Doubleheader Sweep Features Double Shutouts

May 31, 2019

Against all odds at high-scoring Southwest University Park, Tacoma pitched two shutouts in a doubleheader sweep of the El Paso Chihuahuas on Thursday night.

Jon Niese had his best start for Tacoma in the opener, pitching five scoreless innings without allowing a runner to get past first base in a 4-0 win. Rehabilitating Mariners reliever Gerson Bautista pitched the final two innings, allowing one single and finishing the Rainiers sixth shutout of the season.

The second shutout – Tacoma’s seventh of the season, just one behind PCL leader San Antonio – was an Anthony Misiewicz special. As the National Spelling Bee drew attention from around the nation, M-I-S-I-E-W-I-C-Z delivered six terrific innings of scoreless ball, scattering just a pair of hits. He retired 14 straight batters between the first and sixth innings. Matt Festa finished off the game, and the Rainiers had a 7-0 win.

The two wins pushed Tacoma over the .500 mark for the first time all season – in fact, it’s the first time since July 22, 2018 when Tacoma was 51-50.

Tacoma moved into first place in the wacky Pacific-North Division, in which the Rainiers are at the moment the only one of the four teams to have an above-.500 record. It’s going to be an interesting division race this summer, for sure.

The Rainiers have won three in a row, and five of the last six, but we are in Triple-A and Tacoma’s scheduled starting pitcher for tonight has been scratched, creating a ‘bullpen game’ on a day in which the Mariners are shuffling the roster around. We’ll see if the team can keep it going tonight!

RAINIERS DAILY

YESTERDAY: Tacoma swept a doubleheader by pitching a pair of shutouts in El Paso. Jon Niese and Gerson Bautista combined on a six-hitter to win the first game, 4-0. It was Anthony Misiewicz and Matt Festa combining on a three-hitter for a 7-0 win in the nightcap. The Rainiers moved over .500 for the first time this season and took first place in the division.

ROSTER MOVES: Yesterday the Rainiers added reliever Reggie McClain from Double-A Arkansas. Also, reliever Sam Tuivailala‘s rehabilitation assignment ended. Today the Mariners announced that reliever Ruben Alaniz has been claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds, and scheduled starter Erik Swanson has been placed on the injured list (hamstring). The Mariners have called up reliever Chasen Bradford and optioned David McKay to Tacoma, with McKay expected to report tomorrow. There will be more moves before first pitch tonight.

TODAY: Tacoma (28-27) at El Paso (34-20), 6:05 Pacific.

OPPONENT AFFILIATION: San Diego Padres.

OPPOSING MANAGER: Edwin Rodriguez.

SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 5-3.

PITCHERS: RHP Mike Wright (0-0, 9.00) at LHP Jerry Keel (4-1, 5.34)

HOT HITTERS: Tim Lopes has a seven-game hitting streak, and the last five games have been multiple-hit performances… Ian Miller has reached base safely in 12 straight games, and he is batting .351 in May… Kristopher Negron has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, collecting 20 hits during that span…   Braden Bishop is 22-for-68 with three homers since returning from the big leagues.

OPPONENT NEWS: El Paso just helped out the Rainiers by winning three-of-four in a road series at Fresno… Luis Urias had his 11-game hitting streak, and his streak of 29 straight games reaching base, end in the second game of the doubleheader… rehabbing catcher Francisco Mejia and infielder/outfielder Jose Pirela will be playing in this series.

FAMILIAR FACES: You want former Rainiers? El Paso has ’em. Seth Mejias-BreanBoog Powell, and Dillon Overton are on the active roster, with Tyler Higgins on the injured list. They also have Seattle University product Eric Yardley, who hails from the Tri-Cities.

BROADCAST: The pregame show starts at 5:50 on South Sound Talk 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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In the PCL:

  • Fresno outfielder Yadiel Hernandez had three hits and five RBI in a 13-7 win over Salt Lake. Bees outfielder Jarrett Parker hit three solo home runs, giving him nine homers on the year. Never mix politics and baseball: the Grizzlies have lost two corporate sponsors in the wake of their Memorial Day Mistake.
  • Las Vegas outfielder Seth Brown had three hits including his 12th homer of the season in an 8-4 win at Sacramento.
  • Brian Mundell reached base four times as Albuquerque took down Reno, 7-5.
  • Oklahoma City scored twice in the top of the tenth inning to claim a 10-8 win over Memphis. Kyle Garlick had three hits and five RBI.
  • Omaha starter Scott Blewett didn’t, allowing one earned run over 5.2 innings to beat San Antonio, 3-2.
  • Iowa shut out Round Rock, 7-0, behind six innings of two-hit ball from Alec Mills.
  • New Orleans stole five bases and rode a strong start by Dustin Beggs to a 5-3 win at Nashville.

A Double Dip In El Paso Today At 4

May 30, 2019

After yesterday’s unexpected postponement, we are ready to play a doubleheader today at 4:05. It will be two seven-inning games.

RAINIERS DAILY

YESTERDAY: Yesterday’s game in El Paso was postponed due to the reasons outlined in the previous blog post, so we are playing a doubleheader today. We made it without a postponement until May 29, and rain had nothing to do with it. Go figure.

ROSTER MOVES: The Mariners have released veteran pitcher Christian Bergman – he’s a class act and we wish him the best moving forward. Apparently a reliever is coming up from Double-A Arkansas to take his spot. Infielder Connor Kopach reported from Class-A Modesto to fill Dylan Moore‘s spot.

TODAY: Tacoma (26-27) at El Paso (34-18), doubleheader, 4:05 Pacific.

OPPONENT AFFILIATION: San Diego Padres.

OPPOSING MANAGER: Edwin Rodriguez.

SEASON SERIES: Tied, 3-3.

PITCHERS:

  • Game One: LHP Jon Niese (2-1, 5.53) at RHP Cal Quantrill (4-1, 4.80)
  • Game Two: LHP Anthony Misiewicz (1-1, 6.57) at LHP Logan Allen (4-1, 4.01)

HOT HITTERS: Jose Lobaton has ten hits in his last three games, and he has hit safely in nine of his ten nine games… Braden Bishop is 21-for-61 with three homers since returning from the big leagues… Kristopher Negron has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, collecting 18 hits during that span…  Tim Lopes has a five-game hitting streak… Ian Miller has reached base safely in ten straight games, and he is batting .343 in May.

OPPONENT NEWS: El Paso just helped out the Rainiers by winning three-of-four in a road series at Fresno… the Chihuahuas have won five of their last six games… Luis Urias has a ten-game hitting streak, he has reached base in 28 straight games, he’s batting .364 with 13 home runs, and it seems kind of silly that the Padres haven’t recalled him… rehabbing catcher Francisco Mejia and infielder/outfielder Jose Pirela will be playing in this series.

FAMILIAR FACES: You want former Rainiers? El Paso has ’em. Seth Mejias-BreanBoog Powell, and Dillon Overton are on the active roster, with Tyler Higgins on the injured list. They also have Seattle University product Eric Yardley, who hails from the Tri-Cities.

BROADCAST: The pregame show starts at 3:50 on South Sound Talk 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.

Links:

In the PCL:

  • Trailing 6-4 going to the ninth, Reno scored three runs and upended Albuquerque, 7-6. The Isotopes made two crucial errors during Reno’s game-winning rally.
  • Tanner Anderson pitched six strong innings and Las Vegas earned a 7-1 win at Sacramento. Nick Martini went 4-for-4 for the Aviators.
  • Salt Lake snapped a 7-7 tie by scoring three runs in the top of the ninth inning, and the Bees needed all three of them to beat Fresno. 10-9. Ty Kelly had three hits and scored three runs.
  • New Orleans ace Zac Gallen became the PCL’s first pitcher to win seven games, allowing one run over 6.2 innings in a 3-1 win over Iowa. Gallen is 7-1 with a 1.70 ERA.
  • Jimmy Nelson continued his comeback bid, pitching five solid innings as San Antonio defeated Memphis, 3-2.
  • Oklahoma City hammered Omaha, 12-3. Justin DeFratus pitched seven strong innings and Cameron Perkins homered for the Dodgers.
  • Round Rock won a ridiculous 13-inning game in Nashville, 13-12. It was tied 7-7 after nine innings when they started placing the automatic runners at second base. Each team finished the game with position players pitching: Nashville infielder Tyler Depreta-Johnson took the loss, with Round Rock’s backup catcher Jamie Ritchie getting the save.

Wednesday’s Game Postponed, Doubleheader Thursday

May 29, 2019

Tonight’s Rainiers game at El Paso was postponed due to an equipment problem. Specifically, the Chihuahuas baseball gear did not make it from Fresno (where they played last night) to El Paso in time for the game.

A doubleheader will be played on Thursday at 4:05 (Pacific). It will be two seven-inning games, with a half-hour for the players to enjoy PB&J’s between games.

Fresno-to-El Paso is probably the most difficult connection in all of the PCL, due to the limited number of flights and the small aircraft servicing each airport. The league (hopefully) tries to avoid this conjunction when making the schedule, but sometimes it is inevitable.

As for the Rainiers, they did a full workout on the field in El Paso and are ready for the series to start on Thursday. I even recorded my pregame interview with Jose Loboton for tomorrow’s broadcast – hear him talk about his 5-for-5, 5 RBI game on Thursday at 3:50.

We had a roster move, too: infielder Connor Kopach has returned from Class-A Modesto, to replace Dylan Moore who was summoned to Seattle.

Let’s play two on Thursday!


Rainiers Move On To El Paso, Mariners Infielder Comes Along For a Couple Hours

May 29, 2019

After a successful stop in Salt Lake City in which the Tacoma Rainiers took three-of-four from the Bees, the road trip moves on to El Paso for five games against the class of the PCL, the El Paso Chihuahuas.

At 34-18, El Paso has the best record in the league. The Chihuahuas opened the season 1-6, but have gone a remarkable 33-12 since.

Tacoma has played El Paso tough, going 3-3 against them over a pair of early-season, home-and-home three-game series.

One player won’t be here for the Rainiers tonight, and that’s infielder Dylan Moore. Moore was called up by Seattle today to replace the injured J.P. Crawford.

Moore played in Tacoma’s day game yesterday in Salt Lake City, and he flew with the team to El Paso. That meant a 7:30 Southwest flight to Las Vegas, an hour layover, and a connecting flight to El Paso. We arrived at the hotel around 12:30 AM El Paso time.

When the team landed in El Paso, Moore was informed he needed to fly back to Seattle. So he spent a couple hours in the El Paso hotel, woke up before dawn and went back to the airport to fly to Seattle in an attempt to get there in time for the Mariners day game today.

This guy has spent a lot of time in the air in the last 18 hours.

RAINIERS DAILY

YESTERDAY: Tacoma batted around during a four-run first inning and a seven-run fifth inning in a 13-5 win over Salt Lake yesterday. Jose Lobaton went 5-for-5 with four singles and a double, driving in five runs and scoring two. He became the first Tacoma player to get five hits in a game since D.J. Peterson did it at El Paso in August of 2016. Lobaton was left on deck when the top of the ninth inning ended, narrowly missing an opportunity for six hits. Tacoma won the series, three games to one, and is back within one game of the .500 mark.

ROSTER MOVES: Yesterday Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford sprained his ankle and he is being placed on the injured list, with Dylan Moore called up to take his place. The Rainiers will probably add a player from somewhere in the organization.

TODAY: Tacoma (26-27) at El Paso (34-18), 6:05 Pacific.

OPPONENT AFFILIATION: San Diego Padres.

OPPOSING MANAGER: Edwin Rodriguez.

SEASONS SERIES: Tied, 3-3.

PITCHERS: LHP Jon Niese (2-1, 5.53) at LHP Logan Allen (4-1, 4.01)

HOT HITTERS: Jose Lobaton has ten hits in his last three games, and he has hit safely in nine of his ten nine games… Braden Bishop is 21-for-61 with three homers since returning from the big leagues… Kristopher Negron has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, collecting 18 hits during that span…  Tim Lopes has a five-game hitting streak… Ian Miller has reached base safely in ten straight games, and he is batting .343 in May.

OPPONENT NEWS: El Paso just helped out the Rainiers by winning three-of-four in a road series at Fresno… the Chihuahuas have won five of their last six games… Luis Urias has a ten-game hitting streak, he has reached base in 28 straight games, he’s batting .364 with 13 home runs, and it seems kind of silly that the Padres haven’t recalled him… rehabbing catcher Francisco Mejia and infielder/outfielder Jose Pirela will be playing in this series.

FAMILIAR FACES: You want former Rainiers? El Paso has ’em. Seth Mejias-Brean, Boog Powell, and Dillon Overton are on the active roster, with Tyler Higgins on the injured list. They also have Seattle University product Eric Yardley, who hails from the Tri-Cities.

BROADCAST: The pregame show starts at 5:50 on South Sound Talk 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.

Links:

In the PCL:

  • El Paso scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to win at Fresno last night, 4-1. The Chihuahuas bullpen pitched five shutout innings.
  • Franklin Barreto had four extra-base hits in a 12-8 Las Vegas win at Reno. Barreto hit three doubles and a triple. Tough day for the plate umpire: both team’s managers were ejected for arguing balls-and-strikes during the sixth inning. Reno is trying to cope while it’s best hitters all got called up at the same time. If you are looking to rent the swimming pool at the new Las Vegas Ballpark, you are out of luck. It’s sold out and there is a waiting list.
  • Sacramento starter Ty Blach allowed just two runs over six innings in Albuquerque, earning a 7-2 win. The River Cats swept the series.
  • Rehabilitating Lucas Duda contributed two hits with a double and an RBI as Omaha beat Oklahoma City, 5-3.
  • Nashville starter Seth Maness pitched into the seventh inning in a 4-2 win over Round Rock.
  • San Antonio shut out Memphis, 8-0, behind Bubba Derby. It is this blog’s policy to mention Nate Orf any time he does something notable, so we are here to tell you that Nate Orf went 4-for-5.
  • Iowa’s Colin Rea continued his outstanding season, tossing seven innings of a 3-0 win at New Orleans. Rea is 6-1 with a 2.77 ERA.

Rainiers Go For Series Win In Early Game

May 27, 2019

Tacoma did not reach .500, and did not secure a series win on Monday at Salt Lake. They can’t accomplish the first goal today, but they can take care of the second.

The Rainiers wrap up the four-game series at Salt Lake with an 11:05 AM (Pacific) game on Tuesday. Tacoma has won two of the first three games of the four-game series.

After this game we are off to El Paso, for a five-game series against the PCL’s best team.

RAINIERS DAILY

YESTERDAY: Tacoma got shut out for just the second time this season, 5-0 as Salt Lake’s Dillon Peters and Parker Bridwell combined on a four-hitter. Tim Lopes and Robert Perez Jr. each had two hits for Tacoma.

ROSTER MOVES: Yesterday outfielder Luis Liberato was placed on the seven-day injured list with a tight oblique (which is apparently contagious), and outfielder Billy Cooke was brought back from extended spring training. The Mariners claimed reliever Jimmy Cordero off waivers from Toronto and announced he will report to Tacoma, but no one knows when he is coming.

TODAY: Tacoma (25-27) at Salt Lake (23-27), 11:05 AM Pacific.

OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

OPPOSING MANAGER: Lou Marson.

SEASONS SERIES: Tacoma leads, 4-3.

PITCHERS: RHP Tyler Cloyd (1-3, 4.60) at LHP Jose Suarez (2-0, 1.86)

HOT HITTERS: Braden Bishop is 19-for-55 with three homers since returning from the big leagues… … Kristopher Negron had his ten-game hitting streak end last night, he went 16-for-35 during the streak… Jose Lobaton has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, and he has homered in two straight… Ian Miller leads the PCL with 18 doubles.

OPPONENT NEWS: The Bees had won 12 of their last 14 games coming into this series… Salt Lake has already hit seven grand slams this season, which is three short of their franchise record – and it’s still May… Justin Bour has a six-game hitting streak and he has homered twice in this series.

FAMILIAR FACES: Ty Kelly played for Tacoma during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

BROADCAST: The pregame show starts at 10:50 on South Sound Talk 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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Doubleheaders everywhere in the PCL, and they were all sweeps:

  • El Paso beat Fresno twice, taking the opening game in extra innings 3-2 before coasting to a 6-1 win in the nightcap. Jason Vosler drove home the winning run in the opener and homered in the second game.
  • Trailing 7-5 going to the ninth, Las Vegas scored four runs and upended Reno, 9-7. Beau Taylor hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth.
  • Sacramento put the hammer on Albuquerque, 12-5. Anthony Garcia went 4-for-5 with a homer. Sam Hilliard keeps hitting dingers for the ‘Topes.
  • San Antonio swept a road doubleheader at Memphis, 3-1 and 2-1. David Freitas hit a two-run homer in the first game, and Corey Spangenberg‘s two-run homer held up in the second game.
  • Iowa kept Isan Diaz in the ballpark and topped New Orleans in ten innings, 2-1. Diaz’s streak ended at five straight games with a homer.
  • Yordan Alvarez homered in the first game and drove in three runs in the second as Round Rock swept a doubleheader at Nashville, 2-0 and 8-5. Rehabbing Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 in the opener.
  • Omaha swept Oklahoma City, 7-3 and 6-5. Brett Phillips homered twice and drove in five runs in the opener, and catcher Xavier Fernandez homered and drove in four runs in the second game.

Rainiers Push Towards .500 Mark

May 27, 2019

Here we are again.

Earlier this week the Rainiers won the first two games of a four-game series against Fresno, pulling within one game of the .500 mark and needing to just split the final two games to win the series. Instead, Tacoma lost the last two games of the series.

Now Tacoma has come to Salt Lake City, played excellent baseball, and won the first two games of the series. The Rainiers are one game under .500, and have not had a .500 record since the team was 1-1 after two games this season. And Tacoma needs to win just one of the final two games here to get a road series win.

Let’s see if they can get it done this time.

RAINIERS DAILY

YESTERDAY: Young players led the offense for the Rainiers, as Robert Perez hit a go-ahead two-run double and David Sheaffer homered and drove in two runs during a 7-4 win over Salt Lake on Sunday afternoon. The Tacoma bullpen shined, as Christian Bergman, Gerson Bautista, and Chasen Bradford combined to pitch five shutout innings.

ROSTER MOVES: Reliever Ryan Garton reported to Tacoma yesterday, and outfielder Billy Cooke was transferred to extended spring training.

TODAY: Tacoma (25-26) at Salt Lake (22-27), 5:35 Pacific.

OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

OPPOSING MANAGER: Lou Marson.

SEASONS SERIES: Tacoma leads, 4-2.

PITCHERS: LHP Justus Sheffield (2-2, 3.89) at LHP Dillon Peters (1-1, 6.18)

HOT HITTERS: Braden Bishop is 19-for-51 with three homers since returning from the big leagues, and he has reached base in 11 straight games… … Kristopher Negron has a ten-game hitting streak, going 16-for-35 during the streak… Jose Lobaton has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, and he has homered in two straight… Ian Miller leads the PCL with 18 doubles.

OPPONENT NEWS: The Bees had won 12 of their last 14 games coming into this series… Salt Lake has already hit seven grand slams this season, which is three short of their franchise record – and it’s still May… Justin Bour has a five-game hitting streak; he went 4-for-5 yesterday.

FAMILIAR FACES: Ty Kelly played for Tacoma during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

BROADCAST: The pregame show starts at 5:20 on South Sound Talk 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.

Links:

In the PCL:

  • The first place battle between division leaders El Paso and Fresno took an unexpected day off yesterday, as the game was rained out in Fresno. They’ll try to play two today.
  • Sacramento enjoyed a day in Albuquerque, mashing out a 16-8 win. Mike Gerber homered twice and Aramis Garcia went 4-for-6 with a homer and four RBI.
  • Wyatt Mathisen‘s go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning led Reno to a 6-3 win over Las Vegas.
  • Omaha shut out Oklahoma City, 5-0, as rehabbing Kyle Zimmer, Jake Kalish, and Richard Lovelady combined on a two-hitter.
  • Isan Diaz made it five straight games with a home run, but his New Orleans Baby Cakes still lost to Iowa, 14-10. Jim Adduci went 3-for-6 with a homer and six RBI to lead the I-Cubs. Elieser Hernandez – the New Orleans starter with the 1.07 ERA – got called up by the Marlins today.
  • San Antonio snapped a 4-4 tie at Memphis in the top of the ninth inning when Tyler Saladino ripped a three-run homer, and the Missions won 7-4.
  • Nashville banged out 16 hits and took down Round Rock, 9-5. Zack Granite and Hunter Cole each had three hits for the Sounds. Round Rock’s Kyle Tucker homered in his fourth straight game. Jose Altuve starts a rehab assignment with Round Rock today.

High-Elevation Road Trip Starts Out The Right Way

May 26, 2019

The Tacoma Rainiers had a great start to the nine-game road trip on Saturday night, with a 9-4 win over Salt Lake.

The win happened exactly the way it needs to when your are in Salt Lake City, or any of the other high-elevation, high-scoring PCL ballparks: once you take the lead, you need to keep scoring.

Tacoma took a 3-0 lead in the third inning, and led 4-3 after seven. The Rainiers added another run in the eighth, and then tacked on four insurance runs in the top of the ninth so that the Bees didn’t get any hare-brained ideas about coming back and winning the game.

That’s how you need to do it in Salt Lake City, Reno, Albuquerque, El Paso, and Las Vegas. Just keep scoring. Seems simple, right? If only it was.

Another key Tacoma player landed on the injured list on Saturday, with Ryan Court suffering oblique tightness. He joins Eric Young Jr (thumb), Orlando Calixte (left knee), and Aaron Northcraft (left oblique). Other than Young Jr who had surgery and will be out until at least July, we have little information on how long the players will take to recover.

RAINIERS DAILY

YESTERDAY: Tacoma starter Anthony Misiewicz pitched well into the seventh inning, and new players Luis Liberato and Robert Perez each had two hits as Tacoma took down Salt Lake on Saturday night, 9-4. The Rainiers scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to break open a close game. Braden Bishop hit two doubles and drew two walks.

ROSTER MOVES: Reliever Ryan Garton was outrighted to Tacoma and will report today. Dylan Moore reported to Tacoma yesterday, and outfielder Luis Liberato was promoted from Class-A Modesto prior to yesterday’s game because Ryan Court landed on the seven-day injured list with a tight oblique.

TODAY: Tacoma (24-26) at Salt Lake (22-26), 12:05 Pacific.

OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

OPPOSING MANAGER: Lou Marson.

SEASONS SERIES: Tacoma leads, 3-2.

PITCHERS: RHP Erik Swanson (0-0, 3.38) at RHP Nick Tropeano (1-1, 7.66)

HOT HITTERS: Braden Bishop is 17-for-47 with three homers since returning from the big leagues… … Kristopher Negron has a nine-game hitting streak, going 15-for-31 during the streak… Jose Lobaton has hit safely in seven of his last eight games… Ian Miller leads the PCL with 18 doubles.

OPPONENT NEWS: The Bees have won 12 of their last 15 games, turning around their season after a 10-23 start… they just won three-of-four at Sacramento, and recently swept a four-gamer at Reno… Salt Lake has already hit seven grand slams this season, which is three short of their franchise record – and it’s still May.

FAMILIAR FACES: Ty Kelly played for Tacoma during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

BROADCAST: The pregame show starts at 11:50 on South Sound Talk 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.

Links:

In the PCL:

  • Fresno topped El Paso, 5-2, in a battle between division leaders. Wilmer Difo had three hits and Jake Noll drove in three runs for the Grizzlies.
  • Reno’s Abraham Almonte and Domingo Leyba each hit three-run homers in an 8-3 win over visiting Las Vegas.
  • Sacramento banged out 16 hits in a 10-6 win at Albuquerque. Mike Gerber, Anthony Gomez, Henry Ramos, and Levi Michael each had three knocks. Mike Yastrzemski got called up by the Giants.
  • PCL veteran Shane Peterson appeared in the Oklahoma City box score, drilling a two-run homer to help the Dodgers to a 4-2 win at Omaha.
  • Kyle Tucker made it three straight games with a homer, and A.J. Reed also went deep in Round Rock’s 11-5 win at Nashville.
  • New Orleans infielder Isan Diaz scoffed at Tucker and homered in his fourth straight game to lead the Baby Cakes to a 6-3 win over Iowa. UW product Jeff Brigham nailed down his first save.
  • San Antonio shut out Memphis, 4-0, as Aaron Wilkerson and four relievers combined on a four-hitter.