It’s Sunday, which means that it is time for our Tacoma Rainiers Week in Review. It was a good week!
We started with a win in Reno, and wrote on Monday about how starting pitcher Logan Verrett has become the Rainiers big winner.
On Tuesday we got to blog about how the Rainiers have moved into first place.
Wednesday, as always in 2021, was a day of rest.
Thursday the Rainiers returned home, and our post re-explains how the championship is being determined this year, and looked at the remaining schedules of the contending teams.
On Friday we rehashed a Tacoma Rainiers win as the team increased its lead in the standings.
Finally, on Saturday we looked back on the events of twenty years ago through the eyes of the Tacoma Rainiers.
YESTERDAY: After not advancing a runner past first base for seven innings, the Rainiers put together a two-out rally in the bottom of the eighth to snag a 4-2 comeback win over Sacramento on Saturday night. Ryan Weber pitched eight innings and allowed two runs, earning the win. Shut out for seven innings by Matt Shoemaker, the Rainiers rallied against reliever Reyes Moronta in the eighth. With two outs Dillon Thomas walked, Jack Reinheimer walked, and Luis Liberato singled in a run. Facing new pitcher Jake Jewell, Alen Hanson worked a full count before roping a three-run homer to right field to give Tacoma the lead. Justin Grimm nailed down the save, and the Rainiers maintained their two-game lead over Sugar Land for the Regular Season Championship with nine regular season games remaining.
TODAY: Sacramento (48-60) at Tacoma (66-45), 1:35.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: San Francisco Giants.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Dave Brundage.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 13-8.
PITCHERS: LHP Conner Menez (2-1, 5.14) at RHP Logan Verrett (9-3, 5.22)
ROSTER MOVES: Mariners outfielder Jake Fraley joined the Rainiers on a rehabilitation assignment yesterday. Infielder Kevin Padlo has been optioned back to the Rainiers and could report today.
HOT HITTERS: Jantzen Witte has gone 70-for-213 (.331) over his last 53 games… Donovan Walton has a seven-game hitting streak, and he has nine homers in his last 24 games… Jack Reinheimer had his streak of reaching base in 26 straight games end Friday night… Marcus Wilson has gone 17-for-50 with three homers and ten walks over his last 14 games.
OPPONENT NEWS: Sacramento split a six-game home series against Salt Lake that included the franchise’s first nine inning no-hitter last Friday… Will Toffey has a seven-game hitting streak… former Rainier Braden Bishop hit two game-winning home runs – one a walk-off – when Tacoma and Sacramento split a six-game series August 19-24… Wyatt Mathisen was released by Tacoma on August 24 and signed with Sacramento just six days later.
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STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- Chris Flexen had a rare poor start at home and the Mariners lost to the Diamondbacks yesterday, 7-3, falling two games out of the wild card chase.
- Ryan Divish checked to see if the Mariners are “dominating the zone.”
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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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