Intrasquad Game Live Blog

Since there will be no MLB GameTracker coverage of the Intrasquad games held on the back fields during spring training, we are going to attempt to update you in a Live Blog format. We’ll post some highlights, statistics and a score following each inning. If Justin Smoak hits a towering home run, we’ll let you know. If Danny Hultzen strikes out the side in the first inning, we’ll post it on the blog. We hope you are able to get a feel for what is going on down here in Peoria. Be sure to check back for updates (hit F5 to refresh your browser).

Here is a complete box score from today’s Intrasquad game:

8th Inning – RHP Chance Ruffin now pitching for the home team. He will face Alfredo Morales, Gabriel Noriega and Johermyn Chavez to start the inning. Ruffin worked a scoreless inning to keep the game 3-1 visitors. LHP Lucas Luetge now takes the mound for the final half inning of the Intrasquad game. The Rule 5 selection will face Chiang (reached on INF single), DeJesus (2B to LF) and Jaso (RBI groundout) to open the bottom of the 8th. It is now 3-2 after the RBI groundout by John Jaso to score Chih-Hsien Chiang. Carlos Peguero just tied the game at 3-3 with a run-scoring groundout. Luetge got Jabari Blash to strikeout looking with the potential winning run on third base to end the game in a 3-3 tie.

7th Inning – LHP Charlie Furbush now in to pitch. Luis Rodriguez extends the lead to 3-1 with a sac fly to score Alex Liddi. Liddi reached base on an error by shortstop Brad Miller, stole second base and moved to third on a throwing error by catcher John Jaso. RHP Erasmo Ramirez is now in to pitch the bottom of the 7th inning. Michael Saunders hit a one-out double to center field, but Ramirez stranded him on second by striking out Nick Franklin.

6th Inning – Steve Delabar now in to pitch for the home team and DeJesus remains in the game at first base. Score remains 1-1. After drawing a one-out walk, Darren Ford showed off his speed with a stolen base. Ford has recorded 306 stolen bases in his minor league career. Johermyn Chavez just untied the game with a ground rule double to left-center to score Ford. Mike Wilson walked and Adam Moore had an infield single before the inning was stopped due to pitch count. Now 2-1 visitors heading into the bottom of the 6th inning with LHP Cesar Jimenez now pitching. Brad Miller drew a leadoff walk, but Jimenez picked him off with a good move, and worked a scoreless inning.

5th Inning – A couple of defensive changes for the home team in the field. Brad Miller now at SS, Nick Franklin at 2B, Vinnie Catricala at 3B, John Jaso catching, Chih-Hsien Chiang in LF & Aaron Heilman pitching. Heilman worked a perfect inning with one strikeout. Moving to the bottom of the 5th still tied 1-1. Now some defensive changes for the visitors…Mike Wilson is now playing left field (actually came in last inning), Johermyn Chavez is in RF and LHP Hong-Chih Kuo is pitching. Now Kuo is facing fellow countryman Chiang (both are from Taiwan) with two outs (Chiang walked). Pinch hitter Jharmidy DeJesus flew out to center field to end the inning.

4th Inning – A little too much sun for this blogger, so I’ve moved into the dugout keeping pitchers Chance Ruffin and Charlie Furbush company. They both say hello to all of our followers. Brendan Ryan led off the inning with a solo home run to left field off Oliver Perez, but he didn’t round the bases. Still counts as a home run though. 1-1 in the top of the 4th inning. After the home run, Perez got Ichiro to ground out, Mike Carp to strike out and Jesus Montero to ground out to third to end the inning. RHP Shawn Kelley now in to pitch the bottom of the 4th inning. Carlos Peguero just hit a broken-bat triple to the right field, but was stranded on third to end the inning when Guillermo Quiroz flew out to left field.

3rd Inning – RHP Shawn Camp now in the game to pitch for the home team. Camp worked clean inning, getting speedster Darren Ford to ground out to Chone Figgins to end the inning. When Figgins came off the field, he shook his head saying “Dang, that guy can move.” Lefty James Paxton now into pitch for the visiting squad. Michael Saunders led off the inning reaching on an error by first baseman Alex Liddi  and Figgins followed with a four-pitch walk (that’s 2 walks, and 13 pitches seen out of the leadoff spot by Figgins. Ackley followed with a fly to left field to move both runners up 90 feet. Jesus Montero had a nice block on a curveball in the dirt to prevent a run from scoring. Paxton then got Casper Wells to strike out looking and Justin Smoak to ground out to end the inning without allowing a run. He threw 22 pitches (11 strikes).

2nd Inning – Vargas recorded 4 outs in the top of the 2nd (to reach his pitch limit) and ended up not allowing a hit in 2.1 innings and recorded 4 strikeouts (28 pitches/21 strikes). Taijuan Walker is now in the game to face the home team in the bottom of the first inning. Walker has struck out the first two batters he has faced (Kawasaki & Peguero), and got Guillermo Quiroz to ground out to end the inning. He threw 14 pitches (10 strikes).

1st Inning – We are underway in Peoria. Jason Vargas just struck out Darren Ford on three pitches. Game time temperature is 73-degrees. Vargas recorded a 1-2-3 first inning, striking out 2, while throwing 10 pitches (9 strikes). In the bottom half of the first, Chone Figgins led off with a 9-pitch walk against Danny Hultzen and scored on a single by Justin Smoak. Casper Wells also had a single in the inning. The inning ended with only 2 outs due to pitch count limitations (this happens in Intrasquad games). Hultzen had one strikeout (Ackley) and threw 23 pitches (13 strikes).

11:35 – We just found out that some of the players from the mini-camp will suit up and may see action in the Intrasquad game today. Here are the players: INF Brad Miller (Mariners 2nd round pick in 2011 MLB Draft), INF Jharmidy De Jesus, OF Jabari Blash OF Alfredo Morales and INF Gabriel Noriega.

11:30 – The players are beginning to come off the field from the morning workout and will get some lunch and rest a little before stating the Intrasquad game at 12:45 p.m. on Field 1 of the Mariners Complex.

11:00 – We posted them earlier this morning, but here they are again. The starting lineups and projected pitchers for today’s Intrasquad game.

Mariners #1 (Home)



Chone Figgins (S)



Dustin Ackley (L)



Casper Wells



Justin Smoak (S)



Miguel Olivo



Munenori Kawasaki (L)



Carlos Peguero (L)



Guillermo Quiroz



Michael Saunders (L)



Jason Vargas



Mariners #2 (Visitor)



Darren Ford



Brendan Ryan



Ichiro Suzuki (L)



Mike Carp (L)



Jesus Montero



Kyle Seager (L)



Alex Liddi



Luis Rodriguez (S)



Carlos Triunfel



Danny Hultzen


Additional Pitchers:
Mariners #1 –
Shawn Camp, Oliver Perez, Aaron Heilman, Steve Delabar, Charlie Furbush, Chance Ruffin
Mariners #2 –
Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, Shawn Kelley, Hong-Chih Kuo, Cesar Jimenez, Erasmo Ramirez, Lucas Luetge

– JE


This is great! Have you used CoverItLive? Works pretty well, and you can embed it on your blog.

I think the SportsGuy used it before.

But thanks!

So great that the club is putting forth such an effort. Bravo.

I was so bummed origially that I wouldn’t be able to follow the game. Thanks for this opportunity to follow it “almost’ LIVE!!! d;-)
Good Luck All!
Go Mariners!!!
It’s Time 2 Rise!!!!
Onward & UPWARD!!!!

Don’t know if this will work or not but will try. A video from todays game.

It worked! Great….thanks! Would love more.

Here is one from Sunday. We were 5 minutes late and missed Felix.😦 Didn’t go Tuesday, Doc appointment. Will go Wednesday.

not wanting to be greedy but can you shoot a little video of any at bats?! please haha I miss baseball.

We don’t have that availability…just trying to update our fans as best we can from Peoria. Go Mariners! Keep following.

Thanks guys! This is still great GO MARINERS

Who is # 6 and # 19?

#6 is Brad Miller…the first baseman is Jharmidy DeJesus, which I think is #16.

Cool Game! ….Even for just being itntrasquad!!!!
I couldn’t think of a better way to end it!
Thank M’sBlog for bringig it to us!
Go Mariners!!!!
It’s Time 2 Rise!!!!
Onward & UPWARD!!!!😉

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I know it’s late but I just saw the video you guys are so amazing thank you so much!

Felix is pitching Sunday! I plan to get one more then.

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