Tacoma Rainiers Gamethread

marc w · June 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

With the M’s off tonight, why not check in on the Tacoma Rainiers and rehabbing CF Franklin Gutierrez? Brian Sweeney gets the start for Tacoma vs. Salt Lake, who are starting ex-Mariner David Pauley. If that’s not your idea of an awesome match-up, let me sweeten the pot a bit: injured Angels reliever LaTroy Hawkins is set to make a rehab appearance of his own. How about THAT? Gametime’s 7:00pm.

Gutierrez leads off tonight, and the line-up also includes Carlos Peguero, Carlos Triunfel, Luis Jimenez and Mike Wilson. If you’re in the South Sound, tune in to AM 850 to hear the peerless Mike Curto’s call. You can listen through the magic of computers via MiLB gameday audio (which is free) here. You’re probably going to want to do so given this exchange with Jeff Sullivan. If you’d like to follow along via GameDay, that link’s here.


22 Responses to “Tacoma Rainiers Gamethread”

  1. greentunic on June 7th, 2012 6:50 pm

    I apreciate you giving us a thread and stuff to chat about on an M’s day off. Things like this make USS Mariner my favorite fan site.

  2. Westside guy on June 7th, 2012 7:26 pm

    Darn, missed Guti’s first at bat!

  3. Westside guy on June 7th, 2012 7:28 pm

    So if I understood something Marc said in one of the draft day threads – a guy like Peguero, who’s been up to the big leagues, actually will make an okay living in minor-league ball. Is that correct?

    If so, I don’t feel so bad wishing for him to stay down in AAA for the rest of his career.

  4. Westside guy on June 7th, 2012 7:31 pm

    Brian Sweeney is still pitching? As in, hasn’t moved on to something else in his life?

  5. Mariners35 on June 7th, 2012 8:03 pm

    The moment I went to gameday and it finished loading, the first thing gameday updated with was a strikeout on Peguero. Figures.

  6. Westside guy on June 7th, 2012 8:34 pm

    Only one strikeout so far for Peggy, Mariners35 – the night is still young.

  7. Westside guy on June 7th, 2012 8:40 pm

    I miss that Gameday strike zone we get with the MLB version.

  8. Westside guy on June 7th, 2012 8:46 pm

    THERE’S the Peggy we all know and love! Strikeout #2…

  9. Westside guy on June 7th, 2012 9:33 pm

    All right – Peggy gets a shot with a guy on base!

  10. Westside guy on June 7th, 2012 9:34 pm

    Coach visits mound… “Do not throw this guy a strike. Do NOT throw this guy a strike!”

  11. Westside guy on June 7th, 2012 9:37 pm

    Hat trick for Peggy – strikeout #3…

  12. Westside guy on June 7th, 2012 9:38 pm

    That’s yet another benefit of Condor’s resurgence – it makes it less likely we’ll see Peguero with the big club.

  13. Johnny Slick on June 7th, 2012 11:22 pm

    So, I do like Brendan Ryan and all but… any chance of seeing Triunfel a little further north by the end of the year? By which I do not mean the Everett AquaSox.

  14. dnc on June 7th, 2012 11:26 pm

    Triunfel started well but he’s in a nasty slump right now. It can’t be long before Franklin passes him on the organizational SS depth chart.

  15. djw on June 8th, 2012 12:37 am

    It can’t be long before Franklin passes him on the organizational SS depth chart.

    I’m pretty sure that happened over a year ago.

  16. paracorto on June 8th, 2012 3:35 am

    Vinnie The Cat stats look fine too

  17. dnc on June 8th, 2012 7:45 am

    “I’m pretty sure that happened over a year ago.”

    Well yeah. I just guess I should have said on the organizational ladder. IOW, Franklin will be the SS Tacoma and Triunfel will be moving off or at least yielding temporarily until Franklin hits the bigs.

  18. eternal on June 8th, 2012 10:26 am

    What’s going to happen to Adam Moore? Assuming he can stay healthy for several days at a time, does he replace Olivo later in the year? Is next year, Jaso/Moore sharing time at catcher with Montero at DH?

  19. Johnny Slick on June 8th, 2012 10:43 am

    If you were the Mariners, would you be treating Moore as anything other than organizational fodder at this point? He’s no longer young, he’s had less than 150 at-bats in the last 2 seasons at any level combined, and although he’s played well in the minor leagues he didn’t hit at all during his time in the majors.

    I guess that still makes him a better bet than Olivo but only because everything not named Rob Johnson is a better bet than Olivo.

  20. eternal on June 8th, 2012 11:05 am

    So he’s like Michael Morse? But I understand what you’re saying. He’s never had a ton of time in the majors though and he hit well in AAA. They’ve always been hot on him so I’ll be curious to see what they do if he stays healthy for a month or so and hits 300+ in Tacoma.

  21. BonusGeek on June 8th, 2012 11:18 am

    Some guys are late bloomers as the aforementioned Morse. As long as he’s hitting in the minors they will keep giving him an opportunity to prove himself.

  22. Westside guy on June 8th, 2012 11:34 am

    I always liked Adam Moore, and wish things had gone better for him. But would you put any stock in a 28-year-old catching “prospect” who’s had significant leg injuries the past two years?

    Don’t forget – Moore is less than a year younger than Jaso.

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