It’s Sunday, so let’s do a Week in Review.
On Monday we covered a bunch of roster moves as the Rainiers were working on a win streak.
Then the Rainiers won again, clinching the series against Round Rock while extending the win streak.
After a day off on Wednesday, the Rainiers flew to Reno with a five game win streak packed in their suitcases.
The win streak came to a halt in the first game at Reno, but at least we got to watch Jantzen Witte throw eephus pitches.
Yesterday we covered an old story: another tough loss for the Rainiers in Reno.
Tacoma bounced back with a win and looks to even the series today!
YESTERDAY: The Rainiers beat Reno, 7-1, by getting solid pitching and hitting four home runs. Travis Blankenhorn connected for a three-run blast with two outs in the top of the first inning and Tacoma never relinquished the lead. Taylor Trammell, Cal Raleigh, and Dillon Thomas each hit solo shots. Five Tacoma pitchers limited Reno to eight hits.
TODAY: Tacoma (11-10) at Reno (15-6), 1:05 PT.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Arizona Diamondbacks.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Blake Lalli.
SEASON SERIES: Reno leads, 2-1.
PITCHERS: RHP Justin Grimm (1-0, 3.86) at RHP Corbin Martin (1-0, 1.86)
Grimm gets the start in another Rainiers bullpen day – this will be his first start since September 1, 2013 when he went six innings for the Iowa Cubs.
ROSTER MOVES: There is a pretty good chance we don’t have a roster move today, although an extra pitcher from somewhere in the organization would help.
HOT HITTERS: Cal Raleigh has an 11-game hitting streak… Raleigh has reached base safely in 15 straight games… Taylor Trammell has hit safely in 13 of 15 games for Tacoma… the Rainiers have clubbed 21 home runs over the past eight games, with 13 different players going deep.
OPPONENT NEWS: Reno has won each of its first three series to open the season with a 15-6 record… Nick Heath has a seven-game hitting streak; he’s a speedster who is looking to steal… Drew Ellis went 5-for-5 on Thursday and is 11-for-22 over his last five games… Seth Beer is the official favorite Reno player of this blog, for obvious reasons… the Aces have one former Rainiers player: pitcher Zach Lee, most remembered today from the ill-fated Chris Taylor trade.
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Unfortunately, there is no traditional terrestrial radio station carrying the games at this time.
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STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- The Mariners picked up another one-run win over Texas on Saturday night and are now just one game under .500.
- Today’s Mariners Notebook tell us they got one reliever off the Covid list, but had to place another on the IL.
- The Reno newspaper has a story on how strong the Aces have been so far this season.
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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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