Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 24
Sunday, March 15, 2015 / 22 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)
The Mariners had their mini two-game Cactus League winning streak come to an end, falling 5-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd of 13,055 at Peoria Stadium. Seattle falls to 6-7 in Cactus League play heading into tomorrow’s off day. Here is the official box score from MLB.com.
Game Replay on ROOT:
Did you miss today’s telecast of the game vs. the Dodgers? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The game will be replayed tonight on ROOT SPORTS in the Seattle market. The game will also be replayed tomorrow morning at 6 am PT on the MLB Network (check local listings).
On the Back Fields:
Felix Hernandez did not pitch in the Cactus League game today vs. the Dodgers, but took to the back fields at the Mariners complex to face a group of minor leaguers in an Intrasquad game. King Felix pitched the equivalent of 3.1 innings, allowing only 2 hits and recorded 3 strikeouts (50 pitches, 36 strikes). It is always a special treat for the fans and all the minor league players to see Felix mastering his craft on the back fields. There was a nice crowd of fans on hand today to watch. His next scheduled start is next Saturday vs. the Chicago Cubs in Mesa.
First baseman Logan Morrison made a nice sliding catch in foul territory on a pop up by Dodgers DH Alex Guerrero to lead off the top of the 5th inning.
The first pitch temperature at Peoria Stadium was 83° with a slight breeze blowing out to left field.
A sold-out and very much packed house of 13,055 fans took in today’s Mariners-Dodgers game at Peoria Stadium. It was the largest crowd at Peoria Stadium since a record crowd of 13,629 March 28, 2010 vs. the Chicago Cubs. It is the 6th-largest Mariners crowd at Peoria Stadium. In 7 home games so far this spring, the Mariners are averaging 8,043 fans a game.
Off Day Tomorrow:
The Major League team will ENJOY their first official off day of the spring. A few players will come in for treatment and some pitchers will play catch, but for the most part the clubhouse will be empty. A day of rest is very welcome this time of spring.
Meanwhile, on the Minor League Side:
While the Major League side will be off tomorrow, the complex will be buzzing with activity as the minor league side will hold the first full-squad workout. Minor league spring training games begin Saturday with AAA & AA at home vs. the Royals, and High A and Low A on the road vs. the Royals in Surprise. Here is a look at the full roster for the minor league camp and the games schedule:
Photo of the Day:
the Mariners made 10 roster moves this morning to trim the spring roster to 51 players…3 players were optioned to AAA Tacoma: LHP Danny Hultzen, LHP Mike Kickham, OF Julio Morban…7 players were re-assigned to MiLB camp: RHP Sam Gaviglio, RHP Stephen Landazuri, RHP Forrest Snow, C Steven Baron, C Mike Dowd, C Tyler Marlette, OF Jordy Lara.
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