The Rainiers struggles continue away from Cheney Stadium. Tacoma fell to 4-13 on the season w ith a 9-8 loss to the Salt Lake Bees. Tacoma hit in the game with Mike Carp getting three hits, including a homer. But they also had a few errors that cost them.
TNT contributor and friend Mike Curto wrote his minor league notebook talking about strikeouts and cutting down on them.
At Double A Jackson, Carlos Triunfel - remember him? - had a nice game going 2-for-4 with a couple of doubles in an 8-4 loss. Triunfel has hit safely in his last 7 games, batting .345 (10x29) with 7 runs, 4 doubles, 2 home runs and 5 RBI. After his slow start, Triunfel has raised his average to .283 and his OPS to .883.
Class A High Desert picked up a 5-4 win as Vinny Catricala had three hits to raise his batting average to .377 this season.
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Class A Clinton lost its sixth straight game as Forrest Snow was roughed up for in the opener of double header. But the Lumber Kings bounced back for a 3-2 win in the nightcap.