The Rainiers ended a three-game losing streak with a 7-3 victory at Salt Lake on Monday, and once again it was Taylor Trammell leading the offense with a massive night.
Trammell went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a three-run homer, finishing with five runs batted in. He’s now hit four homers and driven in 14 runs in five games since being sent down by Seattle, while posting a .636 (14-for-22) batting average.
He’s done it by hitting the ball hard to all fields. Yes, we are at high elevation and in a hitter’s park in Salt Lake City, but line drives are line drives anywhere and Trammell is hitting line drives.
Despite all of Trammell’s heroics, the Rainiers need a win tonight in the series final in order to escape town with a split of the six-game set.
The club will fly home early on Wednesday morning and prepare to open a six-game homestand against the Round Rock Express. The first game against the Texas Rangers affiliate will be Thursday at 7:05.
YESTERDAY: Taylor Trammell wasted no time before impacting the game in a big way, launching a three-run homer in the top of the first inning to send Tacoma on its way to a 7-3 win at Salt Lake. Tacoma relievers Jimmy Yacabonis, Wyatt Mills, and Vinny Nittoli combined to pitch 5.2 scoreless innings to close out the game.
TODAY: Tacoma (5-6) at Salt Lake (4-7), 5:35 PT.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Los Angeles Angels.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Lou Marson.
SEASON SERIES: Salt Lake leads, 3-2.
PITCHERS: RHP Reeves Martin (0-1, 4.76) at LHP Packy Naughton (0-0, 6.75)
Yes, that really does say “Packy Naughton.”
ROSTER MOVES: Prior to Monday’s game the Mariners called up reliever Brady Lail, optioned infielder Jack Mayfield to Tacoma, and designated for assignment reliever Domingo Tapia. Mayfield might not report to the Rainiers until the team returns home. Outfielder Braden Bishop, who was designated for assignment last week, has been claimed by the San Francisco Giants. The Giants optioned him to Sacramento.
HOT HITTERS: Taylor Trammell has gone 14-for-22 with four homers and 14 RBI in five games since joining the Rainiers… Cal Raleigh has six hits and four walks over the last four games he has played in… Jose Godoy has hit safely in five of six games he has played in this season, with two homers… Eric Campbell, Luis Liberato, and Jantzen Witte each have four-game hitting streaks.
OPPONENT NEWS: Salt Lake has the Angels top prospect Jo Adell on the roster… another highly-rated outfield prospect joined the Bees on Thursday night: Brandon Marsh… infielder Kean Wong has opened the season with a ten-game hitting streak… Anthony Bemboom has gone 6-for-15 with three homers in this series… Scott Schebler became the 14th player in Salt Lake franchise history to hit three home runs in a game when he did it on Sunday.
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STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
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- Fully vaccinated fans are now allowed to go maskless at Mariners games.
- Top prospect MacKenzie Gore is scheduled to make his third start for El Paso tonight against Albuquerque, and the El Paso Times has a feature on him.
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About the Tacoma Rainiers
The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The Rainiers are a member of the Triple-A West. Tacoma has been a Mariners affiliate since establishing the Rainiers moniker in 1995.
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