Rain may have washed away our game last night, but it can’t stop the Sunday Tacoma Rainiers Week In Review, as seen through the lens of this blog.
Our first post of the week previewed the series after a successful road trip to Sacramento.
The Rainiers won the opening game with dingers and great starting pitching – which had been a recent trend at the time.
On Thursday, I posted my impressions of the first handful of games with the robot umpires, after speaking with players, coaches, and human umpires (the robot umpire was not available for comment).
The Rainiers offense sputtered on Thursday, leading to, well, this post.
After another poor offensive showing on Friday, Saturday’s post broke down some numbers in an attempt to reverse-jinx the situation – and instead we got a rain out, so maybe it worked? Not sure. I guess we’ll find out today.
YESTERDAY: Rain was the winner last night. The game was postponed, and will be made up in a doubleheader when Las Vegas returns to Tacoma in August – the exact date of the DH will be determined in the near future; both teams have to agree to it. Ticketholders from yesterday can exchange their tickets for any game on the schedule except for July 3.
TODAY: Las Vegas Aviators (25-21) at Tacoma Rainiers (16-30), 1:35.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Oakland A’s.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Fran Riordan.
SEASON SERIES: Las Vegas leads, 7-3.
PITCHERS: RHP Parker Dunshee (1-4, 6.63) at RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (4-2, 4.74)
ROSTER MOVES: Mariners reliever Ken Giles may appear on a rehabilitation assignment today.
HOT HITTERS: Brian O’Keefe has reached base with a hit or a walk in 15 of the 16 games he has played in this season… Jarred Kelenic has a four-game hitting streak, going 7-for-14… Zach Green has a four-game hitting streak, going 4-for-15.
OPPONENT NEWS: The Aviators beat the Rainiers four out of six games when the two teams played in Las Vegas at the end of April… catcher Shea Langeliers is a highly rated prospect; he homered four times against Tacoma in April… Las Vegas has former Tacoma reliever Parker Markel in the bullpen… infielder Nate Mondou is from Lake Tapps, and he attended high school in Tacoma at Charles Wright Academy… Billy McKinney has gone 5-for-12 with two homers and five walks during this series.
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.
PCL SCOREBOARD: Follow all league games in real-time with links to broadcasts and Gameday screens right here.