We’ve got a full day of baseball in store for us today, with a split doubleheader at Cheney Stadium. The first game is at 12:05, and the second game is at 5:05, and there will be separate admissions. Each game is scheduled for seven innings.
Let’s get to our Week in Review.
The week started rather pathetically on Monday, as I had an appointment and only had time to post the pregame info. Sorry, y’all!
We got back to normal on Tuesday, with a look at the star of Monday night’s game, new outfielder Kennie Taylor.
Wednesday was a day off, as always.
On Thursday we previewed the Sacramento series, and reflected on Darren McCaughan’s successful major league debut.
Friday’s post broke down the Rainiers near-comeback in Thursday’s game, in which Tacoma almost erased an early 8-0 deficit.
Yesterday we took a look at the inside-the-park home run that wasn’t.
Let’s play two, with time for a nap in between games!
YESTERDAY: Sacramento took advantage of nine walks issued by Tacoma pitchers and coasted to an 8-2 win over the Rainiers on Saturday night. Bryce Johnson went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI to lead the Sacramento attack – he out-hit the Rainiers by himself, as Tacoma mustered just three hits. Kennie Taylor had a two-run single for Tacoma.
TODAY: Sacramento (29-39) at Tacoma (36-32), 12:05 and 5:05.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: San Francisco Giants.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Dave Brundage.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 5-3.
G1, 12:05: RHP Akeel Morris (1-1, 11.08) at LHP Ian McKinney (2-2, 5.88)
G2, 5:05: TBD vs TBD
The second game is going to be a bullpen game for each team.
HOT HITTERS: Jantzen Witte has a nine-game hitting streak, and he has gone 28-for-77 (.364) over his last 22 games… Jose Marmolejos is batting .381 in July, and he has hit seven home runs over his last 12 games… Jake Hager has had 11 of his last 15 hits go for extra bases (seven doubles and four homers)… Alen Hansen has a four-game hitting streak… Dillon Thomas also has a four-game hitting streak.
OPPONENT NEWS: Sacramento just lost five-of-six in a home series against Round Rock… former Rainiers outfielder Braden Bishop had a 16-game hitting streak and a streak of 25 straight games reaching base end Friday night… Arismendy Alcantara homered in five of six games during a series at Salt Lake, July 8-13… Sacramento manager Dave Brundage was the manager of the Rainiers in 2006… catcher Joey Bart is considered one of the top prospects in the league… SF Giants 2017 first round pick Heliot Ramos made his Triple-A debut on Thursday.
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:
- Benny Looper, a 22-year Mariners employee who spent many days at Cheney Stadium and influenced a generation of minor league coaches and players, passed away at age 72.
- Mitch Haniger homered twice, but it was a walk-off wild pitch that gave the Mariners a 5-4 win over Oakland on Saturday. The M’s go for the series win today.
- Former Rainiers and Mariners infielder Taylor Motter hit three home runs in the first game of a doubleheader yesterday at El Paso. He had a chance for a fourth, but grounded out.
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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.
The most up-to-date news and notes about the Tacoma Rainiers and Cheney Stadium can be found at WeRTacoma.com, or by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand), Instagram (@tacomarainiers) and liking the team on Facebook.