The Rainiers didn't get much in the way of offense except for solo homers from Abe Almonte (above) and Nate Tenbrink and starting pitcher Chance Ruffin was just average in a 5-2 loss. They have lost seven of their last eight games and fell back in a tie atop the PCL North Division. Here's Mike Curto's daily blog post discussing the reasons for the struggle -the Rainiers' best players are all in Seattle.
The Rainiers are back at home for a four-game series against the Tucson Padres ... here's the pitching rotation for the games at Cheney Stadium.
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Double A Jackson was rained out on Sunday and rained out again this afternoon.
Class A High Desert split a double header with Visalia.
Victor Sanchez threw four scoreless innings in his start after his no-hitter, but Clinton's bullpen didn't help him out much in a 7-1 loss. In no real surprise, Sanchez was named the Midwest League's player of the week after tossing the no-hitter.
Class A Everett got just three hits in a 7-0 loss to Boise.
Rookie League Pulaski picked up a 10-3 win.