It’s time for our Week In Review, and it was a good week to be a Rainiers fan.
The week started with a loss in Vegas, ending a four-game win streak, and a roster move that we later learned would work out just fine for the Rainiers.
Then the Rainiers beat Las Vegas and clinched their third consecutive series win.
Wednesday the blog “rested” on an off night in Reno. Rested. Yup.
Thursday’s post previewed the big series at first place Reno.
On Friday we celebrated a blowout win.
Saturday’s post gave the blow-by-blow of a crazy win in Reno, as the Rainiers continued to gain ground in the standings.
YESTERDAY: Tacoma snapped a 6-6 tie by scoring six runs in the top of the ninth inning and beat Reno on Saturday night, 12-7. Tacoma had a season-best 20 hits in the game, with both Jose Godoy and Taylor Trammell getting four hits. Godoy is on a mega-tear at the plate, going 9-for-15 with ten RBI over the first three games of this series, but he is likely to be rested in the day game today due to standard catcher procedures. Tacoma has won nine of the last 11 games, is a season-best 11 games over .500, and pulled within two games of first place.
TODAY: Tacoma (46-35) at Reno (48-33), 1:05.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Arizona Diamondbacks.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Blake Lalli.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 8-7.
PITCHERS: LHP Ian McKinney (3-3, 5.30) at RHP Humberto Mejia (4-3, 5.84)
ROSTER MOVES: Reliever Zack Weiss returned from the Olympics last night, but it will be a couple days before he pitches in a game.
HOT HITTERS: Jose Godoy is 10-for-19 with ten RBI during a four-game hitting streak… Jantzen Witte has gone 34-for-97 (.351) over his last 27 games… Luis Liberato has a seven-game hitting streak… Sam Travis has gone 17-for-49 (.347) over his last 12 games… Jack Reinheimer has a seven-game hitting streak… Jose Marmolejos is 16-for-30 over his last eight games, and he also made two nice defensive plays at first base last night.
OPPONENT NEWS: Reno lost the final two games of its six-game series at Sacramento, settling for a split. The Aces have not lost a series this season… speedster Nick Heath has a seven-game hitting streak… Ildemaro Vargas has a five-game hitting streak… newly acquired Cooper Hummel hit for the cycle in his second game after being traded to Arizona/Reno, Saturday at Sacramento… Seth Beer is 10-for-21 over the last five games, so cheers to him.
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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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