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03.25.14 Game Information

03.25.14 Game Information

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Mariners Game Information - March 25 at KC Royals
Mariners Game Information - March 25 at KC Royals

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TONIGHT’S TILT
…the Mariners (16-10-3) are nearing the end of their 38th spring training with a night game against the Kansas City Royals (6:05 pm, Surprise Stadium)…marks the 30th game of a 33-game Cactus League schedule for the Mariners that will conclude Friday and Saturday with a pair of games vs. the Rockies in Arizona…right-hander
Felix Hernandez
(1-0, 4.32) will make his fourth spring appearance against Royals left-hander Bruce Chen (0-3, 4.05).
PROBABLE PITCHERS (subject to change)
TODAY:
 Mariners at Kansas City 6:05 pm 710 ESPN/MLB NetworkSEA Hernandez, Leone, Medina, Smith, R. Ramirez, Kohlscheen, GuiapeKC Chen*, Bueno*, Davis, Holland, Patton
WEDNESDAY:
 Mariners at Texas 12:05 pm 710 ESPN (delay)SEA E. RamirezTEX Lewis, McCutchen, Cotts*, Ogando, Soria
* left-handed pitcher 
ON THE BACK FIELDS
…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.
FELIX’S FINAL TUNEUP
Felix Hernandez
 will make his final spring start today in preparation for the March 31 season opener vs. the Angels…Felix will be making his 7th career Opening Day start, and sixth consecutive (2009-current)…Felix is 4-0 with a 1.33 ERA (7 ER, 47.1 IP) in his six career Opening Day starts.
TV TIME
tonight’s game will be televised via a Royals broadcast by FSN Kansas City (check your local listings) and run on a delay starting at 9 pm in the Seattle market on MLB Network.
INSTANT REPLAY 
tonight is the last of five games during spring play that will serve as a test for the new instant replay system.
SURPRISE, SURPRISE
the Mariners have played 29 spring training games, and make their first trip to Surprise today to face the Royals…and they will make the same journey down Bell Road (or Grand Ave) tomorrow to face the Rangers at 12:05 pm.
HAPPY 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 A RELIEF
…Mariners relief pitchers rank 4th in the Cactus League with a 3.83 ERA (65 ER, 152.2 IP) and 7th with 119 strikeouts…9 home runs allowed by the bullpen is tied for 4th-lowest in the Cactus League.
 ALL HE DOES IS HIT
Robinson Cano
 has recorded a hit in 12 of his 15 games this spring…overall Cano is batting .465 (20x43) with 4 doubles, 4 runs scored, 13 RBI and 4 walks (.511 OBP, .558 SLG, 1.069 OPS)…Cano has struck out only one time in 47 plate appearances this spring…among Cactus League leaders he ranks T5th in RBI and T7th in hits.
EXTRA! EXTRA!
Seattle ranks 2nd among teams in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues with 97 extra-base hits (2B - 61, 3B - 10, HR - 26)…the Rockies lead MLB with 107 extra-base hits…the Mariners 61 doubles rank 4th (COL-69, ATL-63, SD-63), 10 triples ranks 4th (LAA-14, CIN-12, MIL-11), and 26 home runs rank T3rd.
HITTING LEADERS
Robinson Cano
 (.465/20x43) currently has the 5th-highest batting average in Mariners spring training history (needs 7 AB to officially qualify)…
Dustin Ackley 
 (.414/24x58) and
Brad Miller
 (.412/21x51) are also aiming to become part of the .400 spring training club.
MILLER TIME
…shortstop
Brad Miller
is batting .412 (21x51) and has recorded 12 extra-base hits (HR - 4, 3B - 4, 2B - 4)…ranks among Cactus League leaders in several offensive categories, including batting average (5th), slugging percentage (1st, .882), total bases (1st, 45), runs scored (1st, 15), extra-base hits (T1st, 12), triples (T2nd, 4), home runs (T7th, 4) and hits (T3rd, 21).
 ACK ATTACK 
Dustin Ackley 
 has recorded a hit in 18 of 20 games this spring, and is batting .414 (24x58) with 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 14 RBI…entered today tied for the spring lead with Toronto’s Melky Cabrera with 24 hits…also ranks among Cactus League leaders in batting average (4th), doubles (T4th), slugging percentage (8th, .672), RBI (T3rd), on-base percentage (6th, .443) and total bases (T4th, 39).
COUNTDOWN IN SINGLE DIGITS
…the Mariners season opener vs. the Los Angeles Angels is down to
6
 days…the Mariners and Angels square off March 31 at 7:10 pm in Anaheim.
DID YOU KNOW
…that the Mariners have three of the top seven RBI producers in the Cactus League?…
Dustin Ackley 
 (T3rd with 14),
Robinson Cano
 (T5th with 13) and
Michael Saunders
 (T5th with 13) all rank among Cactus League leaders in RBI.
TONIGHT’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (1-0, 4.32) vs. LHP Bruce Chen (0-3, 4.05)6:05 pm
 Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle
 TV: FSN Kansas City/MLB Network (delay)
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Game #30 Surprise Stadium
SEATTLE MARINERS (16-10-3) at KANSAS CITY ROYALS (11-13-2)
 
Road #16SPRING RECORD
Overall Record ...........................16-10-3PEORIA STADIUM .........................7-7-1Home Record ................................6-7-1Road Record ...............................10-3-2Current Streak ....................................L1
THE COUNTDOWN
6
 days to Opening Day, 3/31 at LAA 
14
 days to Home Opener, 4/8 vs. LAA 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
March 26 ......................at Texas (12:05)March 27 ...................................Off Day
March 28
 ......................
Colorado (7:05)
March 29 .................at Colorado (12:10)
Bold - Peoria Stadium
RECENT RESULTS
March 19 .........................L, 7-9 vs. MILMarch 20 ..........................W, 3-0 at CHIMarch 21 ...........................L, 2-7 vs. SDMarch 22 ..........................L, 5-6 at OAKMarch 22 ..........................L, 3-4 at COLMarch 23 .......................W, 6-4 vs. OAKMarch 24 .......................L, 6-7 vs. CWS
BY THE NUMBERS
.555
Logan Morrison is 5-for-9 (.555) over his last 3 games, with a double and 3 RBI.
0.96
ERA of
Erasmo Ramirez
(2 ER, 18.2 IP) in 5 appearances (4 starts) this spring.
1.356
OPS of
Brad Miller
 to rank 3rd among all players in spring training play.
4
Seattle is down to 4 remaining Cac-tus League games…one game will be played at Peoria Stadium and three on the road…Seattle has a workout planned for 4 pm Sunday in Anaheim and the 2014 season opener is Monday (March 31) vs. the Angels (7:05 pm)
.
13
RBI by
Robinson Cano
 in 15 Cactus League games…Cano is batting .465 (20x43) with 4 doubles.
24
Dustin Ackley 
 is leading the Cactus League with 24 hits.
THE ROSTER
The spring roster is at
37
 players: 22 pitchers (7 non-roster), 2 catchers (0 non-roster), 7 infielders (0 non-roster) and 6 outfielders (1 non-roster).
ON THE AIR
Tonight’s game vs. the Royals will be broadcast on ESPN 710 Seattle…
Rick Rizzs
and
Dave Sims
 will call the game…the game will be televised on FSN Kansas City and delayed until 8 pm on MLB Network.
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MARINERS ALL-TIMESPRING HITTING LEADERS
Player Year Avg AB H
Michael Morse 2008 .492 65 32Edgar Martinez 1996 .491 55 27Juan Bernhardt 1977 .490 51 25Edgar Martinez 1997 .485 68 33
Robinson Cano^ 2014 .465 43 20
Chris Shelton 2009 .460 50 23Raul Ibañez 2006 .443 61 27Edgar Martinez 2003 .441 68 30Ichiro Suzuki 2005 .437 71 31
 [minimum 50 at-bats]^ Cano needs 7 AB to qualify 
 
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER -- #34 — FELIX HERNANDEZ (RHP)
 YEAR TEAM W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO
2013 SEATTLE 12-10 3.04 31 31 0 0 204.1 185 74 69 15 46 216 2014 SPRING 1-0 4.32 3 3 0 0 8.1 8 5 4 0 3 7
 MLB Totals 110-86 3.20 269 269 23 9 1824.2 1669 722 648 145 526 1703
2014 Spring Training:
 1-0, 4.32 in 3 GS this spring: pitched in minor league game on 3/20 (7.0,5,3,2,0,6)...ND despite allowing 0 ER in 4.0 IP 3/14 at COL (2 H, 2 K)...ND 3/9 vs. TEX, allowed 4 runs in 3rd inning (2.1,4,4,4,1,4)...won 3/4 at Dodgers in Cactus League debut (2.0,2,0,0,1,1). Went 12-10 with a 3.04 ERA and 216 strikeouts in 31 starts in his 9th Major League season in 2013.Four-time All-Star (2009, 2011-13) and 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner.Recorded five consecutive seasons of at least 200 strikeouts and 200.0 innings pitched.Over last five seasons (since 2009), has the most quality starts (124) and 2nd-lowest ERA (2.85) in the Majors.Since 2009, has combined to go 71-50 with a 2.85 ERA in 165 starts…averaging 8.6 K/9.0 IP during this span.Threw the 23rd (and most recent) perfect game in MLB history Aug. 15, 2012 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.
 ALSO SCHEDULED TO PITCH…
#71 — Dominic Leone (rhp):
2014 Spring Training:
 0-0-1, 1.00 in 8 G: BS, allowing inherited runner to score 3/20 at COL (1.2 IP, 1 H, 4 K); he K’d 4 consecutive hit-ters...BS, allowing 1 ER in 1.0 IP 3.18 vs. SD...1.0 ShO IP 3/14 at COL (1 H, 1 K)...2.0 ShO IP 3/10 at AZ (2 K); retired all 6 BF...1.0 ShO IP 3/7 vs. CIN...SV #1 w/1-2-3 9th 3/4 at LAD...retired only BF 3/2 at CLE...2 H, GIDP in ShO 9th 2/28 at SD.Combined to post a 2.25 ERA (16 ER, 64.0 IP), .212 opponent batting average and a 1.031 WHIP in 48 appearances combined be-tween A Clinton, A High Desert and AA Jackson.Ranked 2nd among Mariners minor leaguers with 16 saves (in 17 save opps).Led the Arizona Fall League in 2013 with 6 saves (0-1, 3.00 ERA, 11 G, 15 K, 1 BB) for the Peoria Javelinas.Originally selected by the Mariners in the 16th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft out of Clemson University…college team-mates with Mariners infielder Brad Miller.
#31 — Yoervis Medina (rhp):
2014 Spring Training:
 0-0-2, 2.00 in 8 G this spring: allowed solo HR in 1.0 IP 3/23 vs. OAK...SV #2 w/1-2-3 9th 3/20 at CHI...SV #1 3/16 at LAA (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K)...allowed 1 ER in 1.0 IP 3/13 at AZ...2.0 IP, 0 ER 3/10 vs. KC (1 H, 2 K)...1.0 ShO IP 3/7 vs. CIN (1 H, 1 GIDP)...1-2-3 8th 3/3 at CIN...retired all 3 BF (1 K) 2/28 at SD.In first Major League season in 2013, ranked among American League rookie relievers in holds (2nd, 19), appearances (3rd, 63), strike-outs (3rd, 71 and K/9.0 IP (6th, 9.40).Stranded 37 of 53 inherited runners (69.8%); 5th-most IR among AL relief pitchers.Tied for MLB lead and set Mariners monthly record with 9 holds in August.Originally signed by Seattle as a non-drafted free agent on July 25, 2005.
#73 — Carson Smith (rhp):
2014 Spring Training:
 0-0, 0.00 in 6 G: K’d 2 in 1/2 ShO IP 3/21 vs. SD...1-2-3 IP 3/19 vs. MIL...1.0 ShO IP 3/14 at COL...1.2 ShO IP 3/10 at AZ (1 H, 3 K)...1.0 ShO IP 3/7 vs. CIN (1 K)...allowed 1 hit but struck out the side in 1.0 ShO IP 2/28 at SD.Named the Mariners 2013 Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year.Went 1-3 with 15 saves in 44 relief appearances with AA Jackson in 2013…limited opponents to a .183 average (33x180).Allowed only 5 runs over his last 38 relief appearances (1-1-12, 1.01 ERA), lower his season ERA from 8.44 to 1.80.Appeared in 5 games with the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League.Originally selected by the Mariners in the 8th round of the 2011 June Draft out of Texas State University.
#52 — Ramon Ramirez (rhp):
2014 Spring Training:
 2-0, 8.10 in 7 G: allowed 2 R HR to 1st BF 3.19 vs. MIL in relief (0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 HR)...no runs in 0.2 IP (1 K) 3/15 vs. SF...allowed 3 R, 1 ER on three hits and two walks (aided by error) in 0.1 IP 3/12 vs. CHC...1-2-3 IP (1 K) 3/10 vs. KC...allowed 3 ER in 1.1 IP 3/7 vs. CIN (2 BB, K)...W #2 3/3 vs. COL (2.0 IP, 1 H)...W #1 2/28 at SD (1.0 IP, 1 ER).Went 0-0 with an 11.12 ERA (7 ER, 5.2 IP) in 6 relief appearances with the San Francisco Giants in 2013…also appeared in 27 games in the minor leagues split between the San Francisco and Tampa Bay organizations.Has pitched in parts of eight seasons in the Colorado (2006-2007), Kansas City (2008), Boston (2009-2010), San Francisco (2010-2011, 2013) and New York Mets organizations (2012). Member of the Giants 2010 World Championship squad posting a 0.67 ERA (2 ER, 27.0 IP) in 25 relief appearances during the final two months of the season. Originally signed by Texas as a 16-year-old outfielder, but was converted to pitcher, and did not make his US professional debut until 2003 in the New York Yankees organization...signed by Seattle as a minor league free agent on January 2, 2014.
TOMORROW’S STARTING PITCHER -- #50 — ERASMO RAMIREZ (RHP)
 YEAR TEAM W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO
2013 Jackson 0-0 1.80 1 1 0 0 5.0 3 2 1 0 2 3 Tacoma 3-3 3.09 7 7 0 0 43.2 43 17 15 4 14 42 SEATTLE 5-3 4.98 14 13 0 0 72.1 79 44 40 12 26 57 Everett 0-0 1.69 1 1 0 0 5.1 6 2 1 0 1 10 2014 SPRING 3-0 0.96 5 4 0 0 18.2 15 4 2 0 2 14
MLB Totals 6-6 4.25 30 21 0 0 131.1 126 70 62 18 38 105 
MiLB Totals 44-20 3.16 103 97 2 1 586.2 574 263 206 39 102 472
2014 Spring Training:
 3-0, 0.96 in 5 G, 4 GS this spring...tossed 6.0 ShO ip at CHI 3/20 for W #3 (4 H, 0 BB, 4 K)...allowed 1 R in 4.0 IP in relief 3/14 at COL (4 H, 1 BB, 3 K)...tossed 4.0 ShO IP, allowing just 1 hit, 3.8 at SF (4 K)...worked 2.2 IP and was hurt by defense 3/3 at CIN (2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB,2 K)...made Cactus League debut 2/27 vs. SD, facing just 7 batters in 2.0 innings (aided by double play) in the Mariners Spring Training opener.Went 5-3 with a 4.98 ERA (40 ER, 72.1 IP) in 14 G/13 GS over two stints with the Mariners last season.Averaged 3.24 walks per 9.0 innings (26 BB), compared to his rookie rate of 1.83 BB/9.0 IP in 2012 (12 BB in 59.0 IP).Started the season on the minor league disabled list (April 11-May 28) with right triceps tendinitis.Pitched for Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League (3-1, 2.86 ERA, 6 GS).
2014 SPRING TRAINING GAME NOTES MARCH 25, 2014 AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS
 
SEATTLE MARINERS
 
2014 Spring Training -- Gameday Roster
Tuesday, March 25 at Kansas City Royals (Surprise Stadium, 6:05 p.m.)
Starting Lineup:
36 Abraham Almonte (S) CF 5 Brad Miller (L) SS 7 Stefen Romero RF 17 Justin Smoak (S) 1B 20 Logan Morrison (L) DH 15 Kyle Seager (L) 3B 6 Nick Franklin (S) 2B 13 Dustin Ackley (L) LF 3 Mike Zunino C -------------------------------------------------------------- 34 Felix Hernandez RHP
Pitchers:
31 Yoervis Medina ............................ RHP 52 Ramon Ramirez ........................... RHP 71 Dominic Leone ............................. RHP 73 Carson Smith ............................... RHP 82 Stephen Kohlscheen* .................. RHP 97 Mayckol Guaipe* ......................... RHP
Infielders:
8 Willie Bloomquist ........................... INF 74 Chris Taylor* .................................. INF 79 D.J. Peterson* ............................... INF 81 Tyler Smith* ................................... INF
Outfielders:
16 Cole Gillespie* ................................ OF 55 Michael Saunders (L) ..................... OF 99 Jabari Blash* .................................. OF
Catchers:
 4 John Buck ......................................... C 76 Mike Dowd* ...................................... C
* = from Minor League camp
Coaching Staff:
23 Lloyd McClendon ...................... Manager 33 Trent Jewett....................... Bench Coach 84 Rich Donnelly .......................... 3B Coach 43 Andy Van Slyke ....................... 1B Coach 10 Howard Johnson ............... Hitting Coach 47 Rick Waits ....................... Pitching Coach 48 Mike Rojas ........................ Bullpen Coach 25 Chris Woodward ................. Infield Coach 62 Jason Phillips ................ Bullpen Catcher 89 Scott Budner .......................... BP Pitcher
Pronunciation Guide:
Dustin Ackley (ACK-lee) Abraham Almonte (al-MOAN-tay) Blake Beavan (BEV-uhn) Joe Beimel (BYE-mul) Willie Bloomquist (BLOOM-quist) Robinson Cano (kah-NOH) Endy (EHN-dee) Chavez (CHAW-vehz) Roenis (row-EHN-ees) Elias (ehl-LEE-us) Danny Farquhar (FAHR-kwahr) Charlie Furbush (FUR-bush) Cole Gillespie (gil-EH-spee) Hisashi (he-sash-ee) Iwakuma (ee-wah-kuma) Dominic Leone (LEE-own) Lucas Luetge (LIT-key) Brandon Maurer (MAUW-er)
 like Joe Mauer Yoervis (yo-AIR-vees) Medina (meh-DEE-nah) Hector (HEHK-ter) Noesi (noh-eh-SEE) Stephen (STEE-vin) Pryor (PRIY-er) Humberto (oom-BEAR-toe) Quintero (keen-TAIR-oh) Erasmo (eh-RASS-moh) Ramirez (rah-MEER-ehz) Stefen (STEFF-ehn) Romero Michael Saunders (SAWN-derz) Kyle Seager (SEE-guhr) Justin Smoak (SMOKE) Taijuan (TIE-wahn) Walker Tom Wilhelmsen (will-HELM-sen) Mike Zunino (zoo-NEE-no)

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