Taijuan Walker made his AAA debut for the Rainiers last night in Tacoma ~ the youngest Rainier (20) since Felix (19) in 2005. By all accounts, things went well . . .
SIX innings ~ THREE hits ~ ZERO runs ~ TWO walks ~ FOUR strikeouts
- totals: 87 pitches / 57 strikes
- by inning: 18, 11, 14, 13, 14, 17
- speeds: fastball 92-97, cutter 89-92, curve 69-72 mph, change-up: 85-85
oh yeah ~ and the Rainiers won the game! 1-0 (on a home run by Abraham Almonte)
Now, the bad news . . .
Franklin Gutierrez is back on the DL after coming up w/ a hamstring strain in his second game back from the DL
But, Dustin Ackley is back and, presumably, ready to play the outfield