Photo of Tim Lopes by Jeff Halstead/Tacoma Rainiers

While the Seattle Mariners were placing Felix Hernandez on the IL and sending Braden Bishop back to Triple-A Tacoma, the farm system was hitting homers.

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 1 Justus Sheffield, LHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 32.1 IP, 26 H, 15 ER, 25 BB, 26 SO, 4.31 ERA


No. 8 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
SUN: Called Up to MLB 5/10/2019
2019: .276/.350/.504, 5-2B, 4-3B, 5 HR, 21 RBI, 14 BB, 31 SO


No. 22 David McKay, RHR
SUN: 0.1 IP, 3 BB, 3 ER, SO
2019: 13 G, 6.52 ERA, 19.1 IP, 17 H, 13 BB, 31 SO


No. 31 Matt Festa, RHR
SUN: 1.1 IP, SO
2019: 7 G, 7.00 ERA, 9 IP, 11 H, 3 BB, 11 SO


No. 35 Tim Lopes, 2B
SUN: 2-5, HR, 3 RBI, SO
2019: .296/.358/.491, 7-2B, 3B, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 11 BB, 24 SO, 6 SB

Lopes has homered three times in four games now and they haven’t been a bunch of cheap shots, despite the last two coming in Las Vegas.


No. 39 Connor Kopach, 2B
SUN: 3-5, SO, SB
2019: .259/.336/.384, 6-2B, 3B, 3 HR, 10 BB, 29 SO, 10 SB


No. 40 Nick Rumbelow, RHR
SUN: 1 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
2019: 11 G, 9.82 ERA, 13.2 IP, 22 H, 10 BB, 10 SO


UR Parker Markel, RHR
SUN: Called up to MLB 5/12/2019
2019: 17.1 IP, 5 H, ER, 7 BB, 35 SO


MLB Mallex Smith, CF — 1-4, BB.


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 27.1 IP, 26 H, 13 ER, 9 BB, 38 SO, 4.28 ERA


No. 6 Kyle Lewis, OF
SUN: DNP
2019: .234/.361/.378, 5-2B, 3B, 3 HR, 19 RBI, 21 BB, 36 SO, 2 SB


No. 7 Evan White, 1B
SUN: 3-5, HR, RBI, SO
2019: .282/.350/.423, 4-2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 7 BB, 20 SO

White’s first-inning solo homer came on a 1-2 fastball…


No. 14 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 40 IP, 39 H, 14 ER, 10 BB, 30 SO, 3.15 ERA


No. 15 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
SUN: 1-5, HR, 3 SO, SB
2019: .313/.396/.539, 4-2B, 2-3B, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 15 BB, 33 SO, 8 SB

…the very next pitch DT-W went yard to right field.


No. 16 Jake Fraley, OF
SUN: 0-5, SO
2019: .306/.382/.504, 5-2B, 2-3B, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 13 BB, 29 SO, 8 SB


No. 24 Wyatt Mills, RHR
SUN:

2019:
14.2 IP, 20 H, 11 ER, 9 BB, 14 SO, 2 SVS


No. 23 Art Warren, RHP
SUN: DNP (IL)
2019: 1-0, 5 SV, 1.04 ERA, 8.2 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 10 SO, 5 SVS


No. 27 Darren McCaughan, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 6 GS, 4.28 ERA, 33.2 IP, 36 H, 2 BB, 30 SO


Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League

No. 5 Logan Gilbert, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 24 IP, 14 H, 7 ER, 7 BB, 37 SO, 2.63 ERA


No. 9 Cal Raleigh, C
SUN: 2-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI
2019: .217/.282/.442, 6-2B, 7 HR, 23 RBI, 10 BB, 29 SO

Raleigh hit two more homers, both left-handed.


No. 13 Ljay Newsome, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 8 GS, 45.2 IP, 38 H, 13 ER, 6 BB, 63 SO, 2.56 ERA


No. 18 Jake Haberer, RHR
SUN: DNP
2019: 11 G, 16 IP, 7 H, 7 BB, 26 SO, 2.81 ERA


No. 19 Joey Gerber, RHP
SUN: DNP
2019: 12 G, 11.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 6 BB, 17 SO, 3.65 ERA, 4 SV


No. 21 Gerson Bautista, RHR (rehab)
SUN: 1 IP, BB, SO
2019: 2 IP, H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 WP

In his second outing Saturday, Bautista threw 17 pitches, 10 for strikes, showed a solid-average slider and touched 98 mph.


No. 25 Luis Liberato, CF
SUN: 0-4
2019: .293/.356/.489, 5-2B, 7 HR, 4 SB, 13 BB, 30 SO, 4 SB


No. 34 Joe Rizzo, 3B
SUN: 1-4
2019: .333/.401/.437, 8-2B, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 15 BB, 25 SO


MLB Sam Tuivailala, RHR (rehab) — Saturday was the right-hander’s best outing by far as he struck out the side and threw 10 of 15 pitches for strikes. He showed an above-average slider with spotty command, life on the fastball to the armside and sat mostly in the low-90s, but hit 94 a few times.

The punchouts came twice swinging and once looking, all on the fastball. Tui’s probably going to get another 4-6 outings on rehab.


UR J.T. Salter, RHR
SUN: 1 IP, 2 SO
2019:  2 G, 3 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 5 SO

In his second outing of the year, Salter was dominant again, facing the minimum and throwing 11 of 17 pitches for strikes.


West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League

No. 2 — Jarred Kelenic, OF
SUN: 0-4
2019: .316/.405/.564, 13-2B, 3B, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 19 BB, 33 SO, 6 SB

Kelenic is hitless in his last 14 at-bats. Maybe he’s human.


No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
SUN: (IL, wrist)
2019: .355/.429/.452, 3-2B, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 5 SO


No. 12 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 19.2 IP, 24 H, 13 ER, 3 BB, 15 SO, 6.75 ERA


No. 20 Ryne Inman, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 7 GS, 32 IP, 22 H, 12 ER, 13 BB, 46 SO, 3.38 ERA


No. 29 Nolan Hoffman, RHR
SUN: DNP
2019: 9 G, 1.08 ERA, 4 SVS, 8.1 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 7 SO


No. 32 Joseph Rosa, 2B
SUN: 0-3, BB, 2 SO
2019: .254/.390/.342, 4-2B, 2 HR, 21 BB, 28 SO, 5 SB


No. 33 Dean Nevarez, C
SUN: 0-4, SO
2019: .238/.319/.524, 3-2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 4 BB, 13 SO


No. 36 Elias Espino, RHR
SUN: DNP
2019: 5 G, 2.77 ERA, 13 IP, 7 H, 9 BB, 17 SO

Jason A. Churchill

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