Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 35
Thursday, March 26, 2015 / 11 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)
Mariners vs. Royals in Peoria:
Seattle got a strong start from Felix Hernandez but were shut out offensively en route to a 3-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday afternoon in front of 6,523 fans at Peoria Stadium.
Hernandez allowed just two hits in 6.0 efficient innings, making only 65 pitches, 45 of them for strikes. The lone run scored on a leadoff double in the third inning by Christian Colon who eventually scored on a sacrifice fly. Following his outing, Hernandez threw additional pitches in the bullpen to raise his pitch count.
Seattle only collected a pair of hits in the game, a single to center by Nelson Cruz in the 5th, and a single to center by Shawn O’Malley in the 6th inning.
Relievers Tyler Olson (0.1 IP), Yoervis Medina (0.2 IP), Grady Wood (0.1 IP) and Charlie Furbush (1.0 IP) each had scoreless outings for Seattle.
Mariners vs. Brewers in Maryvale:
Left fielder Khris Davis hit a first-inning grand slam to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 15-1 victory over the Mariners Thursday afternoon in split-squad Cactus League action at Maryvale Baseball Park.
The Brewers jumped out to the early 4-0 when Davis hit a grand slam in the first inning off starter Roenis Elias. Milwaukee would add three more runs in the 4th inning, a pair in the 5th to extend the lead to 9-1, and then two more in the 7th inning. Second baseman Luis Jimenez capped the scoring with an 8th-inning grand slam.
The Mariners scored their lone run in the 3rd inning on a single by catcher Jesus Sucre. Shortstop Willie Bloomquist hit a one-out double and scored on the sharp single to left by Sucre.
Elias (0-2) suffered the loss allowing 8 hits and 6 runs in 3.0 innings (plus 2 batters).
The Mariners were out-hit 22-4 in the game. Bloomquist (2B), Sucre (RBI 1B), Austin Jackson (1B) and Robinson Canó (1B) recorded the Mariners hits.
Game Highlights (vs. KC):
Be Sure To Follow:
If you’re not already, be sure to follow Seattle Times photographer Bettina Hansen on Twitter and Instagram for her coverage of Mariners Spring Training. Here are just a few of her shots from today.
Kingdome Demolition Anniversary:
It was 15 years ago today that the Kingdome came down, bringing an end to a building that hosted the Seattle Mariners (1977-99), Seattle Seahawks (1976-2000), Seattle SuperSonics (1978-85), NASL Seattle Sounders (1976-83) and hosted NCAA Final Fours in 1984, 1989 & 1995.