Rainiers Vying for First Series Sweep against Grizzlies on Sunday

Jaycob Brugman (Jeff Halstead)

By Tacoma Rainiers | August 18, 2019 1:54 PM

The Tacoma Rainiers (56-68) are battling for their first series sweep of the season as they host the Fresno Grizzlies (55-69) on Sunday at Cheney Stadium. First pitch is at 1:35 PM PDT and Tacoma right-hander Andrew Moore (0-3) will make his first start since July 16, having made five consecutive bullpen appearances of at least 2 2/3 innings. The Oregon native will match-up with Fresno righty J.J. Hoover (4-6)

Sunday is the final chance to take advantage of the Chick-Fil-A Bring the Herd deal, where for the ridiculously low price of just $44 you will receive 4 Reserved Seat Tickets, 4 Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich meals, 4 Group Express meals at the stadium and 4 exclusive hats. It's also Smile Sundays presented by Smile Generation and Les Schwab at the Family Pavilion. Bring the kids and enjoy face painting, balloon animals, the Les Schwab speed pitch trailer and 1,000 Words photo booth brought to you by Smile Generation.


Tacoma is celebrating its 25th season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and its 60th season in the Pacific Coast League.


Last Game

The Rainiers blew out Fresno for the second-straight night on Saturday, 11-1 at Cheney Stadium. Daniel Castro and Joe Odom each had four hits for Tacoma, with Castro crushing his first R House home run to account for one of his three RBI. Jaycob Brugman went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI and 3 runs, improving to 13-for-26 (.500) with 8 RBI and 8 runs against Fresno this season. Sean Nolin improved to 5-2, and 2-0 against the Grizzlies this season, by spinning 5 2/3 innings with just one run allowed.

Rainiers Leaders

BATTING AVERAGE: Joseph Odom, .333
ON-BASE PCT: Odom, .444
SLUGGING PCT: Odom, .733
HOME RUNS: Jaycob Brugman, 17
RBI: Brugman, 42
SB: John Andreoli, 7
WINS: Anthony Misiewicz, 7
ERA: Aaron Northcraft, 2.08
STRIKEOUTS: Misiewicz, 74

Next Up

SAT: vs. Fresno, 7:05 PM PDT | Silver Bullet Saturday | Little Caesar's Family Meal Deal night
MON: vs. Salt Lake, 7:05 PM PDT | BECU Monday Mondays
TUE: vs. Salt Lake, 7:05 PM PDT | Get Tickets
WED: vs. Salt Lake, 7:05 PM PDT | NW Brew Wednesday
THU: vs. Las Vegas, 7:05 PM PDT | First Responders Night | Thirsty Thursday

About Cheney Stadium

Since 1960, Cheney Stadium has stood proudly as an anchoring crown jewel in the heart of Central Tacoma. In 2010, the stadium fondly regarded as "R House" underwent a massive transformation to compete as a state-of-the-art entertainment venue in the modern era of professional sports. Once merely the grounds for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers baseball team, Cheney Stadium is now also home to a pair of professional soccer clubs: Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League and Tacoma Defiance, the highest-level USL squad for Seattle Sounders FC.

We R Tacoma

The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Season and single-match tickets for the 2019 season at Cheney Stadium, including hospitality and group ticket options, are now available at tacomarainiers.com/tickets or by contacting the We R Tacoma front office at (253) 752-7707. We R Tacoma is the overseeing body of the Tacoma Rainiers, Reign FC of the NWSL and Tacoma Defiance, USL Championship affiliate of Seattle Sounders FC.

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