03.16.14 ST Game Notes | Home Run | Run (Baseball)

Sunday, March 16, 2014 Tempe Diablo SEATTLE MARINERS (13-5-2) vs.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS (8-8-2)

Game #21 Road #12

TODAY’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (2-0, 1.23) vs. LHP C.J. Wilson (0-1, 2.45) 1:10 pm • Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle • TV: None
SPRING RECORD
Overall Record .............................13-5-2 PEORIA STADIUM ............................ 6-4 Home Record ................................... 5-4 Road Record .................................8-1-2 Current Streak ....................................L1

TODAY’S TILT…the Mariners (13-5-2) continue their 38th spring training today with a road game vs. the Los Angeles Angels (8-8-2) at Tempe Diablo Stadium…marks the 21st game of a 33-game Cactus League schedule for the Mariners that will conclude March 28-29 with a pair of exhibition games vs. the Rockies in Arizona…left-hander Roenis Elias (2-0, 1.23) will start today’s game vs. Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson (0-1, 2.45).

PROBABLE PITCHERS (subject to change)…
SUNDAY: Mariners at Angels SEA — Elias*, Miner, Medina, Luetge* LAA — C.J. Wilson*, Salas, Kohn, Rasmus MONDAY: OFF DAY 7:05 pm 710 ESPN/ROOT TUESDAY: Mariners vs. Padres SD — Johnson SEA — Wolf* WEDNESDAY: Mariners vs. Brewers MIL — Peralta SEA — Beavan
* left-handed pitcher

THE COUNTDOWN
15 days to Opening Day, 3/31 at LAA 23 days to Home Opener, 4/8 vs. LAA

1:10 pm

710 ESPN

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
March 17 ................................ OFF DAY March 18 .................... San Diego (7:05) March 19 ............................. Milwaukee March 20 .......................... at Cubs (1:05 Bold - Peoria Stadium

1:05 pm

710 ESPN

RECENT RESULTS
March 11 ....................... W, 10-6 at LAA March 12 ............W, 8-7 vs. CHI (10 inn) March 13 .......................... W, 6-3 at ARI March 14 .......................... T, 2-2 at COL March 15 ......................... L, 6-13 vs. SF

BY THE NUMBERS

EDGAR & JAY…Mariners great Edgar Martinez arrived in camp today and Jay Buhner will arrive tomorrow...both will work as special instructors with the Major and minor league teams...Martinez spent his entire 18 year career with Seattle (1987-2004) and Buhner spent 14 in Seattle (1988-2001). JUST A MINOR NOTE…games start today for Seattle’s minor league teams…the AAA and AA teams will host Milwaukee’s AAA and AA teams, and Seattle’s high-A and low-A clubs will travel to Milwaukee’s complex to take on their high-A & low-A clubs…right-hander Scott Baker is scheduled to start the Triple-A game here today...John Buck & Nick Franklin will also play in this game. FIT TO BE TIED…the Mariners have played to a two ties in the last six games (3-1-2)…have recorded multiple ties in five of the last six springs (2008-2014) after having more than one tie just twice from 1977 thru 2007…club record for ties in a spring is three, done three times: 2005, 2008 and 2009…Seattle did not play a tied game last spring. SERIOUS SLUG…the Mariners have four players that are still in Major League camp that have a slugging percentage of at least .600 this spring: Brad Miller (.889/11x27, 2 3B, 3 HR), Dustin Ackley (.735/15x34, 5 2B, 3B, HR), Robinson Cano (.696/14x23, 2 2B) and Stefen Romero (.600/9x35, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR) have a .600+ slugging percentage this spring. SPRING SAUNDERS…Michael Saunders is hitting .333 (9x27) with four runs, two doubles, one home run, 10 RBI, .387 on-base percentage and a .519 slugging percentage...he has hit safely in his last six games, batting .412 (7x17) with four runs, one double, one home run and eight RBI. ALL HE DOES IS HIT…Robinson Cano has recorded a hit in 8 of his 9 Cactus League games, including a current 6-game hitting streak (.647/11x17)…overall Cano is batting .609 (14x23) with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, 6 RBI and 3 walks (.654 OBP, .696 SLG, 1.350 OPS)…dating back to 2006 spring training with the Yankees, Cano has combined to bat .347 (176x506) with 37 doubles, 3 triples, 17 home runs and 96 RBI in 173 Grapefruit and Cactus League games. CLUTCH HITTING…the Mariners rank 2nd in the Cactus League teams (3rd in MLB) in spring training play batting .322 (74x230) with 11 doubles, 5 triples, 6 home runs and 108 RBI with runners in scoring position…the club’s .859 OPS with RISP is 1st in Cactus League, 2nd (DET - .863). SCORING EARLY AND LATE… the Mariners have scored a spring-high 45 runs in the 7th-inning or later…in innings 1-6, the Mariners also lead the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues with 93 runs scored, which means Seattle is the overall leader with 138 runs in 20 games (6.90 runs per game). TOUGH STRETCH…the Mariners have played 10 games over the last 8 days, and used 30 pitchers…conclude a stretch of playing 21 games in 18 days on today, before enjoying a muchneeded off day on tomorrow. ACK ATTACK…left fielder Dustin Ackley has recorded a hit in 11 of 12 games this spring, and is batting .441 (15x34) with 9 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 9 RBI…among Cactus League leaders, ranks T6th in RBI (9), T2nd in doubles (5) and 4th in hits (15). MILLER TIME…shortstop Brad Miller leads the team with 3 home runs, and is batting .407 (11x27) with 8 runs scored and 7 RBI…he has recorded four consecutive multi-hit games. SINGLE-GAME TICKETS ON SALE…single-game tickets for the 2014 season are currently on sale…tickets will be available without a service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and Seattle Mariners Team Stores. AS YOU KNOW…today’s starter Roenis Elias is being stretched out with a start...BUT DID YOU KNOW?...that if he makes the Mariners roster, he’ll be just the third Cuban-born pitcher to appear in a game for the Mariners?...the only two Cuban-born pitchers who have worn Mariners uniforms during the regular season are Tony Fossas (1998, 11.1 IP) and Diego Segui (1977, 110.2 IP).

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Dustin Ackley is batting .441 (15x34) with 9 runs scored 5 2B, 3B, HR and 9 RBI in 12 Cactus League games.

Robinson Cano is batting .609 (14x23) with 2 doubles and 6 RBI in 9 Cactus League games…is 11-for-17 (.647) during current 6-game hitting streak.

Brad Miller is tied for T4th in the Cactus League with 3 home runs.

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The Mariners are the only team to record 13 wins so far in spring training play.

Seattle leads all Cactus League teams with 22 stolen bases…ranked 14th in AL w/ 49 steals during 2013 regular season.

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Seattle leads all teams with 138 runs scored, averaging 6.90 runs per game.

THE ROSTER
The spring roster is at 40 players after making 4 roster moves Friday…the current roster includes 23 pitchers (8 non-roster), 3 catchers (1 nonroster), 7 infielders (0 non-roster) and 7 outfielders (2 non-roster).

ON THE AIR
Today’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN 710 Seattle and televised on ROOT SPORTS NW…Rick Rizzs (29th season), Aaron Goldsmith (2nd season with Seattle) & Dave Sims (8th season with Seattle) will call today’s action…27 of 33 spring games will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle.

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2014 SPRING TRAINING GAME NOTES • MARCH 16, 2014 • AT LOS ANGELES ANGELS

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER -- #81 — ROENIS ELIAS (LHP)
YEAR TEAM 2013 Jackson 2014 SPRING MiLB Totals W-L 6-11 1-0 22-19 ERA 3.18 1.23 3.61 G 22 3 59 GS 22 0 56 CG 0 0 0 SHO 0 0 0 IP 130.0 7.1 326.2 H 112 5 301 R 57 4 165 ER 46 2 131 HR 9 0 35 BB 50 3 112 SO 121 5 290

2014 Spring Training: 2-0, 1.23 in 3 G...W #2 3/11 at LAA w/3.0 IP (0 H, 3 BB, 1 K)...W #1 3/6 at CWS w/3.0 IP (4 H, 2 R, 1 ER)...1.2 IP 3/1 vs. LAA (2 H, 1 BB, 1 K). • Went 6-11 with a 3.18 ERA (46 ER, 130.0 IP) with 121 strikeouts in 22 starts for AA Jackson last season. • Among Mariners minor league pitchers ranked 4th in strikeouts (121), 6th in ERA (3.18) and 9th in innings pitched (130.0). • Ranked among Southern League starters in ERA (7th) and strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched (8.38)…Southern League All-Star. • Is 22-19 with a 3.61 ERA in 59 career minor league appearances (56 starts). • Was a California League All-Star in 2012 going 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 26 starts for A High Desert.

ALSO SCHEDULED TO PITCH…
#83 — Zach Miner (rhp):
2014 Spring Training: 0-0-1, 3.38 in 5 G: allowed 1 ER in 1.0 IP 3/13 at AZ...SV #1 w/1-2-3 9th 3/6 at CWS (2 K)...1.0 ShO IP w/3 K 3/3 vs. COL...retired all 3 BF (1 K) in 1.0 ShO IP 2/28 at SD...allowed HR in 6th inning 3/9 vs. TEX (1.1,1,1,1,0,1,HR). • Began the season with AAA Lehigh Valley in the Phillies organization…made 16 appearances with the Phillies, including 3 starts. • Made his Phillies debut Aug. 3 vs. Atlanta…was his first ML appearance since Oct. 6, 2009 vs. Minnesota (with DET). • Missed the entire 2010 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, performed May 28, 2010 by Dr. Lewis Yocum. • From 2006-2009, Miner appeared in 157 games (35 starts) with the Tigers…combined to go 25-20 with one save and a 4.24 ERA. • Originally selected by the Atlanta Braves in the fourth round of the 2000 June Draft.

#31 — Yoervis Medina (rhp):
2014 Spring Training: 0-0, 1.50 in 5 G this spring & has faced just 22 batters in 6.0 IP: 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), strikeouts (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.

#44 — Lucas Luetge (lhp):
2014 Spring Training: 0-0, 5.68 in 5 G: W#1 3/12 vs. CHC, tossing 1-2-3 10th inning...charged w/blown save 3/5 vs. CLE (1.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, HR)...1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K 3/2 at CLE...struck out 2 in 1.0 ShO frame on 2/27 vs. SD (1 BB)...allowed 2 inherited runners to scored 3/9 vs. TEX (1.2,3,1,1,0,0). • Went 1-3 with a 4.86 ERA (20 ER, 37.0 IP) in 35 games over three stints with the Mariners last season. • Went 0-0 with 1 save and a 4.35 ERA (15 ER, 31.0 IP) in 22 games with AAA Tacoma. • In two Major League seasons (2012-13), held left-handed batters to a .219 batting average with 4 extra-base hits. • Acquired by Seattle from Milwaukee in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 8, 2011…originally selected by Milwaukee in the 21st round of the 2008 June Draft out of Rice University.

#82 — Stephen Kohlscheen (rhp):
2014 Spring Training: Re-assigned to minor league camp 3/5...0-0-1, 4.50 in 3 G...2.0 ShO IP (3 K) 3/10 vs. KC...gave up solo HR in 1.0 IP 3/4 at LAD...allowed 1 ER in 1.0 IP 3/1 vs. LAA (2 H). • Made 41 relief appearances for AA Jackson last season, posting 7-3 record with a 2.30 ERA (17 ER, 66.2 IP). • Led all Southern League relievers in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (11.48), while ranking 4th in opponent average (.203) and 5th in fewest baserunners per 9.0 innings (9.86). • Selected by the Mariners in the 45th round of the 2010 June Draft out of Auburn University. • Led Cowley College (Arkansas City, KS) to the 2009 Junior College World Series.

Stephen Shackleford (rhp):
from Minor League camp today...2014 Spring Training: 0-0, 10.80 in 3 G: 1.0 ShO IP 3/8 at SF...retired only BF 3/5 vs. CLE. • Split 2013 between A High Desert in the Cal League (2-2-7, 2.52 in 24 G) and AA Jackson in the Southern League (1-2, 2.89 in 23 G). • Did not allow a run in 21 of 24 games with High Desert. • Bio is on page 312 of Mariners Information Guide.

#57 — Chance Ruffin (rhp):
2014 Spring Training: Re-assigned to minor league camp 3/5...0-0, 0.00 in 3 G this spring: 1.0 ShO IP 1.0 3/10 at AZ (1 BB, 1 K)...ShO IP 3/8 at SF...worked 1.1 IP 3/3 at CIN (1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 K). • Made 9 relief appearances for the Mariners in 2013 going 0-2 with an 8.38 ERA (9 ER, 9.2 IP). • Outrighted to AAA Tacoma on Dec. 23, 2013 after being designated for assignment (Franklin Gutierrez signed as free agent). • Split minor league season between AA Jackson (4-4, 3.90 ERA, 16 G/16 GS) and AAA Tacoma (1-2, 3.94 ERA, 15 G/2 GS). • Is 1-2 with a 5.60 ERA (17 ER, 27.1 IP) in 24 Major League games combined between Detroit (2011) and Seattle (2011, 2013). • Originally selected by the Detroit Tigers in the supplemental first round (48th overall) in the 2010 June Draft out of the University of Texas. He was acquired by the Mariners as the player-to-be-named later in a 6-player trade with the Tigers on July 30, 2011.

TUESDAY’S STARTING PITCHER -- #28 — RANDY WOLF (LHP)
YEAR TEAM W-L 2013 Injured - Did Not Pitch 2014 SPRING 0-0 MLB Totals 132-117 ERA 6.00 4.20 G 3 376 GS 3 368 CG 0 13 SHO IP H 10 2231 R 6 1128 ER 6 1058 HR 4 287 BB 2 810 SO 4 1767 0 9.0 9 2268.0

2014 Spring Training: 0-0, 6.00 in 3 GS: 4.0 IP 4/12 vs. CHC, scattering 6 hits including 2 solo HR...3.0 IP 3/7 vs. CIN; allowed 4 ER on 3 H (2 HR), 2 BB, K...did not allow a run in 2.0 IP (1 H) in spring debut, 3/2 at CLE; was first game action in 17 months. • Did not pitch last season, recovering from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow performed Oct. 30, 2012 by Dr. Lewis Yocum. • Last pitched in the Majors in 2012, combining to make 30 appearances (26 starts) with the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles • Appeared in 376 games (368 starts) during 14-season Major League career with the Phillies (1999-2006), Dodgers (2007, 2009), Padres (2008), Astros (2008), Brewers (2010-12) and Orioles (2012). • 368 starts are 5th-most among active pitchers and 2,268.0 innings pitched are 6th-most. • Logged 7 seasons with 30-or-more starts (last: 33 in 2011) and 6 seasons with 200-or-more innings pitched (last: 212.1 IP in 2011). • Over a three-season stretch from 2009-2011 with the Dodgers and Brewers, combined to go 37-29 with a 3.70 ERA, while logging at least 200.0 innings and 30 starts in each season. • Originally selected by the Phillies in the 2nd round of the 1997 June Draft out of Pepperdine University.

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