The Tacoma Rainiers got just one hit in the bottom of the eighth, but it capped off a three-run rally that involved four walks, a passed ball, and a wild pitch and went on to beat the Iowa Cubs, 5-4, on Saturday at Cheney Stadium.
Mike Marjama hits a three-run homer to break a 2-2 tie and the Tacoma Rainiers get a strong pitching performance from starter Casey Lawerence to beat the Omaha Storm Chasers, 5-2, Friday at Cheney Stadium.
Tacoma Rainiers manager Pat Listach, who shares Louisiana roots with Danny Farquahar, who pitched for him in 2015. Farquhar remains in critical but stable condition after he passed out Friday night because of a ruptured aneurysm. “I wish I was a doctor and I could make him healthy overnight, but I didn’t go to medical school. I went to Arizona State,” Listach said.
Rob Whalen appeared to have it made: A promising baseball career and a major-league job. But a bout with depression forced him away from the game, and now he’s back, rebuilding his status as one of the Mariners’ up-and-coming prospects.
Ben Gamel, Mike Zunino and Erasmo Ramirez all took part in a simulated game with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday at Cheney Stadium for the Rainiers. Each appear to be close to recovering from injuries and re-joining the Mariners.
Dan Vogelbach, Mike Marjama each hit two-run homers, which allowed starter Sam Gaviglio to pitch just 3 2/3 innings. “We’re going to try to shorten everybody up,” Rainiers manager Pat Litstach said. “Keep them fresh — for the big league team.
The Tacoma Rainiers showed signs of fatigue Tuesday, committing three errors in a 6-3, 10-inning loss to the Nashville Sounds at Cheney Stadium. The defeat came on the heals of a five-hour contest the night before that lasted 12 innings and ended after midnight.
Olympia attorney and Tacoma native Bret Woody shows off some of his growing collection of Tacoma Rainiers gear. He’s particularly fond of the hat featuring the solitary R. “It’s just a way to represent my city. I love Tacoma,” Woody said of his co