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Mariners Game Central – April 8 (Opening Day!)

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Game #7: Seattle Mariners (4-2) vs. Los Angeles Angels (3-4) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Pitching Match-Ups: LHP James Paxton (1-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Hector Santiago (0-1, 7.20)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS…also via MLB.tv (outside Mariners TV territory)
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Angels | Mariners-Angels History

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Mariners Game Central – April 1

Game #2: Seattle Mariners (1-0) at Los Angeles Angels (0-1) | 7:05 pm | Angel Stadium
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Erasmo Ramirez vs. LHP C.J. Wilson
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS…also via MLB.tv (outside Mariners TV territory)
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Angels | Mariners-Angels History

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April 1 Lineup Update

Mariners Game Central – March 29 at Colorado Rockies

03.29.14 Lineup

Spring #33: Seattle Mariners (18-11-3) at Colorado Rockies (14-14-4) | 12:10 pm | Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Chris Young (0-0, 3.48 w/WAS) vs. LHP Franklin Morales (3-1, 2.21)
Radio: Radio coverage on 710 ESPN Seattle and on Mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with play-by-play data

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Here is today’s game information (Game Notes, Travel Roster, Stats):

Mariners Set Opening Day Roster

In case you didn’t see it, the Mariners have set the Opening Day 25-man roster. Here is the news release that went out today explaining the roster moves and who you will see in uniform when the team takes the field Monday in Anaheim.

 

Mariners Game Central – March 26 at Texas

03.26.14 Lineups

Spring #31: Seattle Mariners (17-10-3) at Texas Rangers (9-15-3) | 12:05 pm | Surprise Stadium
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (3-0, 0.96) vs. RHP Colby Lewis (0-0, 18.00)
Radio: Radio coverage on 710 ESPN Seattle (delay until 7 pm) and on Mariners.com (live)
TV: No TV today
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with play-by-play data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 43

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / 6 Days ‘til Opening Night (March 31 at Los Angeles Angels) / 13 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle (April 8 vs. Angels)

Game Recap vs. Kansas City Royals

Seattle used a 14-hit attack to back up Felix Hernandez and cruise past the Kansas City Royals 9-6 in Cactus League action in front of 8,296 fans at Surprise Stadium.

Hernandez completed his final start of the spring by tossing 5.0 innings while striking out six. After giving up two runs in the first inning, he settled down to retire the next ten batters. Hernandez will start on Opening Night on Monday against the Angels in Anaheim.

The Mariners offense gave Felix all of the support that he needed by scoring nine runs in the first four innings including a six-run third frame. After Mike Zunino tied the game with a solo home run in the second inning, the third inning featured a leadoff double by Brad Miller, a two-run home run by Stefen Romero and RBI hits by Dustin Ackley, Zunino and Abraham Almonte to build an 8-2 advantage. Seattle capped its scoring on an RBI single by Romero in the fourth inning.

Romero finished the game 3-for-4 with a run scored, a home run and three RBI and on the spring is hitting .296 (16×54) with 10 runs, 3 doubles, 2 triples, four home runs and 13 RBI in 21 games after starting the spring 0-for-his-first-16.

Miller continued his hot hitting by going 3-for-4 with two runs and two doubles. On the spring he is hitting 436 (24×55) with 17 runs, 6 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs and 10 RBI in 18 games. First baseman Justin Smoak recorded his third straight multi-hit game and has quietly put together a solid spring with a .310 (18×58) batting average, a .382 on-base percentage and a .517 slugging percentage.

Reliever Dominic Leone allowed a single run in the sixth before Yoervis Medina (7th), Carson Smith (8th) each tossed scoreless innings. Ramon Ramirez allowed two runs in the ninth before closing out the game for Seattle.

Video Highlights

Mike Zunino Solo Home Run

Stefen Romero Two-Run Home Run
Justin Smoak Opens Scoring With RBI Single

 

Felix Hernandez Final Tune-Up

Felix's next start will be on Opening Night in Anaheim.

Felix’s next start will be on Opening Night in Anaheim.

A sign that the season is quickly approaching arrived today as Felix Hernandez took the mound for his final start of the spring. Felix’s next scheduled start will be on Opening Night on Monday in Anaheim against the Angels. Felix is ready. Are you?

Quick! Turn On Your TV!

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If you’re reading this soon after it was posted, turn on MLB Network (at 8 pm PST) to watched a delayed airing of tonight’s Mariners game against the Kansas City Royals. As an added bonus, Felix Hernandez started the game.

On The Back Fields

Brandon Maurer got his work in during the minor league game.

Brandon Maurer got his work in during the minor league game.

Several pitchers saw work in minor leagues games this afternoon…RH Taijuan Walker threw the equivalent of 3.0 innings, throwing 48 pitches (36 strikes), LH Joe Beimel (13 pitches), RH Brandon Maurer (19 pitches), RH Fernando Rodney (2.0 IP, 25 pitches) and RH Stephen Pryor (17 pitches) all saw action. The outings drew a large crowd of fans, players, scouts and staff to field six.

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High School Reunion

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Some familiar faces showed up to field six to watch Taijuan Walker throw in a minor league game this afternoon. Taijuan’s old high school baseball program is in Arizona for a tournament and decided to stop by to say hi. After he was done pitching, he spent 20 minutes talking to the coaches, players and families and then took pictures for everyone that wanted one. I bet they’re proud.

Birthday Boys

Birthday

Catcher Mike Zunino (23) and catching coordinator Dan Wilson (45) celebrated birthdays today. Assistant Athletic Trainer Rob Nodine (49) celebrates a birthday
tomorrow.

What’s on Tap:
The Mariners (16-10-3) will play a day game on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. You can hear all the action on a delayed basis on 710 ESPN Seattle with Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith calling the action. Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez is scheduled to start for the Mariners vs. Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis.

Single Game Tickets on Sale:
Single-game tickets for the 2014 Seattle Mariners season are currently on sale. Highlights of the 81-game home schedule include Opening Night (Tuesday, April 8 vs. Los Angeles Angels), Beard Hat Night, Turn Back The Clock Night, Bat Night, Lou Piniella’s induction into the Mariners Hall of Fame, three postgame fireworks shows, and a host of other special events and giveaways (available at this link mariners.com/promotions). Tickets will be available without a service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and Seattle Mariners Team Stores. They’re also available at mariners.com, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS (service charges apply).

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Mariners Game Information – March 25 at KC Royals

03.25.14 Lineups

Spring #30: Seattle Mariners (16-10-3) at Kansas City Royals (11-13-2) | 6:05 pm | Surprise Stadium
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Felix Hernandez (1-0, 4.32) vs. LHP Bruce Chen (0-3, 4.05)
Radio: Radio coverage on 710 ESPN Seattle and on Mariners.com
TV: FSN Kansas City and MLB.tv…delayed until 8 pm on MLB Network in Seattle
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with play-by-play data

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Here is today’s Game Information:

Mariners Game Central – March 24

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Spring #29: Seattle Mariners (16-9-3) vs. Chicago White Sox (7-12-5) | 1:05 pm | Peoria Stadium
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Blake Beavan (2-1, 4.91) vs. RHP Erik Johnson (0-1, 7.36)
Radio: Radio coverage on 710 ESPN Seattle (delay until 7 pm) and live on Mariners.com
TV: None
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with play-by-play data

Spring Training Info | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook | Tumblr | Pinterest

Mariners Game Central – March 23

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Spring #28: Seattle Mariners (15-9-3) vs. Oakland Athletics (12-9-5) | 1:05 pm | Peoria Stadium

Pitching Match-Ups: LHP Randy Wolf (0-0, 4.15) vs. RHP Josh Lindblom (0-2, 4.09)
Radio: Radio coverage on 710 ESPN Seattle and via Mariners.com (for subscribers)
TV: None
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with play-by-play data

Spring Training Info | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook | Tumblr | Pinterest

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 40

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 / 9 Days ‘til Opening Night (March 31 at Los Angeles Angels) / 17 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle (April 8 vs. Angels)

Game Recaps vs. the Rockies & Athletics:

The Seattle Mariners were swept in a split-squad doubleheader Saturday, losing 6-5 to the Oakland A’s, and 4-3 to the Colorado Rockies.

At Colorado, Seattle got strong starting pitching from rookie Roenis Elias, collected 13 hits – including a home run from Justin Smoak and a pair of doubles from hot-hitting shortstop Brad Miller – and two hits from Mike Zunino but failed to capitalize on opportunities and lost 4-3 to the Colorado Rockies in front of a sellout crowd of 12,540 at Salt River Fields on a walk-off double that was lost in the sun by minor league center fielder Aaron Barbosa with one out in the bottom of the ninth.

At Oakland, Stefen Romero went 3-for-5 with a double and Logan Morrison hit his second home run, but the Seattle Mariners dropped a 6-5 Cactus League game to the Oakland A’s at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Roenis Elias, bidding to join the starting rotation, allowed a 2-out, 2-run homer in the 4th inning vs. the Rockies, but was otherwise very sharp. He left with a 3-2 lead in the 6th inning. Elias allowed 2 earned runs on 4 hits in 5.1 innings of work, while striking out 4.

Shortstop Brad Miller was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a pair of doubles. He is now hitting .467 this spring.

Seattle jumped to a 1-0 on Justin Smoak’s solo home run off Colorado starter Brett Anderson to lead off the second inning. The Mariners added a second run when Mike Zunino’s two-out double scored Miller in the third inning. After Wilin Rosario tied the game at 2-2 with his two-run homer in the fourth inning, Seattle moved back ahead 3-2 on Miller’s two-out RBI double in the sixth.

Dominic Leone allowed an inherited runner to score in the seventh to tie the game at 3-3, and Charlie Furbush (0-1) took the loss when a fly ball to center field was lost in the sun, allowing Colorado to score the winning run in the ninth.

Oakland designated hitter Stephen Vogt went 2-for-4 with a pair of 2-run home runs to lead the A’s to the victory.

Mariners starter Scott Baker was roughed up for 7 hits and 6 runs in 4.0 innings versus the A’s. The right-hander walked 6 batters and did not record a strikeout. Relief pitchers Hector Noesi (3.0 IP, 2 H) and Lucas Luetge (1.0 IP) did not allow a run over the final 4.0 innings.

The Mariners struck early with a pair of runs in the first inning. The first four batters reached safely, with a leadoff double from Endy Chavez, and singles from Nick Franklin (RBI), Romero and Morrison (RBI).

Oakland jumped to a 4-2 lead with 2 runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings off Baker. Vogt drilled a 2-run home run in the 3rd inning to break a 2-2 tie.

Seattle fought back with three runs in the 5th inning to grab a 5-4 lead. Franklin scored on an infield single by Romero, and Morrison cleared the bases with a towering home run to right field (2nd home run of the spring).

The A’s answered right back with two more runs in the 5th to retake a 6-5 lead, with Vogt clubbing his second homer of the game.

 

Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Farewell Phoenix Muni:
Today marked the last game the Mariners will play in Cactus League play at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The A’s will move into HoHoKam Park in Mesa next spring, and the Arizona State University baseball program will play at Phoenix Muni. The stadium was constructed in 1964, and has been home to the Phoenix Firebirds (AAA) and the A’s have played their Cactus League game at Phoenix Muni since 1982.

Walker & Pryor Get On The Bump
Taijuan Walker
and Stephen Pryor both got in to a minor league game this afternoon, each tossing an inning against the Padres Triple-A team on field six of the San Diego side of the Complex. Walker started and allowed one run on two hits in his 1.0 inning of work while making 15 pitches, 11 for strikes. After his inning, he went to the bullpen and made 15 more offerings to complete his day. Pryor retired the side in order in the second inning, striking out one while touching 93 mph on the radar gun. Both stopped to chat with the media afterward and both said they felt good out there. Pryor said he used all of his pitches in his lone frame.

Taijuan Walker worked 1.0 inning in a Triple-A game this afternoon. (photo credit: Joseph Pun)

Taijuan Walker worked 1.0 inning in a Triple-A game this afternoon. (photo credit: Joseph Pun)

Stephen Pryor tossed a scoreless frame in a Triple-A game this afternoon. (photo credit: Joseph Pun)

Stephen Pryor tossed a scoreless frame in a Triple-A game this afternoon. (photo credit: Joseph Pun)

Magic Miller
As you know, shortstop Brad Miller has been having a strong spring and once again collected a multi-hit effort this afternoon. On the spring he is hitting .467 (21×45) with 15 runs, four doubles, four triples, four home runs and 10 RBI in 15 games and ranks among the Cactus League leaders in nearly every offensive category.

Shortstop Brad Miller is among the Cactus League leaders in various offensive categories.

Shortstop Brad Miller is among the Cactus League leaders in various offensive categories.

Video Highlights:

Justin Smoak Solo Home Run (2nd inning)

 

Brad Miller RBI Double (3rd inning)


Taijuan Walker Throws In MiLB Game


Stephen Pryor Strikes Out A Batter In MiLB Game


That Didn’t Take Long:

In the game vs. the A’s, the Mariners first four hitters each recorded a hit. Endy Chavez led off with a double down the left field line, Nick Franklin followed with a run-scoring single up the middle, Stefen Romero singled to left and Logan Morrison pulled a ball into right field for another run-scoring single.

No. 1 and No. 2:
The Mariners first and second round selections in last June’s amateur draft, D.J. Peterson (No. 12 overall) and Austin Wilson (No. 49 overall) were in the starting lineup for the game vs. the A’s. Peterson (University of New Mexico) and Wilson (Stanford) had a friendly rivalry earlier this week when their colleges squared off in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Wilson’s Cardinal outlasted Peterson’s Lobos 58-53 to advance and play Kansas.

D.J. Peterson

D.J. Peterson

A Lot of Moving Parts:
With today’s split-squad games on the road vs. the Rockies and A’s, there were a lot of Mariners that headed to the East Valley today. A total of 45 players suited up today, including several minor league players (who were not earlier non-roster invitees): RHP Emilio Pagan, RHP Mayckol Guiape, INF Leury Bonilla, OF Leon Landry, OF Gabriel Guerrero, INF Patrick Brady, INF Brock Hebert, INF Tyler Smith, INF Jack Reinheimer, INF Patrick Kivlehan, OF Aaron Barbosa, OF Dario Pizzano, C Steven Baron.

What’s on Tap:
The Mariners (15-9-3) will play a day game on Sunday against the Oakland Athletics at Peoria Stadium. You can hear all the action on 710 ESPN Seattle with Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith calling the action. Left-hander Randy Wolf is scheduled to start for the Mariners vs. Athletics right-hander Josh Lindblom.

Single Game Tickets on Sale:
Single-game tickets for the 2014 Seattle Mariners season are currently on sale. Highlights of the 81-game home schedule include Opening Night (Tuesday, April 8 vs. Los Angeles Angels), Beard Hat Night, Turn Back The Clock Night, Bat Night, Lou Piniella’s induction into the Mariners Hall of Fame, three postgame fireworks shows, and a host of other special events and giveaways (available at this link mariners.com/promotions). Tickets will be available without a service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and Seattle Mariners Team Stores. They’re also available at mariners.com, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS (service charges apply).

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