Mariners Youngsters Shine in Win Over Dbacks

For you late night blog followers, the Mariners beat the Diamondbacks 7-1 tonight in Scottsdale, in the second game of the day. The Mariners top pitching prospects were on display, and they did not disappoint. Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez fired 3.0 scoreless innings to earn the win, allowing only two hits on 28 pitches (23 strikes). Left-hander Danny Hultzen followed with 2.0 shutout innings, and right-hander Taijuan Walker threw a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts. Left-hander James Paxton struck out 4 and allowed one run in 2.0 innings.

Erasmo Ramirez tossed 3.0 shutout innings vs. the Dbacks (AP Photo)

We ran this note on the youngsters in today’s game notes:

PROSPECTS ON PARADE…tonight’s game vs. the Dbacks will feature some of baseball’s top pitching prospects, including LH Danny Hultzen (#16 by MLB.com, #21 by Baseball America, #30 ESPN.com, #35 by Baseball Prospectus), RH Taijuan Walker (#14 by BP, #18 by MLB.com, #20 by BA, #24 ESPN) and LH James Paxton (#51 ESPN, #52 by BA, #59 by BP, #77 by MLB.com). Ramirez is listed by Baseball America as the Mariners No. 13 prospect.

Here is a link to the box score from tonight’s game vs. the Diamondbacks.

Taijuan Walker struck out 2 in a perfect inning vs. the Dbacks (Getty Images).

- JE

2 Comments

Just kinda makes you smile.

I’m more than excited to see what these guys can do in the next few years.

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