The Tacoma Rainiers still have a chance of making the playoffs.
It’s just an exceptionally improbable one.
That’s because the Rainiers 8-6 loss in a 13-inning bout against Pacific Coast League northern division-leader Salt Lake on Wednesday puts Tacoma four games back of the Bees with five games left.
But this might as well have been the Rainiers season-finale, considering how inconceivable their postseason probability became.
It took five hours and seven minutes to end the 13-inning contest Wednesday (actually, Thursday by the time it was over). The teams combined to use 13 pitchers – the game-winning one, Bees reliever …