The season may be winding down, but the Rainiers are playing their best ball of the year. Let’s get to our Week In Review.
We started things off by looking at the Rainiers opportunity to impact the East Division pennant race – something they have most certainly done.
The Rainiers won the series opener, and I’ll admit Wednesday’s post was kind of lacking because the game that day was really early.
On Thursday we celebrated the Rainiers win over the pitcher who leads all of minor league baseball in ERA, Gavin Stone.
Friday we discussed the implementation of the Triple-A pace-of-play rules which are going to be installed in the major leagues next year.
Yesterday’s post was about how the Rainiers have played Oklahoma City really well this season.
Today’s game concludes the Oklahoma City series, but the road trip continues. The team is off for travel on Monday, moving on to Las Vegas where the Rainiers open a six-game series against the Aviators on Tuesday at 7:05. Our next blog post will arrive in the early afternoon on Tuesday.
YESTERDAY: The Rainiers clinched a road series win by beating Oklahoma City on Saturday night, 4-3, for their fourth win in the six-game series that ends today. Starting pitcher Austin Warner went six innings and allowed one run, earning the victory, while Nick Ramirez nailed down his 12th save. Kyle Lewis homered in the first inning, Erick Mejia and Drew Ellis each had two hits and scored a run, and Forrest Wall had a pair of two-out RBI singles.
TODAY: Tacoma Rainiers (64-70) at Oklahoma City Dodgers (74-60), 12:05 (Pacific).
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Los Angeles Dodgers.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Travis Barbary
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 7-4.
PITCHERS: RHP Darren McCaughan (8-7, 4.35) at LHP Robbie Erlin (5-3, 6.95)
ROSTER MOVES: First baseman Evan White (hip) was placed on the 7-day injured list, retroactive to Thursday.
HOT HITTERS: Mason McCoy saw his streak of reaching base safely end at 16 straight games last night… Kyle Lewis has reached base in 12 straight games… Brian O’Keefe has hit safely in seven of his last nine games, going 12-for-38… Jonathan Villar has homered twice during a five-game hitting streak… Erick Mejia and Jarred Kelenic have four-game hitting streaks.
OPPONENT NEWS: Oklahoma City had the best record in the league until last night, and they have lost eight of the last ten games … James Outman defied all of the laws of physics and nature when he hit for the cycle twice in a span of four games, August 26 vs. El Paso and August 30 at Round Rock… Jason Martin leads the PCL with 30 home runs… reliever Daniel Zamora is the lone former Rainier currently active for Oklahoma City… Chief Sealth (Seattle) High School alum Keone Kela is now with Oklahoma City.
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.