Infielder Kyle Seager returned to the Rainiers on Friday night after being sent down by the Mariners on Thursday. And the hard-hitting infielder picked up right where he left off when he was with the Rainiers, notching three hits of Tacoma's 17 hits in a 7-2 win over Salt Lake City.
So now Seager has a hit in 13 straight games for the Rainiers, and it was his 10th multi-hit game at the Triple A level. Carlos Peguero also had three hits and is hitting .478 since returning to Tacoma.
Not to be overlooked is the continued strong pitching of lefty Anthony Vazquez. From Mike Curto's game story ...
Making his fourth appearance since his promotion from Double-A Jackson, Vasquez lasted 72/3 innings and gave up two runs – one earned – on four hits.
Vasquez (2-2) retired the first 10 batters of the game and did not give up a hit until Jeff Baisley singled off the glove of third baseman Kyle Seager to open the fifth.
“Vasquez had an outstanding game in a very tough place to pitch,” said Tacoma manager Daren Brown. “If we hadn’t had a few defensive lapses, he probably would have had a chance to finish the game.” Double A Jackson picked up a 10-6 win as infielder Vinnie Catricala had three hits and Jake Shaffer, Joe Dunigan and Scott Savastano all homered in the win. Catricala continues to rake Southern League pitching since being called up. He has 10 multi-hit games in 21 games since being promoted to Jackson. He is currently batting .353 (30x85) with 15 runs scored, 13 extra-base hits and 22 RB
Class A High Desert racked up 18 hits in a 15-10 win over Lancaster. Third baseman Steven Proscia, who was drafted out of the University of Virginia earlier this season, has continued to play well since signing, going 3-for-5 last night with two doubles and 5 RBI.
Class A Clinton picked up a rare win, beating South Bend, 6-1. Kevin Rivers continues to swing the bat well, getting three hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs. Kalian Sams also homered. Rivers has recorded 10 hits in his last 16 at-bats (.625) with 5 run scored, 2 doubles, 3 home runs and 5 RBI.
Class A Everett dropped its fifth-straight game, falling to Salem-Keizer, 5-4. Jorge Agudelo had two hits and a homer in the loss.