A nice Sunday morning Tacoma Rainiers week in review for you, checking out this past week’s blog posts.
We started out by previewing the El Paso series, and looking back at a tremendous play made by outfielder Marcus Wilson.
Then we celebrated a shutout of the hard-hitting Chihuahuas.
After Wednesday night’s game went to extra innings, we checked to see if the Rainiers really are playing a whole lot of extra-inning games this season. The short answer: yes. The longer answer: here.
Tacoma pitching shut down the potent El Paso offense again on Thursday.
Finally, we checked in on outfielder Forrest Wall, who has a chance to be one of the most prolific base stealers in Tacoma franchise history.
After today’s game the Rainiers are off on Monday, and then open a six-game away series at Sacramento on Tuesday night at 6:35. Our next blog post will come on Tuesday afternoon.
YESTERDAY: The Rainiers moved out in front in the series, three games to two, by beating El Pason on Saturday night, 5-4. Tacoma trailed 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning when Trey Amburgey pulled a two-run homer down the left field line to give Tacoma the lead. Darren McCaughan, Danny Young, and Nick Ramirez combined to hold El Paso to six hits and did not walk a batter, with Ramirez earning his sixth save.
TODAY: El Paso Chihuahuas (54-44) at Tacoma Rainiers (42-55), 1:35.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: San Diego Padres.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Jared Sandberg.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 3-2.
PITCHERS: RHP Matt Waldron (1-3, 8.74) at LHP Austin Warner (2-2, 5.23)
Waldron is the first knuckleballer that the Rainiers have faced this season.
ROSTER MOVES: None as of posting time, but there will be some.
HOT HITTERS: Mason McCoy has at least one hit in ten of his last 11 games… Drew Ellis has reached base safely in nine straight games… Jarred Kelenic has reached base in seven straight games.
OPPONENT NEWS: El Paso is four games out of first place in the East… Luis Liberato is on a tear just in time to face his former team, hitting six homers in 17 games this month… he’s in concussion protocol after being hit by a pitch on Wednesday night, but reportedly is feeling fine… C.J. Hinojosa saw his 12-game hitting streak end Friday night… Taylor Kohlwey ranks third in the PCL with a .324 batting average… El Paso has former Rainiers Ray Kerr, Tayler Scott, and Aaron Northcraft in its bullpen… manager Jared Sandberg is a former Seattle Mariners coach and is from Olympia.
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 beat the Astros yesterday, with Abraham Toro the unlikely hero.
- Jerry Dipoto is never done trading. Ryan Divish looks at five hitters and five relievers who might be targets.
- Mariners players are excited about the addition of pitcher Luis Castillo.
- If you want a really in-depth, scouts-eye look at the prospects the Mariners traded to the Reds for Castillo, here you go.