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Be sure to tune into the Mariners  Cactus League Report tonight from 7-9 p.m. on 710 ESPN Seattle or Mariners.com. Or, if you are in Arizona for Spring Training, come out and watch the show live and meet some of the players from 6-8 p.m. at the Salty Senorita near the Mariners Spring Training Complex in Peoria.

A star-studded lineup is schedule for the 2-hour show hosted by Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith and Shannon Drayer, including: Dustin Ackley, Michael Saunders, Kyle Seager, Charlie Furbush, Nick Franklin, Brad Miller, first base coach Mike Brumley and broadcaster Mike Blowers.

 

Cactus League Report

The Cactus League Report officially debuts tonight from the Valley of the Sun. The live, 2-hour show will be hosted by Mariners announcers Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith from The Salty Senorita in Peoria. Fans attending Spring Training are invited to see the show in person. For those in Seattle, the show will run from 7-9 p.m. PT (one hour delay from the live show) on ESPN 710 Seattle and online on Mariners.com.

Here is a rundown of scheduled guests:

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Cactus League Report Radio Show

Hot Stove

The Mariners Cactus League Report (or the Hot Stove League Show) airs tonight from 7-9 p.m. on ESPN 710 Seattle and on the internet via Mariners.com.

This will be the final show hosted in Seattle, as the Cactus League Report will make its Arizona debut next Tuesday at the Salty Senorita in Peoria, Ariz. ESPN 710 Seattle’s Shannon Drayer and Matt Pitman will host tonight’s 2-hour show, with scheduled guests Carter Capps, Danny Hultzen and Eric Thames. Baseball writer Rob Neyer is also scheduled to join the show, and you can listen to the interview with Shannon and Felix Hernandez from the news conference announcing his seven-year contract.

You can listen to the show online at Mariners.com/hotstove.

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 30

Day 30 / Monday, March 12, 2012 / 16 Days ‘til Opening Night in Tokyo (March 28 vs. Oakland) / 32 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle (April 13 vs. Oakland)

Weather:
First pitch at game time was 74° at Peoria Stadium.

Tweet of the Day:

Mariners vs. Rangers:
Miguel Olivo hit a go-ahead 3-run home run in the sixth inning and Jesus Montero extended the lead with a 2-run double in the seventh as the Mariners came from behind to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 in Cactus League play Monday afternoon in front of 8,917 fans at Peoria Stadium. Right-hander Blake Beavan went 5.0 strong innings, his longest out of the spring, allowing just two earned runs on three hits while striking out two. Vinnie Catricala hit his second home run of the spring, nearly reaching the tents behind the grass berm beyond the 340-foot mark down the left field line.

Miguel Olivo at SS:
Catcher Miguel Olivo was bouncing around the diamond this morning, leaving his usual spot behind the dish and venturing out to the bases. He began at first base taking throws from third baseman Alex Liddi and Vinnie Catricala and then moved over to second base to work on double-play feeds from second baseman Munenori Kawasaki. After completing the workout, Olivo told 710 ESPN Seattle’s Shannon Drayer that it was the most fun he has had all spring.

Mariners Commercials Unveiled Tomorrow:
The Mariners will unveil their award-winning commercial spots tomorrow, releasing five commercials including A Seattle Welcome (Jesus Montero, Brandon League, Jason Vargas), Impressions (Brendan Ryan, Mike Carp, George Sherrill, Kyle Seager, Chone Figgins, Ichiro), Mickey Loves You (Dustin Ackley, Robby Thompson, Jeff Datz), Nobody’s Perfect (Felix Hernandez, Eric Wedge) and Timber (Justin Smoak, Casper Wells, Franklin Gutierrez and Miguel Olivo).

Mariners Minor League Photo Day:
Mariners minor leaguers went through the same photo drill (on a much smaller scale) that the Major Leaguers went through on February 21st. In total, 180 minor leaguers lined up for their turn in front of the camera.

Mariners All-Access:
Mariners All Access airs tonight at 7:00 p.m. PT on ROOT Sports (replays at 10:00 pm). The 30-minute show is dedicated to game highlights from today’s game vs. the Rangers. Here are some highlights to look forward to in tonight’s show:

  • Highlights of the Mariners in action today vs. Texas
  • We look at the mutually beneficial competition Kyle Seager and Chone Figgins and how each player is helping the other.
  • Bill Krueger and Dave Valle let us know if the Rangers will have a World Series hangover after coming within 1-out of the title
  • Plus the M’s talk about their first time in a Major League clubhouse.

Cactus League Report:
The next Cactus League Report is tonight broadcasted live from Salty Señorita from 7-9 pm…the show will be hosted by Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers and Shannon Drayer…scheduled guests include GM Jack Zduriencik, Justin Smoak, Alex Liddi, Trayvon Robinson, Jesus Montero, Michael Saunders, Tom Wilhelmsen and ESPN.com’s Jim Caple.

What Time Is It?:
To avoid any further start time confusions, Arizona and Seattle are now in the same time zone…Arizona does not observe daylight saving time.

On Tap Tomorrow (3/13):
Opponent: at Milwaukee Brewers
Location: Maryvale Stadium
Time: 1:05 p.m.
Pitching Match-up: RHP Hector Noesi (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Zack Greinke (0-0, 2.25)
Radio: The game vs. the Brewers will be broadcast on 710 ESPN and the Mariners Radio Network. You can also follow via MLB’s Gameday.

Upcoming Probable Pitchers:
3/13 at MIL (1:05 p.m.) – RHP Hector Noesi (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Zack Greinke (0-0, 2.25)
3/14 vs. KC (7:05 p.m.) – RHP Kevin Millwood (0-1, 7.20) vs. RHP Felipe Paulino or RHP Aaron Crow
3/15 vs. SF (7:05 p.m.) – RHP Erasmo Ramirez (1-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Barry Zito

Mariners Media Monday

Today is a busy day in Mariners camp, and there are a lot of ways for you to follow all the action.

MLB Network 30-in-30:
The MLB Network does camp reports from all 30 Spring Training Camps. The series begins today from beautiful Peoria, Arizona, and focuses on the Mariners. Harold Reynolds spent two days in camp (Saturday and Sunday), interviewing Chone Figgins, Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders, Jesus Montero, Felix Hernandez and Brandon League. Shawn Kelley gave them a tour of the complex, and Dustin Ackley took grounders with Harold. The show airs on the MLB Network at 5 pm Eastern (2 pm in Seattle), and will be replayed, so check your local listings.

MLB.com Video Highlights:
Each spring we send video highlights and interviews back to TV stations and national media outlets. This year we are utilizing and FTP feed (no satellites) and hopefully you’ve noticed more highlights during the evening news! The great people at MLB.com have been producing daily highlights utilizing this video. Here are links to a few recent videos. Be sure to bookmark the video page on Mariners.com.

Cactus League Report:
The Cactus League Report will air from the Salty Señorita tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the Peoria location. Rick Rizzs, Dave Sims and Shannon Drayer will host the 2-hour show, and fans in the Valley of the Sun are invited to attended the radio show and meet the hosts and guests. Scheduled guests include Manager Eric Wedge, pitching coach Carl Willis, shortstop Brendan Ryan, catcher Adam Moore, third baseman Vinnie Catricala, infielder Nick Franklin, Mariners Hall of Famer Jay Buhner and Mariners.com beat writer Greg Johns. Fans can listen to the show in Seattle on ESPN 710 Seattle from 7-9 PT, and here is a link to listen online via Mariners.com.

Mariners Mondays:
Tonight on Mariners Mondays at 7:30 pm on ROOT SPORTS, right after Mariners All Access from Peoria, AZ. Tonight, three thrilling comeback wins are featured.
First up, April 11, as the Mariner erase a 7-0 deficit against the Toronto Blue Jays and win the game 8-7 on a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth by Luis Rodriguez. The rally was just shy of the Club record, which was an 8-run comeback against the Angels in 1996.

Justin Smoak is the hero from the second game, May 31, 2011 against the Baltimore Orioles. His three-run homer in the 8th sent the Mariners home with a 3-2 win, the Mariners 11th win in 13 games.

Luis Rodriguez once again strikes gold in highlights of the third game. September 14 against the New York Yankees, the score is tied 1-1 into extra innings. Rodriguez sends Mariners fans home happy when he led off the 12th inning with a solo homer for the Mariners 2-1 win.

- JE

Cactus League Report & Mariners Mondays

Cactus League Report:
The Cactus League Report makes its Salty Señorita debut tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the Peoria location. Rick Rizzs, Dave Sims and Shannon Drayer will host the 2-hour show, and fans in the Valley of the Sun are invited to attended the radio show and meet the hosts and guests. Scheduled guests include Tony Blengino, Robby Thompson, Forrest Snow, Danny Hultzen, Shawn Kelley, Kyle Seager and Larry Stone from the Seattle Times. Fans can listen to the show in Seattle on ESPN 710 Seattle from 7-9 PT, and here is a link to listen online via Mariners.com.

Mariners Mondays:
Tonight on Mariners Mondays at 8pm on ROOT SPORTS, the Mariners turn on the offense.

The program includes highlights of two games from last August, both featuring some timely hitting by Mike Carp.

First up, August 29, Mariners vs. Angels. The Mariners and Angels are tied in the 8th inning at 3-3. Dustin Ackley, who already had a couple of hits and RBI, lead off the inning with a double. Carp sent the first pitch he saw into the Hit It Here Cafe in right field for a two-run homer. Final score, Mariners over Angels 5-3.

Mike Carp hit a 2-run home run vs. the Angels into the Hit it Here Cafe in right field Aug. 29, 2011. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Ichiro also had two doubles and extended his hitting streak to a season high 12-games.

Rookie Tom Wilhelmsen got the win with one inning of relief.

Highlights of the second game, August 31 (again against the Angels), again featured some late inning heroics by Carp.

The Angels held a 1-0 lead behind the outstanding pitching of Dan Haren. Felix Hernandez is also pitching well, but the offense is stalled. In the 8th inning (again), the Mariners rally with two outs when Franklin Gutierrez and Ackley hit back-to-back singles to end Haren’s night. Carp stepped up to the plate against reliever Scott Downs and drilled a two-run double to the base of the wall in left-center field.

Felix held the 2-1 lead, got the win and a complete game, his fifth of the season, and 18th of his career.

Next week on Mariners Mondays, Big Comebacks.

- RH/JE

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