We’re back in action tonight after the first day off of the 2018 season on Tuesday. The boys got a beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest to explore the area.
Then we all woke up before dawn today to catch the 4:45 AM bus from Cheney Stadium, rode up to the airport, flew to Fresno, took another bus to the hotel, waited around in the lobby for the rooms to be ready (it didn’t take too long), snuck in a brief nap, and now it’s time to walk to the ballpark.
A lot of Rainiers news happened on the off day. Fortunately, being the PCL veteran that I am, I spent a few hours working on the off day because I knew today would be a tough travel day. Did you know Jayson Werth originally signed as a catcher? Nope, me niether.
We’ve exchanged some players, picking up a World…
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Today at Cheney Stadium we are throwing it back to the Tacoma Twins of 1972-1977. First 1,000 fans through the gates get the free hat. Jerseys available for bid online at www.RainiersAuctions.com. See you out there!
YESTERDAY: Sacramento built a 7-0 lead and held on for an 8-4 win over Tacoma in the series opener on Saturday evening. Tacoma made some fielding mistakes, including two errors, and had some bad luck while Sacramento built the lead. Cameron Perkins continued his hot hitting with a 3-for-5 performance.
ROSTER MOVE: In a startling move, the Mariners activated Erasmo Ramirez from the disabled list and optioned outfielder Guillermo Heredia to Tacoma. Heredia won’t be here today, as he is in Texas with the M’s.
TODAY: Sacramento (7-9) at Tacoma (8-8), 1:35.
OPPONENT AFFILIATION: San Francisco Giants.
SEASONS SERIES: Sacramento leads, 5-4.
PITCHERS: RHP Casey Kelly (1-1, 7.11) at LHP Ariel…
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The Rainiers missed out on their chance for a series sweep against Albuquerque, dropping the final game on Friday night by a score of 7-5. Tacoma had multiple situations in which they were one hit away from tying the game, but just couldn’t get that key hit. The win streak ended at four.
Now Sacramento flies in for its second and final series at Cheney Stadium this year, and it’s Throwback Weekend.
Today we’ll throw it back to the Tacoma Giants of 1960-65. The Rainiers will wear replica jerseys and hats, and the first 1,000 fans through the gates get a free hat.
One thing, though: the Rainiers will be wearing Tacoma Giants jerseys, and Sacramento is the San Francisco Giants affiliate. Please don’t accidentally root for the wrong team!
YESTERDAY: Albuquerque strung together six consecutive hits in the fourth inning, building an early 5-1 lead and holding…
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