Sunday is Week in Review day.
Our first post of the week, coming after the Rainiers clinched the Triple-A West league championship, was on the return of Jose Marmolejos and his quest for the batting title.
On Thursday we explained what the Triple-A Final Stretch is.
Friday’s post came in the aftermath of a ninth inning loss – just the second time all year the Rainiers lost a game they were leading after eight innings.
Yesterday we updated the Triple-A Final Stretch.
Last night the Rainiers got their first win of the Final Stretch, and they look to even the series at Round rock tonight.
YESTERDAY: Tacoma ended a three-game losing streak with a ten-inning, 13-10 victory over the Round Rock Express on Saturday night. Tacoma scored 12 of the 13 runs on two-out hits, including all four runs in the top of the tenth inning. Dillon Thomas led the way with two hits, a homer, three runs scored, and four RBI.
TODAY: Tacoma (74-49, 1-2) at Round Rock (63-59, 2-1), 4:05 PT.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Texas Rangers.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Kenny Holmberg.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 6-3.
PITCHERS: RHP Logan Verrett (10-4, 5.09) at RHP David Kubiak (2-0, 3.43)
Verrett is bidding to become the first 11-game winner in the league this season.
HOT HITTERS: Dillon Thomas has reached base in 14 straight games, going 16-for-45 at the plate during that time… Jose Godoy has hit safely in ten of his last 11 games… Luis Liberato is 16-for-34 over his last ten games… the Rainiers are 42-23 when Donovan Walton is in the starting lineup, and 32-26 when he is not… Walton has a six-game hitting streak… Marcus Wilson has a five-game hitting streak.
OPPONENT NEWS: Round Rock has won or tied its last four series, and is 18-10 over the last 28 games… star catcher Yohel Pozo was just sent back to Triple-A… top prospect Josh Jung has gone 22-for-51 during a 12-game hitting streak… Jack Kruger has a nine-game hitting streak… Domingo Leyba has hit safely in ten of his last 11 games.
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.
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- The Mariners six-game win streak ended with an emphatic 14-1 loss in Anaheim last night. They are three games out of the wild card with seven to play.
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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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