Video – Rickie Weeks Monster Home Run

Want to see what a monster home run looks like? Well, Mariners left fielder Rickie Weeks hit a home run over the 40-foot “Blue Monster” in center field at Peoria Stadium.

Game Central – March 7 vs. D-backs and White Sox

03.07.15 Lineups

Spring #4: Seattle Mariners (2-1) at Arizona Diamondbacks (2-1) | 12:05 pm PT/1:05 pm MT | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma vs. RHP Josh Collmenter
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: No live TV in Seattle market
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

Spring #5: Seattle Mariners (2-1) at Chicago White Sox (1-2) | 12:05 pm PT/1:05 pm MT | Camelback Ranch
Starting Pitchers: RHP Jordan Pries vs. RHP Hector Noesi
TV/Radio: No TV or Radio
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 15

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Nelson Cruz taking his swings during batting practice.

 

Friday, March 6, 2015 / 31 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. Los Angeles Angels)

Game Recap:
Shortstop Chris Taylor had a big day doing 2-for-2 with a home run, triple and 3 RBI, but the Mariners suffered their first loss of the spring in a 7-4 setback vs. the Dodgers. Here is a box score from MLB.com and video highlights of Taylor’s big game:

Canó and Zduriencik with Brock & Salk:
Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Canó and GM Jack Zduriencik jined Brock and Salk this morning. The 710 ESPN Seattle morning show has been hosting their show from the Mariners complex this week. You can listen to a podcast of the Canó interview and Zduriencik interview via the 710Sports.com website.

Be sure to tune in Monday when Felix Hernandez joins the show!

Robinson Cano joined Brock & Salk this morning.

Robinson Cano joined Brock & Salk this morning.

Tweets of the Day:

Tee Time:
While there is a spring training game each day now, the morning practice session is still used to work on the small parts of the game. Players can be seen in the indoor batting cages each morning working on hitting drills. Here are some photos of the guys getting their work in:

Paxton Throws a ‘Pen:
Left-handed starting pitcher James Paxton threw his first bullpen of the spring today. He threw 30 pitches (all fastballs) and said he felt great. James has been held back after suffering a forearm injury, so this was his first time on a mound this spring.

What’s on Tap:
The Mariners (2-1) continue to Cactus League play tomorrow (Saturday, March 7) with a pair of games in split-squad action. The Mariners will host the Diamondbacks at Peoria Stadium (12:05 pm PT/1:05 pm AZ) and will play a road game vs. the White Sox at Camelback Ranch (12:05 pm PT/1:05 pm AZ). The game vs. the D-backs  will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network. Starting pitchers for the Mariners are scheduled to be RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (vs. Diamondbacks) and RHP Jordan Pries (at White Sox).

Next TV Game:                    
The Mariners next TV game will be Monday, March 9 vs. the Indians on ROOT Sports. A total of 16 Cactus League games will be televised this spring. You can watch a replay of today’s game vs. the Dodgers at 6 am tomorrow morning on the MLB Network (check local listings).

Photo of the Day:

Chris Taylor is congratulated after hitting a 2-run home run vs. the Dodgers.

Chris Taylor is congratulated after hitting a 2-run home run vs. the Dodgers.

Single Game Tickets on Sale Tomorrow:
Single-game tickets for the 2015 Seattle Mariners season go on sale to the public tomorrow morning at 10am. Highlights of the 81-game home schedule include Opening Day, Monday, April 6 vs. the Los Angeles Angels, four postgame fireworks shows, six bobblehead giveaways, including Jamie Moyer Hall of Fame Day, and a host of other special events and giveaways. Tickets will be available without a service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and Seattle Mariners Team Stores. They will also be available at mariners.com, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS (service charges apply).

The Mariners will continue popular ticket offers that provide discounts throughout the season such as BECU Family Nights, Safeco Grand Slam Family Packages, College Nights, and Girls & Guys Nights Out, discounts for seniors and military members, and exclusive group prices.

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CANOCHE: A Night With Robinson Cano & Friends To Benefit RC22 Foundation

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Robinson Cano is gearing up his RC22 Foundation presence in Seattle with a Latin-themed fundraiser on June 3, at the Paramount Theater.

Canoche, as the event is called, will feature a live orchestral performance, dinner, dancing, and an auction to benefit the foundation.

The mission of RC22 is to “positively impact the lives of underserved children and communities both locally and globally.”

Since it was created in 2010, Cano’s foundation has focused on youth development and community health care in his native Dominican Republic. The latest project is the RC22 Dream School, a high quality early childhood educational institution and community center in Cano’s hometown of San Pedro de Macoris.

The RC22 Foundation organizes a toy drive for local youths around the holidays.

The RC22 Foundation organizes a toy drive for local youths around the holidays.

Proceeds from Canoche will also benefit charitable organizations in the Seattle area that align with the foundation’s mission of serving youth and communities in need in the areas of education, health and wellness and fitness.

Cano sees this event as a chance to introduce Seattle, his “second home base” to RC22.

“I want to share the work of my Foundation, which develops and expands high quality opportunities for kids in need specifically in the areas of education, wellness and fitness.I also look forward to reaching more disadvantaged youth and communities not only in the Dominican Republic but also here in this beautiful city of Seattle,” said Cano.

Robinson Cano visits the Montessori School in the Dominican Republic.

Robinson Cano visits the Montessori School in the Dominican Republic.

Individual tickets for the event won’t be offered until later, but event sponsorship and table packages are available. If you are interested, contact Roc Nation Philanthropy at rc22foundation@rocnation.com or call 212-497-2066.

To learn more about the RC22 Foundation visit: http://robinsoncanoofficial.com.  For additional information be sure to follow Robinson Cano on social media: @RobinsonCano.

Game Central – March 6 at Dodgers

Lineup

Spring #3: Seattle Mariners (2-0) at Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1) | 12:05 pm PT/1:05 pm MT | Camelback Ranch
Starting Pitchers: RHP Erasmo Ramirez vs. LHP David Huff
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: No live TV in Seattle market…Dodgers broadcast on SportsNet LA…MLB Network replay at 6 am Saturday
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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Here are today’s Game Notes:

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 14

Another beautiful day of spring training.

Another beautiful day of spring training.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 / 32 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. LA Angels)

Game Recap:
Robinson Canó, Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison, the No. 3-4-5-6 hitters in the lineup, combined to go 8-for-12 with a double, home run and three RBI to lead the Mariners to a 9-4 victory over the San Diego Padres Thursday afternoon in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium. The Mariners improved to 2-0 in Cactus League play with the win. In addition to the big games from the middle of the order, Patrick Kivlehan blasted a 3-run home run in the 8th inning. Here is a box score from MLB.com.

March 12 Game Time Change:
The starting time of Mariners game vs. the Oakland Athletics on March 12 at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa has changed to 12:05 p.m. The adjustment from the original 1:05 p.m. time slot was to accommodate a request from Major League Baseball, which is collaborating with HBO to film a special that day in Arizona. This production, which also will include live taping at four other Spring Training ballparks on March 12, will be dedicated to the fight against cancer and will include a chartable component and an awareness campaign. Further details will be announced at a later date.

Austin Jackson on XM Radio:
Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson was a guest of Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette on MLB Network Radio prior to today’s game. Here is a clip of the interview:

A Rarity in the PR Office:
The Mariners Baseball Information staff had five staff members in the Peoria office for the last two days and final time this spring. We usually have at least three people representing the staff in Peoria, but how schedules worked out we had a full crew on hand. Assistant Director Jeff Evans was the latest member of the staff to arrive (and yes we are thanking him for bringing the Seattle sun with him). Between the five of us we have accumulated 80+ spring trainings with Senior Vice President of Communications Randy Adamack leading the way. We won’t put a number on what spring training this is for Randy, but let’s just say he was in the PR department with the Cleveland Indians when they trained in Arizona (Tucson, not Goodyear).

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The Mariners Baseball Information Staff in Peoria.

 

Yard Maintenance:
Nelson Cruz hit a two-run home run in his second spring at-bat (singled in his first AB), and his towering home run struck an umbrella well over the left field fence. And apparently it did some damage…

Going to B.A.T.:
Former Mariners outfielder Randy Winn is the Vice President of Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T) and was on hand this morning with other members of his team sharing stories on how B.A.T. can impact someone’s life and encouraging players to participate and donate. B.A.T. was formed in 1986 by a group of former Major League Baseball players with the primary goal to confidentially help members of the Baseball Family who were in need of assistance with nowhere else to turn. The organization has changed slightly since 1986 but one thing has not changed: If a member of the Baseball Family is in need of medical, financial or psychological assistance B.A.T. will do all it can to help.

Tweets of the Day:

Mr. Social:
The man behind the Mariners many social media sites, Nathan Rauschenberg, has been in camp this week chronicling the start of Cactus League play. Nathan is the tireless worker behind the Mariners presence on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and many more. You can follow all the Mariners social media activity by visiting Mariners.com/connect.

Nathan Rauschenberg tweeting out all the news from today's game.

Nathan Rauschenberg tweeting out all the news from today’s game.

The Man Behind the Lens:
We had another hard working member of our team in camp this week, as team photographer Ben Van Houten has been snapping pictures for several publications (and this blog). Ben does a great job capturing the action of Mariners baseball, as well as several off-the-field portraits. Here is a picture of Ben mastering his craft.

Mariners team photographer Ben Van Houten.

Mariners team photographer Ben Van Houten.

What’s on Tap:
The Mariners return to Cactus League play tomorrow with a road game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch in Glendale. After opening with consecutive home games vs. the Padres in Peoria, the Mariners will take to the road four of the next five days. Tomorrow’s game will be broadcast by 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network (check your listings).

Next TV Game:
The Mariners next TV game will be Monday, March 9 vs. the Indians on ROOT Sports. A total of 16 Cactus League games will be televised this spring. Tomorrow’s game vs. the Dodgers will air tape-delayed at 6 am Saturday morning on the MLB Network (check local listings).

Single Game Tickets on Sale March 7:
Single-game tickets for the 2015 Seattle Mariners season go on sale to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 7. Highlights of the 81-game home schedule include Opening Day, Monday, April 6 vs. the Los Angeles Angels, four postgame fireworks shows, six bobblehead giveaways, including Jamie Moyer Hall of Fame Day, and a host of other special events and giveaways. Tickets will be available without a service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and Seattle Mariners Team Stores. They will also be available at mariners.com, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS (service charges apply).

Because the Mariners use dynamic pricing, and ticket prices can change as games approach, lower prices are available to those who buy early. And as always, the best prices are available to season ticketholders, who save as much as 60% off the cost of single game tickets. For information about Mariners season ticket plans and benefits call 206-346-4001 or log onto mariners.com/seasontickets.

The Mariners will continue popular ticket offers that provide discounts throughout the season such as BECU Family Nights, Safeco Grand Slam Family Packages, College Nights, and Girls & Guys Nights Out, discounts for seniors and military members, and exclusive group prices.

Beyond the Lights with Lloyd McClendon:
ROOT Sports aired an hour-long special on Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon following today’s game and will re-air the show at 5:30 pm PT, and also Saturday at 9:30 am and 4:30 pm.

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Lineup – March 5 vs. Padres

Here is the starting lineup for today’s Cactus League game vs. the Padres at 1:05 pm AZ/12:05 pm PT at Peoria Stadium. The game will be televised in the Seattle market on ROOT Sports and broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle.

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Spring #2: Seattle Mariners (1-0) vs. San Diego Padres (0-1) | 12:05 pm PT/1:05 pm MT | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias vs. RHP Andrew Cashner
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 13

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / 33 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. Los Angeles Angels)

Baseball Is Back!:
The Mariners played their Cactus League opener today against the San Diego Padres…more on that later in the blog.

The Mariners began Cactus League play against the Padres.

The Mariners began Cactus League play against the Padres.

Boomstick Checks In With Brock & Salk:
With Mike Salk and Brock Huard from 710 ESPN Seattle in town, Nelson Cruz made sure to stop by for a few minutes to chat on the radio about the upcoming season. Cruz told them that “there’s no better time to be a Mariner than right now.”

Nelson Cruz sits down for a chat with Mike Salk and Brock Huard of 710 ESPN Seattle.

Nelson Cruz sits down for a chat with Mike Salk and Brock Huard of 710 ESPN Seattle.

The Bear In The Pen:
Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma threw another bullpen today and is in line to pitch in a game on the 7th in one of the two split-squad games.

Hisashi Iwakuma completed a bullpen session today.

Hisashi Iwakuma completed a bullpen session today.

Busy Day For The King:
Felix Hernandez had a busy day today. He went about his usual schedule…but he had a production crew following him around everywhere he went. He worked on PFP with the rest of his teammates, then played long-toss in the outfield of Field 6, then warmed up in the bullpen before throwing live BP to some minor leaguers. The media corps, larger than usual, waiting patiently in the dugout.

Shannon Drayer, Greg Johns, Ryan Divish, Dave Sims, Tracy Ringolsby, Larry Stone, Joe Posnanski and Bob Dutton wait patiently for Felix to throw live BP.

Shannon Drayer, Greg Johns, Ryan Divish, Dave Sims, Tracy Ringolsby, Larry Stone, Joe Posnanski and Bob Dutton wait patiently for Felix to throw live BP.

A production company followed Felix Hernandez around during his workouts.

A production company followed Felix Hernandez around during his workouts.

 

Taijuan Walker Checks In With ROOT SPORTS:
After tossing two scoreless innings (more on that in a bit), Taijuan Walker jumped on the headset and chatted with Mike Blowers and Dave Sims during the game. Just a reminder, 16 spring training games will be televised, so be sure to tune in to watch the action and the interviews.

Taijuan Walker checked in with ROOT SPORTS and the beat core after tossing 2.0 scoreless innings.

Taijuan Walker checked in with ROOT SPORTS and the beat core after tossing 2.0 scoreless innings.

Mariners Open Cactus League Play With 4-3 Win Over Padres:
The Seattle Mariners opened Cactus League play with a walk-off 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres in 10 innings Wednesday afternoon at Peoria Stadium. Tyler Marlette scored the game-winning run on a single by Patrick Kivlehan and a fielding error by Padres right fielder Rymer Liriano.

Jesus Montero (2×2), Michael Dowd (2×2) and Kivlehan (2×3) each recorded multi-hit games as the Mariners out-hit the Padres 13-7. D.J. Peterson went 1-for-5 connecting on a solo home run in his first at-bat.

Eight Mariners pitchers combined to allow just a pair of earned runs in the 10-inning game. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out a pair in his spring debut. Sam Gaviglio (2.0,0,0,0,0,2), David Rollins (1.0,0,0,0,0,0), Carson Smith (1.0,0,0,0,2,1) and Mark Lowe (1.0,1,0,0,1,0) added scoreless outings. Lowe (1-0) picked up the win with a scoreless 10th inning.

The Padres were limited to two hits in the first six innings before Justin Upton led off the 7th inning with a home run off the center field fence. Tommy Medica went 2-for-2 with an RBI coming off the bench.

Here are a few highlights from today’s game:

D.J. Peterson Solo Home Run

Taijuan Walker on his First Spring Start

Mike Dowd Singles In Go-Ahead Run

Mike Dowd RBI Single

Kivlehan Throws Out Turner at Home in the 9th

Marlette’s Scores Game-Winning Run

 

Mariners March 4 Slideshow:

 

 

 

Mariners Cactus League Report

The Cactus League Report kicks off tonight from Arizona. The show will tape live in Arizona from 6-7 pm at the Salty Senorita in Peoria. Due to the one-hour time difference with Seattle, the show will air from 6-7 pm in the Seattle market on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Here is a list of guests for the first Cactus League Report of the spring:

Cactus League Report

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 12

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 / 34 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. Los Angeles Angels)

Before We Get Started:
Don’t forget that the Cactus League schedule begins tomorrow and the Mariners game against the Padres will be televised on ROOT SPORTS starting at 12:00 pm Seattle time. It will be replayed at 3:30 pm and 9:00 pm. In all, 16 Mariners games will be televised this spring.

Good Morning:
When wandering the halls of the Mariners Spring Training Complex, you never know when two old friends are going to spend some time catching up. Mr. Mariner Alvin Davis walked in to the PR offices and bumped in to play-by-play man extraordinaire Rick Rizzs. The two caught up for a bit before they each got back to work.

Mr. Mariner Alvin Davis catches up with Rick Rizzs.

Mr. Mariner Alvin Davis catches up with Rick Rizzs.

Nothing To See Here, Folks:
When you come down to Arizona, you see some things that you wouldn’t normally see when you’re in the lobby. Sometimes, Felix Hernandez might be walking through, you might bump in to a media member, and sometimes you’ll see Mariners prospects just hanging out. This morning, pitchers Richard Vargas and Eddie Campbell were just hanging out in the lobby, catching up on their reading before having a meeting with Farm Director Chris Gwynn.

Prospects Richard Vargas and Eddie Campbell wait in the lobby for their turn to chat with Chris Gwynn.

Prospects Richard Vargas and Eddie Campbell wait in the lobby for their turn to chat with Chris Gwynn.

He Made It! Aaron Goldsmith Has Arrived:
Mariners play-by-play man Aaron Goldsmith arrived in Mariners camp this morning and got situated after flying in last night. If you read the blog yesterday, you saw a picture of Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers and Dave Sims sitting on the couch…today, it’s pretty lonely on said couch…

"Where is everyone?" - asked Aaron Goldsmith.

“Where is everyone?” – asked Aaron Goldsmith.

Fan Interactions:
If you’ve been down here, you know there’s a pretty good chance you’ll get to interact with some Mariners. Tom Wilhelmsen and Charlie Furbush made friends with a child climbing the fence, while Alvin Davis also brought a smile to a little ones face.

Tom Wilhelmsen and Charlie Furbush find a friend during workouts.

Tom Wilhelmsen and Charlie Furbush find a friend during workouts.

Alvin Davis finds a friend.

Alvin Davis finds a friend.

Danny Hultzen In Action:
Left-hander Danny Hultzen threw to live hitters this morning, facing prospects Austin Cousino, Ian Miller and Tyler Smith. Hultzen told the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish that “It felt good to get back out there again and get those juices going. I hadn’t  had that in a while. I hadn’t been out there since last September. It’s just another step going forward.”


Brief Call-Ups for Prospects:
As you saw from the video above, sometimes minor league players are brought up to work on some things with the Major Leaguers. Cousino, Miller and Smith got to face Hultzen, while another group of players got to help the team work on defensive drills. They may be only running the bases and stepping up to the plate for BP, but it’s still fun to see the young guys get on the same field as the Major Leaguers.

Austin Cousino, Tyler Smith & Ian Miller got to face Danny Hultzen today.

Austin Cousino, Tyler Smith & Ian Miller got to face Danny Hultzen today.

Minors leaguers help the team during defensive drills.

Minors leaguers help the team during defensive drills.

Media Guest:
NBC Sports’ Joe Posnanski arrived in camp today and chatted with The News Tribune’s Bob Dutton and Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits. He seemed focused on asking questions about Felix Hernandez so be on the lookout for his work in the next few days.

Joe Posnanski chats with Rick Waits.

Joe Posnanski chats with Rick Waits.

Tweet of The Day:

 

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