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Rainiers 2, Grizzlies 1

There weren’t many fans left at Cheney Stadium for the bottom of the ninth, but those that were got a treat. The Rainiers picked up two in the ninth to spoil Tim Lincecum’s dominant homecoming start. Jeff Clement hit a two-run double to drive in Gookie Dawkins and Wladimir Balentien. After Lincecum’s dominance (6 2/3 innings, 3 hits 11 K), the Rainiers seemed to get to the Grizzlies’ bullpen, but Jeremy Reed struck out with the bases loaded in the eighth. Fresno closer Brian Wilson couldn’t hold it in the ninth though, and Tacoma gets a much-needed win.

We were at this game, and it was a fun one. I’ll have some pictures and general thoughts tomorrow.

One easy one: Lincecum can really bring it.

Box from MiLB

Again tomorrow at 6:05. Justin Lehr for the Rainiers against Erick Threets for Fresno. Threets is an interesting case. He was a heralded prospect before wildness and injury problems derailed his career. He was once supposedly clocked at 104 mph. That -if verifiable - would be the fastest fastball ever recorded.


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