Las Vegas Ballpark has only been open for a season and a half, but it is already playing as the highest-scoring stadium in the Triple-A West. But you wouldn’t know it from the first two games of this series.
Tacoma won the opener on Thursday, 4-1, limiting Las Vegas to just five hits. On Friday the Rainiers made it two straight wins, taking a 6-3 decision despite being out-hit by the Aviators, 11-9.
Las Vegas has 16 hits through the first two games, and 14 of them have been singles. They had a pair of doubles on Thursday, and last night all 11 of their hits were singles.
We’ve seen just one home run over the first two games of this series, a line shot by Donovan Walton last night. The wind was strongly blowing in from right field on Thursday, but last night we had calm conditions.
The Rainiers pitching staff will continue to try to allow nothing but scattered singles in tonight’s game, which starts at 7:05.
YESTERDAY: Asher Wojciechowski tossed four scoreless innings in his Tacoma debut as the Rainiers beat Las Vegas on Friday night, 6-3. Taylor Trammell hit a two-run double in the first inning and the Rainiers never relinquished the lead. Tacoma has won four straight games and is a season-best eight games over .500.
TODAY: Tacoma (41-33) at Las Vegas (37-37), 7:05.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Oakland A’s.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Fran Riordan.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 5-3.
PITCHERS: RHP Robert Dugger (0-4, 10.35) at RHP Paul Blackburn (3-5, 4.71)
ROSTER MOVES: None today as of press time.
HOT HITTERS: Jantzen Witte has gone 31-for-86 (.360) over his last 25 games… Alen Hansen has a six-game hitting streak… Taylor Trammell has a five-game hitting streak.
OPPONENT NEWS: Las Vegas won on Tuesday to earn a 3-3 split of a six game road series at Salt Lake… Francisco Pena has a five-game hitting streak… Pete Kozma had his 10-game hitting streak end Thursday night… Lake Tapps native Nate Mondou has reached base safely in 26 straight games… Vimael Machin has a five-game hitting streak, and he has reached base in 17 straight games.
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.
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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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