Monthly Archives: August 2019

Big Crowd Watches Felix, Rainiers Win

Booth, Justice and the American Pastime

A terrific crowd of nearly 7,000 fans saw Felix Hernandez make his rehabilitation start at Cheney Stadium last night, and also got to see the Rainiers win their fifth straight game.

Felix pitched into the fourth inning, allowing one run on four hits. He walked three, with two of those being the final two batters he faced when approaching his predetermined pitch allotment of 70. He notched five strikeouts, and was able to escape a couple of jams, all while dealing with the wandering strike zone of the home plate umpire.

Hernandez hopes to make his next start in the big leagues for Seattle this weekend. He’d like to get a chance to pitch every fifth day down the stretch, and see if he can salvage what has been an injury-riddled final season with Seattle.

The Rainiers won their fifth in a row, matching the team’s longest win streak since…

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Felix Hernandez To Start For Tacoma Tonight

Booth, Justice and the American Pastime

Felix Hernandez makes his return to Cheney Stadium tonight, in a rehabilitation start for the Rainiers. Felix has been on the Mariners injured list since suffering a strained lat during his start on May 11 at Fenway Park.

Felix made one rehab start for Tacoma earlier this season, on June 14 at San Antonio, but he left the game early with shoulder fatigue and needed more rest.

This time, Felix has already made three starts at lower levels of the farm system. His last outing – five days ago in Everett – was a four-inning stint in which he struck out eight batters.

Now we’ll see Felix at Cheney Stadium for the first time since June 17, 2017 – which coincidentally was also a start against Salt Lake. Hopefully he’ll be able to work five or more solid innings, and rejoin the Mariners for the remainder of the season.

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That’s Two In A Row For Tacoma

Booth, Justice and the American Pastime

They did it! The Rainiers beat Fresno on Friday night, 8-1, to win back-to-back games for the first time since July 13-14.

Today the Rainiers can win three in a row for the first time in over a month. Also, a win today would bring the Rainiers home record up to .500, and also push the club past Fresno and out of last place in the division. Let’s get ’em!

Yesterday in the Pacific Coast League three different players hit three home runs in one game, bring the total number of players who have done that this season up to 19.

It’s the year of the home run in Triple-A baseball this year. I’m guessing over half of the PCL teams are setting franchise records for most home runs hit (Tacoma will not be one of them), and most home runs allowed (Tacoma set this mark nearly a month…

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