The Tacoma Rainiers used four two-run home runs, two by Justin Ruggiano, to beat the El Paso Chihuahuas, 9-4 on Tuesday night at Southwest University Park.
Young closer Carson Smith has had two subpar outings and Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon believes his struggles are due to fatigue from a heavy workload much of the season.
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Manager Lloyd McClendon wouldn't say if Carson Smith is unavailable tonight or not. Though the hope is that Smith won't have to pitch. The young interim closer has hit the wall a little in the last week. Smith faced four batters last night and went: walk, strikeout, walk, hit by pitch. He threw 17 pitches...
Postgame videos of Lloyd McClendon and Carson Smith, notes, boxscore and reaction from the Mariners' 4-3 loss on Monday night in 10 innings.
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Fresno reliever James Hoyt threw a pair of wild pitches, allowing the Rainiers to score two runs in the eighth inning.
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Opposing batters seem overly aggressive on any fastballs from the former closer. The M's think Rodney may have a 'tell.'