Tacoma Rainiers

Rainiers Return Home for Final Homestand on August 28th

August 25, 2006 - Pacific Coast League (PCL1)
Tacoma Rainiers News Release

Your last chance to see the Rainiers in the 2006 regular season is coming up this Monday. Tacoma is still in the playoff race going into Friday, only five games back of division leader Salt Lake. The upcoming homestand should prove to be the most crucial one of the season, as the Rainiers (70-62) will take on both division leaders from the Pacific Conference. The Salt Lake Bees (75-57) come to Cheney Stadium to start off the homestand with a four game series. This series could make or break the season for the Rainiers who need a solid performance to make up ground on the division leader. The second half of the homestand doesn't get any easier. The Tucson Sidewinders, who are not only the Pacific Southern Division leader, but they also own the best record in the PCL (81-51). Tacoma is definitely not a stranger to Tucson. By the end of the series the two teams will have played their 16th game versus eachother in only three weeks. Come out to Cheney Stadium, because the Rainiers will absolutely need your support going into the final eight games.

Homestand Highlights:

TUESDAY (8/ 29)-Chevron Carload Tuesday. Bring all of your friends to the ballpark...for FREE. Fill up with at least eight gallons of gas at a local participating Chevron station, and receive a voucher that gets everyone in your car into the stadium. Visit a participating Chevron station for more details. Gametime is 7:05 p.m. and the stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY-US Bank Family Wednesday. Wednesday is also another US Bank Family Wednesday. Stop by a participating Tacoma area US Bank and pick up a 2 for 1 voucher good for Box, Reserved, or General Admission tickets. Gametime is 7:05 with gates opening at 5:30.

THURSDAY-Turn Back the Clock Night & $1 Deals Thursday. Join MDA-ALS of Tacoma and turn the clock back to the 1979 Tacoma Tugs. Jersey Auction of throwback jerseys and lots of '70s fun to be had by all! Also, another Thursday means another $1 Deals Night. Come to the game, and enjoy $1 Hot Dogs, Soda, Ice Cream, and Beer. Gametime is 7:05 with gates opening at 5:30.

FRIDAY-Friday Night Fireworks. This is your LAST CHANCE to see the Friday Night Fireworks this season. After seeing the Rainiers take on the Sidewinders, enjoy a fireworks show presented by CLICK! Network. Gametime-7:05, gates open at 5:30.

SATURDAY-Funkirides Giveaway. These unique racing cars sport a Tacoma Rainiers logo, and feature Rhubarb as the driver. Gates will open at 5:30, so arrive early, because they will only be given away to the first 1,500 fans through the gates. First pitch is slated for 7:05.

SUNDAY-Tin Lunchbox Giveaway. Just in time for back-to-school. The first 1,500 kids (ages 14 and under) will get the 2006 Tacoma Rainiers Lunchbox. Stadium gates will open at noon for the 1:35 p.m. start.

2007 Magnetic Schedules will be given away to the first 1,500 fans on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Start clearing your calendar now, because the 2007 season will be just as exciting as 2006.

Don't forget, after every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday game kids (ages 14 and under) have the chance to Run The Bases thanks to AMTRAK Cascades.

MONDAY (9/1)- Final Game of the 2006 Season. The homestand, and the regular season, concludes with a Labor Day matchup. Spend your day off basking in the sun at Cheney Stadium while you watch the Rainiers go for the division title. Gametime is 12:05 p.m. with gates opening at 11:00 a.m..

To order tickets for any Rainiers game, please visit, or call the Ticket Office at (253) 752-7700.

Who's Hot (statistics as of August 25th, 2006):

T. J. Bohn-Bohn is batting .400 in the last 10 games, and has scored a team leading six runs.

Jon Nelson-In the last ten games, Nelson is leading the team in home runs (3), and RBI's..

Jon Huber-Huber is tied for second in the PCL in saves for the month of August (5). He has only allowed one run all month.

Rich Dorman-Dorman leads the league in strikeouts for the month of August (29). Opponents are only batting .175 against him for the month.

Francisco Cruceta-Cruceta in 3-1 in August with 23 strikeouts. In his last start, he went 7.1 innings and struck out eight, while only allowing one run.

Scott Atchison-In his last seven appearances, Atchison has not allowed a run, and has a WHIP of 0.86.

New Faces (Transactions since August 22nd)

August 22nd-Cha-Seung Baek Selected to Seattle from Tacoma

T.J. Bohn Recalled to Seattle from Tacoma

Adam Jones Optioned to Tacoma from Seattle

Michael Garciaparra Activated from the Disabled List

Travis Blakley Transferred to Tacoma from San Antonio

Kevin Reynolds Transferred to Everett from Tacoma

Quick Hits:

Overall Record-70-62

Last 10 Games-4-6

August Record-12-12

Home Record-39-26

Road Record-31-36



Salt Lake 75-57 --

Tacoma 70-62 5.0

Portland 63-69 12.0

Colorado Springs 60-72 15.0

Check out our website at or call 253.752.7707 for more information on any event at Cheney Stadium and for upcoming promotions and giveaways.

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