
- Seattle is expected to sign two major international talents, Bob Dutton reports.
PCL Game Reports:
- El Paso hit four homers – two by Christian Villanueva – and beat Reno, 13-4.
- Fresno made it eight straight wins, and this time they beat a rehabilitating Madison Bumgarner and Sacramento, 8-7. Fresno jumped Tacoma in the standings and moved into second place, six games behind Reno.
- Las Vegas had early three-run homers by Kevin Plawecki and Josh Rodriguez in a 10-6 win at Salt Lake. The Tribune has a feature on Bees outfielder Cesar Puello.
- Oklahoma City won big in Nashville, 12-6, as Max Muncy had four hits. A writer for The Tennesseean spent a day with the Nashville Sounds grounds crew.
- Kyle Schwarber homered twice in Iowa’s 7-3 win over Round Rock. The Des Moines Register has a story on I-Cubs outfielder Jacob Hannemann, who postponed his baseball career two years to go on a Mormon mission.
- All-Star catcher Carson Kelly hit a couple of doubles in the Memphis Redbirds 7-1 win over New Orleans.
- Omaha and Colorado Springs are six games deep in a Nine Game Mega Series, and the Sky Sox have won all six so far. Wow.