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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Mariners Care – A Side of Mariners Baseball You Don’t Always See

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You hear a lot from professional athletes and even sports teams talk about how they want to “give back to the community.” Here at the Seattle Mariners, we take our responsibility to be good corporate citizens seriously.

Through our Community Relations Department and our non-profit foundation, Mariners Care, we are able to channel resources to over 1,500 worthy causes and organizations. Since 2000, Mariners Care has helped raise over $14.8 million to benefit primarily youth-oriented community service programs. And each season, we are proud that every member of the Mariners team participates in our community programs.

If you’d like to learn more about the specific programs, such as our annual golf tournament to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or the Refuse to Abuse® 5k Run/Walk that benefits the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, or any of the dozens of programs, fundraiser and community outreach efforts we take part in, you can find the entire Mariners Care Community Report at this link.

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 42

Monday, March 24, 2014 / 7 Days ‘til Opening Night (March 31 at Los Angeles Angels) / 14 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle (April 8 vs. Angels)

Game Recap vs. White Sox:

Despite a 2-for-4 game with 4 RBI from second baseman Robinson Cano, the Mariners dropped a 7-6 decision to the Chicago White Sox Monday afternoon in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium.

The Mariners dropped to 16-10-3 with the loss, and have four spring training games remaining before the start of the 2014 regular season March 31 at the Los Angeles Angels.

Cano finished 2-for-4, including a three-run double in the bottom of the 7th inning. In 15 Cactus League games, Cano is batting .465 (20×43) with 4 doubles and 13 RBI. Dustin Ackley went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI.

Blake Beavan (2-2) suffered the loss allowing 7 hits and 7 runs in 5.1 innings, and allowed a pair of home runs. Relievers Tom Wilhelmsen (1.2 IP, H, 2 K), Charlie Furbush (1.1 IP, 4 K) and Danny Farquhar (0.2 IP, H, K) did not allow a run over the final 3.2 innings.

The White Sox did most of their damage in a five-run second inning. Second baseman Marcus Semien hit a three-run home run off Beavan. Designated hitter Paul Konerko also hit a two-run home run off Beavan in the 6th inning. White Sox starter Erik Johnson (1-1) earned the win allowing 4 hits and 3 runs in 6.0 innings.

 

Hisashi Iwakuma Played Catch…With A Baseball

Media gathers to watch Hisashi Iwakuma play catch.

Media gathers to watch Hisashi Iwakuma play catch.

It doesn’t sound that exciting but Hisashi Iwakuma continues to make progress from a finger injury and today he played catch with the rest of the Mariners pitchers. A healthy crowd of Japanese and American media, roughly 15 strong, went out to field six on the Mariners side of the Peoria Sports Complex and watched Hisashi make 43 throws to interpreter Antony Suzuki. He told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez that, “It’s getting better day by day,” he said. “I don’t have that range of motion yet and I don’t know how long it will take, but it’s getting there. It’s a slow progression.”

 

Baseball Tonight’s Top 10

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Recently, Baseball Tonight rated Robinson Cano as the top second baseman in baseball and Felix Hernandez as the top right-handed pitcher in baseball. Using a 0-to-100 scale, they evaluated the players based only on how well they will perform in 2014.

Top 5

Autograph Alley
Want to meet the Mariners and get an autograph? We’ve written in before and we’ll write it again. Spring Training is the easiest place to get up close and personal with your favorite players since they walk through public areas to get from the fields to the clubhouse. Come check it out and say hello.

Autograph Alley 

Video Highlights:

Robinson Cano 3-Run Double (7th inning)

 

Dustin Ackley RBI Double (2nd inning)

 

Photo of the Day

Robinson Cano takes some swings in the cage before the game.

Robinson Cano takes some swings in the cage before the game.

 

What’s on Tap:
The Mariners (16-9-3) will play a night game on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium. You can hear all the action on 710 ESPN Seattle with Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith calling the action. The game will also be televised by MLB Network on a two hour delay starting at 8 pm PST. Right-hander Felix Hernandez is scheduled to start for the Mariners vs. Royals left-hander Bruce Chen.

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 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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