Tacoma Rainiers / PCL HEADLINES
Just three years removed from his high school graduation, Tacoma Rainiers pitcher Taijuan Walker is on the cusp of the big leagues.
Last year, it was Stephen Pryor and Carter Capps who rocketed through the farm system to ultimately have successful runs in the Seattle bullpen.
With a season-high, seven-game losing streak in their rearview mirror, thanks to Saturday night’s 5-0 victory over the Iowa Cubs at Cheney Stadium, the Tacoma Rainiers can shift their focus to climbing back to the top of the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific North Division.
The announced crowd of 6,264 at the Tacoma Rainiers’ series finale against Omaha might have gotten more excitement from the postgame fireworks show — a staple all season after Friday night home games at Cheney Stadium — than from a 9-3 loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers.
Throughout July, James Paxton was on another planet pitching-wise.
The Tacoma Rainiers fell three games behind the division-leading Salt Lake Bees after an 8-0 loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers on Wednesday night at Cheney Stadium.
Taijuan Walker wasn’t at his best, unlike his first four starts with the Tacoma Rainiers.
RENO — Former catcher Jesus Montero had his first stumble as he learns to play first base, and it led to the Reno Aces’ 7-6 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers on Monday afternoon.
RENO – On a day when the Rainiers connected for 17 hits and lost, it was only appropriate that the game ended with a hit.
RENO — It takes a masterful pitching performance to shut down an offense at Aces Ballpark — generally considered to be the most hitter-friendly ballpark in the Pacific Coast League.
Five weeks remain in the Pacific Coast League season, and 12 of the league’s 16 teams are preparing for the possibility of playoff games.
Taijuan Walker had his toughest night in Triple A, but he remains unbeaten at that level thanks to the offensive heroics of Tacoma Rainiers first baseman Rich Poythress.
Even with all of the Tacoma Rainiers who have been called up to Seattle this season, the door has swung both ways.
Even after allowing no hits in five innings, Tacoma right-hander Andrew Carraway found flaws in his first home start at Cheney Stadium since early June.
Michael Morse wasn’t sure how his quad would hold up in an all-out sprint around the bases.
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