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May 15 Game Notes: Tacoma Rainiers vs. Salt Lake Bees

Tacoma Rainiers

May 15, 2024 – Pacific Coast League (PCL)
Tacoma Rainiers News Release


Wednesday, May 15 – 6:05 PM – Cheney Stadium – Tacoma, WA

RHP Collin Snider (0-0, 3.38) vs. RHP Travis MacGregor (0-1, 3.10)

TONIGHT’S GAME: Tacoma and Salt Lake will play game two of their six-game series tonight, with two relievers getting the starting nod. For Tacoma, Collin Snider will take the ball, set to make the 11th start of his minor league career. The right-hander has pitched in 191 career minor league games and will be making his first start since Sept. 8, 2023, with Kansas City. Snider spun 2.0 scoreless innings in that outing, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out a batter. In seven games with Tacoma this year, the 28-year-old is 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA, allowing three earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out 12 in 8.0 innings pitched. Opposite Snider will be Travis MacGregor getting the start for the Bees, as their projected starter, Daniel Davis, was a late scratch. MacGregor will be making his first start of the season as well, pitching in 11 relief efforts for Salt Lake so far this year. The righty is 0-1 with a 3.10 ERA over that span, allowing seven earned runs on 16 hits including 10 home runs. He has walked nine while striking out 18 over his 20.1 innings. In two games against Tacoma this year, MacGregor has allowed two earned runs on two hits including a home run, walking three compared to one strikeout over 3.2 innings.

FIRST OF THE YEAR: Ryan Bliss is not in the starting lineup for Tacoma tonight, marking the first game all year in which he has had the night off. Bliss has played in all 40 games for Tacoma this year, leading the team in runs scored (28), doubles (7), triples (3), runs batted in (26), walks (32) and stolen bases (21). The middle infielder has made 19 starts at second base and 21 at shortstop this season and has never hit below fourth in the Rainiers’ lineup.

GOING BACK-TO-BACK: Tacoma’s win last night gave them back-to-back victories after taking the series finale in Reno on Sunday. It marked the first time the Rainiers have won back-to-back games since taking three in a row to end the El Paso series back on April 26-28. Prior to that, they hadn’t gone back-to-back since winning three straight from April 14-17.

JOINING THE ROSTER: Jake Slaughter will make his Rainiers debut tonight after being traded from the Iowa Cubs on May 14. The infielder spent last…

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