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Game Central – March 21 at Cubs

03.21.15 Lineups

Spring #18: Seattle Mariners (8-7-2) at Chicago Cubs (8-10-1 | 1:05 pm | Sloan Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (0-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Eric Jokisch (0-0, 7.20)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will air today’s game live…also available via mariners.com
TV: No TV of today’s game vs. the Cubs
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score of today’s game

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 29

Friday, March 20, 2015 / 17 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap:
Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI and 2014 first-round draft pick Alex Jackson hit a game-tying home run in the 8th inning as the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers played to a 4-4 tie Friday afternoon in Cactus League play at Surprise Stadium.

The Mariners are 8-7-2 in spring training play, including a 4-1-2 record over the last seven games.

Zunino hit a solo home run with two outs in the 4th inning to tie the game 1-1 and then connected on a go-ahead 2-run home run in the 6th inning.

The Rangers jumped ahead in the bottom of the 7th inning on a 2-run home run by designated hitter Mitch Moreland off Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen.

Jackson, the 6th overall selection in the 2014 MLB June Draft, crushed an opposite field home run to right field to tie the game at 4-4. The 19-year-old out of Rancho Bernardo, Calif., was the 2014 Baseball America High School Player of the Year.

Starting Pitcher Roenis Elias allowed 5 hits and 2 runs (1 ER) in 4.0 innings while recording a no-decision. The left-hander struck out 4 and walked 2 in his fourth spring outing (3rd start). LHP Charlie Furbush (1.0 IP), RHP Yoervis Medina (1.2 IP) and LHP Joe Saunders (1.0 IP) did not allow runs in their relief outings.

 

Game Video Highlights (more will be posted as they are available)

Mariners 2014 draft pick Alex Jackson hit a monster home run to right-center today to tie the game. Be sure to check back tomorrow when we’ll have the video shot by Mariners video guru Jimmy Hartley.

Mariners Spring Roster Gets Smaller
The Mariners trimmed the Spring roster this morning by optioning left-hander Lucas Luetge, catcher John Hicks, infielders Ketel Marte and Jesus Montero, outfielders James Jones and Stefen Romero to AAA Tacoma, and re-assigning right-hander Justin Germano, left-hander Rafael Perez, infielders D.J. Peterson and Patrick Kivlehan and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to minor league camp.

Today’s roster moves leave the Mariners with 39 players in their Major League camp: 30 roster players and 9 non-roster invitees.

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 28

Thursday, March 19, 2015 / 18 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap
Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker recorded 4.0 scoreless innings, Kyle Seager went 3-for-3 and Robinson Canó hit a go-ahead 2-run double to highlight the Seattle Mariners 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians Thursday night in Cactus League action at Peoria Stadium.

The Mariners are 4-1-1 over the last 6 games to improve to 8-7-1 overall in spring training play.

Walker continued his spring dominance with 4.0 scoreless innings. The right-hander allowed 2 hits, walked a pair and struck out 5 Indians to keep his Cactus League ERA at 0.00 in 4 starts (12.0 IP). Left-hander David Rollins (1-0) earned the win allowing one run in his only inning of work.

The Mariners pounded out 15 hits in the win with Kyle Seager (3×3), Dustin Ackley (2×3, 2 RBI) and Austin Jackson (2×3) recording multi-hit games. 11 different Mariners recorded at least one hit, including 2014 first-round draft selection Alex Jackson (1×2, R).

The Mariners jumped out to the lead with a single tally in the bottom of the 2nd inning behind three consecutive singles by Seager, Logan Morrison and Ackley (RBI 1B).

With the game tied 1-1, Seattle rallied for three runs in the 5th inning to regain the lead. Canó drilled a 2-run double and Ackley drove home a run with an infield single.

 

 

 

 

Late Start Today
With the threat of rain this morning, we weren’t sure if workouts were going to take place as planned, but fortunately the sun made its way through the clouds and the day was able to proceed as scheduled. Since tonight’s game was a night game, some players arrived later in the day, a welcomed chance to sleep in during Spring Training. Hopefully they got enough sleep this morning because tonight’s game will be followed by a day game tomorrow.

Let’s Talk About College…Baseball
ESPN’s Christine Boggy, who covers the SEC and ACC, made a stop at Mariners camp to check in with those who played in those conferences. Brad Miller (Clemson), John Hicks (Virginia) and Dominic Leone (Clemson) offered their thoughts about their college experiences and how beneficial it was as they progressed to the professional ranks.

ESPN's Christine Boggy checked in with Mariners who played in the ACC.

ESPN’s Christine Boggy checked in with Mariners who played in the ACC.

Instagram of the Day

Game Central – March 19 vs. Indians

Lineup

Spring #16: Seattle Mariners (7-7-1) vs. Cleveland Indians (6-9-1) | 7:05 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 3.00)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will air tonight’s live…also available via mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS will televise the game live in the Seattle market
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score of today’s game

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Game Central – March 18 vs. Athletics

03.18.15 Lineups

Spring #15: Seattle Mariners (6-7-1) vs. Oakland Athletics (10-6-1) | 1:05 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (0-0, 3.60) vs. LHP Drew Pomeranz (0-1, 1.80)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will air today’s game on a delay at 7 pm…available live via mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS will televise the game live in the Seattle market
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score of today’s game

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 26

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 / 20 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap:
The Mariners allowed 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning and ended the game in a 5-5 tie with the White Sox. First baseman Logan Morrison went 2-for-3 with a triple and home run and starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma threw 4.0 scoreless innings to lead the Mariner, who are now 6-7-1 in spring training play. Here is the official box score from MLB.com and video highlights from the game:

Wear your Green:
The Mariners celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with the annual tradition of wearing green hats. Here is a picture of the hat pictured next to the jersey of today’s starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma.

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On the Back Fields:
James Paxton
, Tom Wilhelmsen and Fernando Rodney all threw in a minor league Intrasquad game today in Peoria. For Paxton, it was his second time facing live hitters this spring and the first time in a true game environment. Paxton threw 3.0  innings, allowing one run on 4 hits. Wilhelmsen threw a scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts and Rodney allowed one run in 2.0 innings. Danny Hultzen also pitched in the game striking out 3 in 2.0 innings.

Felix & Divish:
Seattle Times beat reporter Ryan Divish interviewed Felix Hernandez last week when Fox Sports was in camp to preview the Mariners. The 10-minute interview is scheduled to run on Fox Sports Live tonight.

Weather Report:
The first pitch temperature at Camelback Ranch was 86°, with the temperature rising to nearly 90° by mid-day. The concourse at Camelback Ranch was packed with fans seeking shade from the heat.

Meanwhile, on the Minor League Side:
While the Big League camp was quiet yesterday for the off day, minor league camp had its first full workout yesterday with 158 players taking the field. Today was a full day for the minor league side: pre-workout today included blood work and photo day, then the workout, and post-workout will include two sessions (English and Spanish) of media training. Here is a look at the games schedule for the minor league side which opens Saturday:

https://www.scribd.com/doc/258836750/2015-ST-MiLB-Schedule

Lots of TV Coming Up:
After today, 10 of the Mariners remaining 18 Cactus League games will be televised by ROOT SPORTS…two additional games, March 23 at LA Angels and March 27 at Kansas City, are scheduled to air on the MLB Network (check listings).

Nice Match-Up:
The Cubs announced their starting pitcher for Saturday’s 1:05 pm game in Mesa…and it will be a pretty good match-up with a pair of aces taking the mound. The Mariners will start RHP Felix Hernandez while the Cubs will counter with LHP Jon Lester. Here is a look at the upcoming probable pitchers:

Probable Pitchers

Roster Move:
The Mariners made one roster move today, optioning RHP Mayckol Guaipe to AAA Tacoma. The spring roster is currently at 50 players (36 roster, 14 non-roster).

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Game Central – March 17 at White Sox

03.17.15 Lineup

Spring #14: Seattle Mariners (6-7) at Chicago White Sox (5-7-2) | 1:05 pm | Camelback Ranch
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Jeff Samardzija (1-0, 6.00)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will air today’s game on a delay at 7 pm…available live via mariners.com
TV: No broadcast of today’s game on TV…White Sox will air a webcast via WhiteSox.com
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score of today’s game

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 24

A packed Peoria Stadium crowd of 13,055 watched today's Mariners-Dodgers game.

A packed Peoria Stadium crowd of 13,055 watched today’s Mariners-Dodgers game.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 / 22 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap:
The Mariners had their mini two-game Cactus League winning streak come to an end, falling 5-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd of 13,055 at Peoria Stadium. Seattle falls to 6-7 in Cactus League play heading into tomorrow’s off day. Here is the official box score from MLB.com.

Game Replay on ROOT:
Did you miss today’s telecast of the game vs. the Dodgers? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The game will be replayed tonight on ROOT SPORTS in the Seattle market. The game will also be replayed tomorrow morning at 6 am PT on the MLB Network (check local listings).

On the Back Fields:
Felix Hernandez
did not pitch in the Cactus League game today vs. the Dodgers, but took to the back fields at the Mariners complex to face a group of minor leaguers in an Intrasquad game. King Felix pitched the equivalent of 3.1 innings, allowing only 2 hits and recorded 3 strikeouts (50 pitches, 36 strikes). It is always a special treat for the fans and all the minor league players to see Felix mastering his craft on the back fields. There was a nice crowd of fans on hand today to watch. His next scheduled start is next Saturday vs. the Chicago Cubs in Mesa.

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Web Gem:
First baseman Logan Morrison made a nice sliding catch in foul territory on a pop up by Dodgers DH Alex Guerrero to lead off the top of the 5th inning.

Weather Report:
The first pitch temperature at Peoria Stadium was 83° with a slight breeze blowing out to left field.

Nice Crowd:
A sold-out and very much packed house of 13,055 fans took in today’s Mariners-Dodgers game at Peoria Stadium. It was the largest crowd at Peoria Stadium since a record crowd of 13,629 March 28, 2010 vs. the Chicago Cubs. It is the 6th-largest Mariners crowd at Peoria Stadium. In 7 home games so far this spring, the Mariners are averaging 8,043 fans a game.

Off Day Tomorrow:
The Major League team will ENJOY their first official off day of the spring. A few players will come in for treatment and some pitchers will play catch, but for the most part the clubhouse will be empty. A day of rest is very welcome this time of spring.

Meanwhile, on the Minor League Side:
While the Major League side will be off tomorrow, the complex will be buzzing with activity as the minor league side will hold the first full-squad workout. Minor league spring training games begin Saturday with AAA & AA at home vs. the Royals, and High A and Low A on the road vs. the Royals in Surprise. Here is a look at the full roster for the minor league camp and the games schedule:

Photo of the Day:

Robinson Cano fielding grounders in morning workouts.

Robinson Cano fielding grounders in morning workouts.

Roster Moves:
the Mariners made 10 roster moves this morning to trim the spring roster to 51 players…3 players were optioned to AAA Tacoma: LHP Danny Hultzen, LHP Mike Kickham, OF Julio Morban…7 players were re-assigned to MiLB camp: RHP Sam Gaviglio, RHP Stephen Landazuri, RHP Forrest Snow, C Steven Baron, C Mike Dowd, C Tyler Marlette, OF Jordy Lara.

Tweet of the Day:

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Game Central – March 15 vs. Dodgers

03.15.15 Lineups

Spring #13: Mariners (6-6) vs. Dodgers (6-2-5) | 1:05 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (0-0, 4.50) vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw (1-0 1.80)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game live…also available via mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS will televised today’s game
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 23

Saturday, March 14, 2015 / 23 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap:
Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker turned in 3.0 scoreless innings and Rickie Weeks went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 11-4 Cactus League victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in front of a sold-out crowd of 12,964 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Seattle blew open a close game (led 5-4 entering 9th inning) by scoring 6 runs in the top of the 9th inning, sending 11 batters to the plate. The Mariners evened their spring record at 6-6 earning a win for the second day in a row (10-5 win over Milwaukee yesterday). The Mariners have scored 21 runs and recorded 27 hits over the last two games. Here is the official box score from MLB.com and some video highlights from the game:

Another Solid Start:
Taijuan Walker
had another solid Cactus League start, with 3.0 scoreless and hitless innings today vs. the Diamondbacks. In three spring starts Walker has yet to allow a run, while scattering 2 hits and striking out 8 in 8.0 innings. Walker left after his third inning today after being hit in his midsection with a hard grounder (video below), but he continued throwing in the Mariners bullpen to reach his pitch count.

Web Gem:
Dustin Ackley
made a sliding catch in left field to rob Ender Inciarte of a hit in the bottom of the 3rd inning.

Weather Report:
Not to bore anyone reading the blog, but another day of sunshine and 84° at first pitch.

True to his Word:
Mariners strength and conditioning coach James Clifford lost an offseason bet with Willie Bloomquist, and today was payday. Bloomquist, a product of Arizona State University, bet Clifford, a former University of Washington football player on the outcome of the UW-ASU football game. The Sun Devils were victorious 24-10, and today was payday. Clifford wore Willie’s old ASU baseball jersey around camp this morning.

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Bad News for Taylor:
Middle infielder Chris Taylor has been diagnosed with a fracture of the triquetrum bone in his right wrist. race for 7 – 10 days. At that time, he will begin additional treatment and will progress based on healing and tolerance. He will continue to wear the brace on the wrist except while rehabbing, including while sleeping, but is expected to be able to perform baseball activities in 4 to 6 weeks. Taylor was struck in the wrist by a pitch in the 6th inning of yesterday’s (Friday, March 13) game versus the Brewers by pitcher Jim Henderson (ruled by umpire as a foul ball). Taylor remained in the game, and singled up the middle, but was removed after the single for a pinch runner.

Nice Wheels:
James Jones
got a chance to show off his blazing speed in the top of the 6th inning. After drawing a two-out walk, Jones raced around the bases to score on a double to center field by Stefen Romero. You can see the video clip below:

Pi Day:
Today (3.14.15) is National Pi Day, celebrating all the joys of the mathematical constant…with that in mind, the Mariners are happy to remind you that Robinson Cano hit .314 in 2014, his first season with the team & that Jose Vidro hit .314 in 2007 with the M’s…Armando Benitez had a 3.14 ERA in 2003 with the Mariners and, finally, the π-est Mariner of them all: Kazuhiro Sasaki pitched four MLB seasons (2000-2003), all with Seattle, and ended his big league career with an earned run average of 3.14.

What’s on Tap:
The Mariners (6-6) continue to Cactus League play tomorrow (Sunday, March 15) vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Peoria Stadium (1:05 pm / ROOT SPORTS / 710 ESPN Seattle). Left-hander Roenis Elias (0-0, 4.50) is scheduled to make his third spring appearances (2nd start) against Dodgers left-hander and reigning 2014 National League Cy Young award winner and MVP Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 1.80).

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Mike Zunino signing autographs.

 

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