Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 43
Friday, April 1, 2016 / 3 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)
The Seattle Mariners rallied for a run in the bottom of the ninth to earn a 1-1 tie against the Colorado Rockies before 8,529 fans on Friday night at Peoria Stadium.
Down one run with two outs in the ninth, Ketel Marte laced a triple into the right field corner, his third base hit of the game. The next batter, Daniel Robertson, grounded back to the pitcher, but the throw to first base was wide, allowing Marte to score and Robertson to race to second base. The game ended on a fly ball to the Rockies left fielder.
The Rockies scored the first run of the game in the top of the second on back-to-back doubles from Ben Paulsen and Correlle Prime, taking a 1-0 lead.
In his final tune-up start of Spring Training, Wade Miley scattered 3 hits over 3.0 innings pitched while allowing 1 run. Miley struck out 3 and did not walk a batter. Joaquin Benoit tossed a 1-2-3 top of the fourth, his 5th scoreless outing of the spring in 6 appearances. Donn Roach followed Benoit with 3.0 scoreless innings, while striking out 4. Vidal Nuño and Joel Peralta also each tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in relief.
Marte went 3-for-4 with 1 run scored and 1 triple to extend his hitting streak to 9 games. Marte is batting .519 (14×27) with 11 runs, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 5 RBI during the streak.
MARINERS VS. ROCKIES HIGHLIGHTS
Ketel Marte opens the Mariners rally in the bottom of the ninth with a two-out triple, his third base hit of the game.
The Mariners tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth as Marte scores on an error.
HAPPY TRUCK DAY!
Truck Day is always a good sign that Spring Training is right around the corner. After being in Arizona for six weeks, Truck Day is a very welcomed sight as the regular season is right around the corner. The truck was loaded up today and it is already on its way to Seattle. It won’t be long until the Mariners are back for the home opener on April 8 against Oakland.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERE’S AN AUTOGRAPH
It’s been a fun spring at the Peoria Sports Complex, and fans are enjoying it until the last out. Kids lined up along the warning track and got autographs from newest Mariners reliever Nick Vincent. What’s the best way to get a Major Leaguers attention? Be sure to make a sign that it’s your birthday!
DEPORTES UNION RADIO
It may be late in the spring, but international media is still coming out to check in with our guys. Diego Castillo with Deportes Union Radio arrived in camp today and checked in with Franklin Gutierrez and Felix Hernandez. Both players are very popular in their home countries so they take time to chat with reporters from Venezuela any time they come out.