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

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 38

Sunday, March 29, 2015 / 8 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap:
Dustin Ackley went 2-for-3 with his first home run, but the Mariners came up short in a 8-5 loss to the San Diego Padres Sunday afternoon in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium.

The Padres jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after three innings. Wil Myers and Matt Kemp both homered off Happ as part of the three-run first inning.

Minor league outfielder Jabari Henry plated the Mariners first run with a leadoff home run in the top of the 4th inning off Padres starter Andrew Cashner. Henry finished 2-for-5 with 2 RBI.

Ackley fueled the Mariners three-run 7th inning with a 2-run, opposite field home run off left-handed relief pitcher Chris Rearick.

Starting pitcher J.A. Happ (1-3) suffered the loss allowing 11 hits and 6 runs (5 ER) in 5.0 innings. He walked a pair, struck out three and allowed two home runs.

Game Highlights:

Chris Taylor Progressing: 
Shortstop Chris Taylor continues to progress after fracturing the triquetrum bone in his right wrist the middle of March. Although he’s taken the field before today, he took grounders at the half field this morning but did not throw.

Felix Hernandez Checks In With Diario Panorama:
Diario Panorama’s Augusto Cardenas checked in with Felix Hernandez about his expectations for the season, his preparation and the clubs new additions this offseason. Be on the lookout for his work (in Spanish) on panorama.com.ve

Diario Panorama's Augusto Cardenas checked in with Felix Hernandez.

Diario Panorama’s Augusto Cardenas checked in with Felix Hernandez.

Even Felix’s Bullpens Draw A Crowd:
When you’re the King, even the day-to-day things you do draw a crowd. Felix Hernandez had a bullpen session this morning in advance of his start on Tuesday against the Indians and had quite the following as you can see.

Felix Hernandez works on his pitches during a bullpen session (credit: Bettina Hansen - Seattle Times).

Felix Hernandez works on his pitches during a bullpen session (credit: Bettina Hansen – Seattle Times).

The Fernando Rodney Experience:
If you’ve spend any time around Fernando Rodney, you know that he likes to dance. Today was no different.

Mariners Trim Roster Down To 28 Players:
Today’s roster moves leave the Mariners with 28 players in their Major League camp: 27 roster players and 1 non-roster invitee.

Optioned to AAA Tacoma (2):

  • Left-Handed Pitcher (1):    Roenis Elias
  • Right-Handed Pitcher (1):  Carson Smith

Re-Assigned to Minor League Camp (8):

  • Right-handed Pitchers (3): Mark Lowe, Jordan Pries, Kevin Correia
  • Left-Handed Pitchers (1):  Joe Saunders
  • Infielders (2):                    Shawn O’Malley, Carlos Rivero
  • Catcher (1):                      John Baker
  • Outfielder (1):                   Endy Chavez

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
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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 37

Saturday, March 28, 2015 / 9 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap:
Catcher Mike Zunino hit a pair of home runs, but the Seattle Mariners let a late lead slip away allowing 5 runs in the top of the 9th inning in a 9-8 loss to the San Francisco Giants Saturday afternoon in front 11,173 fans at Peoria Stadium.

The Mariners have dropped four straight games to fall to 10-14-2 in Cactus League play.

Seattle led 8-4 entering the 9th inning, before the Giants scored 5 runs off relief pitcher Erasmo Ramirez (1-2). Shortstop Kelby Tomlinson hit a game-tying 2-run triple and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by Mark Lowe.

Zunino hit solo home runs to lead off the 2nd and 6th innings, giving him a team-leading 6 home runs this spring. Zunino also recorded a multi-homer game March 20 at Texas.

Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma allowed 5 hits and 4 runs in 5.0 innings. The Right-hander struck out 4 batters and walked a pair in his third Cactus League start.

The Mariners erased an early 1-0 Giants lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. Robinson Canó drove in a run on a double to left field and Nelson Cruz put the Mariners ahead with a sacrifice fly to left field.

Zunino led off the bottom of the 2nd inning with the first of his two home runs to give the Mariners a 3-1 lead. After the Giants retook the lead on a 3-run home run by Justin Maxwell, Seattle answered right back with a 3-run inning of its own. Kyle Seager tied the game with a solo home run to right field to open the frame, and run-scoring singles by Willie Bloomquist and Justin Ruggiano followed to extend the lead.

Hit it Hard
Mike Zunino homered twice in today’s game, his fifth and sixth longballs of the spring. It was also his second two-homer game this spring (also: March 20 at Texas in Surprise). Mike’s six homers trail only Kris Bryant (Chicago-NL) this spring.

Game Highlights:

 

Who Is The Mariners Opening Day Starter?

Looking For Mariners Autographs? Come to Arizona:
Spring Training is pretty laid back for the players and staff and that gives fans an opportunity to get up close to their favorite Mariners. Every day, Mariners personnel stop to sign autographs and today was no different as Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager both took time to sign for fans.

Robinson Cano signs after taking BP.

Robinson Cano signs after taking BP.

Kyle Seager signs autographs by the bullpen area.

Kyle Seager signs autographs by the bullpen area.

Opening Day Thoughts:
MLB.com’s Greg Johns chatted with Manager Lloyd McClendon about what will be his 35th Opening Day and how special those are to start the year. On Sunday, Greg will check in with Felix Hernandez to chat about making another Opening Day start for the Mariners. Be on the lookout at Mariners.com to watch the full interviews when they get posted.

MLB.com's Greg Johns chats with Lloyd McClendon about Opening Day.

MLB.com’s Greg Johns chats with Lloyd McClendon about Opening Day.

Crowding In
The Mariners had another nice crowd today in Peoria, drawing 11,173 for the Giants game. That brought the spring total to 114,605, an average of 8,816 in the 13 games played so far. The 114,605 is already the most fans Seattle has drawn to spring since drawing 120,358 to 15 games in 2010. At this pace, Seattle will close out the spring with an attendance of over 141,000 fans; the club’s all-time spring attendance mark was set in 2002 when 145,146 came to 15 games in Peoria.

 

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

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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

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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

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 35

Thursday, March 26, 2015 / 11 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recaps:

Mariners vs. Royals in Peoria:

Seattle got a strong start from Felix Hernandez but were shut out offensively en route to a 3-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday afternoon in front of 6,523 fans at Peoria Stadium.

Hernandez allowed just two hits in 6.0 efficient innings, making only 65 pitches, 45 of them for strikes. The lone run scored on a leadoff double in the third inning by Christian Colon who eventually scored on a sacrifice fly. Following his outing, Hernandez threw additional pitches in the bullpen to raise his pitch count.

Seattle only collected a pair of hits in the game, a single to center by Nelson Cruz in the 5th, and a single to center by Shawn O’Malley in the 6th inning.

Relievers Tyler Olson (0.1 IP), Yoervis Medina (0.2 IP), Grady Wood (0.1 IP) and Charlie Furbush (1.0 IP) each had scoreless outings for Seattle.

Mariners vs. Brewers in Maryvale:

Left fielder Khris Davis hit a first-inning grand slam to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 15-1 victory over the Mariners Thursday afternoon in split-squad Cactus League action at Maryvale Baseball Park.

The Brewers jumped out to the early 4-0 when Davis hit a grand slam in the first inning off starter Roenis Elias. Milwaukee would add three more runs in the 4th inning, a pair in the 5th to extend the lead to 9-1, and then two more in the 7th inning. Second baseman Luis Jimenez capped the scoring with an 8th-inning grand slam.

The Mariners scored their lone run in the 3rd inning on a single by catcher Jesus Sucre. Shortstop Willie Bloomquist hit a one-out double and scored on the sharp single to left by Sucre.

Elias (0-2) suffered the loss allowing 8 hits and 6 runs in 3.0 innings (plus 2 batters).

The Mariners were out-hit 22-4 in the game. Bloomquist (2B), Sucre (RBI 1B), Austin Jackson (1B) and Robinson Canó (1B) recorded the Mariners hits.

Game Highlights (vs. KC):

Be Sure To Follow:
If you’re not already, be sure to follow Seattle Times photographer Bettina Hansen on Twitter and Instagram for her coverage of Mariners Spring Training. Here are just a few of her shots from today.

Not a cloud… #MarinersST #SpringTraining

A photo posted by Bettina Hansen (@bettinahansen) on

Kingdome Demolition Anniversary:
It was 15 years ago today that the Kingdome came down, bringing an end to a building that hosted the Seattle Mariners (1977-99), Seattle Seahawks (1976-2000), Seattle SuperSonics (1978-85), NASL Seattle Sounders (1976-83) and hosted NCAA Final Fours in 1984, 1989 & 1995.

 

 

Game Central – March 26 vs. Royals & at Brewers

Lineup

Spring #23: Seattle Mariners (10-10-2) vs. Kansas City Royals (13-9) | 1:05 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (0-1, 0.00) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (1-0, 3.77)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will air tonight’s game on a delay basis at 7 p.m.…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

Spring #24: Seattle Mariners (10-10-2) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (13-9) | 1:05 pm | Maryvale Baseball Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Roenis Elias (0-1, 3.86) vs. RHP Mike Fiers (0-1, 5.79)
Radio: No Radio
TV: No TV
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
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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 34

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 / 12 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap:
The Mariners held off a late Cubs rally in a 3-2 Cactus League win in front of 11,224 fans Wednesday night at Peoria Stadium. Mike Zunino hit his team-leading fourth Cactus League home run and Robinson Canó went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI. The big story was the dominating performance by starter Taijuan Walker, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings with 6 strikeouts. Here is the official box score from MLB.com.

Sterling Effort by Walker:
Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker turned in another solid start, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and recording 6 strikeouts. In 5 Cactus League starts, Walker has not allowed a run in 18.0 innings while recording 19 strikeouts.

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

Nice Ring:
Left-handed pitcher Edgar Olmos received his championship ring from the Arizona Fall League today. Olmos pitched in 9 games for the AFL champion Salt River Rafters.

Edgar Olmos showing off his Arizona Fall League ring.

Edgar Olmos showing off his Arizona Fall League ring.

Tweet of the Day:

710 ESPN Back in Camp:
The evening drive show at 710 ESPN Seattle, the Danny, Dave and Moore Show, arrived in camp today and will be hosting their show (3-6 pm) the rest of the week. The crew interviews birthday boy Mike Zunino, Danny Farquhar, James Paxton, Brad Miller and GM Jack Zduriencik today. Be sure to listen to their podcast via 710Sports.com.

Farquhar on the Back Fields:
Reliever Danny Farquhar made an appearance in a minor league game this afternoon…he faced three batters, struck out the first two and then got a grounder to finish off his outing…he recorded 13 pitches, 11 of them for strikes.

Instagram of the Day:

Lovely night for #MarinersST vs the #Cubbies #SpringTraining

A photo posted by Bettina Hansen (@bettinahansen) on

Web Gem:
Shortstop Brad Miller made a nice scoop and throw on a tricky hop on a ball hit at him to end the top of the 5th inning. Check out the play in the video clip below:

Backstop Birthday’s:
Mariners catcher Mike Zunino and roving catching coordinator (and Mariners Hall of Famer) Dan Wilson both celebrated birthday’s today. Zunino of course celebrated by hitting his team-leading 4th home run of the spring. Tomorrow is the big day for assistant athletic trainer Rob Nodine.

Post-Game Spread:
Our good friends at Cookin’ On Wood fired up their grill today and will be providing the post-game spread for the players. The short ribs, lamb, chicken and tri-tip were all raved about by players and staff.

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Opening Day First Pitch – Joey Cora:
Joey Cora
, the scrappy second baseman who was a fan favorite during his years with the Mariners, has been tabbed to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day April 6.

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Meet Your Idol:
We wrote in yesterday’s blog that utility player Shawn O’Malley got a chance to meet one of his childhood idols, Ken Griffey Jr.. Well today he got his picture taken with Junior.

Shawn O'Malley with Ken Griffey Jr.

Shawn O’Malley with Ken Griffey Jr.

The Clydesdales:
The famous Budweiser Clydesdales were in Peoria today and drew quiet a crowd prior to the game tonight vs. the Cubs.

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