Mariners Game Central – March 24

Lineup

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

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 41

Sunday, March 23, 2014 / 8 Days ‘til Opening Night (March 31 at Los Angeles Angels) / 16 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle (April 8 vs. Angels)

Game Recap vs. Athletics:
Outfield Berm

 Stefen Romero hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to lead the Mariners to a 6-4 win over the Oakland Athletics Sunday afternoon in Cactus League play.

Seattle trailed 4-2 entering its last at-bat before staging the comeback win. Tyler Smith started the rally with a leadoff single and moved to third on a single by Justin Smoak. Kyle Seager followed with a double off the right field wall to cut the lead to 4-3 and Romero then deposited a 2-2 pitch onto the left field berm for his third spring homer.

The Mariners snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 16-9-3 in Cactus League play with five games remaining before the start of the 2014 regular season March 31 at Los Angeles Angels.

The Athletics hit three home runs to account for all their scoring in the loss, with Josh Donaldson (2-run HR, 4th inning), Derek Norris (solo HR, 6th inning) and Yoenis Céspedes (solo HR, 8th inning) all hitting longballs.

The A’s struck first with two runs in the top of the 4th inning, with third baseman Josh Donaldson hitting a 2-run home run off Mariners starter Randy Wolf. Wolf cruised through the first three innings allowing only one hit, but gave up a pair of walks and the home run in the 4th inning.

After being held hitless for the first 4.2 innings, Logan Morrison doubled off A’s starter Josh Lindblom with two outs in the 5th inning. Dustin Ackley followed with a 2-run home run to left field to tie the game 2-2, his second spring homer.

Norris broke the 2-2 tie with a solo home run in the 6th inning and Céspedes extended the lead with a solo home run off Yoervis Medina in the top of the 8th inning.

Wolf recorded a no-decision allowing 6 hits and 3 runs in 6.0 innings. Fernando Rodney worked a scoreless 7th inning and Lucas Luetge (2-0) earned the win with a perfect top half of the 9th inning (2 strikeouts).

Minor League Awards:

Mariners minor league players during a presentation for the players of the year this morning.

Mariners minor league players during a presentation for the players of the year this morning.

This morning in the multi-purpose room the minor leaguers held an awards ceremony for the 2013 season. Field Coordinator Jack Howell introduced the players and gave them their awards, and General Manager Jack Zduriencik and Manager Lloyd McClendon also spoke to the large group of minor leaguers. In addition to the below award winners, Abraham Almonte and Carlos Triunfel were given a plaque recognizing hitting for the cyle, and Victor Sanchez was given a framed picture and scorecard from his no-hitter for Clinton July 17 vs. Lansing. Here are the awards winners:

  • Tacoma: Abe Almonte (position player), Logan Bawcom (co-pitcher), Taijuan Walker (co-pitcher)
  • Jackson: James Jones and Roenis Elias
  • High Desert: Jamal Austin and David Colvin
  • Clinton: Dario Pizzano, Victor Sanchez (co-pitcher), and Tyler Pike (co-pitcher)
  • Everett: D.J. Peterson and Lars Huijer
  • Pulaski: Tyler Smith and Edwin Diaz
  • AZL: Luis Caballero and Jeffeson Medina
  • DSL: Ismael Alcantara and Yeuri Gonzalez
  • VSL: Yordi Calderon and Kevin Gadea
  • John Ellis Award: Nate Tenbrink
Victor Sanchez received this framed piece to commemorate his no-hitter last season.

Victor Sanchez received this framed piece to commemorate his no-hitter last season.

Boone Back in Peoria:
Former Mariners second baseman Bret Boone was back in Peoria today, but in a different set of colors. Boone is a guest instructor for the A’s, and since Oakland was split-squad today, Boone made the trip to Peoria to be the first base coach. Always great to see The Boone back in Peoria.

Video Highlights:

Stefen Romero Walk-Off Three-Run Home Run (9th inning)

Dustin Ackley Two-Run Home Run (5th inning)

Logan Morrison Double (5th inning)

Fernando Rodney Strikes Out Nick Punto (7th inning)

The Video Cave

Mariners video coordinator Jimmy Hartley logs games from center field during Spring Training.

Mariners video coordinator Jimmy Hartley logs games from center field during Spring Training.

As you may know, the players use video to help scout opponents, dissect their own swings and along with scouting reports, generally get a handle on what they will need to know to be successful during the season. During Spring Training, Mariners video coordinator Jimmy Hartley uses four cameras at Peoria Stadium to cover all the needed angles and sits in a room in the center field backdrop to log the games. If you haven’t already seen it, check out Evening Magazine’s feature on Jimmy’s role in the instant replay challenges this season.

Jimmy Hartley lets the coaching staff know whether to challenge or not.

Jimmy Hartley lets the coaching staff know whether to challenge or not.

Fired Up For First Pitch:
One of the extra players from minor league camp was pretty fired up this afternoon when he was asked to catch the ceremonial first pitch. Right-handed pitcher Stephen Shackleford jumped at the opportunity saying he has wanted to be asked to catch the first pitch all spring. Stephen, who pitched last season at High Desert and Jackson, even said he would trade one of his teammates a pair of shoes for a catcher’s mitt. You can follow Stephen on twitter via @Sshack17.

What’s on Tap:
The Mariners (15-9-3) will play a day game on Monday against the Chicago White Sox at Peoria Stadium. You can hear all the action on a tape delay basis on 710 ESPN Seattle with Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith calling the action. The game will also be televised by MLB Network. Right-hander Blake Beavan is scheduled to start for the Mariners vs. White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson.

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 Central – March 23

Lineup

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

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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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Mariners Game Central – March 22 vs. Rockies & Athletics

03.22.14 Lineups

Spring #26: Seattle Mariners (15-7-3) at Oakland Athletics (11-9-5) | 1:05 pm | Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Scott Baker (1-0, 3.18) vs. LHP Scott Kazmir (0-0, 0.00)
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 #27: Seattle Mariners (15-7-3) at Colorado Rockies (10-12-3) | 1:10 pm | Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Pitching Match-Ups: LHP Roenis Elias (3-0, 1.46) vs. LHP Brett Anderson (2-0, 2.81)
Radio: None
TV: ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain (live) | ROOT SPORTS NW (delayed at 5 pm) – Rockies broadcast
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with play-by-play data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 38

Friday, March 21, 2014 / 10 Days ‘til Opening Night (March 31 at Los Angeles Angels) / 18 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle (April 8 vs. Angels)

TV Time:
Tonight’s game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS in the Northwest. Rick Rizzs, Brad Adam and Mike Blowers will call the game action from Peoria. It is the fourth of seven games this spring to be televised by ROOT: March 22 at Rockies (delayed), March 28 vs. Rockies and March 29 at Rockies. Tomorrow’s game at Salt River Fields will be a Rockies telecast, and air in the Northwest at 5 pm. We’ll post some highlights of the game later on this blog.

Photo of the Day – Mariners Legends:
Former Mariners Alvin Davis, Mike Blowers and Dan Wilson stopped by the Baseball Information office to say hi before tonight’s game.

Mariners legends Alvin Davis, Mike Blowers and Dan Wilson.

Mariners legends Alvin Davis, Mike Blowers and Dan Wilson.

Kuma Throws…a Tennis Ball:
Right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma took another positive step in his rehab from an injured right middle finger. Iwakuma threw a tennis ball for 40-45 pitches from varying lengths, strengthening his grip on the baseball and improving his range of motion. Kuma said everything went great. The hope is for Kuma to throw a baseball in the next couple of days.

Hisashi Iwakuma working out under the watchful eye of Head Athletic Trainer Rick Griffin.

Hisashi Iwakuma working out under the watchful eye of Head Athletic Trainer Rick Griffin.

Pryor and Walker:
Manager Lloyd McClendon shared a bit of great information with the media this afternoon, announcing that Stephen Pryor and Taijuan Walker will throw in a minor league game tomorrow in Peoria.

Help Baby Hay Hay:
Mariners relief pitcher Stephen Pryor was handing out orange bracelets today to show support for his niece, Hayden Hudgens, who has diagnosed with Leukemia at just two years of age. Several of Stephen’s teammates have already stepped up to help donate. If you wish to help out Stephen and his family, there is a website to donate at YouCaring.com.

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Oppo Taco:
Several Mariners players were sporting some custom shirts in Mariners colors made by the OppoTaco clothing brand. Michael Saunders was sent a package of the shirts by former Mariners farmhand Hyung Cho, who is the founder of the clothing brand.

Seahawks to Take Part in Opening Day:
For the home opener April 8 vs. the Angels, the Mariners will salute the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, as Russell Wilson, Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, Jermaine Kearse, K.J. Wright, Bobby Wagner and others will be on hand for a special presentation and the ceremonial first pitch.

Prieto Named Quality Control Coach:
Chris Prieto
, who was scheduled to manage Single-A Clinton this season, has been promoted to Quality Control Coach. Prieto will serve as the liaison between the Mariners advance scouting staff, manager Lloyd McClendon and the big league coaches. Prieto will travel with the Major League team all season, but will not be permitted to be in uniform during the game. Prieto is in his second season in the Mariners system and was slated to manage Class A Clinton in the Midwest League this season prior to being promoted to the big league staff. He led the Pulaski Mariners to the Appalachian League Championship in 2013 with a league-best 41-27 record.

Chris Prieto

Chris Prieto

Instagram of the Day:
Brad Miller
and Dominic Leone had a little fun with roommate Danny Hultzen

What’s on Tap:
The Mariners play a pair of games tomorrow in Cactus League action, both on the road. The split-squad games will be played at Colorado (1:10 pm, Salt River Fields) and at Oakland (1:05 pm, Phoenix Municipal Stadium). LHP Roenis Elias will start vs. the Rockies, and RHP Scott Baker will take the mound vs. the A’s. The game vs. Oakland will be broadcast live on the radio on 710 ESPN Seattle, while the game vs. the Rockies will be televised on ROOT SPORTS (delayed until 5 pm). The telecast will be a Rockies production (no Mariners announcers).

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Mariners Game Central – March 21 vs. Padres

03.21.14 Lineup

Spring #25: Seattle Mariners (15-6-3) vs. San Diego Padres (6-12-4) | 7:05 pm | Peoria Stadium
Pitching Match-Ups: LHP James Paxton (0-0, 2.08) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (0-1, 6.59)
Radio: Radio coverage on 710 ESPN Seattle and via Mariners.com (for subscribers)
TV: ROOT SPORTS NW
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with play-by-play data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 37

Tuesday, March 20, 2014 / 11 Days ‘til Opening Night (March 31 at Los Angeles Angels) / 19 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle (April 8 vs. Angels)

Game Recap vs. the Cubs:

Led by 6.0 scoreless innings from starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, four pitchers combined to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Chicago Cubs Thursday afternoon in front of a Cactus League record crowd of 15,243 at Cubs Park.

The Mariners improved to 15-6-3 with the win, including going 10-1-2 on the road. The Mariners and Cleveland Indians (off today) are the only teams to record 15 wins in spring training play.

Ramirez (3-0) scattered four hits in 6.0 scoreless innings. The right-hander struck out four and did not walk a batter to lower his Cactus League ERA to 0.96 (2 ER, 18.2 IP). Left-hander Joe Beimel (1.0 IP, K), right-hander Fernando Rodney (1.0 IP, BB, 2 K) and right-hander Yoervis Medina (1.0 IP) secured the win with 3.0 hitless innings. Medina secured his second save with a 1-2-3 9th inning.

Left fielder Dustin Ackley went 3-for-4 with a double, and is now batting .457 (21×46) in Cactus League play. Robinson Cano added a pair of hits (2×3, BB) to extend his hitting streak to 8 games. Cano has recorded a hit in 10 of 11 games played, and is now batting .567 (17×30).

Seattle jumped out to a 2-0 lead with sacrifice flies from Kyle Seager (5th inning) and John Buck (6th inning). The first run came into score after Abraham Almonte singled, stole second base and moved to third on a wild pitch. Seager lifted a fly ball to left field to score Almonte. The Mariners loaded the bases in the 6th inning on a single by Corey Hart, double by Ackley and walk to Nick Franklin, before Buck flew out to deep center field to extend the lead to 2-0.

The Mariners added an insurance run in the 9th inning on a run-scoring groundout by Endy Chavez.

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New Digs in Mesa:
The Mariners played their first game at Cubs Park in Mesa. It is a really nice facility, located right on the Mesa/Tempe border where the loop 101 and loop 202 intersect, on the site of the old Riverview Golf Course. There were several nice features, including the outfield berm seating and food trucks in right-center field.

Getting Some Work In
Felix Hernandez pitched in a minor league game against the Milwaukee Brewers High-A team on field six at the Peoria Sports Complex and finished with a line of 7.0 innings, five hits, three runs, two earned runs, six strikeouts and a wild pitch while throwing 82 pitches, with 62 of those being strikes. Afterwards, he told the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish and 710 ESPN’s Shannon Drayer that he will throw 100 pitches in his final outing before Opening Day. Mike Zunino caught Felix in that game and finished 2-for-2 with a run scored, a double and a walk in his seven innings. Charlie Furbush and Lucas Luetge each tossed a scoreless frame against the Brewers Low-A club.

Felix Hernandez prepares to pitch in a minor league game this afternoon.

Felix Hernandez prepares to pitch in a minor league game this afternoon.

Mariners Replay on MLB Network Tonight
Today’s game against the Chicago Cubs this afternoon will be aired on a delay basis on MLB Network at 10 pm PST tonight. Be sure to check out Erasmo Ramirez’s strong performance as his makes his pitch to join the rotation for the start of the season.

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Jeremy Reed Sighting
A voice shouted over at Jay Buhner from across the field before the Mariners High-A game against the Brewers this afternoon. As Jay walked over, he noticed it was none other than former Mariners outfielder Jeremy Reed who is now a minor league hitting coordinator for Milwaukee. Reed spent some time chatting with Buhner and his former manager with the Rainiers Daren Brown. Reed spent parts of five seasons at the big league level with Seattle (2004-08), appearing in 336 games.

Former Mariners outfielder Jeremy Reed chats with Daren Brown.

Former Mariners outfielder Jeremy Reed chats with Daren Brown.

Autographs For All
Mariners great Jay Buhner didn’t disappoint when fans approached him for autographs before a minor league game this afternoon. Jay took the time to accommodate every autograph and picture request and every fan came away happy.

Jay Buhner surprised fans at a minor league game and signed autographs for all who asked.

Jay Buhner surprised fans at a minor league game and signed autographs for all who asked.

Video Highlights:

Kyle Seager Sac Fly (5th inning)

John Buck Sac Fly (6th inning)

Mariners Turn Wild Double Play (3rd inning)

Medina Nails Down Win with Second Save

Mariners Radio Podcasts
First baseman Logan Morrison joined the Brock and Danny Show on 710 ESPN Seattle this morning to chat about getting ready for the season and you can listen to the podcast by clicking here. If you miss any of these interviews, check out our podcasts on the side of this blog to catch up.

What’s on Tap:
The Mariners (14-6-3) will play a night game on Friday against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Stadium. You can hear all the action on 710 ESPN Seattle with Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith calling the action and watch the game on ROOT SPORTS Northwest starting at 7 pm. Left-hander James Paxton is scheduled to start for the Mariners vs. Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy.

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 Central – March 20 at Cubs

03.20.14 Lineup

Spring #24: Seattle Mariners (14-6-3) at Chicago Cubs (10-13) | 1:05 pm | Cubs Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (2-0, 1.42) vs. RHP Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 6.39)
Radio: Live Radio coverage via Mariners.com (for subscribers) and on 710 ESPN Seattle on tape delay at 8 pm
TV: MLB.tv for subscribers (Cubs broadcast) and MLB Network (delayed at 11 pm PT)
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with play-by-play data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 36

Robinson Cano returned to the lineup and went 1-for-4 with 2 RBI.

Robinson Cano returned to the lineup and went 1-for-4 with 2 RBI.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / 12 Days ‘til Opening Night (March 31 at Los Angeles Angels) / 20 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle (April 8 vs. Angels)

Game Recap vs. the Brewers:
The Mariners dropped a 9-7 game to the Brewers in Cactus League play [Box Score]. After entering the day having allowed only 12 home runs in 22 spring games, the Brewers hit 5 home runs, including 4 off starter Blake Beavan. Brad Miller continued his torrid streak at the plate going 3-for-4 with 2 triples and a walk, and is batting .447 (17×38) with 1 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs, 13 runs scored and 8 RBI in 13 games. Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino also hit their first home runs of the spring. Here is an updated look at the Mariners spring training stats. Here are some photos from today’s game taken by the Associated Press:

Peoria Complex Tour:
The new clubhouse and baseball operations facility in Peoria, Ariz., is a little over a month old, and has been a great addition to the Mariners family. The state-of-the-art clubhouse, training and rehabilitation facilities has drawn rave reviews from players and visitors alike. Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik gave a video tour you can check out below:

Cano Ranks as Top Second Baseman:
ESPN formed a panel of MLB writers, analysts and contributors to rank the top 100, and to start with, unveiled top 10 lists for every position. The top 100 will be announced on March 27 with a special edition of Baseball Tonight. Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano checked in as the top second baseman in their rankings.

Cactus League Report:
The Cactus League report will air tonight on 710 ESPN from 7-8 pm on 710 ESPN Seattle and will include interviews with James Paxton, Nick Franklin, Dominic Leone, Willie Bloomquist and Fox Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. Today’s game vs. the Brewers will air on a delay starting at 8 pm following the Cactus League Report.

Big Radio Day:
The Mariners were well-represented on sports radio in Seattle today. Dustin Ackley joined Mitch in the Morning on KJR 950 AM this morning. Nick Franklin and Jack Zduriencik were guests of Bob & Groz on 710 ESPN Seattle. Logan Morrison is scheduled to join Brock & Danny tomorrow morning on 710 ESPN Seattle. You can catch up on all Mariners radio interviews from spring training via the Podcast page on this blog.

Happy Birthday:
It was a busy day for birthdays in Mariners camp today. Senior Director of Baseball Information Tim Hevly, video coordinator Jimmy Hartley and Special Projects International Coordinator Ted Heid all celebrated birthday’s today.

Walker Throws Again:
Taijuan Walker threw another bullpen this morning, and again felt great. Walker said he threw 40 pitches, facing what he called “imaginary hitters”, including 10 curveballs. Walker said it was the best he has felt on a mound so far and is eager to get into game action. Seattle Times beat writer Ryan Divish posted some video on his blog of Taijuan throwing this morning.

Camp Guests:
Brad Adam
of ROOT SPORTS enjoyed his first full day in camp, interviewing players and showing off his golf swing. Brad was even nice enough to buy a round of milkshakes for the Baseball Information staff. Tracy Ringolsby of MLB.com spent the morning in camp and caught up with Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik. A host of Milwaukee reporters stopped by the morning workout to catch up with former Brewer Corey Hart. Brewers PR guru Mike Vassallo also stopped by to say hi to former Brewer (and talk Star Wars) with Randy Wolf.

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The Ball Was Flying:
The Mariners and Brewers combined for 7 home runs in today’s game. Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino each hit their first spring home runs, bringing the Mariners Cactus League total to 22.

Baseball America Top Rookies to Watch:
Baseball America published a story this morning with 20 rookies to watch for during the 2014 season. On the list were a pair of Mariners, with RHP Taijuan Walker checking in at No. 12 and LHP James Paxton at No. 19.

What’s on Tap:
The Mariners (14-6-3) return to Cactus League tomorrow afternoon vs. the Chicago Cubs in Mesa. The Mariners will be making their first visit to Cubs Park on the Mesa/Tempe border. RHP Erasmo Ramirez (2-0, 1.42) is scheduled to make his fifth spring appearance (4th start) against Cubs Opening Day starter RHP Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 6.39). RHP Felix Hernandez will start in a minor league game vs. the Brewers in Peoria.

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