The Tacoma Rainiers split the make-up doubleheader against Reno last night, winning the first game 5-3 before dropping the second game, 3-1. Tacoma remains one game under .500 for the season.
With the completion of the doubleheader, Tacoma has now made up all of the early-season rainouts that have occurred thus far, and there are no more doubleheaders on the schedule. Hopefully we’re out of the woods, rain-wise, but it’s still pretty early in the season.
We know this: the forecast for the remainder of this homestand is terrific, and it’s a great time to come out to the ballpark. The Rainiers are home through the weekend, including a game tonight at 7:05.
Tonight the Rainiers start Nick Davila for his first game at Cheney Stadium. The young right-hander came up from Class-A Modesto to make a fill-in start during the last road trip at Salt Lake, and after some early jitters in his Triple-A debut he pitched admirably into the sixth inning, earning another chance. It’s fun to root for guys like this, hopefully he has another solid outing in store for us.
YESTERDAY: Tacoma and Reno split a doubleheader at Cheney Stadium. Tacoma won the first game, 5-3, as Cade Marlowe, Colin Moran, and Jake Scheiner homered. Reno took game two by a 3-1 score as the Rainiers were limited to four hits – one of them another homer by Jake Scheiner, who now leads the team with 11.
TODAY: Reno Aces (20-15) at Tacoma Rainiers (17-18), 7:05.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Arizona Diamondbacks.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Blake Lalli.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 5-3.
PITCHERS: RHP Drey Jameson (1-0, 9.00) at RHP Nick Davila (0-1, 6.35)
ROSTER MOVES: None today as of blog posting time.
HOT HITTERS: Jake Scheiner has homered in back-to-back games, and he now ranks second in the PCL with 11 homers. Jo Adell of Salt Lake leads the league with 13… Kean Wong has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games… Mike Ford has 45 RBI, which leads all of professional baseball… Cooper Hummel has reached base in ten straight games… Jacob Nottingham has hit four home runs over his last nine games.
OPPONENT NEWS: Reno just split a six-game series at home against Round Rock, but prior to that they won 10 of 12 games against Sugar Land and at Salt Lake, going 5-1 against each… Philip Evans has arguably been the best hitter in the league to date. He leads the league in batting average (.440), on-base percentage (.570), and runs scored (35)… Dominic Canzone has been hot: he homered twice on Saturday and has reached base in 14 straight games… Reno has former Rainiers pitchers Anthony Misiewicz and Austin Adams, as well as infielder Jake Hager.
BROADCAST: All games will be broadcast free on a live audio stream which is available right here.
Unfortunately, there is no traditional terrestrial radio station carrying the games at this time.
PCL SCOREBOARD: Follow all league games in real-time with links to broadcasts and Gameday screens right here.
- The Mariners lost to Texas yesterday, finishing a 3-3 homestand. They’re off today before starting a nine-game eastern road trip at Detroit tomorrow.
- Manager Scott Servais moved Julio Rodriguez down in the lineup, in an attempt to jump-start the struggling sophomore.
- Julio is trying to do too much, Matt Calkins writes.