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Tacoma Rainiers Week In Review, 6/21-26

It’s Sunday, and that means it is Week In Review time!

The week started on a downer, as Monday’s blog was forced to report that the Rainiers seven-game win streak had come to an end the previous day.

Tuesday’s post involved acting manager Tony Arnerich, who was about to manage his last game filling in for Kristopher Negron that night.

On Wednesday, as dictated in the Triple-A West league bylaws, we rested.

Thursday we welcomed back Kristopher Negron and previewed the Albuquerque series.

Friday we took a deep dive into the statistics of Rainiers catcher Cal Raleigh.

After a couple of wins in Albuquerque, Saturday’s post was about the tightening standings in the Western division, and a reminder that first place Reno comes to Tacoma this week.


YESTERDAY: Albuquerque beat Tacoma on Saturday night, 5-4, with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Jose Briceno‘s sacrifice fly scored Wynton Bernard with the winning run. Tacoma scored all four of its runs in the sixth inning, sending ten men to the plate and getting just one hit. Three of the runs scored on bases loaded walks, and the other on an error. The Rainiers left 14 runners on base, including leaving the bases loaded in four separate innings.

TODAY: Tacoma (24-19) at Albuquerque (14-31), 5:05 PT.


OPPOSING MANAGER: Warren Schaeffer.

SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 2-1.

PITCHERS: RHP Vinny Nittoli (1-0, 3.50) at RHP Jose Mujica (1-6, 8.03)

It’s another Rainiers bullpen day, with Nittoli drawing the start. He made his major league debut on Wednesday, pitching one inning against Colorado and allowing a two-run homer to Trevor Story.

ROSTER MOVES: We expect the Rainiers to add a long reliever from somewhere in the farm system to help with today’s bullpen game. With 13 innings to cover today, the Mariners called up pitcher Yohan Ramirez and have Robert Dugger ready to go as the “27th Man” for the second game of the sort-of doubleheader.

HOT HITTERS: Jarred Kelenic has gone 6-for-12 with two homers and seven RBI during the first three games of the Albuquerque series… Cal Raleigh has hit safely in 33 of 37 games played this season, and he had a 23-game hitting streak… Jack Reinheimer has hit safely in six of his last seven games, going 10-for-26 with four doubles and two homers.

OPPONENT NEWS: Rio Ruiz has 24 hits during a 14-game hitting streak… ex-Rainiers infielder Taylor Motter has hit safely in seven of his last eight games… Greg Bird has a seven-game hitting streak… the Isotopes just signed former Rainiers infielder Kelby Tomlinson.

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.


  • The Mariners game in Chicago was suspended due to rain in the third inning yesterday, so they are going to finish it today and play the regularly scheduled game (7 innings) as well. That left them short on pitching, so they made some moves, Bob Condotta reports.
  • Hey, I made “quote of the week” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s weekly Aviators round-up. I hope that gets me a coupon for a 99-cent shrimp cocktail or something.

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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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