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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Peoria Stadium SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (9-10-3) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (16-7)

Game #24 Home #12

TONIGHT’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: LH Barry Zito (1-0, 3.38) vs. RH Brandon Maurer (2-1, 0.90) 7:05 pm • Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com • TV: ROOT Sports
SPRING RECORD
Overall Record................................. 16-7 PEORIA STADIUM............................. 8-4 Home Record.................................... 7-4 Road Record..................................... 9-3 Current Streak................................... W5

TONIGHT’S TILT…the Mariners (16-7) return home to Peoria Stadium with a five-game Cactus League winning streak to face the San Francisco Giants (9-10-3)…the Mariners defeated the Oakland A’s on the road yesterday 6-5, and have the second-best winning percentage in spring training play (.696), trailing only Kansas City (17-5-1/.773)…right-hander Brandon Maurer (2-1, 0.90) will make his second spring start (5th appearance) against Giants left-hander Barry Zito (1-0, 3.38).

UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHERS (subject to change)…
TONIGHT: Mariners vs. Giants 7:05 710 ESPN Seattle/ROOT SEA — Maurer*, Wilhelmsen, Furbush, Pryor, Farquhar, Smith, Loe, Bawcom SF — Zito*, Affeldt, Ramirez, Runzler, Machi WEDNESDAY: Off Day -- Jeremy Bonderman will throw in MiLB game at 1 p.m. 7:05 710 ESPN Seattle/ROOT THURSDAY: Mariners vs. Cubs SEA — Garland*, Ramirez CHI — Samardzija*

THE COUNTDOWN
13 days to Opening Day, 4/1 at Oakland 20 days to Home Opener, 4/8 vs. Houston

RECENT RESULTS
March 13............................. L, 2-4 at KC March 14......................... W, 8-7 vs. CIN March 15.......................... W, 8-5 at LAA March 15............L, 1-8 vs. Netherlands* March 16..........................W, 5-2 at COL March 17......................... W, 4-3 vs. TEX March 18..........................W, 6-5 at OAK
* WBC Exhibition, no records/stats count

ANOTHER WINNING STREAK…the Mariners have won five straight Cactus League games (exhibition vs. Netherlands does not count), the second winning streak of 5+ games this spring… also had a 10-game winning streak Feb. 23-March 4, the longest spring winning streak in a single spring training, besting the previous 8-game streak set March 28-April 4, 1993. HEART OF THE ORDER…the Mariners potential “heart of the batting order” of Kendrys Morales (.368, 4 HR, 8 RBI), Michael Morse (.371, 6 HR, 11 RBI), Justin Smoak (.390, 3 HR, 8 RBI) and Raul Ibañez (.333, 3 HR, 9 RBI) have combined to bat .367 (54x147) with 36 runs scored, 12 doubles, 16 home runs and 36 RBI.
PLAYER AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI OBP SLG OPS Ibañez .333 12 33 9 11 4 0 3 9 .389 .727 1.116 Morales .368 12 38 10 14 0 0 4 8 .385 .684 1.069 Morse .371 13 35 10 13 3 0 6 11 .452 .971 1.424 Smoak .390 13 41 7 16 5 0 3 8 .432 .732 1.164

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
March 20............................. Off Day!!!!!!!! March 21.................. Chicago-NL (7:05) March 22.................. @San Diego (7:05) March 23..................... Cleveland (1:05) March 24........................@Arizona (1:10) March 25....................@Cincinnati (1:05) Bold - Peoria Stadium

BY THE NUMBERS

1.164 6

OPS by Justin Smoak to rank 8th among Cactus League qualifiers.

MIGHTY MORSE…Michael Morse hit his spring training leading 6th home run yesterday…over his last three games is batting .714 (5x7) with 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI and a 2.943 OPS…overall he is batting .371 (13x35) with 9 extra base hits (6 HR, 3 2B) and 11 RBI in 13 Cactus League games…the club record for home runs in a single spring training is 8 set by Mike Wilson in 2009. MORE MORALES…Kendrys Morales has homered in back-to-back games (Saturday & Sunday) and is batting .368 (14x38) with 10 runs scored, 4 HR, 8 RBI in 12 Cactus League games…he has recorded a hit in 9 of his last 10 games while batting .424 (14x33)…the switch-hitter is batting .346 (9x27) w/3 HR from the left side and .417 (5x12) w/1 HR from the right side. CACTUS LEAGUE NUGGETS…
• • • • • • • • Current Roster - Mariners roster currently is at 40 players (29 roster + 11 non-roster). Upcoming TV Games - Tonight vs. SF, Thursday vs. CHI, Saturday vs. CLE. RH Carson Smith is 1-0 with 1 save and has not allowed a run in 6 appearances (6.0 IP, 7 SO). RH Brandon Maurer (tonight’s starter) is 2-1, 0.90 in 4 G/1 GS (1 R, 10.0 IP, 11 K). Casper Wells is 4th in the Cactus League with 12 RBI. Oliver Perez & Danny Farquhar are T4th in the Cactus League with 8 saves. Mariners pitchers have allowed 22 HR, 4th-fewest amongst the 15 Cactus League teams. The Mariners are celebrating their 20th spring training playing games at Peoria Stadium.

Homers by Michael Morse to lead all Spring Training players.

16 44

Wins by the Mariners, trailing only KC (17) for most spring training wins.

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

SPRING HOME RUNS
Here is a list of most home runs hit by the Mariners in spring training play: 51 (1999), 47 (2009), 44 (2013), 41 (1994), 40 (2000)…Mariners current HR/G average of 1.91 is ahead of 1.59 mark set in 1999.

WHAT A RELIEF…Mariners relief pitchers lead all of spring training (both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues) with 139 strikeouts…the Mariners bullpen also ranks 4th in the Cactus League with a 4.10 ERA (65 ER, 142.2 IP) and T2nd with 8 saves. HOME RUN DERBY…the Mariners have hit 44 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 (hit 47 in 2009)…the total is already 3rd-most in club spring history (record is 51 in 1999 - 32 G)…have hit at least one home run in 22 of 23 Cactus League games, and 2+ home runs in all but 8 games…the 44 home runs have been hit by 21 different players, including 6 home runs by Michael Morse (leads all spring training), 4 by Kendrys Morales (T4th in Cactus League) and three each by Franklin Gutierrez and Carlos Peguero. MiLB HIGHLIGHTS…Mariners minor league teams went 4-0 vs. the Padres yesterday (8-4 overall)…had a camp day today with LH Joe Saunders throwing in an intrasquad game (6.0+ 2 BF, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 78 pitches/53 strikes)…here are some highlights from yesterday’s games: • AAA - LH Danny Hultzen allowed 1 hit and struck out 4 in 3.0 scoreless innings in 6-4 win. • AA - OF Abe Almonte hit a 3-run HR in the bottom of the 8th inning in 4-2 win. • High A - OF Gabriel Guerrero went 3-for-3 with a double and home run in 7-4 win. • Low A - C Miguel Sanchez & OF Phillips Castillo hit 2-run home runs in 10-6 win. HANSEN STILL HAS ‘EM HAMMERING…in addition to leading all teams with 44 home runs, 150 runs scored, a .523 slugging percentage and 100 extra base hits, the Mariners also rank 3rd with a .864 OPS and 7th in the Cactus League with a .284 team batting average. HEY CURTIS YOU ALREADY KNOW…that Justin Smoak is batting .390 (16x41) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 8 RBI and a 1.164 OPS (.432 OBP, .732 SLG)…BUT DID YOU KNOW?…that Justin has recorded at least one hit in 11 of his 13 Cactus League games, including a current 5-game hitting streak?…additionally, Smoak is batting .394 (13x33) left-handed and .375 (3x8) right-handed.

SINGLE-GAME TICKETS
Single-game tickets for the 2013 season are currently on sale…tickets will be available without a service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and Seattle Mariners Team Stores… good tickets are still available for the Mariners home opener April 8 vs. the Houston Astros.

RADIO & TV TODAY
Tonight’s game vs. the Giants will be broadcast on ESPN 710 Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network… Rick Rizzs (28th season) and Aaron Goldsmith (1st season) will call the action from Peoria Stadium…Dave Sims and Mike Blowers will call the game on TV on ROOT Sports.

2013 SPRING TRAINING GAME NOTES • March 19, 2013 • vs. San Francisco Giants

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER -- #37 BRANDON MAURER (RHP)
YEAR TEAM W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO 2012 Jackson 9-2 3.20 24 24 1 0 137.2 133 54 49 4 48 117 2013 SPRING 2-1 0.90 4 1 0 0 10.0 10 1 1 0 5 11 MiLB TOTALS 16-17 3.65 67 58 2 0 323.0 308 152 131 20 101 294

2013 Spring Training: 2-1, 0.90 - W#2 on 3/14 vs. CIN, allowing only 3 H in 4.0 scoreless innings (4.0,3,0,0,2,4)…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 Lg. Most Outstanding pitcher of the Year, going 9-2, 3.20 ERA (49 ER, 137.2 IP) in 24 starts with AA-Jackson… named Most Improved Player by the Seattle Mariners…led the Southern Lg. with a .818 winning percentage and ranked 5th in ERA. • Tied for the Generals lead in wins (9), while leading the 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.

ALSO SCHEDULED TO PITCH…
2013 Spring Training: 0-1, 1.50 - allowed 2 R on 3 H in 1.0 IP 3/15 vs. Team NED…L#1 in relief allowing 1 R on 2 H and struck out 3 in 1.0 IP 3/13 at KC (1.0,2,1,1,1,3)…tossed 1.0 scoreless inning 3/10 vs. CWS (1.0,1,0,0,1,1,WP)…allowed 1 H and K’d 1 in 1.0 scoreless IP 3/7 at KC…ShO IP 3/4 vs. COL (1 H)…1-2-3 inning 2/28 at SF (2 K)…tossed 1.0 scoreless IP (BB, K) in ST debut on 2/24 vs. SD. • Was 4-3, 2.50 with team-high 29 saves in 73 appearances with Seattle last season…converted 22 of final 25 save opportunities. • Took over as closer in early June & finished season T7th in AL in saves… earned the save in the team’s six-pitcher combined no-hitter. • Among AL relievers ranked among leaders in innings (3rd/79.1), strikeouts (T4/87), games (T7) & games finished (8th/48).

#54 - Tom Wilhelmsen (rhp):

#41 - Charlie Furbush (lhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-1, 4.32 - allowed 1 H and struck out 1 in 2.0 scoreless IP 3/16 at COL…allowed 1 R on 2 HR in 1.0 IP 3/13 at KC (1.0,2,1,1,1,1)…allowed back-to-back HR with 2 outs 3/10 vs. CWS (1.0,2,2,2,1,0,2HR)…L #1 3/6 vs. MIL on solo HR (1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 K, HR)…struck out 1 in 1-2-3 inning 3/2 vs. LAD…allowed 1 H in 1.0 ShO IP 2/27 at CLE…allowed an unearned run in 1.0 IP in ST debut on 2/24 vs. SD (1.0,2,1,0,0,1). • Split 2012 season between Seattle (5-2, 2.72 in 48 games) and AAA Tacoma (1-0, 3.60 in 7 games). • With Seattle, averages 10.29 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and led team with a .174 opponent batting average (28x161). • Limited opposing left-handed hitters to a .147 batting average against. • Recorded 22.2 consecutive scoreless innings May 17-June 30, the 4th longest scoreless streak a Mariners reliever in team history.

#46 - Stephen Pryor (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-0, 3.00 - struck out 1 in 1-2-3 8th inning 3/15 vs. Team NED…struck all 3 BF on 3/13 at KC…tossed scoreless 8th inning on 3/10 vs. CWS (1.0,1,0,0,0,0)…allowed 1 H in scoreless 9th inning 3/7 at KC…2 ER in 1.0 IP 3/4 vs. COL (2 H, 2 SO, 1 HR)…allowed 1 unearned run in 1.0 IP on 2/27 at CLE (1.0,0,1,0,1,1)…allowed 1 BB in 1.0 scoreless inning in ST debut on 2/24 vs. SD. • Pitched at four levels in the Mariners system last year, including making his Major League debut June 2 at Chicago (AL). • Was 3-1, 3.91 in 26 relief appearances with the Mariners. • Also pitched at AA Jackson (1-0, 1.13 in 11 G), AAA Tacoma (0-0, 0.00/16 G) and rehab assignment at A High Desert (0-0, 6.75/2 G).

#31 - Kameron Loe (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-0, 3.00 - BS and W#1 3/17 vs. TEX, allowing 2 R on 2 H in 8th inning…allowed 1 H in 1.0 scoreless innings in B-game on 3/14 at CLE…ShO 9th vs. MIL 3/6 (1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K)…tossed 1.0 scorless inning (1 H, 1 K) on 3/2 vs. LAD…struck out 2 in 1-2-3 inning on 2/23 at SD…allowed 1 unearned run on 2 hits in 2.0 IP on 2/26 at MIL. • Went 5-6 with a 4.61 ERA (35 ER, 68.1 IP) in 70 relief appearances with Milwaukee in 2012. • Ranked T24th among NL relievers in appearances; over the last 2 seasons combined for 142 G, T11th-most amongst NL relievers. • Compiled a 32-40 record with 4 SV in 302 career ML games (47 GS) over 8 seasons with TEX (2004-08) and MIL (2010-12)…played one season in Japan in 2009 with Softbank…signed by Seattle as a Minor League free agent on Feb. 12, 2013.

#73 - Carson Smith (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: 1-0, 0.00 - has allowed only 2 H and K’d 6 in 5.0 scoreless innings this spring, facing only 18 batters…struck out 1 in 1-2-3 inning 3/15 at LAA…tossed scoreless 8th innings 3/12 vs. ARI…worked in win 3/3 @TEX (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K)…struck out 1 in 1.0 ShO IP in ST debut on 2/23 at SD…W#1 on 2/26 at MIL, tossing scoreless 1.0 IP. • Went 5-1 with a 2.90 ERA (20 ER, 62.0 IP) in 49 relief appearances with A-High Desert in first professional season. • Led the Mavericks in saves (15), while finishing 2nd on the team with 49 relief appearances…took over the closer role on June 15 and went 14-for-15 in save opportunities over final 28 appearances…limited opponents to a .234 average (54x231) with 77 strikeouts. • Played for the Peoria Javelinas in the AFL (1-1, 2.40)…selected by the Mariners in the 8th round of the 2011 First-Year Player draft.

#39 - Danny Farquhar (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-0-1, 6.23 - SV#2 3/17 vs. TEX, striking out 1 in 1-2-3 9th inning…retired only BF and stranding inherited runner 3/14 vs. CIN…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.

#71 - Logan Bawcom (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-0-1, 0.00 - allowed 1 R on 3 H and 1 BB in 2.0 IP on 3/15 vs. Team NED…tossed scoreless 6th innings 3/12 vs. ARI…allowed 3 H in 1.1 scoreless innings (1 BB, 2 K) on 3/9 at SD (B-Game)…SV#1 on 3/1 vs. TEX (1.0,1,0,0,0,2)…allowed 1 hit and struck out 1 in 1.0 IP in ST debut on 2/22 vs. SD…allowed 3 hits and struck out 1 in 1.0 scoreless inning on 2/25 vs. LAA (1.0,3,0,0,0,1). • Split 2012 season between Rancho Cucumonga (A), Chattanooga (AA) and Jackson (AA), going 6-4-26, 2.00 ERA in 51 G. • Ranked tie-8th in the minors with 26 saves, including converting 6 of 7 opportunities with Jackson. • Started season in Dodgers organization prior to being acquired by Seattle on July 30…Pitched for Peoria Javelinas in AFL.

MINOR LEAGUE EXTRA: #96 - Grady Wood (rhp): Went 4-0, 2.17 ERA in 17 G with Short-A Everett in first professional season in 2012…held opponents to
a .210 (29x138) average, while walking 15 and striking out 35…selected by the Mariners in the 10th round of the June 2012 June draft.

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

2013 Spring Training: 1-0, 1.50 - allowed 5 R, including a 3-R HR, on 6 H and struck out 7 3/15 vs. Team NED…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 ML 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…signed as a MiL free agent on Feb. 12, 2013.

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