Down on the Farm – March 25

While the Major League squad is a half a world away, and 16 hours ahead, in Japan preparing for the season opener vs. the A’s, Mariners minor league camp is in full swing back in Peoria. The Mariners four affiliates will have a camp day today playing Intrasquad games in Peoria. Starting pitchers are scheduled to be RH Jeff Marquez (AAA), RH Brandon Maurer (AA), RH Carson Smith (A-High Desert) and RH Stephen Landazuri (A-Clinton).

The Mariners minor league teams went 3-0-1 yesterday vs. San Diego, and are 18-8-2 overall in spring training play. Here is a brief recap of yesterday’s games vs. the Padres affiliates:

Tacoma 6, Tucson Padres 6

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Matt Fox (3.0,3,2,2,2,2)
LH Anthony Vasquez (4.0,9,4,2,1,3,HBP)
LH Sean Henn (2.0,0,0,0,1,3)

Hitting Highlights:
Joe Dunigan (2×3, BB)
Luis Jimenez (2×4, 2B, RBI)
Scott Savastano (2×4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI)

Jackson 9, Mobile 0

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
LH Steve Garrison (4.0,0,0,0,1,4,HBP)
RH Yoervis Medina (2.0,1,0,0,1,1)
RH Taylor Stanton (0.0,1,0,0,0,0 – left with bicep contusion)
RH Carter Capps (1.0,0,0,0,1,0)
RH Aaron Heilman (1.0,1,0,0,0,1)

Hitting Highlights:
3B Francisco Martinez (3×5, 3B, RBI)
C Jesus Sucre (2×2)
2B Shaver Hansen (1×4, 2B, RBI)
1B Eric Campbell (1×3, HR, RBI, BB)

High Desert 7, Lake Elsinore 6

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Jandy Sena (4.0,7,4,4,1,2)
RH Willy Kesler (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)
LH Ryan Kiel (1.0,0,0,0,0,0)
RH Tyler Burgoon (2.0,3,1,1,0,1)
RH John Taylor (1.0,1,0,0,1,0)

Hitting Highlights:
3B Jorge Agudelo (2×2)
SS Bryan Brito (3×5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI)
DH Kevin Rivers (2×2, HR, 2 RBI)

Clinton 10, Fort Wayne 6

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
LH Jordan Shipers (3.0,6,2,2,4,3)
RH Brett Shankin (1.2,3,3,3,0,2,HBP)
RH Mario De Jesus (1.1,2,1,1,0,3)
RH Ben Cornwell (2.0,3,0,0,0,3)
RH Angel Raga (1.0,0,0,0,0,0)

Hitting Highlights:
DH Jabari Blash (2×3, 2 BB, RBI)
LF Dillon Hazlett (2×4, 2B, RBI)
2B Jean Acevedo (2×3, 2B, 2 BB)
1B Ramon Morla (1×3, 2 BB, RBI)

Francisco Martinez has been swinging a hot bat in the Mariners minor league games (Getty Images)

– JE

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