The Tacoma Rainiers suffered a 6-1 defeat to the Sacramento River Cats, but more was lost than just a game. Outfielder Eric Thames will be out for a few a while after colliding with teammate Nate Tenbrink on a fly ball.
Dustin Ackley did single to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.
Here's Mike Curto's blog post that explains the injury situation more. The post contains video to a crazy brawl that featured former Mariner Rob Johnson. Also Mr. Curto wrote his Sunday minor league notebook for the TNT, discussing some of the other starting pitching in the organization.Class A High Desert has now lost six of its last eight games
with a disappointing 8-6 defeat to Inland Empire.
Class A Everett improved to 2-0 on the season with a 6-4 win.