Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the MLB Draft a couple of weeks ago, Tri-City Dust Devils catchers Jalen Washington and Chandler Seagle have been thrust into the middle of two thrilling contests in their first games as pros. On Thursday, the Dust Devils overcame a late 4-0 deficit to beat the Spokane Indians 5-4 on a walk-off, then did the same thing to the Everett AquaSox a night later.
Now former Tri-City Dust Devils third baseman Boomer White was promoted to the San Diego Padres Class-A Advanced affiliate, the Lake Elsinore Storm, Thursday as part of the first round of roster moves for the Tri-City team. In his second season as a Dust Devil, White was batting .320 and was tied for the Northwest League lead with eight walks.
Tri-City Dust Devils outfielder Aldemar Burgos had his parents in attendance Wednesday night when he was a triple shy of the cycle, drove in three runs and scored twice. The Dust Devils beat the Spokane Indians 5-1 to improve their NWL-best record to 6-1.
Entering Wednesday's game, second-year Tri-City Dust Devil Luis Asuncion was second in the Northwest League in batting average and fourth in slugging percentage. Here's his take on what's been going right so far this season:
NASA's planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them, broadly hinting that we are probably not alone.
PNNL manager Aleta Busselman makes a statement about the whistleblower complaint she filed with her attorney Jack Sheridan against the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Busselman is accusing the contractor operating the Richland lab of retaliation after she refused to change a report that blamed lab management for a $530,000 theft of government money.
Jim McDade fired seven shutout innings and Tucker Pennell went 4-for-5 with 4 RBIs to lead the Tri-City Dust Devils' 10-0 rout of the Spokane Indians in the team's home opener Tuesday night at Gesa Stadium.
In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler and magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas.