Rainiers game thread 5/24

marc w · May 24, 2010 at 6:58 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

The M’s are off tonight, but the Rainiers are playing Oklahoma City in Tacoma in a few minutes.
Chris Seddon takes the hill for Tacoma, who are coming off a sweep of New Orleans.

Oklahoma City features some of the top arms in Texas’ system, with Tanner Scheppers, Pedro Strop, and Alexi Ogando anchoring the bullpen.

Tune in to Mike Curto on 850am, or catch the broadcast at MiLB’s gameday audio site.

The starting line-up for Tacoma:
1: Chris Woodward – 2B
2: Jack Hannahan – SS
3: Brad Nelson – RF
4: Tommy Everidge – DH
5: Mike Carp -1B
6: Greg Halman – CF
7: Matt Mangini – 3B
8: Eliezer Alfonso – C
9: Ezequiel Carrera – LF


40 Responses to “Rainiers game thread 5/24”

  1. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:09 pm

    In other MiLB news, Mauricio Robles in AA West Tennessee were rained out, but Erasmo Ramirez had another fine outing for A Clinton, going 6 IP of 5H, 2R, 0BB 5K ball. He wasn’t as heavy on the grounders as usual, but the K:BB ratio is still quite good.

  2. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:12 pm

    Chris Woodward’s LD ricochets off the 3B but right to the SS who throws him out…

    Seddon had a 1-2-3 inning in the first. Jack Hannahan’s up now… and he grounds out to the pitcher. He’s still mired in a real slump.
    Brad Nelson’s one of the hottest hitters in the line-up, but I’m looking forward to seeing him in RF today.

  3. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:18 pm

    Chris Davis and Ryan Garko are both with OKC trying to find their stroke again.
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia lines a deep drive that Halman plays quite well for the out. Halman’s bat’s heating up a bit, but he’s coming off a 2 error day in CF.

  4. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:23 pm

    Greg Halman’s up with Mike Carp aboard. The OKC starter, Mike Ballard, is a lefty with a mid 80s FB. Perfect for Halman…who lines a single the opposite way. Carp goes first to third.

  5. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:26 pm

    Eliezer Alfoso lines a ball 360′ in the air off the wall, but it’s played well and Alfonso gets a single out of it. 1-0 Rainiers in the 2nd.

  6. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:28 pm

    Zeke Carrera gets an RBI on a well-executed push-bunt to the 2B. Base hit, RBI, 2-0 Tacoma.

  7. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:36 pm

    First chance for Brad Nelson in RF…no drama, just a line drive right at him for the out.

  8. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:37 pm

    Hannahan’s had 2 pop-ups to deal with, but no GBs.

    Mitch Moreland lines into a DP to end the 3rd.

  9. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:41 pm

    Hannahan Ks on an assortment of slow curves – 67-70MPH from Ballard.

  10. Slurve on May 24th, 2010 7:42 pm

    Brad Nelson-“RF” Hahaha

  11. behappy on May 24th, 2010 7:45 pm

    Is it just me or would you rather have the Rainers’ lineup over the Mariners?

  12. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:45 pm

    Tommy Everidge hit a two-run HR that OKC is disputing; it hit an advertising sign above the wall in LF.

  13. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:50 pm

    Greg Halman fights off a tough change with 2 strikes then grounds out weakly (swinging bunt) but he almost beat it out.

    You can see these flashes of true, freakish ability in the guy. Not that a swinging bunt is one of them, but it’s nice to see him fight off tough pitches instead of swinging through them.

  14. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:54 pm


    I’d probably take this Tacoma line up over certain M’s line-ups, that’s for sure. Not sure I’d sign up for Brad Nelson, MLB RF though.

  15. marc w on May 24th, 2010 7:55 pm

    Amazing catch by Zeke Carrera in foul territory in LF. Snow-cones the ball while jumping on the tarp. Wow.

  16. marc w on May 24th, 2010 8:00 pm

    Single by Chris Davis to RF with a man on2nd, but the runner is held. Respect Brad Nelson’s arm!

  17. marc w on May 24th, 2010 8:04 pm

    I told you. Saltalamacchia lifts a fly ball to RF, and Brad Nelson doubles up the runner at home. Throw was strong, but a bit on the 1B side of home. Alfonso makes a great diving play to tag the runner. Wow.
    I’m going to stop making fun of Nelson’s D for a while.

  18. marc w on May 24th, 2010 8:20 pm

    Ryan Garko knocks in OKC’s first run with a double to right.

  19. marc w on May 24th, 2010 8:23 pm

    Seddon in a bit of a jam, with 2 on, 1 out in a 4-1 game. Craig Gentry’s up for Oklahoma.

  20. Slippery Elmer on May 24th, 2010 8:27 pm

    Pedro’s Strop sounds like the name of a barber shop in the Wild West.

  21. marc w on May 24th, 2010 8:28 pm

    Line drive triple to CF clears ’em, and it’s 4-3. Halman almost made a running catch, but couldn’t.

  22. marc w on May 24th, 2010 8:29 pm

    Seddon escapes after a slow GB to 3B and then a line-drive out to 3b

  23. marc w on May 24th, 2010 8:38 pm

    Ballard out for OKC with 2 on, 2 out in the 5th. Coming in is Zach Phillips, a lefty.

  24. marc w on May 24th, 2010 8:42 pm

    Deep line drive by Carp plates a run. 5-3 Rainiers on the sac fly.

  25. marc w on May 24th, 2010 8:44 pm

    Halman’s first K of the day ends the inning. 1-3, 1K is progress…

  26. marc w on May 24th, 2010 9:02 pm

    Brian Sweeney is on in relief for the Rainiers, one of two guys to play for the team in three separate decades.
    Alexi Ogando’s warming up for OKC.

  27. marc w on May 24th, 2010 9:07 pm

    Sweeney fans Garko, who has to be wondering what happened to his career. He was a solidly above average bat like a year ago.

  28. marc w on May 24th, 2010 9:09 pm

    Sean White’s warming up in the R’s pen.
    Dave’s blood pressure is rising right now in NC, and he doesn’t know why.

  29. marc w on May 24th, 2010 9:15 pm

    In comes Alexi Ogando… first pitch at 96mph.

    Ogando and fellow prospect Engel Beltre got in trouble for a marriage scam in the Dominican (they agreed to sham marriages to get other people visas to come to the US) and thus couldn’t play in a US league for several years. He’s here now, and he’s another very good arm in the Texas system.

  30. marc w on May 24th, 2010 9:19 pm

    Tommy Everidge hits a deep double to right CF on a 95 MPH fastball plating two. The Rainiers had a single and an error off Ogando for their two runners.

  31. henryv on May 24th, 2010 9:19 pm

    He’s here now, and he’s another very good arm in the Texas system.

    And fortunately for us, he doesn’t know how to throw to first.

  32. marc w on May 24th, 2010 9:22 pm

    Halman v. Ogando.

    Halman Ks looking on a 96mph FB.

  33. marc w on May 24th, 2010 9:32 pm

    Sean White v. Chris Davis: Will White’s inability to get swinging strikes win out over Davis’ inability to stop whiffing?

    Ooh, one swinging strike for white. Make it two, and that’s the strikeout. Nice, though it doesn’t bode well for Davis’ comeback attempt.

  34. joser on May 24th, 2010 9:33 pm

    Tanner Scheppers… good to see one of the kids from the Bad News Bears make it as far as triple A.

  35. marc w on May 24th, 2010 9:35 pm

    Great catch of a soft LD in shallow left center by Hannahan. Still no GBs, but he’s looked good at SS.

  36. marc w on May 24th, 2010 9:45 pm

    Another swinging strikeout for White. Good change-up.

    Dave’s going to delete this comment in the morning.

  37. marc w on May 24th, 2010 9:52 pm

    White 2 swinging Ks in the 9th, Garko GB single, then gets Mitch Moreland to ground out to 2b. 7-3 is the final.

  38. Dave on May 24th, 2010 10:16 pm

    He’s a Triple-A pitcher, getting outs where he belongs.

  39. fermorules on May 25th, 2010 12:11 pm

    One thing drives me crazy @ Rainiers games: The large TV screen never specifies the positions of players. For example, the graphic lists Nelson as “infielder” or Halman as “right field”.

    Why can’t they get this small thing right?

  40. Keo on May 25th, 2010 12:26 pm

    Can Everidge play first base? Or maybe a possible DH replacement if we get movement on Griffey?

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