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03.24.13 St Sea Notes

03.24.13 St Sea Notes

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Mariners Game Notes for 3/24/13.
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TODAY’S TILT
…the Mariners (18-9) continue Cactus League play today with a road game againstthe Arizona Diamondbacks (13-14-2) at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick…the Mariners have won 7o their last 9 Cactus League games, and with an 18-9 record have the third-best winning percentage(.667) in spring training play behind Kansas City (20-6-1/.769) and Baltimore (16-7-3/.696)…let-hander
Joe Saunders
(1-0, 9.45) is scheduled to make his third Cactus League start (4th appearance)against D-backs let-hander Wade Miley (0-1, 6.75).
UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHERS (subject to change)
TODAY:
Mariners at D-backs 1:10 710 ESPN SeattleSEA Saunders*, Perez, Luetge, Loe ARI Miley*, Sipp, Ziegler
MONDAY:
Mariners at Reds 1:10 710 ESPN SeattleSEA Maurer*, Pryor, Capps, Perez, LuetgeCIN Bailey*
TUESDAY:
Mariners vs. Royals 1:05 710 ESPN SeattleSEA Bonderman*, Farquhar, Furbush, Loe, PyrorKC Chen*
SPRING WINS
…the Mariners 18 wins are the second-most this spring behind the Royals (20-6-1),and are already tied or 3rd-most in club spring history…Seattle also had 18 wins in 1998 & 2004,20 in 1999 and a club-record 21 in 1994.
WELCOME BACK ENDY 
Endy Chavez
signed with the Mariners this morning as a minor leagueree agent…the veteran o 11 MLB seasons was the Mariners Opening Day let felder in 2009.
SMOAKIN
Justin Smoak
is batting .408 (20x49) with 7 doubles, 4 home runs, 11 RBI and a 1.230OPS (.434 OBP, .796 SLG)…
amongst Cactus League leaders ranks tied or frst in doubles(7), 6th in slugging (.796), T5th in total bases (39) and 8th in OPS (1.230)
…he has recordedat least one hit in 13 o his 15 Cactus League games, including a current 7-game hitting streak(.458/11x24)…additionally, Smoak is batting .378 (14x37) let-handed and .500 (6x12) right-handed.
ON THE BACK FIELDS
…Right-hander
Hisashi Iwakuma
started in a minor league game yesterdayagainst the Cincinnati Reds Triple-A afliate…Kuma allowed 2 runs and 10 hits in 7.0 innings (+ 2batters), striking out 5 (32 BF, 91 pitches/65 strikes)…Iwakuma is scheduled to make his fnal springstart Thursday vs. the Chicago Cubs in Mesa.
KING FELIX TO GET SIXTH OPENING DAY NOD
…Mariners manager
Eric Wedge
announcedThursday that
Felix Hernandez
will be the Mariners Opening Day starter April 1 vs. the Oakland A’s…i all goes as planned, this will be King Felix’s sixth career Opening Day start (2007, 2009-2012),which will tie Randy Johnson or the club record…Felix is 3-0, 1.59 ERA (7 ER, 39.2 IP) with 33strikeouts in his fve career Opening Day starts…LHP Brett Anderson will start or the A’s.
KING FELIX 
Felix Hernandez
struck out 9 batters in 6.0 scoreless innings Friday night vs. thePadres, including 6 consecutive in the third and ourth innings…ater allowing 2 hits in the secondinning, Felix retired the fnal 13 batters he aced to end his start (70 pitches, 50 strikes)…Felix isscheduled to make his fnal spring start Wednesday vs. the Dodgers.
WINNING STREAKS
…the Mariners had their six-game Cactus League winning streak snappedThursday vs. the Cubs, but have still won 7 o their last 9…the 6-game win streak March 14-19was the second winning streak o 5+ games this spring…also had a 10-game winning streak Feb.23-March 4, the longest spring winning streak in club history, besting the previous 8-game streakset March 28-April 4, 1993.
SAVE ME
…the Mariners are tied or the Cactus League lead with 10 saves (with Cleveland), includingtwo each by
Oliver Perez
and
Danny Farquhar
…recorded a save in 6 o last 7 wins.
CACTUS LEAGUE NUGGETS
Mighty Morse
-
Michael Morse
is T2nd in the Cactus League with 6 HR…is batting .349 in 15 G.
Shoppach HBP
-
Kelly Shoppach
is T2nd this spring with 3 HBP…led AL w/18 HBP in 2009.
Current Roster
- Mariners roster currently is at 33 players (27 roster + 5 non-roster).
• Radio
- The remaining spring games will air
LIVE
on 710 ESPN Seattle.
Extra Bases
- Seattle leads all teams with 115 extra base hits and a .518 slugging percentage.
Michael Saunders
(Canada) was named to the METLIFE All-WBC Team (.727 AVG, HR, 7 RBI).
Jesus Montero
ranks T5th in the Cactus League with 6 doubles.RH
Brandon Maurer
has recorded a 1.20 ERA (2 ER, 15.0 IP) in 5 G/2 GS and T10th w/15 K’s.The Mariners are celebrating their 20th spring training playing games at Peoria Stadium.
HOME RUN DERBY 
…the Mariners have hit 48 HR to lead all spring training teams (Cubs are 2ndw/44), which are second-most in spring club history (record is 51 in 1999 - 32 G)…eclipses HRtotals rom recent springs (28 HR in 26 G in ‘12, 27 HR in 31 G in ‘11, 23 HR in 32 G in ‘10)…havehit at least one home run in 26 o 27 Cactus League games…the 48 home runs have been hit by22 dierent players, including 6 home runs by
Michael Morse
(T2nd in Cactus League) and 5 by
Kendrys Morales
(T4th in CL)…the individual club record or home runs in a single spring trainingis 8 set by Mike Wilson in 2009.
HEY JOHN
…thanks or flling in or Greg Johns the last couple o days!…
DID YOU KNOW?
…thatthe Mariners are 10-3 when playing as the road team this spring?…the 10 road wins, which include 2wins over the Padres as the visiting team in Peoria, are most in all o baseball this spring.
TODAY’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: LH Joe Saunders (1-0, 9.45) vs. LH Wade Miley (0-1, 6.75)1:10 pm
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com
TV: None
Sunday, March 24, 2013 Game #28Salt River Fields
SEATTLE MARINERS (18-9) at ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (13-14-2)
 
Road #14
SPRING RECORD
Overall Record ................................18-9PEORIA STADIUM ..........................10-6Home Record ...................................8-6Road Record ..................................10-3Current Streak ....................................L1
THE COUNTDOWN
8
days to Opening Day, 4/1 at Oakland
15
days to Home Opener, 4/8 vs. Houston
RECENT RESULTS
March 18 .........................W, 6-5 at OAKMarch 19 ..........................W, 6-3 vs. SFMarch 21 .........................L, 4-7 vs. CHIMarch 22 ...........................W, 3-1 at SDMarch 23 .......................L, 5-10 vs. CLE
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
March 25 ...................@Cincinnati (1:05)
March 26
.................
Kansas City (1:05)March 27
.................
LA Dodgers (1:05)
March 28 ...............@Chicago-NL (1:05)March 29 ...............................Travel DayMarch 30 ........vs. Colorado (Salt Lake )
Bold - Peoria Stadium
BY THE NUMBERS
6
Homers by
Michael Morse
to tie or2nd-most in the Cactus League lead.
11
Extra base hits by
Justin Smoak
(7 2B,4 HR) to tie or 2nd-most in spring play.
17
Career hits by Joe Saunders (.138 avg).
18
Wins by the Mariners, trailing only KC(20) or most spring training wins.
48
Home runs the Mariners have hit thisspring to lead all Major League teams.
SPRING LONGBALLS
Here is a list o most home runs hit bythe Mariners in spring training play:51 (1999),
48 (2013)
, 47 (2009), 41(1994), 40 (2000)…Mariners currentHR/G average o 1.78 is well aheado the 1.59 mark set in 1999.
SINGLE-GAME TICKETS
Single-game tickets or the 2013season are currently on sale…ticketsare available without a service chargeat the Saeco Field Box Ofce andSeattle Mariners Team Stores…good tickets are still available or theMariners home opener April 8 vs. theHouston Astros.
BROADCAST NOTES
Today’s game vs. the Diamondbackswill be broadcast on ESPN 710Seattle and the Mariners RadioNetwork…
Rick Rizzs
(28th season)and
 Aaron Goldsmith
(1st season)will call the game rom Scottsdale.
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(P) 623.776.4800
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