Sunday usually means the Rainiers are playing a day game, and it also means we are doing our Week In Review.
On Monday we attempted to name the one day of the week that the only games in all of Minor League Baseball are the five games in our league. Triple-A West Night In America might not stick, but I’ll keep trying.
Tuesday it leaked out that the night’s game was going to be the last for top prospect Jarred Kelenic before his call-up by the Seattle Mariners.
Wednesday we rested, as we will all season. (We actually flew to Salt Lake City, but it was restful).
Thursday the Rainiers learned that Logan Gilbert was going to Seattle as well, so we looked at the roster moves and linked to a number of news stories about how the prospects did in Tacoma.
Friday we broke down the Rainiers massive ten-run inning in Salt Lake City, blow-by-blow.
And on Saturday we learned a little about the drive of new Rainiers pitcher Hector Santiago, who sent an unusual letter to all thirty teams when he was looking for work in 2020.
YESTERDAY: Tacoma scored four runs in the top of the first inning, but Salt Lake came charging back to build an 8-5 lead before hanging on to take down Tacoma, 8-7. Anthony Bemboom hit two home runs, including the go-ahead two-run blast for the second day in a row. Tacoma continued to get great hitting from Taylor Trammell, who went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI. Eric Filia snapped out of an early season funk to go 3-for-5, including a key double in the ninth as the Rainiers nearly came back.
TODAY: Tacoma (4-5) at Salt Lake (3-6), 12:05 PT.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Los Angeles Angels.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Lou Marson.
SEASON SERIES: Salt Lake leads, 2-1.
PITCHERS: RHP Bryan Pall (0-0, 10.80) at LHP Thomas Pannone (0-1, 3.60)
We’re back to bullpen days, with Pall getting his first Triple-A start. Pannone was pushed back a day so that Jose Suarez, who was just optioned to AAA, could start yesterday for Salt Lake.
HOT HITTERS: Taylor Trammell has gone 9-for-13 with two homers since joining the Rainiers… Cal Raleigh has four hits and four walks over the first three games in this series, and he hit his second career triple last night… Dillon Thomas has reached base in seven straight games.
OPPONENT NEWS: Salt Lake has the Angels top prospect Jo Adell on the roster… another highly-rated outfield prospect joined the Bees on Thursday night: Brandon Marsh… infielder Kean Wong has opened the season with an eight-game hitting streak.
BROADCAST: All games will be broadcast free on a live audio stream which is available right here.
As in the past, a streaming HD telecast is available through MiLB.TV. It’s a subscription service, but it’s just a one-time payment that gets you thousands of games from all levels of the minor leagues, including all 120 Tacoma Rainiers games home and away. That same link above has details on how to get it if you scroll down the page – there’s even a discount code.
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:
- The Mariners got some offense in a 7-3 win over Cleveland last night. Seattle has won two straight.
- M’s manager Scott Servais enjoyed reflecting on Jarred Kelenic‘s three-hit night.
- The Las Vegas newspaper is doing a weekly round-up of news from the Aviators.
- Round Rock’s Curtis Terry has been a top slugger in the league so far.
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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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