We’ve got a doubleheader on tap today, with the first game starting at 12:05, because of an unusual postponement of Sunday’s game: the power was out.
A power outage throughout central Tacoma made us unable to open the gates yesterday. The decision was made to play two today instead. It will be a pair of seven-inning games.
I’ve seen this once before, on the road, and it happened during the game.
On August 22, 2008 the Rainiers were playing against the Portland Beavers at PGE Park in downtown Portland when an outage knocked out several city blocks of power, including the stadium. We were in the 7th inning, the Rainiers had a 9-2 lead, and suddenly everything went black. We waited around for about 45 minutes, calls were made to the power company and they said it wasn’t coming back soon, so the game was suspended and everyone went home.
The power company, by the way, was Portland Gas & Electric – or PGE, which had the naming rights to the stadium.
YESTERDAY: The Rainiers game against Sacramento was postponed due to a power outage and will be made up with a doubleheader today. The Rainiers lead for the Triple-A West Regular Season Championship is 2.5 games over both Sugar Land and Reno. Tacoma has nine regular seas0on games left, while Sugar Land and Reno have eight remaining.
TODAY: Sacramento (48-60) at Tacoma (66-45), doubleheader, 12:05.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: San Francisco Giants.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Dave Brundage.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 13-8.
G1: LHP Conner Menez (2-1, 5.14) at RHP Logan Verrett (9-3, 5.22)
G2: TBD at RHP Darren McCaughan (5-4, 4.30)
ROSTER MOVES: Mariners outfielder Jake Fraley joined the Rainiers on a rehabilitation assignment yesterday. Infielder Kevin Padlo has been optioned back to the Rainiers.
HOT HITTERS: Jantzen Witte has gone 70-for-213 (.331) over his last 53 games… Donovan Walton has a seven-game hitting streak, and he has nine homers in his last 24 games… Jack Reinheimer had his streak of reaching base in 26 straight games end Friday night… Marcus Wilson has gone 17-for-50 with three homers and ten walks over his last 14 games.
OPPONENT NEWS: Sacramento split a six-game home series against Salt Lake that included the franchise’s first nine inning no-hitter last Friday… Will Toffey has a seven-game hitting streak… 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 missed a great opportunity against a bad team, losing to Arizona yesterday and dropping the series to the Diamondbacks.
- Scott Servais was not happy with the Mariners offense yesterday. A crucial series against Boston starts tonight.
- The News Tribune has its weekly Mariners Takeaways.
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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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