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Game Central – April 3 vs. Rockies

04.03.15 Lineups

Spring #31: Seattle Mariners (11-17-2) vs. Colorado Rockies (16-14-2) | 7:05 pm
Starting Pitchers: LHP J.A. Happ (1-3, 7.90) vs. RHP Jordan Lyles (2-0, 0.86)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will air tonight’s game live…available live via mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS will televise tonight’s game live in the Mariners TV market
Live Stats
: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score of today’s game

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | Spring Schedule | 2015 Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros

Here are tonight’s Game Notes:

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 41

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 / 5 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap:
Right fielder Avisail Garcia went 3-for-4 with a home run and 4 RBI to lead the White Sox to a 12-4 victory over the Mariners Wednesday afternoon in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium.

The Mariners dropped to 11-17-2 in the final Cactus League game of the spring. Seattle will wrap up the spring schedule with a pair of exhibition games Friday (7:05 pm in Peoria) and Saturday (12:10 pm in Scottsdale) vs. the Rockies. The 2015 season opener is Monday, April 6 vs. the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.

The White Sox scored in each of the first four innings to build a 10-1 lead. Garcia recorded a 2-run single in the 2nd inning and a 2-run home run off relief pitcher Dominic Leone in the 4th inning.

Starting pitcher James Paxton (1-2) took the loss allowing 10 hits and 7 runs in 3.1 innings. Closer Fernando Rodney allowed one hit in his scoreless outing (1.0 IP), and has not allowed a run in 8 appearances this spring (7.2 IP).

Center fielder Austin Jackson went 2-for-3 with a double, raising his spring batting average to .351 (20×57).

 

Game Highlights:

Marvelous Mariner:

Taijuan Walker's spring training numbers have got people's attention.

Taijuan Walker’s spring training numbers have got people’s attention.

We could give you a few sentences about how good Taijuan Walker has been this spring for the Mariners, but let the above ESPN graphic do the talking.

Where’s All The Stuff?:

The equipment truck left at noon today and is now on its way to Seattle to get everything ready for Opening Day.

The equipment truck left at noon today and is now on its way to Seattle to get everything ready for Opening Day.

Now that the equipment truck has left, a lot of the areas in the Mariners complex are pretty bare. Most of the bats, uniforms, medical equipment, office supplies, golf clubs, luggage…anything you can think of is now on its way to Seattle. Just another sign that the season is just around the corner.

ROOT SPORTS Interviews:

Robinson Cano checks in with Mike Blowers and Dave Sims.

Robinson Cano checks in with Mike Blowers and Dave Sims.

If you’ve been watching the Mariners games on ROOT SPORTS, you’ve no doubt heard Mike Blowers and Dave Sims interview players during the game. Today, Fernando Rodney, Robinson Cano and Logan Morrison checked in on headset to talk about their spring trainings and getting ready for the season.

Tyler Olson Honored Prior to Game:

Mariners rookie left-hander Tyler Olson was honored prior to today's game.

Mariners rookie left-hander Tyler Olson was honored prior to today’s game.

Mariners rookie left-hander Tyler Olson put together a solid spring, making 10 appearances and not allowing an earned run in 12.2 innings while striking out 15 batters. He was honored prior to the game as the Peoria Sports Complex Rookie of the Year. The Gonzaga product has put himself in good position to make the Mariners Opening Day roster.

Something To Look Forward To:

Game Central – April 1 vs. White Sox

04.01.15 Lineups

Spring #30: Seattle Mariners (11-16-2) vs. Chicago White Sox (10-15-3) | 1:05 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: LHP James Paxton (1-1, 2.57) vs. RHP Scott Carroll (1-0, 1.04)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will air today’s game on a delay starting at 7 pm…available live via mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS will televise today’s game live in the Mariners TV market
Live Stats
: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score of today’s game

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | Spring Schedule | 2015 Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros

Game Central – March 31 at Indians

03.31.15 Lineups

Spring #29: Mariners (11-15-2) at Indians (12-15-1) | 1:05 pm | Goodyear Ballpark
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (0-2, 5.91) vs. LHP Bruce Chen (1-1, 5.00)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will air today’s game on a delay starting at 7 pm…available live via mariners.com
TV: No TV for today’s game
Live Stats
: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score of today’s game

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | Spring Schedule | 2015 Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros

 Game Notes:

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 39

Taijuan Walker allowed 1 run in 7.0 innings today vs. the Angels.

Taijuan Walker allowed 1 run in 7.0 innings today vs. the Angels (AP photo).

Monday, March 30, 2015 / 7 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap:
Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and hit his 7th home run and Taijuan Walker allowed one run over 7.0 innings to lead the Mariners to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels Monday afternoon in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium.

Walker (3-0) continued his dominating spring allowing just a Matt Joyce solo home run in his 7.0-inning start, the longest by a Mariners pitcher this spring. Walker struck out 5 and did not walk a batter in his sixth Cactus League start. The right-hander has allowed just 9 hits and one run in 25.0 innings this spring (0.36 ERA), with 24 strikeouts. Dominic Leone notched the save recording the final two outs after the Angels scored a pair of 9th-inning runs.

Trailing 1-0, the Mariners gained the lead with three runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Consecutive singles by Robinson Canó, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager (RBI) tied the game. Zunino followed with a 2-run double to left to give Seattle the lead for good.

Zunino hit his team-leading 7th home run to lead off the 7th inning, the second-most homers in spring training play behind Kris Bryant (9). Canó added to the lead with his first spring homer in the bottom of the 8th inning. In 15 spring games Canó is batting .364 (16×44). Cruz added a pair of hits as the Mariners out-hit the Angels 9-6.

Joyce gave the Angels the early 1-0 lead with a solo home run to open the 2nd inning. After the homer and a pair of singles, Walker settled down and retired the final 17 batters he faced in his outing.

Game Highlights:

He Is STRONG:
Everybody knows that catcher Mike Zunino is strong, but if his spring homers are any indication, he’s going to have a big year in the power department. He not only had a double and a home run in today’s game, he upped his team lead with his 7th home run of the spring.  Zunino ranks 2nd in the Cactus League (and all of spring training) with 7 home runs and trails only Kris Bryant (9) of the Cubs. His 7 home runs are not only 2nd-most in spring training play, but also 2 off Mariners spring club record of 9 set by Michael Morse in 2013. Russell Branyan (2009) and Kendrys Morales (2013) hit 7 Cactus League homers, & Mike Wilson hit 8 spring home runs in 2009.

Not Bad, Kid:

Taijuan Walker discusses his outing with the Seattle beat group.

Taijuan Walker discusses his outing with the Seattle beat group.

Taijuan Walker wasn’t untouchable this spring, but he came pretty darn close. Having entered the game not allowing a run in 18.0 innings this spring, he fired an efficient 7.0 innings of one run ball with only 72 pitches. When you add up the numbers, that’s an 0.36 ERA (1 ER, 25.0 IP).

Felix Hernandez In High Demand With Venezuelan Media:

Felix Hernandez chats with Venezuela's Deportes Union Radio.

Felix Hernandez chats with Venezuela’s Deportes Union Radio.

When you’re Felix Hernandez, you not only pitch the team to victories on the field, you also make times for media and fans in Seattle and other parts of the world. Felix has been popular with Venezuelan media this spring (obviously) and he makes sure to make time to them and by extension, his following in Venezuela. Today, Deportes Union Radio spent some time with the King.

Is Too Much Sun A Bad Thing?:
It’s hard to complain when the sun is out down here…but at what point is it too hot? The game time temperature today was 91 degrees. If you’re not sure if that’s too hot, ask Nelson Cruz.

GIF of the Day:

Photos of the Day:

Game Central – March 30 vs. Angels

Lineup

Spring #28: Seattle Mariners (10-15-2) vs. Los Angeles Angels (13-11-1) | 1:05 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (2-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Nick Tropeano (0-0, 3.48)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will air today’s game live…available live via mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS NW will televise today’s game live (in Mariners TV territory)
Live Stats
: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data of today’s game

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | Spring Schedule | 2015 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Game Central – March 29 at Padres

03.29.15 Lineups

Spring #27: Seattle Mariners (10-14-2) vs. San Diego Padres (13-11-1) | 1:05 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: LHP J.A. Happ (1-2, 7.27) vs. RHP Andrew Cashner (2-0, 3.00)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will air today’s game live…available live via mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS NW will televise today’s game live (in Mariners TV territory)…MLB Network will air the game outside of the Mariners TV market (check local listings)
Live Stats
: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data of today’s game

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | Spring Schedule | 2015 Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | Facebook

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Game Central – March 28 vs. Giants

03.28.15 Lineups

Spring #26: Seattle Mariners (10-13-2) vs. San Francisco Giants (7-19-1) | 1:05 pm
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Jake Peavy (1-3, 6.75)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will air today’s game live…available live via mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS NW will televise today’s game live (in Mariners TV territory)
Live Stats
: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data of today’s game

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | Spring Schedule | 2015 Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersFacebook

Here are today’s game notes:

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 36

Friday, March 27, 2015 / 10 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap: 

Mariners take on the Royals in Surprise, Arizona.

Mariners take on the Royals in Surprise, Arizona.

Seattle struggled to put hits on the board en route to a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Friday night in front of 9,329 fans at Surprise Stadium.

Starter James Paxton allowed a two-run home run to Eric Hosmer in the first inning but settled down to face the minimum six batters over the next two frames before an error in the fourth inning led to three unearned runs. Paxton threw 68 pitches, 36 of them for strikes.

The Mariners finally broke through in the 8th inning, getting leadoff walks from Mike Zunino and Dustin Ackley (both were pinch-run for) before Tyler Smith singled sharply to left field to score Nelson Ward with the first run.

Relievers Matt Anderson (0.1 IP), Charlie Furbush (1.0 IP), Yoervis Medina (1.0 IP), Dominic Leone (1.0 IP) and Carson Smith (1.0 IP) tossed scoreless ball over the final 4.1 frames.

Game Video Highlights: 

Robinson Canó Taking Care of Prospects:

Robinson Canó takes care of minor leaguers with New Balance shoes.

Robinson Canó takes care of minor leaguers with New Balance shoes.

As some of you may be aware, Robinson Canó is outfitted by New Balance Baseball. What does this mean? It means Robinson wears some of their gear which includes shoes and dri-fit shirts as well as other products. Today, the team got a large shipment of New Balance shoes for Canó, which he promptly took over to the minor league area and passed them out to the next crop of Mariners stars. What a nice guy!

Mariners on ROOT SPORTS Reminder
Five of the remaining seven games from Arizona will be televised by ROOT SPORTS. Here’s a look at the upcoming games:

Remaining Mariners schedule in Arizona.

Remaining Mariners schedule in Arizona.

Danny, Dave and Moore In Mariners Camp

Cano on DDM Tweet
710 ESPN Seattle’s Danny, Dave and Moore Show was in Mariners camp the last couple of days and if you didn’t catch them on the airwaves, be sure to check out the clips below of them talking to Manager Lloyd McClendon, Robinson Canó, Nelson Cruz and Felix Hernandez.

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon talks about the differences from this year and last year and what this new lineup should look like.

Mariners 2nd baseman Robinson Cano sits down to talk about what he expects from the Mariners, what Jay-Z is like, his laid back nature, and what he’s able to do for people in the Dominican Republic thanks to his big contract.

New Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz drops by “Danny, Dave and Moore” at spring training and talks about preparing to be the everyday DH for Seattle.

Fresh off a spring training start, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez joins “Danny, Dave and Moore” for an interview that included some baseball talk and also a glimpse at his personal life.


Down The Stretch We Go

After split-squad games yesterday and a night game Friday against the Royals in Surprise, the Mariners have seven games remaining on the Spring Training schedule, with five Cactus League games and two exhibition games (against the Rockies) to round out the Arizona schedule. Five of the seven games remaining will be at Peoria Stadium with four home games and a “road” tilt against the Padres.

Game Central – March 27 at Royals

Lineup

Spring #25: Seattle Mariners (10-12-2) vs. Kansas City Royals (14-9) | 6:05 pm | Surprise Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP James Paxton (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (1-0, 3.77)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle.…available live via mariners.com
TV: MLB Network will televise today’s game live (in Mariners TV territory)
Live Stats
: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data of today’s game

Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

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