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Mariners Cactus League Report

The Cactus League Report kicks off tonight from Arizona. The show will tape live in Arizona from 6-7 pm at the Salty Senorita in Peoria. Due to the one-hour time difference with Seattle, the show will air from 6-7 pm in the Seattle market on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Here is a list of guests for the first Cactus League Report of the spring:

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Mariners Mondays – A Royal Road Sweep

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This week on Mariners Mondays on ROOT SPORTS – A Royal sweep.

Mariners offense and a solid performance from the bullpen handed the Kansas City Royals a 7-5 loss on June 20, the first of what would be three consecutive Mariners wins at Kaufman Stadium.

Charlie Furbush inherited a bases loaded, one-out jam in the 8th inning, but handled Mike Moustakas with a pop-up to right and struck out Alcides Escobar to preserve the tie.

Brad Miller’s 9th inning hit off Greg Holland, one of the best closers in the game, snapped the 5-5 tie. Logan Morrison followed with another run. Fernando Rodney struck out Alex Gordon on three pitches to end the game and earn his 19th save.

The next day, more 9th inning heroics delivered a 2-1 win. Starter Chris Young baffled Royals hitters with his 85-mile-an-hour fastball, and Dustin Ackley drove in the winning run with two outs in the 9th. Rodney got the save with a game-ending double play from Eric Hosmer.

The final game of the three-game series was also decided by one run. Rookie starter Roenis Elias pitched into the 7th inning, scattering five singles and struck out five while giving up just one run. Catcher Mike Zunino broke a 1-all tie in the top of the 9th with his 9th home run of the season. Fernando Rodney, pitching for a 4th straight day, earned his 21st save and the sweep of the A.L. Central-leading Royals.

Mariners Mondays episodes air at 7pm on ROOT SPORTS through March leading up to the April 6th Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.

The Hot Stove Radio Show (and Cactus League Report)

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The Hot Stove returns to the airwaves tonight from 7-9 pm on 710 ESPN Seattle and Mariners.com. The show will be hosted by Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith and Dave Valle from the 710 ESPN studios for two hours of baseball talk.

Guests that are scheduled to join the show include infielder Chris Taylor, assistant hitting coach Andy Van Slyke, 710 ESPN beat reporter Shannon Drayer and New York Times national baseball writer Tyler Kepner. There will also be an interview with MLB Vice President Chris Marinak to discuss the new Pace of Play and Replay changes for the 2015 season.

The popular Cactus League Report from Peoria, Arizona debuts next Wednesday (March 4) and will air on 710 ESPN Seattle from 6-7 pm PT. The Cactus League Report will run on Wednesday’s this spring from the Salty Senorita in Peoria (except the 3/25 which will be part of a pregame show).

Mariners Mondays – Kuma

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Starting tomorrow night on Mariners Mondays on ROOT SPORTS – three gems from Hisashi Iwakuma.

Kuma had his split-finger fastball working on May 8 against the Kansas City Royals. In his second start of the season, Iwakuma struck out seven and walked none over eight innings for a 1-0 shutout against the eventual American League Champs. Iwakuma scattered four singles and only one baserunner reached second.

On July 12, Hisashi Iwakuma Bobblehead Night, Kuma bounced back after a couple of tough outings with a solid 8 2/3 innings. His outstanding pitching effort got a boost from Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano, who both homered, for a 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics. Kuma struck out five of the first six batters he retired and allowed only five hits. Iwakuma’s scoreless innings streak was snapped at 20 in the 9th inning when Brandon Moss hit a two-run home run.

The Mariners offense gave Iwakuma an early lead in his August 19 start at Philadelphia, and he shut down the Phillies offense for a 5-2 win. Kuma struck out a season-high 11 batters over eight scoreless innings. Fernando Rodney preserved the win in the 9th when he was called in with two outs and the tying run at the plate. Rodney struck out Cody Asche for his 36th save.

Mariners Mondays episodes air at 7pm on ROOT SPORTS through March leading up to the April 6th Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.

The Hot Stove Radio Show

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The Hot Stove returns to the airwaves tonight from 7-9 pm on 710 ESPN Seattle and Mariners.com. The show will be hosted by Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers from the 710 ESPN studios for two hours of baseball talk.

Guests that are scheduled to join the show include catcher Mike Zunino, first base coach Chris Woodward, head athletic trainer Rick Griffin and Fox Sports National Baseball Writer Jon Paul Morosi.

The Hot Stove can be heard on 710 ESPN Seattle (and Mariners.com) every Tuesday from 7-9 pm. Details on the popular Cactus League Report from Peoria, Arizona will be finalized in the coming days and we’ll be sure to pass that along to you via this blog.

Mariners Mondays – A Sweep in the Bronx

Tonight on Mariners Mondays on ROOT SPORTS – a three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium that took a month to complete.

April 29, the Mariners made their first trip of the year to New York and Robinson Cano made his Yankee Stadium debut in Mariners blue.

Starter Chris Young gave up a second-inning homer to Mark Teixeira and scattered two more hits over 5 2/3 innings to get his first win since 2012. Mike Zunino had a career-high 4hits, leading the Mariners to a 6-3 win over the Yankees.

The next night’s game was rained out. In Game 3, Cano’s RBI double got the Mariners on the board in the 1st inning. He added a second RBI in the 3rd. Roenis Elias had an impressive outing, scattering six hits over 7.0 innings, and struck out 10 batters in the Mariners 4-2 win over the Yankees.

The game postponed from April 30 was played on June 2, a detour before a two-game set against the Braves in Atlanta. This time, the offensive star was Kyle Seager, who had four extra-base hits in the Mariners 10-2 rout over the Yankees. Felix got the win, his fifth straight.

Mariners Mondays episodes air at 7pm on ROOT SPORTS January through March leading up to the April 6th Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.

The Hot Stove Radio Show

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The Hot Stove returns to the airwaves tonight from 7-9 pm on 710 ESPN Seattle and Mariners.com. The show will be hosted by Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer and Bill Krueger from the 710 ESPN studios for two hours of baseball talk.

Guests that are scheduled to join the show include top prospect D.J. Peterson, hitting coach Howard Johnson, Texas Rangers Hall of Fame broadcaster Eric Nadel and Tacoma News Tribune beat writer Bob Dutton.

The Hot Stove can be heard on 710 ESPN Seattle (and Mariners.com) every Tuesday from 7-9 pm. Details on the popular Cactus League Report from Peoria, Arizona are still in the works and we’ll pass them along as soon as we get them.

Mariners Mondays – Offensive Outburst

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Tonight’s episode of Mariners Mondays on ROOT SPORTS looks back at three games with lots of offense.

June 23 at Safeco Field was a 9-2 romp over Boston (it always feels good to beat the Red Sox). Felix Hernandez pitched 7.0 strong innings for the win and Logan Morrison hit a pair of home runs, the first multi-homer game of his career. Also contributing offensively, especially in the six-run 4th inning were Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino and Dustin Ackley.

Next up, back-to-back games against the Astros where the Mariners scored a total of 23 runs. On June 30, Taijuan Walker had a shaky first few innings, but he settled in and with the help of four Mariners home runs (Zunino, Michael Saunders, Brad Miller, Cano), Walker got his first win of the season in the 10-4 victory over the Astros.

The next night was a similar story with the Mariners scoring again in double digits. Cano and Seager had three RBI each and James Jones added two for good measure, while Hisashi Iwakuma went 6.0 strong innings, in the 13-2 route of the Astros.

Mariners Mondays episodes air at 7 pm on ROOT SPORTS January through March leading up to the April 6th Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.

Tonight’s Lineup on the Hot Stove Radio Show

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The Hot Stove returns to the airwaves tonight from 7-9 pm on 710 ESPN Seattle and Mariners.com. The show will be hosted by Rick Rizzs alongside Dave Valle and Shannon Drayer from the 710 ESPN studios for two hours of baseball talk.

Guests that are scheduled to join the show include right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker, Director of Player Development Chris Gwynn, former Mariner left-handed pitcher (and current Angels announcer) Mark Langston and Seattle Times beat writer Ryan Divish.

The Hot Stove can be heard on 710 ESPN Seattle (and Mariners.com) every Tuesday from 7-9 pm. Details on the popular Cactus League Report from Peoria, Arizona are still in the works and we’ll pass them along as soon as we get them.

Mariners Mondays – Bullpen Brilliance

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Tonight on Mariners Mondays on ROOT SPORTS – the Mariners bullpen shows why it was among the best in baseball, and the bats breakout in a big way.

Felix Hernandez was on the mound on July 5, as the Mariners met the White Sox in Chicago for the second of a three-game weekend series. Felix had given up just three hits when the White Sox scored two runs in the 8th. The Mariners came back to tie it up in the top of the 9th, and the Mariners bullpen took over. Four pitchers held the White Sox scoreless with one-hit baseball over the next five innings until the 2-2 tie was broken up in the 14th when Brad Miller hit an RBI double. Fernando Rodney then earned his League-best 25th save with a spotless bottom of the 14th.

The Mariners bullpen was sterling in the September 16 game at Angles Stadium on September 16.

Starter Roenis Elias surrendered two runs in the first inning and left the game with elbow stiffness after facing just one batter in the 4th. Five relievers held the Angels to just one hit over the next five and two-thirds innings, with young Carson Smith notching hisfirst Major League win.

The Mariners offense also helped out with an offensive outburst of 10 runs in the 5th and 6th innings.

The 13-2 win over the Angels put the Mariners within one game of the second Wild Card.

Mariners Mondays episodes air at 7pm on ROOT SPORTS January through March leading up to the April 6th Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.

 

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