Tacoma Battles for Four-Game Series Win Against Fresno on Friday

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By Tacoma Rainiers | May 24, 2019 12:45 PM

After falling short on Thursday night, the Tacoma Rainiers (23-25) host the Fresno Grizzlies (24-23) for the final game of the series on Friday at Cheney Stadium. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM PDT as left-hander Jon Niese (2-1, 5.16) takes the mound for Tacoma.

It'll be Fireworks Friday presented by The Smile Generation, where every Friday home game the Rainiers will light up the sky with a spectacular fireworks show. Come on out to Cheney Stadium to catch a great game and the post game show. It's also Fast Track Friday, where $15 gets you a Reserved Seat Ticket in R Bar and your first cocktail free.

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Last Game

Kristopher Negron slugged his fifth home run of the season and Ryan Court extended his hitting streak to nine games, but the Rainiers were defeated by Fresno on Thursday, 6-4. Court singled home Braden Bishop in the bottom of the first for the first run of the game. Kristopher Negron went 2-for-3 with a home run and 2 RBI. Tyler Cloyd made the start for the Rainiers and allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings but retired 13 of the final 14 Fresno hitters that he faced.

Rainiers Leaders

BATTING AVERAGE: Austin Nola, .364
ON-BASE PCT: Nola, .450
SLUGGING PCT: Ryan Court, .607
HOME RUNS: Jose Lobaton, 6
RBI: Kristopher Negron, 32
SB: Ian Miller, 10
WINS: Nick Rumbelow, 3
ERA: Carlos Hernandez, 0.00
STRIKEOUTS: Tayler Scott, 35

Next Up

SAT: @ Salt Lake, 5:35 PM PDT
SUN: @ Salt Lake, 12:05 PM PDT
MON: @ Salt Lake, 5:35 PM PDT
TUE: @ Salt Lake, 11:05 PM PDT
WED: @ El Paso, 6:05 PM PDT

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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