Final round. Let’s do this thing. Just to note before continuing, the Mariners have extended their player development contract with the Rainiers by another four years and with the Aquasox by another two. You might expect more news of a similar sort in the next few weeks, but those were the two obvious ones.

Tacoma 7, Reno 5 (ARI - 10) (ten innings)
LHP Ryan Feierabend (5.47, PO) pitched six and a third innings with three runs scoring on eight hits, a balk, two walks, and five Ks. Considering the climate, I guess that’s okay, but it’s not as though it was blazing hot. RHP Scott Patterson (2.96, BS) had a couple runs score against him on three hits (HR), a walk, and two Ks in the next inning and a third. RHP Dan Cortes (1.42, W) hit one, threw a wild pitch, and struck out three in the final two and a third innings. He was throwing 100 and stuff.
The tenth inning was a bit more interesting than it ordinarily is in walk-offs, mainly for the middle hit. You see, after 3B Matt Mangini (2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 4-5, .297) singled, there was an out and DH Mike Carp (3B, R, RBI, 1-5, .249) tripled for the first time this season, and Winfree singled to drive him in. Impressive. Additionally, you had two hits from 1B Justin Smoak (RBI, .266), a double from C Eliezer Alfonzo (2B, R, .241), and a hit and a walk apiece from SS Tug Hulett (R, CS, .249) and LF Mike Wilson (2B, RBI, .269).

Lancaster 13 (HOU + 1), High Desert 7
I think this start probably nixes the chance LHP Jonathan Hesketh (4.26, PO, L) had to be pitcher of the week. So, he pitched three+ innings and eight runs scored on seven hits (HR), a hit batter, and five walks against one K. RHP Stephen Penney (3.41) scored one of those and had another hit, a wild pitch, and two Ks pitching through the fifth. RHP Cheyne Hann (6.90) then gave up five runs on five hits (2 HR!), a wild pitch, a walk, and two Ks in two innings of work. 2009 was a long time ago. RHP Ryan Moorer (7.20) gave up a hit, hit one, walked one, and struck out one in the final two.
RF Johermyn Chavez (2 2B, 2 R, RBI, .318) had four hits in the game. I feel like we haven’t seen him much this week. 2B Kyle Seager (2B, R, CS, .345) added three hits and 1B Rich Poythress (R, RBI, .310) and CF Denny Almonte (2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .256) both had two plus a walk.

Peoria 2 (CHC - 1), Clinton 4
Not a slugfest! RHP Yoervis Medina (2.74, W) pitched another six innings and let a run score on eight hits, a walk, and six Ks. RHP Fray Martinez (9.72) then had a run score on two hits and a K in a third of an inning, though that was scored by LHP Jose Jimenez (3.30), who had a hit, a walk, and a K in two thirds of an inning. RHP Brandon Josselyn (3.86, S) walked one and struck out a pair in the last two innings.
C Blake Ochoa (HR, 2 R, .312) had a home run as one of two hits and walked twice. Blarg. SS Nick Franklin (RBI, .283) had another hit and two walks, as did CF Matt Cerione (R, .272). Can’t really blarg about that. DH Mickey Wiswall (2 RBI, .318) singled twice.

Everett was rained out. Doubleheader! Soon!

Burlington 0 (KC - 5), Pulaski 12
RHP Timothy Boyce (2.44, W) one-hit the Royals through five innings, striking out five. It kept going in much the same manner as RHP Ben Versnik (4.50) and RHP Yao Wen Chang (9.92) split the last four, both striking out three, but Chang giving up a hit and hitting one.
1B Matt Browning (2B, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, .370) had another 3-for-3 night. This is kind of surprising. RF Jabari Blash (HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .266) had two hits and a walk, which included a fourth Funk Blasht. DH Ramon Morla (HR, 2 R, .322), 2B Jorge Agudelo (HR, 2 R, .311), and CF Jose Rivero (3B, 2 R, 3 RBI, .295) all had an extra-base hit and a walk, but LF Derek Poppert (2B, RBI, .233) settled for just the xbh. Now, the rest of the work begins…

Monday’s Games:
Tacoma: LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith, at Reno, @ 7:00 pm PDT
West Tenn: RHP Luis Munoz, in Jackson, @ 5:05 pm PDT
High Desert: RHP Kenn Kasparek, in Adelanto, @ 7:05 pm PDT
Clinton: LHP Nick Czyz, in Clinton, @ 4:30 pm PDT
Everett: RHP Austin Hudson, in Everett, @ 6:05 pm PDT
Game Two: LHP Anthony Fernandez
Pulaski: TBA, in Pulaski, @ 4:05 pm PDT
Peoria: TBA, in Peoria
Aguirre: Season over, second place
Yamasa: TBA, in Yamasa (vs. Mets2!)

Organization Record:
Tacoma Rainiers: 68-60, .531, 1st in PCL Pacific Northern
West Tenn Diamond Jaxx: 26-30 (65-60), .464 (.520), 10 GB in SL North
High Desert Mavericks: 28-27 (65-60), .509 (.520), 1 GB in CAL South
Clinton Lumberkings: 29-24 (66-56), .547 (.541), 3.5 GB in MWL Western
Everett Aquasox: 13-10 (40-21), .565 (.656), 3.5 GB in NWL West
Pulaski Mariners: 33-23, .589, 1st in APL East
Peoria Mariners: 18-32, .360, 9.5 GB in AZL West
Aguirre Mariners: 45-26, .634, 4.5 GB in VSL
Yamasa Mariners: 43-28, .606, 1st in DSL Santo Domingo North
Overall Record: 443-366, .548