Sundays are Week In Review days around here, as seen through the eyes of this blog.
We started things off by wrapping up the 12-game road trip and previewing the Reno series, which started on Tuesday.
The Rainiers were shut down by Blake Walston in the first game of the series, and then had a makeup doubleheader on Wednesday.
Aces are supposed to be split, and that’s what Tacoma did with them in Wednesday’s twinbill.
Reno’s pitching has been outstanding in this series, as we witnessed again on Thursday.
But Tacoma’s bats broke out on Friday night, connecting for ten hits in a 7-2 win.
There shouldn’t be any shortage of offense this coming week, when the Rainiers play a six-game series at mile high Isotopes Park in Albuquerque. Our next blog post will come on Tuesday afternoon in advance of that night’s 5:35 (Pacific) game.
YESTERDAY: Reno clinched a series win with a 5-3 victory over Tacoma on Saturday night. Reno had 15 hits – 14 singles and one double – plus three walks, and the Rainiers did a nice job defensively and in key moments to hold them to five runs despite all that traffic on the bases. Konner Wade pitched six innings and allowed three runs, getting no decision. Jake Scheiner homered for the Rainiers, his team-leading 12th of the season.
TODAY: Reno Aces (22-16) at Tacoma Rainiers (18-20), 1:35.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Arizona Diamondbacks.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Blake Lalli.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 6-5.
PITCHERS: LHP Blake Walston (3-1, 2.36) at RHP Jose Rodriguez (1-3, 4.50)
The Rainiers get another shot at Walston, who limited Tacoma to one hit in 7.1 innings on Tuesday.
ROSTER MOVES: None today as of blog posting time.
HOT HITTERS: Jake Scheiner has hit safely in five straight, and in ten of his last 11 games. He ranks second in the PCL with 12 homers. Jo Adell of Salt Lake leads the league with 13… Kean Wong has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games… Mike Ford has 46 RBI, which leads all of professional baseball… 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 (.419), on-base percentage (.550), and runs scored (35)… Diego Castillo has a six-game hitting streak, and he is 15-for-38 against Tacoma this season… Reno has former Rainiers pitcher 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.
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- It’s all coming together for J.P. Crawford.
- The Sunday Notes column from Fangraphs is always fun.