It didn’t appear as if Tacoma Rainiers manager Roy Howell has had a chance to sit down with Nick Franklin yet and discuss why he struggled with the Mariners in 17 appearances.
But Howell was direct on the difference between .376-hitting (30 games) Triple-A Franklin and .128-hitting (17 games) Mariners Franklin.
“It’s called the big leagues,” Howell said. “This is the little leagues.”
I didn’t get to talk to Nick Franklin before the Rainiers’ doubleheader today against Albuquerque. I’ll try to get him afterward.
This is Franklin’s first game since his second demotion of the season from the Mariners, and …