Tacoma Rainiers / PCL HEADLINES
OKLAHOMA CITY — After a long, tiring travel day, the last thing the Tacoma Rainiers’ hitters needed to see was a whole bunch of 98 mph fastballs.
Corey Patterson had been on the Tacoma roster for only a few hours Monday afternoon when he stepped up for a pivotal at-bat against the Reno Aces.
It’s not hard to find Stefen Romero’s name in the statistics from Oregon State’s 2010 baseball season. It’s at or near the top in multiple categories.
Three innings of shutout relief preserved the win Sunday for starter Jimmy Gillheeney as the Tacoma Rainiers scored a 6-5 victory over the Reno Aces — their 11th win in the last 12 games.
Two pretty rare events have happened involving Tacoma baseball this past week: a double-digit win streak and a midseason managerial change.
If James Paxton continues to pitch like he did Friday against the reigning Triple-A champion Reno Aces, he won't have to spend much time in Tacoma. The left-hander retired the first 13 Aces he faced to earn his second win, and the Rainiers held off Reno, 7-6, in front of 5,801 at Cheney Stadium.
Five hours before the first pitch Thursday night at Cheney Stadium, the rooms adjacent to the Rainiers’ clubhouse reflected the vagabond nature of pro-baseball lifers.
Five hours before the first pitch Thursday night at Cheney Stadium, the rooms adjacent to the Rainiers clubhouse reflected the vagabond nature of pro-baseball lifers.
Goodbye, sizzling April. Hello, good-start May. Tacoma continued to build on its Pacific Coast League-best record now 17-10 by rallying for a 4-2 victory over Tucson in front of 2,909 spectators at Cheney Stadium on Wednesday night.
Pitcher Jimmy Gillheeney was called into the Jackson Generals coaches office on Sunday and scolded for messing up the pitching charts.
rainiers 4, Padres 1
LAS VEGAS — Led by several of the Seattle Mariners’ top prospects, the Tacoma Rainiers have won five straight games for the first time in nearly two years.
LAS VEGAS — There’s nothing like getting on a hot streak in Las Vegas and the Rainiers are on quite a roll there.
LAS VEGAS — Andrew Carraway isn’t considered one of the Seattle Mariners’ top prospects, but he pitched like one Friday night in Las Vegas.
The Rainiers, who trailed by six runs after three innings and four after eight, rallied for seven runs in the ninth and hung on for a 13-12 victory despite committing five errors.
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