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Thursday, March 14, 2013 Peoria Stadium

CINCINNATI REDS (5-12) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (11-7)

Game #19 Home #10

TODAY’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RH Homer Bailey (0-0, 1.80) vs. LH Joe Saunders (1-0, 6.00) 1:05 pm • Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle (delay) / Mariners.com (live & free with login)
SPRING RECORD
Overall Record ................................ 11-7 PEORIA STADIUM ............................ 6-4 Home Record ................................... 5-4 Road Record .................................... 6-3 Current Streak ....................................L5

TODAY’S TILT…the Mariners (11-7) return home to Peoria Stadium to host the Cincinnati Reds (512) in an afternoon tilt…a group of Mariners are also playing a B game this morning (10 am) vs. the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear…after opening spring training with a 10-1 record (including a 10game win streak), the Mariners have dropped six of their last seven games, including a current fourgame losing streak…left-hander Joe Saunders (1-0, 6.00) will make his third appearance (2nd start) against Reds right-hander Homer Bailey (0-0, 1.80).

THE COUNTDOWN
18 days to Opening Day, 4/1 at Oakland 25 days to Home Opener, 4/8 vs. Houston

UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHERS (subject to change)…
TODAY: SEA — CIN — TODAY: SEA — CLE — FRIDAY: SEA — LAA — FRIDAY: SEA — NED — Mariners vs. Reds 1:05 pm 710 ESPN Seattle (delay) Saunders*, Maurer, Perez, Farquhar, LaFromboise Bailey*, Hensley, Cingrani, De La Rosa, Ravin, Lotzkar Mariners at Indians (B Game) Paxton*, Walker, Loe, Capps, Noesi Kluber*, Allen, Hill, Capps, Gil 10:00 am

RECENT RESULTS
March 4 ....................... W, 16-6 vs. COL March 6 ........................... L, 6-7 vs. MIL March 7 ..................... L, 3-7 at OAK (ss) March 7 .....................W, 12-2 at KC (ss) March 8 ................. Rained Out vs. OAK March 9 ............................ L, 2-3 at LAD March 10 ..................... L, 7-11 vs. CWS March 12 ..........................L, 4-5 vs. ARI March 13 ............................ L, 2-4 at KC

Mariners at Angels 1:10 pm No Radio Bonderman*, Carraway, Smith, LaFromboise, Medina Hanson* Mariners vs. Netherlands 7:05 pm 710 ESPN Seattle Garland*, Luetge, Pryor, Wilhelmsen, Bawcom Tom Stuifbergen*, Kevin Heijstek, Berry van Driel, Jonathan Balentina 710 ESPN Seattle

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
March 15 ...................@LA Angels (1:10) The Netherlands (7:05) March 16 .................... @Colorado (1:05) March 17 ............................Texas (1:05) March 18 .................... at Oakland (1:05) March 19 ............. San Francisco (7:05) March 20 ............................ Off Day!!!!!!!! Bold - Peoria Stadium

SATURDAY: Mariners at Rockies 1:05 pm SEA — Ramirez*, Furbush, Perez, Farquhar, Bawcom COL — Volstad*, Belisle, Lopez
* Starting Pitcher

HAPPY PI DAY…for you mathematicians out there, today is Pi Day, which is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form…Carlos Triunfel (#1) and Carlos Peguero (#4) are in today’s starting lineup vs. the Reds, while Robert Andino (#3) has today off from game action. BUSY TIME OF SPRING…counting today’s B game vs. the Indians, the Mariners will play five games in three days…the Mariners will be split tomorrow facing the Angels in Tempe (1:10 pm) and The Netherlands tomorrow night in a WBC exhibition game (7:05 pm). COMMERCIALS…the Mariners award-winning commercials were released yesterday on Mariners. com…the six spots feature nine players and Manager Eric Wedge…they will begin to air on Sunday when (coincidence?) the Mariners game is being televised by ROOT SPORTS. KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS…the Mariners will host The Kingdom of the Netherlands tomorrow night (7:05 pm) in a World Baseball Classic exhibition game…Mariners minor leaguer Kalian Sams is a starting outfielder for the Dutch squad and is batting .267 (5x19) with 7 runs scored, 3 doubles, 3 RBI and a .821 OPS in 6 games. HOME RUN DERBY…the Mariners have hit 33 HR to lead all of spring training teams, already eclipsing the home run totals from the last three spring trainings: 28 HR in 26 G in ‘12, 27 HR in 31 G in ‘11, 23 HR in 32 G in ‘10…have hit at least one home run in 17 of 18 games, and 2+ home runs in all but 7 games…the 33 home runs have been hit by 20 different players, including three home runs each by Michael Morse, Franklin Gutierrez and Carlos Peguero (T5th in Cactus League). 2-OUT RBI…Kyle Seager recorded his first two-out RBI of the spring yesterday with a single in the top of the sixth inning…Seager was of course Mr. 2-out RBI last season, ranking second in the American League (behind Miguel Cabrera) with 44 2-out RBI. CACTUS LEAGUE NUGGETS…
• • • • • Carlos Peguero is amongst the Cactus League leaders in several offensive categories: HR (T5th, 3), Slugging Pct (4th, .758), Total Bases (T6th, 25). Franklin Gutierrez ranks T5th in the Cactus League with 10 RBI and T5th with 3 home runs. Casper Wells is tied for the lead in the Cactus League with 12 RBI. The 10-game Cactus League winning streak marked the longest spring winning streak in a single spring training, besting the previous 8-game streak set March 28-April 4, 1993. Mariners minor leaguers begin games Saturday (3/16) with games vs. KC (AAA/AA on the road).

BY THE NUMBERS

20 33

Different players have hit home runs this spring to combine for the 33 total HR.

Home runs the Mariners have hit this spring to lead all Major League teams.

122

Strikeouts by Mariners relief pitchers this spring to lead all teams.

TOP PROSPECTS
The Mariners have 5 players listed amongst Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects: Zunino (17), Walker (18), Hultzen (29), Franklin (79) and Paxton (87).

SINGLE-GAME TICKETS
Single-game tickets for the 2013 season go on sale to the public at 10 am this Saturday (March 16)… tickets will be available without a service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and Seattle Mariners Team Stores

ON THE AIR
Today’s game will be broadcast on ESPN 710 Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network delayed to 7 PM... Rick Rizzs (28th season with the Mariners) and Aaron Goldsmith (1st season) will call the action…any game that is tape-delayed (8 this spring) will be available live and free of charge online via Mariners. com (need login credentials).

HANSEN STILL HAS ‘EM HAMMERING…in addition to leading all teams with 33 home runs and 119 runs scored (tied with KC), the Mariners rank second in both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues with a .522 slugging percentage and lead all teams with 78 extra base hits…after opening spring batting .310 with 23 home runs in the first 11 games (with a 10-1 record), Seattle is batting .266 (67x252) with 10 home runs over the last 7 games. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION…TV games this spring include the following upcoming games: March 17 vs. Texas (1:05 pm), March 19 vs. San Francisco (7:05 pm), March 21 vs. Chicago-NL (7:05 pm), March 23 vs. Cleveland (1:05 pm), March 30 vs. Colorado (12:05 pm). HEY AARON, DID YOU KNOW?…that Mariners relief pitchers lead all of spring training (both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues) with 122 strikeouts?…the next closest team is the Toronto Blue Jays (with 112 bullpen K’s) and the next closest Cactus League team is Kansas City (100)…Mariners relievers have struck out 30 batters over the last four games.

2013 SPRING TRAINING GAME NOTES • MARch 14, 2013 • VS. cINcINNATI REdS

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER -- #23 JOE SAUNDERS (LHP)
YEAR TEAM W-L 2012 ARIZONA 6-10 AZL D-Backs# 0-1 BALTIMORE 3-3 2013 SPRING 1-0 MLB TOTALS 78-65 ERA 4.22 6.23 3.63 6.00 4.15 G 21 1 7 2 189 GS 21 1 7 1 189 CG 1 0 0 0 7 SHO IP 1 130.0 0 4.1 0 44.2 0 3.0 3 1161.1 H 146 3 49 4 1236 R 68 5 20 2 592 ER 61 3 18 2 535 HR 17 0 4 0 145 BB 31 5 8 1 354 SO 89 7 23 0 662

2013 Spring Training: 1-0, 6.00 - allowed 3 R (2 ER) on 4 H in 2.2 innings on 3/9 at SD (B-Game)...W #1 in 1st GS, 3/3 @TEX (2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB)...allowed 2 R on 3 H in 1.0 IP on 2/26 at MIL. • Combined to go 9-13, 4.07 ERA in 28 GS with ARI (21 GS) and BAL (7 GS)...made 2 postseason starts for the Orioles, going 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA (2 ER, 11.1 IP)...was the starting and winning pitcher in the Orioles one-game wild card playoff win at TEX (5.2,6,1,1,1,4). • In 8 ML seasons with the Angels (2005-2010), Diamondbacks (2010-2012) and Orioles (2012) is 78-65 with a 4.15 ERA in 189 career starts...since 2008 ranks 6th the Majors in games started (156), 6th in wins (63) and 7th in innings pitched (974.0)...over the last 5 seasons has averaged 13 wins, 31 starts and 195.0 innings per season (63-57, 156 GS, 974.0 IP). • Signed as free agent on February 12, 2013.

ALSO SCHEDULED TO PITCH…
2013 Spring Training: 1-0, 1.50 - L#1, allowing 1 R on 4 H in 3.0 IP (1 BB, 4 K) on 3/7 at OAK...W#1 on 3/1 vs. TEX (2.0,2,0,0,2,2)...allowed 1H and 1 K in scorless inning in ST debut on 2/25 vs. LAA (1.0,1,0,0,0,1). • Named Southern League Most Outstanding pitcher of the Year after going 9-2 with a 3.20 ERA (49 ER, 137.2 IP) in 24 starts with AAJackson...named Most Improved Player by the Seattle Mariners. • Led the Southern League with a .818 winning percentage and ranked 5th in ERA. • Tied for the Generals lead in wins (9), while leading hte team in strikeouts (117) and innings pitched (137.1 IP). • Over final 14 starts of the season, from June 1-Aug. 16, went 7-1 with a 2.50 ERA (24 ER, 86.1 IP) and recorded 10 quality starts. • Selected by Seattle in the 23rd round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

#37 - Brandon Maurer (rhp):

#59 - Oliver Perez (lhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-0, 2.70 - allowed 1 H and K’d 1 in 1.0 ShO IP 3/2 vs. LAD...tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in ST debut on 2/22 vs. SD...allowed 1 R in 1.0 IP on 2/26 at MIL (1.0,0,1,1,1,0,WP,HB)...pitched in 1 G for Team Mexico in 2013 WBC. • Was 1-3, 2.12 in 33 relief appearances with Seattle last season...all 3 losses came in extra innings. • Did not allow a run in 20 consecutive appearances July 13-Sept. 14, tied for fourth-longest streak in club history. • Was 2-2, 4.65 with 1 save in 22 relief appearances with AAA Tacoma...at time of recall, led PCL with 12.19 K’s/9.0 IP.

#39 - Danny Farquhar (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-0-1, 9.00 - struck out 2 of 3 BF in scoreless inning 3/9 at SD (B-Game)...worked 3/3 @TEX (1.0 IP, 1 K)...SV#1 on 2/26 at MIL, striking out 2 of 3 BF...allowed 3 runs on 4 hits in 1.0 innings in ST debut on 2/22 vs. SD. • Pitched for 5 teams in 2012: New Hampshire (AA), Sacramento (AAA), Trenton (AA), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) and Tacoma (AAA) in four organizations (Seattle, Toronto, Oakland & New York-AL)...appeared in a combined 44 G, going 3-3 with 9 saves and a 2.65 ERA. • Was acquired by Seattle from NYY (Ichiro trade) and was 1-0, 0.54 with 4 saves in 12 games with Tacoma. • Pitched for Lara in the Venezuela Winter League (2-1, 1.50 ERA with 3 saves in 21 games).

#30 - Bobby LaFromboise (lhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-0-1, 5.40 - tossed scoreless 7th innings 3/12 vs. ARI...allowed 1 H and K’d 2 in scoreless 8th inning on 3/9 at LAD...SV #1 3/3 @TEX; left bases loaded in B9th (1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, HR)...allowed 1 R on 1 H in 1.0 IP on 2/23 at SD (1.0,1,1,1,1,1)...allowed a lead off HR in 8th inning before retiring the final 3 BF on 2/26 at MIL. • Went 6-2 with 6 saves and a 1.36 ERA (10 ER, 66.1 IP) in 47 relief appearances combined between AA-Jackson and AAA-Tacoma in 2012...limited opponents to a .191 (45x235) batting average, while walking 21 and striking out 70. • Named Tacoma Rainiers Pitcher of the Year going 5-2 with 4 saves and a 1.59 ERA in 27 relief appearances. • Originally selected by the Mariners in the 8th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

#52 - Jhonny Nunez (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-0, 18.00 - allowed 2 R on 2 H without recording an out in the 4th inning (0.0,2,2,2,2,0,HR) before game was called due to rain on 3/8 vs. OAK (stats are not official)...allowed 2 R in 1.0 IP (1 H, 2 BB) on 3/1 vs. TEX...allowed 5 R (2 ER) on 4 H in 1.0 IP on 2/23 at SD (1.0,4,5,2,0,2,HR). • Spent the 2012 season with the Rays triple-A affiliate, Durham, going 2-2 with a 6.57 ERA (27 ER, 37.0 IP) in 22 games/3 starts. • Has spent time in the Dodgers (2006), Nationals (2007-08), Yankees (2008), White Sox (2009-11) and Rays (2012) organizations. • Has a 3.69 ERA and 579 strikeouts over 630.0 career innings pitched in the minors...appeared in 2 ML games with Chicago-AL (2009). • Signed as a Minor League free agen on January 10, 2013.

MINOR LEAGUE EXTRAS: #93 - Matt Brazis (rhp): Went 2-0, 0.65 ERA (2 ER, 27.2 IP) in 18 games combined between Pulaski & Clinton in 2012. #94 - Dominic Leone (rhp): Went 3-0, 1.36 ERA (5 ER, 33.0 IP) in 19 G with Everett in first professional season in 2012. #90 - George Mieses (rhp): Limited to only 8 G (7 GS) combined between High Desert and Jackson due to injury in 2012.

TOMORROW’S STARTING PITCHER @ LAA -- #32 JEREMY BONDERMAN (RHP)
YEAR TEAM 2012 2013 SPRING MLB TOTALS W-L 1-0 67-77 ERA 15.00 4.89 G 2 207 GS CG SHO IP H INJURED - DID NOT PITCH 1 0 0 3.0 5 193 6 2 1176.0 1245 R 5 691 ER 5 639 HR 1 147 BB 2 404 SO 1 929

2013 Spring Training: 1-0, 9.00 - allowed 2-out solo HR to Parrino in the 6th inning on 3/7 at OAK (3.0,3,1,1,0,2,HR)...allowed 2 R on 3 H in 2.0 IP on 3/2 vs. LAD...allowed a 2-out, 3-run HR to Hank Conger in ST debut on 2/25 vs. LAA (1.0,2,3,3,1,0,HR). • Last appeared in the Majors in 2010 with the Detroit Tigers when he went 8-10 with a 5.53 ERA in 30 G/29 GS...underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in April 2012. • Pitched 8 seasons for the Tigers from 2003-2010...went 67-77 with a 4.89 ERA (639 ER, 1176.0 IP) in 207 career games (193 starts) for the Tigers, and recorded 7.11 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched (929 SO). • Signed as a Minor League free agent on January 9, 2013.

TOMORROW’S STARTING PITCHER vs. NED -- #20 JON GARLAND (RHP)
YEAR TEAM 2012 2013 SPRING MLB TOTALS W-L 1-0 132-119 ERA 1.50 4.32 G 3 353 GS CG SHO IP H INJURED - DID NOT PITCH 2 0 0 6.0 5 330 11 6 2083.1 2175 R 1 1104 ER 1 1001 HR 0 254 BB 4 700 SO 1 1124

2013 Spring Training: 1-0, 1.50 - allowed first run of the spring in 3.0 innings 3/9 at LAD (3.0,3,1,1,1,0)...worked 2.0 ShO IP in GS #2 3/4 vs. COL (2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 SO)...picked up W#1 in first game pitched, 2/28 at SF (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 B). • Did not pitch in 2012 after having labrum and rotator cuff surgery on July 11, 2011. • Veteran of 12 Major League season with Chicago-AL (2000-07), Los Angeles-AL (2008), Arizona (2009), Los Angeles-NL (2009, 2011) and San Diego (2010)...averaged over 32 starts and 200.0 innings per season from 2002-09.

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