It was a good week for the Tacoma Rainiers, who didn’t lose a game while extending the win streak to seven. Let’s hit the Week In Review.
On Monday we didn’t have a game to recap – due to rain – but we did have a bunch of roster moves which strengthened the team.
Tuesday was a recap of the Rainiers third straight win, which was the team’s 20th straight game hitting at least one home run.
Wednesday was a Day of Rest.
Thursday we previewed the Las Vegas road trip and welcomed new starting pitcher Ian McKinney.
Friday’s post celebrated the first-ever call-up of 30-year-old reliever Vinny Nittoli and recapped another Rainiers victory.
Yesterday’s post has video of Luis Liberato’s web gem that helped Tacoma win it’s sixth straight game.
Today the Rainiers shoot for their eighth straight win at 12:05 in Las Vegas.
YESTERDAY: The Rainiers received huge production from the bottom of the lineup in a 5-3 win at Las Vegas Ballpark. Ty Kelly singled, walked, and scored two runs batting in front of Jack Reinheimer, who had three hits including a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning and an RBI double in the ninth. Ryan Dull pitched two scoreless innings for the win, and Daniel Zamora worked an easy ninth to earn his first save.
TODAY: Tacoma (22-15) at Las Vegas (18-21), 12:05 PT.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: Oakland A’s.
OPPOSING MANAGER: Fran Riordan.
SEASON SERIES: Tacoma leads, 3-0.
PITCHERS: RHP Keynan Middleton (0-0, 0.00) at RHP Daulton Jefferies (1-0, 3.80)
Talk about a true bullpen day: Middleton has been a one-inning guy since joining the Rainiers and he gets the start.
ROSTER MOVES: Yesterday catcher Jose Godoy and infielder Alen Hanson reported to Tacoma, and the team added pitchers Leon Hunter and Evan Johnson from Class-A Everett to provide some depth for today’s bullpen game.
HOT HITTERS: Cal Raleigh saw his 23-game hitting streak come to an end on Saturday. He was 38-for-96 (.396) during the streak, which started on May 15… it’s Tacoma’s longest hitting streak since Chad Akers tied the franchise record of 26 in 1999… Eric Filia has reached base in ten straight games… acting manager Tony Arnerich is 10-4 filling in for Kristopher Negron, who is away on paternity leave.
OPPONENT NEWS: Las Vegas has allowed 73 runs to score during a six-game losing streak… Frank Schwindel was on a tear at the plate last week, homering in five straight games and winning the league’s Player of the Week award. He has belted eight homers in his last 11 games… outfielder Nate Mondou is from Tacoma and went to Charles Wright Academy… coaches Rick Rodriguez and Tommy Everidge both played for Tacoma, although Everidge is more remembered as a rival during his long time with Sacramento.
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STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- The Mariners beat the Rays in ten innings, 6-5, and go for the four-game series sweep today. J.P. Crawford hit a grand slam, and Mitch Haniger had the game-ending hit.
- Seattle honored Juneteenth by wearing replica uniforms of the 1946 Seattle Steelheads, a Negro League team that played at Sick’s Stadium.
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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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