Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 31
Sunday, March 20, 2016 / 15 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)
MARINERS VS. INDIANS RECAP
The Mariners fell short to Cleveland, 3-1, in front of a crowd of 8,641 at Peoria Stadium.
The Indians scored the first run of the ballgame in the top of the first as Jose Ramirez hit a solo home run to left field. Ramirez connected for a two-run home run – his 2nd of the game and 4th of the spring – in the top of the third to increase Cleveland’s lead to 3-0.
The Mariners put a run on the board in the bottom of the seventh to cut Cleveland’s lead to 3-1. Dae-Ho Lee reached base on a hit by pitch to begin the inning and later scored on an RBI single from Daniel Robertson.
In his third start of the spring, Wade Miley went 5.0 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Steve Cishek (1.0 ShO IP), Mayckol Guaipe (2.0 ShO IP) and Casey Coleman (1.0 ShO IP) combined to hold Cleveland hitless over the final 4 innings.
JUNIOR CATCHES UP WITH RIZZS
Doesn’t it bother you when you’re trying to work and someone is in your office chatting? It doesn’t bother us and it definitely doesn’t bother us when the people talking are Ken Griffey Jr., Rick Rizzs and team photographer Ben Van Houten. There were plenty of stories and laughs as the conversation topics included kids, diets, photography, youth athletics, flying and much more.
You might know that Mariners Special Assistant to the General Manager Roger Hansen was Ken Griffey Jr.’s first roommate in professional baseball, and you may know that the two have a special friendship. If you don’t, here are a few links to get you somewhat caught up.
- Griffey’s Friendship Is Stuff Of Hollywood
- Prank is pulled: It’s a larger-than-life Roger Hansen with Junior
- Griffey, Hansen go way back
Saturday – Dietitian posts information on cherries being healthy. Sunday – someone brings in 4 TastyKake cherry coffee cakes. Cherry 》coffee cake.
Natalie Silva, who serves as one of the reporters for the Magallanes baseball team, is in Peoria checking in with various players on both the Major League and minor league side of Mariners camp. She’s already wrapped up interviews with Felix Hernandez, Mayckol Guaipe and Jesus Sucre and is lining up a few more.
AOKI ALWAYS DRAWS A CROWD
When you’re an international star athlete, you’re always in demand. Norichika Aoki meets with the Japanese media after every game that he plays in. As soon as he leaves the game, he walks over to the clubhouse where a group of about 10 reporters are waiting for him to discuss the days events.
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