Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 27

Day 27 / Friday, March 9, 2012 / 19 Days ‘til Opening Night in Tokyo (March 28 vs. Oakland) / 35 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle (April 13 vs. Oakland)

Weather:
First pitch at game time was 69° with not a cloud in the sky. Temperatures topped out in the mid 70’s, with the highs expected to approach 80° by early next week.

Tweet of the Day:

Mariners Have 5-Game Winning Streak Snapped:
The Mariners surrendered a spring-high four home runs and had their five-game winning streak snapped in an 8-5 loss to the Diamondbacks Friday afternoon in front of 8,935 fans at Peoria Stadium. First baseman Alex Liddi went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, and Carlos Peguero hit his team-high third home run in the loss. Mike Carp added two hits and Brendan Ryan hit a triple. Seattle out-hit Arizona 12-11, but could not make up for the Diamondbacks four home runs. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas (0-1) was saddled with the loss allowing six hits and five runs in 4.0 innings.

Single-Game Tickets on Sale Tomorrow:
Single game tickets for the 2012 Seattle Mariners season go on sale TOMORROW at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available without a service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and at Seattle Mariners Team Stores. For more information visit mariners.com/tickets.

Mariners All-Access:
Mariners All Access debuts tonight at 5:30 p.m. PT on ROOT Sports. The 30-minute show is dedicated to game highlights from today’s game vs. the Diamondbacks, as well as previous spring games. You will also hear from the Mariners pitchers and coaches discussing the best hitter they’ve ever faced, including a very interesting answer from pitching coach Carl Willis.

Busy Day Ahead:
Seattle hosts the Los Angeles Dodgers tomorrow afternoon in Peoria (1:05 p.m.), in the first of two split-squad games on Saturday. The Mariners also play the Diamondbacks tomorrow night at 7:10 p.m. at Salt River Fields. The Mariners will travel to Scottsdale on Sunday to face the Giants.

National Media:
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com and Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com were in Mariners camp today.

On Tap Tomorrow (3/10):
Opponent:
vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Location: Peoria Stadium
Time: 1:05 p.m. MT/12:05 p.m. PT
Pitching Match-up: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Ethan Eovaldi (0-0, 5.40)
Radio: The game will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle and also available on Mariners.com for subscribers.

Opponent: at Arizona Diamondbacks
Location: Salt River Fields
Time: 7:10 p.m. MT/6:10 p.m. PT
Pitching Match-up: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (—) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (0-1, 6.75)
Radio: There will be no Mariners broadcast of this game. The Diamondbacks broadcast will be available via MLB.com for subscribers.

Upcoming Probable Pitchers:
3/11 at SF (1:05 p.m.) – RHP Felix Hernandez vs. LHP Eric Surkamp
3/12 vs. TEX (1:05 p.m.) – RHP Blake Beavan vs. LHP Matt Harrison

- JE

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