Bullpen Goes Four Scoreless Frames, Tacoma Falls to Nashville in Game Three
Tacoma, WA - Right-handers Nick Rumbelow and Darin Gillies combined for four scoreless innings to end Sunday's contest at Cheney Stadium, but the Tacoma Rainiers dropped their fourth-straight game against the Nashville Sounds, 3-0.
Anthony Misiewicz (2-3) made the start for Tacoma (30-34) and surrendered three runs, including two home runs, but struck out four Nashville (25-38) hitters across five innings before Rumbelow entered to start the sixth.
Rumbelow struck out three across three shutout frames and Gillies delivered a 1-2-3 ninth that included a pair of punch outs.
Offensively, Tacoma totaled five hits in the contest, including Ian Miller's PCL-best 22nd double. Austin Nola finished 1-for-2 and drew a pair of walks in the defeat and second baseman Dee Gordon collected a single for the third consecutive game of his rehab assignment.
The four-game losing streak marks Tacoma's longest of the campaign.
The Rainiers will wrap their seven-day homestand against Nashville on Sunday at Cheney Stadium. First pitch will be at 11:35 am PDT as Jon Niese (3-1, 5.06) gets the nod from manager Daren Brown. Mike Curto will have full coverage of on South Sound Talk 850 with audio streaming available on the Tacoma Rainiers TuneIn Radio Network.
All tickets, group outings, and suites packages for the 2019 season are available for purchase in person at the Cheney Stadium Box Office, online at TacomaRainiers.com and WeRTacoma.com, or over the phone at (253) 752-7707. The most up-to-date news and notes about the Rainiers throughout the season can be found by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand), Instagram (tacomarainiers) or liking the team on Facebook.
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