Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 33

Day 33 / Thursday, March 15, 2012 / 13 Days ‘til Opening Night in Tokyo (March 28 vs. Oakland) / 29 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle (April 13 vs. Oakland)

Game-time temperature at 7:07 when first pitch was delivered by Erasmo Ramirez was 79-degrees.

Tweet of the Day:

Mariners vs. Giants: Box Score | Recap
The Mariners had their three-game winning streak snapped in a 7-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants in front of a spring-high 11,518 fans at Peoria Stadium. Mike Carp went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Mariners at the plate, and Miguel Olivo went 2-for-3 with a double and run scored. Starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez did not factor into the decision allowing one run on four hits in 4.0 innings.

Meeting with the nutritionist today (not everyone got the memo):
As many of you know, the Mariners players do their best to improve both on and off the field and part of that includes being healthy when it comes to what they consume. With that in mind, the Mariners had a meeting today with the team nutritionist. Apparently, Mariners Video Coordinator Jimmy Hartley didn’t get the memo. Jimmy had to refuel with a little In-N-Out for lunch since he was here at 6:30 a.m. for the “B” game in Glendale against the Chicago White Sox, and will be working the night game and won’t leave the clubhouse until 11 tonight. Right in the middle of the meeting, he burst into the clubhouse with his hands full and immediately stopped in his tracks after realizing what he had walked into. A few players laughed at the scene as Jimmy very quietly and slowly backed out of the room. Hartley remarked later in the day, “Any good nutritionist tells you that you should allow yourself ‘cheat days.’” Nice try, Jimmy.

Mariners Video Coordinator Jimmy Hartley missed the meeting with the nutritionist.

Mariners in Minor League action:
The Mariners played a “B” game in Glendale this morning against the Chicago White Sox. Several players from Major League camp made the trip including Chone Figgins, Munenori Kawasaki, Trayvon Robinson, Jesus Montero, John Jaso, Jeff Marquez, Brandon League, Charlie Furbush and Lucas Luetge. Kawasaki led the Mariners to a 4-3 win with a leadoff home run in the third inning and the game-winning RBI single in the 9th to score Daniel Carroll. John Jaso went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk and Jesus Montero collected an RBI double. Jeff Marquez tossed 3.0 shutout innings while striking out three, Brandon League struck out three in 2.0 innings and Charlie Furbush continued his impressive spring with five strikeouts in 2.0 innings.

Mariners All-Access:
Mariners All Access airs tonight at 6:30 p.m. PT on ROOT Sports right before the Mariners game against San Francisco. Here are some highlights to look forward to in tonight’s show:

  • ROOT SPORTS takes you behind the scenes to show you how the commercials are made.
  • We’ll have interviews with some of the players involved in the commercials including Justin Smoak.

What Time Is It?:
To avoid any further start time confusions, Arizona and Seattle are now in the same time zone…Arizona does not observe daylight saving time.

Two Games On Tap Tomorrow (3/16):
Opponent: vs. Milwaukee Brewers (in Tucson)
Location: Kino Sports Complex
Time: 1:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: RHP Felix Hernandez (1-1, 2.57) vs. RHP Marco Estrada
TV/Radio: The game vs. the Brewers will not be televised or broadcast on the radio. You can also follow via MLB’s Gameday.

at Oakland Athletics
Location: Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (1-0, 3.60) vs. RHP Graham Godfrey
TV/Radio: The game vs. the Athletics will be broadcast on 710 ESPN SEATTLE and the Mariners Radio Network. You can also follow via MLB’s Gameday.

Upcoming Probable Pitchers:
3/16 vs. MIL (1:05 p.m.) – RHP Felix Hernandez (1-1, 2.57) vs. RHP Marco Estrada
3/16 at  OAK (7:05 p.m.) – RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (1-0, 3.60 vs. RHP Graham Godfrey
3/17 at CWS (1:05 p.m.) – RHP Blake Beavan (1-0, 2.38) vs. RHP Jake Peavy
3/18 vs. COL (1:05 p.m.) – RHP Hector Noesi (0-0, 1.80) vs. TBA

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