Thursday night the Tacoma Rainiers begin a four-game series with the Sacramento River Cats at Cheney Stadium. The game can be heard on KHHO 850 AM at 7:05 PM PT, with pre-game starting at 6:45 PM PT.

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CATCHING UP

  • The Rainiers split a four-game series with Albuquerque, winning 7-2 over the Isotopes Tuesday at Isotopes Park.
  • Erik Swanson went six innings for Tacoma allowing two runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out four.
  • Ian Miller went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
  • Ryan Garton pitched the ninth inning for his third save.

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PITCHING MATCHUP

TACOMA:  Justus Sheffield, LHP (2-1, 3.54 ERA)
SACRAMENTO: Bobo Bixby, RHP (1-1, 2.87 ERA)

NOTES

Shed Long has hit safely in seven straight games entering play Thursday. The left-handed batter has 11 hits in his last 27 at-bats, including a home run… J.P. Crawford had eight hits on the 8-game road trip to San Antonio and Albuquerque and is batting .322 on the season, No. 7 in the Pacific Coast League… Thursday’s starting pitcher, Justus Sheffield, allowed three runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings in his last outing. The southpaw ranks No. 8 in the PCL with 32 strikeouts… The Rainiers are 5th in the league in runs per game at 4.9.

PCL NORTH STANDINGS

1. Fresno Grizzlies (HOU) 12-9
2. Tacoma Rainiers (SEA) 11-9
3. Sacramento River Cats (SF) 9-11
4. Reno Aces (ARI) 7-13

NEXT UP

Tacoma hosts the Memphis Redbirds for four games at Cheney Stadium starting Monday, May 3, 2019.

Game 1: MON, May 3, 2019 @ 7:05 PM PT | GET TICKETS
Game 2: TUE, May 4, 2019 @ 6:05 PM PT | Little Caesar’s Family Meal Deal
Game 3: WED, May 5, 2019 @ 7:05 PM PT | Copa de la Diversión
Game 4: THU, May 6, 2019 @ 12:35 PM PT | GET TICKETS