Down on the Farm – March 29

The Mariners four affiliates went 3-1 yesterday vs. the Texas Rangers affiliates, and are 28-13-3 heading into the final day of spring training games. The Mariners minor leaguers will take on the San Diego Padres affiliates today with Tacoma and Jackson playing home games, and High Desert and Clinton making the long trek across the parking lot to play their Peoria Sports Complex partners.

Starting pitchers for today’s games against the Padres are scheduled to be: Tacoma – RH Jeff Marquez, Jackson – RH Andrew Carraway, High Desert – RH Carson Smith, Clinton – RH Stephen Landazuri.

Looking ahead, the minor leaguers will play some Intrasquad games tomorrow, and camp is scheduled to break April 2, with the official opening day for the four affiliates on April 5: Tacoma vs. Salt Lake, Jackson vs. Birmingham, High Desert vs. Lancaster, Clinton vs. Burlington. Official opening day rosters for the four affiliates is tentatively scheduled to be announced when camp breaks on Monday, April 2.

Here is a brief recap of yesterday’s games vs. the Rangers affiliates:

Tacoma 10, Round rock 0

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
LH Anthony Vasquez (5.0,2,0,0,1,4)
RH Brian Sweeney (2.0,2,0,0,0,2)
RH Aaron Heilman (1.0,0,0,0,0,0)
LH Oliver Perez (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)

Hitting Highlights:
LF Darren Ford (1×4, HR, SF, 2 RBI)
SS Carlos Triunfel (3×4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI)
DH Luis Jimenez (2×4, 2B, RBI)
2B Scott Savastano (3×4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI)

Jackson 9, Frisco 4

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Taijuan Walker (4.0,6,4,4,1,4,HR)
RH Steven Hensley (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)
RH Yoervis Medina (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)
RH Moises Hernandez (1.0,0,0,0,1,0)
RH Carter Capps (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)
RH Austin Hudson (1.0,1,0,0,1,0,WP)

Hitting Highlights:
RF Daniel Carroll (1×2, HR, RBI, BB)
SS Nick Franklin (3×4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI)
LF Joe Dunigan (1×3, HR, 3 RBI)

Myrtle Beach 4, High Desert 3

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Jandy Sena (3.2,7,3,3,0,2,HBP)
RH Willy Kesler (1.1,2,1,1,0,0,HR)
RH Wes Alsup (2.0,0,0,0,1,3)
RH Tyler Burgoon (2.0,2,0,0,0,5)

Hitting Highlights:
SS Patrick Brady (1×4, 2 RBI)
3B Mario Martinez (1×3, RBI)

Clinton 7, Hickory 4

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Brett Shankin (3.2,2,0,0,0,1)
LH Jordan Shipers (3.1,8,3,2,0,4,WP)
LH Jeremy Dobbs (2.0,2,1,1,1,0)

Hitting Highlights:
RF Mario Yepez (2×5, 2B, RBI)
1B Jharmidy De Jesus (1×5, 2B, RBI)
3B Ramon Morla (1×4, HR, RBI)
LF Dillon Hazlett (2×4)
2B Jean Acevedo (2×4, 2 RBI)
C Michael Dowd (2×2)

– JE

1 Comment

Thanks for the mention of Wes Alsup. He is now a player-coach with the Brownsville Charros independent team in the United League (Texas)

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