MARINERS MINOR LEAUGE AFFILIATES TEAM RECAPS
AAA Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League
AFFILIATE YEAR: 20th Year STADIUM: Cheney Stadium MANAGER: Roy Howell (1st year) PITCHING COACH: Jaime Navarro COACH: Cory Snyder TRAINERS: Tom Newberg/BJ Downie PERFORMANCE COACH: Gabe Bourland
Tacoma at Salt Lake
| PROBABLE STARTER
Tacoma 4 runs, 9 hits, 0 errors Salt Lake 10 runs, 16 hits, 0 errors
hit 2 home runs and drove in 3 runs, but it wasn’t enough as Tacoma fell to Salt Lake 4-10 on Wednesday night.
(2x4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI) and C
(2x4, 2B) each recorded 2 of the Mariners 9 hits. Starter
(2.1,9,8,8,0,1,2HR) recorded his 5th loss, allowing 8 runs on 9 hits in 2.1 innings. RH
(3.1,4,1,1,1,5) and RH
(2.1,3,1,1,0,0) combined to allow 2 runs over the final 5.2 innings.
has hit safely in 5 out of 7 games (w/AB) with 5 multi-hit efforts in July, batting .419 (13x31) with 5 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 11 RBI and 1 walk. 1B
is batting .533 (8x15) with 4 runs scored, 2 home runs and 7 RBI in his last 3 games. OF
has hit safely in 4 of his last 5 games, batting .375 (9x24) with 5 runs scored, 2 doubles, 3 home runs and 6 RBI. INF
has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games, batting .313 (20x64) with 7 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 12 RBI and 7 walks. OF
has hit safely in 9 of his last 11 games, batting .341 (14x41) with 7 runs scored, 1 double, 3 triples, 2 home runs, 9 RBI and 3 walks. Over his last 13 relief appearances, RH
is 0-1 with 3 saves and a 1.23 ERA (2 ER, 14.2 IP), while walking 4 and striking out 15. RH
is 3-1 with 2 saves in a 1.29 ERA (2 ER, 14.0 IP) in 15 relief appearances. He has limited opponents to a .184 (9x49) average, while walking 7 and striking out 13.
PCL ALL-STAR GAME
: The Pacific Coast League office announced that Tacoma Rainiers infielders
, and pitcher
will represent the PCL in the 2014 Cree Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 16 in Durham, North Carolina. This will be all 4 players first trip to the Triple-A All-Star game, while Taylor and Noriega were was elected to start to for the PCL. This marks the first season since 2001 the Rainiers will feature four players in the annual contest that pits the PCL’s best against standouts from the International League.
Franklin was previously selected as a Midwest League (2010) and Southern League (2012) All-Star Games in 2012. Taylor was a California League All-Star last season with High Desert. This is the first All-Star Game selections for both Noriega and Kensing.
is the 29th manager in Tacoma franchise history. Howell is in his third season coaching in the Mariners organization after two seasons as the hitting coach at Class-A Advanced High Desert. His managerial resume includes 3 seasons at short-season Eugene (2003-05), 3 seasons with San Luis of the California Collegiate League (2007-10) and one season leading the field staff for the Road Warriors of the independent Atlantic League (2011). A former first-round selection by Texas in the 1972 draft, Howell logged time in the PCL as a player with Spokane (1974) and Portland (1985), as well as three seasons as a hitting coach with Portland (2000-02).
, who is entering his 6th season with the Mariners organization, returns to the Rainiers after spending the last 3 seasons as the Mariners bullpen coach.
, who spent the last 3 seasons with Jackson, will serve as hitting coach.
each return to Tacoma as part of the training staff, while
will be the team’s performance coach.
AA Jackson Generals Southern League
AFFILIATE YEAR: 8th Year STADIUM: The Ballpark at Jackson MANAGER: James Horner (1st year) PITCHING COACH: Lance Painter COACH: Mike Kinkade TRAINER: Eduardo Tamez PERFORMANCE COACH: Ryan White
: Birmingham at Jackson
| PROBABLE STARTER
Jackson OFF DAY
has hit safely in all 7 games he has appeared in July, batting .458 (11x24) with 5 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBI and 2 walks. OF
has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, batting .321 (17x53) with 8 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 RBI and 5 stolen bases. Since June 7, Landry has hit safely in 23 of his last 26 games with 13 multi-hit efforts, batting .359 (37x103) with 18 runs scored, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 5 RBI, 3 walks and 10 stolen bases. During this 26 game stretch he has raised his season average from .236 to .284. OF
has hit safely in 11 of his last 14 games with 7 multi-hit efforts, batting .340 (18x53) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 4 RBI and 5 walks. 3B
has hit safely in 12 of 13 games with Jackson, batting .283 (15x53) with 5 runs scored, 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 7 RBI and 3 walks. Since May 22, RH
is 3-1 with a 2.23 ERA (12 ER, 48.1 IP) in his last 8 starts. During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .255 average (47x184), while walking 9 and striking out 38.
PETERSON PROMOTED TO AA JACKSON
was promoted from A High Desert to AA Jackson on June 24. In order to make room for Peterson on the Jackson roster, INF Mickey Wiswall was released from his minor league player contract. In 65 games with the Mavericks, Peterson hit .326 (89x273) with 51 runs scrored, 23 doubles, 1 triple, 18 home runs, 73 RBI, 23 walks and 6 stolen bases. At the time of his promotion, he ranked among the California League leaders in nearly every offensive category, including slugging percentage (1st/.615), total bases (1st/168), RBI (1st/71), extra-base hits (T1st/42), home runs (2nd/18), doubles (3rd/23), hits (T5th/89) and average (6th/.326). Since May 8, Peterson leads all minor league players with 57 RBI, while ranking 2nd with 16 home runs. Peterson