The Sacramento Rivercats are ready for the 2019 season to begin tonight!
The Tacoma Rainiers stand in their way for the next 5 days but tonight is Opening Night at Raley Field.
Andrew Suarez gets the start vs Erik Swanson
Suarez didn't crack the San Francisco Giants opening day lineup but spent 29 games in the MLB last year. Suarez had a 7-13 record through 29 starts with a 4.49 ERA and collected 130 strikeouts along the way. His career record with the Rivercats is 8-6 with a 3.16 ERA through 18 games.
Swanson was acquired by the Mariners in the Rule 5 Draft from the Yankees in a trade over the Winter that sent Justus Sheffield to Seattle with Swanson in exchange for James Paxton.
He hasn't cracked into the majors just yet but has a AAA record of 3-2 through 15 games with an ERA of 3.80
First pitch tonight is at 7:05pm