It’s Sunday, which is Week In Review day, so let’s get to it. If you’re looking for the Rainiers latest winning streak stats, they are in the “yesterday” section below.
The week began on Monday, after the Rainiers were wiped out by Reno’s rehabbing major leaguer Josh Rojas in his three-homer game. That would be the only game the Rainiers lost in Reno. The post talks a bit about what you usually see from a rehabbing major league position player.
Tuesday we celebrated a rare Tacoma Rainiers series victory at Reno.
Wednesday, in 2021, is our day of rest.
Thursday’s post previewed the Rainiers return to Cheney Stadium and the series against Las Vegas.
On Friday we wrote about a surprising bullpen shake-up as the Mariners made some unexpected roster moves.
Saturday morning we woke up, made some coffee, checked the standings and saw that the Rainiers were in a tie for first place.
YESTERDAY: Donovan Walton hit a three-run homer in the second inning, giving Tacoma a 4-0 lead, and added a two-run double in the fifth to lead the Rainiers to a 7-4 win over Las Vegas on Saturday night. The Rainiers have won five in a row, eight of nine, and 14 of the last 17 games. Tacoma remains tied in first place with Reno, who also won last night.
TODAY: Las Vegas (43-44) at Tacoma (51-36), 1:35.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Oakland A’s.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Fran Riordan.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 10-5.
PITCHERS: RHP Daulton Jefferies (4-1, 4.98) at LHP Justus Sheffield (0-0, 0.00)
This is the first rehabilitation start for Sheffield, who was placed on the Mariners injured list on July 7 with a left forearm strain. He’ll likely pitch just two or three innings, and then give way to regularly scheduled pitcher Ian McKinney. Jefferies is considered one of the A’s top pitching prospects and he earned his first major league win in a spot start earlier this season.
HOT HITTERS: Jantzen Witte has an eight-game hitting streak, and he has gone 43-for-122 (.352) over his last 32 games… Luis Liberato had his nine-game hitting streak end Friday night… Sam Travis has gone 24-for-65 (.369) over his last 16 games… Jack Reinheimer had an 11-game hitting streak end last night… Jose Marmolejos is 25-for-50 over his last 13 games, he has a six-game hitting streak, and he leads the league with a .379 batting average… Jose Godoy has 16 RBI over his last eight games… Brian O’Keefe has hit safely in five straight games, and 12 of his last 13.
OPPONENT NEWS: Las Vegas just beat Salt Lake in a six-game series, 4-2… Austin Allen has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, going 23-for-47 with six home runs during the streak… Nate Mondou (Charles Wright Academy, Class of 2013) returns home and will play his first games at Cheney Stadium as a professional… Las Vegas has added former Oakland A’s 40-home run man (and serial .247 hitter) Khris Davis to its roster.
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:
- The Mariners had a comeback win over Toronto on Saturday night, as Luis Torrens hit the go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning.
- Interesting Mariners Notebook on how the team is doing lots of early work to improve specific areas of defense, such as catcher tag plays.
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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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