Rainiers Opening Day Gamethread

marc w · April 4, 2013 at 7:04 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Danny Hultzen vs. Yusmeiro Petit, 7:05pm

So the M’s played an early game featuring one of their top young arms, and you missed it because you were at work. Would you like to see/listen to a game started by *another* of the M’s young phenoms, but without all of those Cespedes and Reddicks and Lowries ruining the atmosphere? The Rainiers kick of 2013 this evening at 7:15 against Giants affiliate Fresno in the lovely* San Juaquin valley tonight.

As I mentioned in the minor league preview, tonight’s opening day for all of the full-season teams, so we’ve got some early reports from the other leagues. Tai Walker got the opening day nod for Jackson at Jacksonville, and had a so-so outing – he had 8 Ks in his 5 innings pitched, but gave up a couple of homers and 4 runs as well. Tyler Burgoon pitched well in his 1 1/3IP stint, and the hitting star was Julio Morban with a pair of doubles. The Clinton Lumberkings are up on the Burlington Bees (managed by ex-Mariner Jamie Burke), behind solid pitching from Steven Landazuri, Jeremy Dobbs and Dominic Leone. No hits in the game for the youngsters Gabriel Guerrero or Timmy Lopes, but Tyler Marlette has a couple of RBIs from the C spot and Dario Pizzano has two hits.
I know the minor league season is like three hours old, but I think we’re going to be hard pressed to see a more impressive box score than this one put up by Reds prospect Tony Cingrani.

Tacoma’s line-up looks like this:
1: E. Chavez, CF
2: N. Tenbrink, 2B
3: Liddi, 3B
4: Peguero, RF
5: Zunino, C
6: Poythress, 1B
7: Thames, DH
8: D. Almonte, LF
9: Triunfel, SS
SP: Hultzen

Go Rainiers! As always, you can tune in to AM850 if you’re near Tacoma, or try the minor league gameday audio here.

* your mileage may vary


9 Responses to “Rainiers Opening Day Gamethread”

  1. DarkKnight1680 on April 4th, 2013 7:26 pm

    No Franklin? And why isn’t Gameday coming up?

  2. DarkKnight1680 on April 4th, 2013 7:29 pm

    Also, your link goes to a game with no Cingrani. I think you wanted http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2013_04_04_tolaaa_louaaa_1&t=g_box&sid=milb

  3. PouxBear on April 4th, 2013 7:37 pm

    so is anything cool happening?

  4. bigsmooth on April 4th, 2013 8:10 pm

    Looks like Zunino homered! Also, Hultzen has 4 K’s through 2 IP.

  5. DarkKnight1680 on April 4th, 2013 8:24 pm

    Zunino – BOOM (plus a walk).
    Hultzen – dominating.
    Poythress – single and a walk.

    I don’t really care about any of the other guys, but liddi has a dinger and thames has a hit and a walk.

    In the 4th.

  6. californiamariner on April 4th, 2013 8:27 pm

    Not watching, but the legend of Zunino continues to grow. Sounds like Hultzen is doing well. I didn’t realize they were starting in Fresno, I’m close enough this weekend to where I could have gone today. I would have loved to see Hultzen and Zunino.

  7. The_Waco_Kid on April 4th, 2013 8:28 pm

    Last year, our best prospects were at least a year away from being major league ready. This year, a lot of guys may be close. Very exciting.

  8. gag harbor on April 4th, 2013 9:09 pm

    It’s good because I think Ibanez turns 50 later this year!

  9. MrZDevotee on April 4th, 2013 9:14 pm

    HR, BB, Triple… 3 runs scored…

    He’s starting to get the hang of this, huh?

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