Few will confuse Tacoma Rainiers shortstop Chris Taylor for a power hitter. He sure doesn’t.
“That’s not my game,” he said. “I just think about getting on base and let the big guys hit me in.”
That didn’t seem to stop Taylor, the Mariners’ 2013 minor league player of the year, from hitting two home runs in two consecutive at bats – the first two of his Triple-A career – and a double his fourth plate appearance Monday in an 8-5 rain-shortened victory against the Sacramento River Cats at Cheney Stadium.
Taylor, 23, went 3-for-4 to up his batting average …