Wednesday’s (Almost) Live Intrasquad Blog
Much like the first three Intrasquad game, we will again update you as best we can during today’s final Intrasquad Game in Peoria. We’ll post highlights as they happen and a complete box score after the completion of the 8-inning game. 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 today’s box score:
8th Inning – RHP Yoervis Medina tossed a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the 8th inning. RHP Mauricio Robles comes in to pitch the bottom half of the inning and struck out all 3 batters faced to end the game. Final Score – Mariners #1 – 3, Mariners #2 – 5.
7th Inning – RHP Jarrett Grube allowed back-to-back singles to Nick Franklin and Munenori Kawasaki to start the inning, but Quiroz threw both runners out at second base. After a walk to Pimentel, Grube struck out Chavez to end the inning. After allowing a leadoff single to Luis Rodrizuez and a walk to Mike Wilson, LHP Phillip Valiquette used a double play and groundout to third to end the inning.
6th Inning – Defensive changes in the 6th – Darren Ford in CF, Luis Rodriguez at 2B, Mike Wilson in RF, Alex Liddi at 3B and Guillermo Quiroz at C. RHP Jeff Marquez tossed a scoreless 6th, retiring all 3 batters he faced. Ralph Henriquez replaced Adam Moore at catcher, while LHP Steve Garrison took the mound. Vinnie Catricala recorded a double down the left field line, followed by a walk to Trayvon Robinson. Jesus Sucre recorded a RBI double to left field and Carlos Triunfel knocked in Robinson with a sac fly to right field. Mariners #1 -3, Mariners #2 – 5.
5th Inning – Mariners #1 took the lead in the top of the 5th inning scoring 3 runs off RHP Forrest Snow (2 ER). Francisco Martinez led off the inning with a single to right field and then scored on a RBI double by Brendan Ryan. Ryan stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly to riht by Kyle Seager. Casper Wells singled and scored the third run of the inning. Defensive changes for Mariners #1 – Nick Franklin at SS, Munenori Kawasaki at 2B, Guillermo Pimentel in CF, Johermyn Chavez in LF. RHP Matt Fox allowed a lead off triple to Chone Figgins, but retired the next 3 to end the inning with only 1 run.
4th Inning – RHP Tom Wilehelmsen left runners on first and third, but got out of the inning without allowing a run. John Jaso recorded an infield single and stole second base, but was stranded on third to end the inning. Justin Smoak led off the bottom half of the 4th inning with a double to right-center of RHP Josh Kinney. Jesus Montero followed Smoak with a RBI single to left-center. Montero moved to third on a passed ball by Adam Moore and a wild pitch by Kinney. With runners on first and third and 0 outs, Kinney was able to retire the final 3 batters in a row to end the inning. Scoring update after 4 – Mariners #1 – 0, Mariners #2 – 2
3rd Inning – LHP Charilie Furbush tossed a 1-2-3 top of the third. SS Carlos Triunfel led off the bottom half of inning with a double down the left field line and then took third on a wild pitch by RHP Erasmo Ramirez. Chone Figgins picked up the first RBI of the game with a groundout to the second baseman, scoring Triunfel from third. After a single to right by Dustin Ackley, Ramirez got Ichiro to hit into a rare 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.
2nd Inning – LHP Danny Hultzen replaced Paxton in the top of the second inning. Paxton threw 20 pitches, 13 for strikes in his 1.0 inning of work. After striking out the first 2 batters in the innings, Hultzen allowed back-to-back singles to Luis Jimenez and Adam Moore before retiring Francisco Martinez on a 5-3. Brandon Leauge took over for Walker in the bottom half of the inning. Brendan Ryan made a gold glove play at short fielding a ball that hit off the glove of Francisco Martinez at third to throw out Jesus Montero. Vinnie Catricala got all the way around to third on a 2-base throwing error by Martinez, but League got out of the jam by retiring the next 2 batters.
1st Inning – After the crowd sang the National Anthem the game started promptly at 1:05 pm. LHP James Paxton allowed a one-out triple to Kyle Seager, but managed to get out of the inning striking out both Brendan Ryan and Casper Wells and getting Mike Carp to end the inning on a ground out to first base. RHP Taijuan Walker allowed a two-out single to Ichiro, but got out of the inning with three groundouts.
Lineups – The starting lineups for today’s game (starting at 1:05 MT/12:05 PT) have been posted. The game is scheduled for 8 innings, with 16 different pitchers scheduled to take the mound. There are also some additional players from Mini-Camp suiting up, including INF Brad Miller (2nd-round draft pick in 2011), OF Guillermo Pimentel (Mariners No. 12 prospect by Baseball America), OF Phillips Castillo (Mariners No. 10 prospect by Baseball America) and catchers Jack Marder (Mariners 16th-round draft pick in 2011 out of the University of Oregon) & Marcus Littlewood (Mariners 2nd-round draft pick in 2010).
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