The Rainiers had a big day in the standings yesterday, beating Sacramento 10-4 while the team’s two closest challengers for the Regular Season Championship both lost.
Sugar Land lost at Round Rock, 6-4, and the Skeeters fell to two games behind Tacoma.
Reno committed five errors (!) and lost in Las Vegas, 6-3. The Aces are now three games behind the Rainiers.
Eleven games remain before the Regular Season Champion is declared. If you missed it, yesterday’s post has the remaining schedules for the contending teams.
YESTERDAY: Tacoma scored seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and coasted to a 10-4 win over visiting Sacramento in the series opener on Thursday night. Jack Reinheimer finished the seven-run rally with an opposite-field grand slam, after a costly error had extended the inning. Sam Travis had three hits for Tacoma, and Brian O’Keefe added two hits including a two-run homer.
TODAY: Sacramento (47-59) at Tacoma (65-44), 7:05.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: San Francisco Giants.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Dave Brundage.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 12-7.
PITCHERS: RHP Logan Ondrusek (0-1, 4.84) at RHP Robert Dugger (2-4, 7.43)
ROSTER MOVES: Yesterday the Mariners called up Kevin Padlo, and Rainiers reliever Matthew Willrodt was sent back to Low-A Modesto.
HOT HITTERS: Jantzen Witte has gone 69-for-207 (.333) over his last 51 games… Donovan Walton has a seven-game hitting streak, and he has nine homers in his last 24 games… Jack Reinheimer has reached base in 26 straight games… Marcus Wilson has a six-game hitting streak, and he has gone 17-for-46 with three homers and ten walks over his last 13 games.
OPPONENT NEWS: Sacramento split a six-game home series against Salt Lake that included the franchise’s first nine inning no-hitter on Friday… Peter Maris and Will Toffey each have a six-game hitting streak going… former Rainier Braden Bishop hit two game-winning home runs – one a walk-off – when Tacoma and Sacramento split a six-game series August 19-24… Wyatt Mathisen was released by Tacoma on August 24 and signed with Sacramento just six days later.
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.
TRIPLE-A WEST SCOREBOARD: Follow all league games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.
STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- The Mariners were off yesterday, so the Times posted a detailed story on Kyle Seager‘s contract situation and if this will be his last year with the M’s.
- Former Rainiers pitcher and Chicago Cubs World Series Hero Mike Montgomery got into it with an umpire in Korea.
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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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