The Rainiers won their third in a row last night, 13-8 over Salt Lake, and come right back for a day game today. Let’s hit the Week In Review.
The week started with the Rainiers letting a lead get away in the late innings at Sacramento, and ex-teammate Braden Bishop hitting a go-ahead home run for the River Cats.
Tacoma bounced back the next day with a gutsy victory after starting pitcher Logan Verrett was scratched due to back tightness while warming up in the bullpen.
After our regularly scheduled day of rest on Wednesday, the Rainiers came home and got ready to face Salt Lake in a six-game series. Oh, and Braden Bishop hit another game-winning homer against the Rainiers on Tuesday night.
Friday’s post was about how it doesn’t matter if it’s 2017 or 2021, Ryan Weber dominates when he is wearing a Tacoma Rainiers uniform.
Yesterday’s post served as something of a refresher on how the 2021 league championship is being determined, and where the Rainiers stand.
YESTERDAY: Tacoma outlasted Salt Lake on Saturday night, 13-8. Kevin Padlo went 4-for-5 with is first Tacoma home run to lead a 12-hit attack. Tacoma drew a season-high ten walks and also had three batters hit by pitch. Oddly, it was Dillon Thomas who was hit by pitch all three times, setting a Tacoma franchise record. Tacoma pulled to two games behind first-place Reno, which was idle once again due to smoke from wild fires.
TODAY: Salt Lake (43-55) at Tacoma (57-42), 1:35.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Los Angeles Angels.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Lou Marson.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 11-10.
PITCHERS: LHP Thomas Pannone (3-9, 8.10) at LHP Ian McKinney (3-4, 6.66)
ROSTER MOVES: Infielder Alen Hanson has been activated from the injured list and is available for today’s game. Yesterday the Mariners called up relievers Jimmy Yacabonis and Wyatt Mills, and announced that reliever Keynan Middleton was outrighted to Tacoma.
HOT HITTERS: Jantzen Witte has reached base safely in 17 straight games, and he has gone 57-for-165 (.345) over his last 41 games… Donovan Walton has hit seven homers in his last 18 games and has a new career high of 12 home runs in a season… Sam Travis has gone 36-for-106 (.340) over his last 26 games… Jack Reinheimer has a seven-game hitting streak, and he has reached base in 20 straight games… Jose Marmolejos is second in the league with a .360 batting average, and he leads the league with 71 RBI.
OPPONENT NEWS: Salt Lake just had a rough series at home against Reno, dropping five of six games… Michael Stefanic had three hits last night and is batting .379 with six homers during the month of August… Jake Gatewood is fourth in the league with 22 home runs… Bees reliever Tim Peterson was born in Tacoma and graduated from Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup.
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Unfortunately, there is no traditional terrestrial radio station carrying the games at this time.
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- The Mariners are having a really tough time with Salvador Perez and the Royals. They lost again on Saturday, 4-2, and need a win today to avoid being swept at home in a four-game series.
- Updates on Jarred Kelenic, Kyle Lewis, and Justin Dunn are available in this Mariners Notebook.
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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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