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Aug.
27th

Mariners minor league report, August 27, 2013: Proscia blasts three homers in a game

The Tacoma Rainiers haven’t given up on their postseason hopes. On Monday night, they roughed up Tommy Hanson and picked up an 11-5 win to trim Bees lead in the PCL North Division. Ji-Man Choi, who was recently called up from Double A, hit his first home run (above).

Mike Zunino will join the Rainiers tonight on a rehab assignment. He’s scheduled to catch five innings. Mike Curto has the dirt in his blog. 

Double A

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Aug.
18th

Mariners minor league report, August 18, 2013: Peguero blasts a walk-off grand slam

Carlos Peguero gave the Rainiers a win in walk-off fashion as only he can – blasting a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-3 win. 

Mike Curto has some game notes on his daily blog post.  Curto also had his weekly minor league notebook in our paper with notes on former Mariner Ryan Feierabend and Patrick Kivlehan.

Double A Jackson couldn’t complete a series sweep over Montgomery, falling 8-2.  Generals’ radio play-by-play man Chris Harris has a breakdown of a getaway

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Aug.
16th

Mariners minor league report, August 16, 2013: Rain slows Walker, Ard with a walk-off hit

The only thing that could slow down Taijuan Walker last night was the rain the Rainiers were forced to play through in a 5-3 loss to Round Rock. Before the conditions got sloppy, Walker was his usual dominant self.

Walker allowed just two hits and struck out eight (above) during the first five innings before conditions went to hell. here’s some more video of Walker striking out Engel Beltre, taken by Jason Cole of Baseball Prospectus

Walker has now thrown 130 innings on the season. He

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Aug.
11th

Mariners minor league report, August 11, 2013: Taijuan Walker bounces back

After sub-par outing in his last start, Taijuan Walker bounced back with a much better outing, pitching six innings, allowing three runs on five hits with four walks and five strikeouts in the Rainiers’ 7-6 win over Albuquerque. Walker did give up two homers in the launching pad that is Isotopes Park.

Tom Wilhelmsen had a solid relief effort, pitching two innings allowing one run on no hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Nate Tenbrink had four hits for the Rainiers.

Double A Jackson split a doubleheader with a Mississippi. Ji-Man Choi was named the Southern League

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Aug.
1st

Mariners minor league report, August 1, 2013: Pryor struggles for Rainiers, Choi’s grand slam paces Generals

The Rainiers continue to struggle, getting shutout 8-0 by the Omaha Storm Chasers. Stephen Pryor gave up five runs on five hits with a walk and  a wild pitch and never recorded an out in his outing. Pryor is rehabbing a strained lat muscle that’s kept him out basically the entire season. Pryor hadn’t thrown in six days with the Rainiers because of what general manager Jack Zduriencik termed “general soreness.”

Mike Curto discussed the game and the problems with the Rainiers on his daily blog .

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July
26th

Mariners minor league report, June 26, 2013: Walker with his first so-so start in Triple A

Taijuan Walker had his first tough start of his time in Triple A. Of course, Walker’s tough start is still better than most, giving up five runs in five innings. But Rich Poythress made it all work in the end, blasting a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th in a 6-5 win. 

Mike Curto has a further breakdown of the night on his blog. 

Double A Jackson racked up four triples in a 7-4 win over Chattanooga.

Class A High Desert rallied from a

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July
18th

Mariners minor league report, July 18, 2013: Victor Sanchez tosses a no-hitter for Clinton

You may not have heard of Victor Sanchez, but soon you will.  The 18-year-old right-hander is one of the most promising pitching prospects in the Mariners lower minor leagues.

Last night, he gave a glimpse as to why.  Tossing nine hitless innings for the Clinton LumberKings in a 1-0 win over Lansing with his mom watching in the stands.

Elsewhere, the first-place  Rainiers are getting ready to return to action. They will have Jesus Montero likely back with them and the possibility of having Franklin Gutierrez or Stephen Pryor on rehab stints.

Mike Curto examines the slightly peculiar pitching

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