Rainiers Go For Series Win

Tacoma has won only one series in Reno, ever, but the team has a chance to take this series tonight.

The Rainiers won a three-game series at Reno in 2015, but are 20-50 all-time at Greater Nevada Field which opened in 2009.

With the series-opening win on Tuesday, and the fact that this is a three-game series, Tacoma has a chance to take the series tonight. Last night Reno evened it up with a 6-3 win.

Tacoma will try to win this series with third base coach Denny Hocking filling in as manager. Pat Listach is on his Mariners-required four-day vacation starting today.

Hocking has already filled in for three games this season when Listach was called up to help Seattle. He’s 2-1 as a fill-in skipper.

After tonight’s game the Rainiers hop on a bus and drive through the mountains to Sacramento for a four-game, three-day series which starts on Friday night.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Reno erased a 3-1 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, with PCL All-Star Oswaldo Arcia‘s three-run homer the go-ahead hit, and beat Tacoma 6-3 on Wednesday night.

Today: Tacoma (44-40) at Reno (51-35), 7:05.

Opponent Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks.

Season Series: Reno leads, 7-3.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Chase De Jong (3-4, 5.54) at RHP Jake Buchanan (2-2, 4.75).

Buchanan was just acquired by Reno – he made eight starts in the PCL for Iowa in April and May, and has also pitched in the majors for Cincinnati this year.

Hot RainiersAndrew Aplin saw his ten-game hitting streak come to an end last night… Leonys Martin has been successful in his last 19 stolen base attempts… D.J. Peterson has four straight multiple-hit games (9-for-16)… Steven Baron is 10-for-his-last-22… Tyler O’Neill has hit eight homers in the last 13 games.

Look Out ForOswaldo Arcia has reached base safely in 29 straight games… Socrates Brito has nine hits over his last four games… Zach Borenstein is 9-for-13 over his last four games.

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.

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