Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Peoria Stadium SEATTLE MARINERS (14-5-3) vs.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS (9-12)

Game #23 Home #11

TODAY’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP Blake Beavan (2-0, 2.13) vs. RHP Wily Peralta (0-1, 4.15) 1:05 pm • Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle (delay) • TV: None
SPRING RECORD
Overall Record .............................14-5-3 PEORIA STADIUM ............................ 6-5 Home Record ................................5-4-1 Road Record .................................9-1-2 Current Streak ................................... T1

TODAY’S TILT…the Mariners (14-5-3) continue their 38th spring training tonight with a home game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers (9-12) at Peoria Stadium…marks the 23rd 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…right-hander Blake Beavan (2-0, 2.13) will start today’s game vs. Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta (0-1, 4.15).

PROBABLE PITCHERS (subject to change)…
WEDNESDAY: Mariners vs. Brewers 1:05 pm 710 ESPN (delay) MIL — Peralta, Figaro, Leon, Medlen, Smith*, Wooten SEA — Beavan, Farquhar, Wilhelmsen, Smith, Luetge*, R. Ramirez THURSDAY: Mariners at Cubs SEA — E. Ramirez CHC — Samardzija, Grimm, Parker, Russell*
*Felix Hernandez will pitch in a minor league game*

THE COUNTDOWN
12 days to Opening Day, 3/31 at LAA 20 days to Home Opener, 4/8 vs. LAA

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
March 20 ......................... at Cubs (1:05) March 21 .................... San Diego (7:05) March 22 .................... at Oakland (1:05) ...................................at Colorado (1:10) March 23 ........................ Oakland (1:05 Bold - Peoria Stadium

1:05 pm

710 ESPN (delay)/MLB Network

RECENT RESULTS
March 14 .......................... T, 2-2 at COL March 15 ......................... L, 6-13 vs. SF March 16 ......................... W, 5-3 at LAA March 18 ........................... T, 5-5 vs. SD

FRIDAY: Mariners vs. Padres SD — Kennedy SEA — Paxton*
* left-handed pitcher

7:05 pm

710 ESPN/ROOT

POOR KIDS…starter Felix Hernandez is scheduled to throw in a minor league game against a Brewers affiliate tomorrow at the Peoria Sports Complex...he’ll face the high-A Brewers. CACTUS LEAGUE REPORT…the Cactus League report will air tonight on 710 ESPN from 7-8 pm with guests including James Paxton, Nick Franklin, Dominic Leone, Willie Bloomquist and Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal...today’s game will be available live on MLB.com and on a tape delay basis starting at 8 pm on 710 ESPN Seattle. TWO OUTS, SO WHAT?…48 of Seattle’s MLB leading 148 runs scored, have come via two-out RBI... with two outs this spring, Robinson Cano is hitting .600 (3x5), Dustin Ackley .500 (6x12), Endy Chavez .500 (3x6), Stefen Romero .455 (5x11), Nick Franklin .400 (4x10) & Brad Miller .385 (5x13). LIMITING LONGBALLS…the Mariners pitching staff has allowed just 12 home runs in 22 games this spring, tied for the fewest home runs allowed in the Cactus League (LAA)...Seattle has allowed a .383 slugging percentage, 2nd lowest in the Cactus League with behind Los Angeles-AL (.361). HAPPY BIRTHDAY…today’s birthdays include video coordinator Jimmy Hartley, Sr. Director of Baseball Information Tim Hevly (March 19) & Special Projects International Coordinator Ted Heid... upcoming birthdays include ML Performance Specialist James Clifford on March 23 and Corey Hart & Lucas Luetge on March 24. JUST A MINOR NOTE…the Mariners minor league clubs went 1-2-1 yesterday against Dodgers affiliates...in the Triple-A game, Ji-Man Choi homered for the second day in a row (3R HR) and Nate Tenbrink and Jesus Montero also added homers off of Dan Haren...in Double-A, Victor Sanchez tossed 3.0 shutout innings, needing only 26 pitches to get through his outing. SPRING SAUNDERS…Michael Saunders is T3rd in the Cactus League with 11 RBI…6 of 11 RBI have been 2-out RBI…is hitting .355 (11x31) with four runs, two doubles, one home run, 11 RBI, .417 on-base percentage and a .516 slugging percentage...he has hit safely seven of his last eight games, batting .429 (9x21) with four runs, one double, one home run and nine 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 4th in the Cactus League teams (6th in MLB) in spring training play batting .317 (79x249) with 12 doubles, 5 triples, 6 home runs and 115 RBI with runners in scoring position…the club’s .851 OPS with RISP is 4th in Cactus League. ACK ATTACK…left fielder Dustin Ackley has recorded a hit in 12 of 13 games this spring, and is batting .436 (17x39) with 9 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 10 RBI…among Cactus League leaders, ranks T7th in RBI (10), T6th in doubles (5) and T4th in hits (17). MILLER TIME…shortstop Brad Miller leads the team with 4 home runs, and is batting .412 (14x34) with 11 runs scored, 2 triples, 4 HR & 7 RBI…has recorded consecutive multi-hit games in 5 of last 6. 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 MAY KNOW…Seattle led the Majors with 58 spring home runs in 2013...BUT DID YOU KNOW?...that with 20 home runs, the Mariners currently rank T4th in the Majors in spring dingers?...in the Cactus League rank behind just the Cubs (23) and are tied with Colorado and San Diego...14 different Mariners have hit at least one home run this spring.

BY THE NUMBERS

.436 .609 4

Dustin Ackley is batting .436 (17x39) with 9 runs scored 5 2B, 3B, HR and 10 RBI in 14 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 T2nd in the Cactus & Grapefruit League with 4 home runs.

14-5-3 24

The Mariners are one of two teams to record 14 wins in spring play (CLE, 15).

Seattle ranks 1st in Cactus League with 24 stolen bases…ranked 14th in AL w/ 49 steals during 2013 regular season.

148

Seattle leads all teams with 148 runs scored, averaging 6.73 runs per game.

THE ROSTER
The spring roster is at 39 players after making 1 roster move yesterday…the current roster includes 23 pitchers (8 non-roster), 3 catchers (1 nonroster), 7 infielders (0 non-roster) and 6 outfielders (1 non-roster).

ON THE AIR
Today’s game will be broadcast on ESPN 710 Seattle on a tape delay basis starting at 8 pm and will be live on MLB.com…Rick Rizzs (29th season) & Aaron Goldsmith (2nd season) will call today’s action on the radio…27 of 33 spring games will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle.

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2014 SPRING TRAINING GAME NOTES • MARCH 19, 2014 • VS. MILWAUKEE BREWERS

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER -- #49 — BLAKE BEAVAN (RHP)
YEAR TEAM 2013 SEATTLE Tacoma 2014 SPRING MLB Totals MiLB Totals W-L 0-2 6-6 2-0 3-0 24-20 ERA 6.13 5.55 2.13 1.50 3.48 G 12 16 4 4 70 GS 2 16 3 4 68 CG 0 0 0 0 2 SHO 0 0 0 0 1 IP 39.2 94.0 12.2 24.0 364.2 H 46 120 13 15 342 R 27 61 5 5 167 ER 27 58 3 4 141 HR 8 15 0 2 19 BB 8 23 2 7 162 SO 27 47 7 21 390

2014 Spring Training: 2-0, 2.13 in 4 G, 3 GS: W #2 3/13 at AZ; allowed 1 ER in 4.2 IP (5 H, 4 K, 0 BB)...W #1 3/8 at LAD; allowed 3 R (1 ER) in 1st, but did not allow a run in 2nd or 3rd...worked 3.0 IP, and allowed a 2-out run in 3rd, 3/3 vs. COL...made spring debut in relief on 2/27 vs. SD, tossing 2.0 shutout frames (1H, 1 BB, 1 K). • Had two separate stints with the Mariners, April 1-30 and June 6-July 11, appearing in 12 games, 2 starts. • Went 0-1 with a 5.28 ERA (17 ER, 29.0 IP) in 10 relief appearances and 0-1 with an 8.44 ERA (10 ER, 10.2 IP) in 2 starts…had never appeared in a game in relief in his pro or amateur career prior to 2013. • Finished 6-6 with a 5.55 ERA (58 ER, 94.0 IP) in 16 starts with AAA Tacoma. • Went 11-11 with 4.43 ERA in 26 starts for the Mariners in 2012…ranked 2nd in AL with 1.42 walks per 9.0 innings (Colon - 1.36).

ALSO SCHEDULED TO PITCH…
#40 — Danny Farquhar (rhp):
2014 Spring Training: 0-1-1, 5.06 in 6 G: allowed 1 ER in 1.0 IP 3/15 vs. SF (2 H, 1 BB)...1.0 IP 3/11 at LAA (2 H, 1, R, 0 ER, 2 K)...SV #1 3/8 at LAD (1.0 IP, 1 K, 2 BB)...L #1 3/5 vs. CLE w/some help from defense (0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB)...1-2-3 (1 K) at CLE 3/2...1-2-3 (1 K) 2/27 vs. SD. • Converted 16 of 18 save opportunities after moving into closer role Aug. 3 at Baltimore, tying for 3rd-most in the Majors behind Greg Holland (19) and Craig Kimbrel (18) during that span. • Retired 21 consecutive batters July 28-Aug. 7, tied for the 4th-longest streak by a relief pitcher in club history. • Averaged 12.77 K/9.0 IP (79 K, 55.2 IP) to set a club record by a relief pitcher, and rank 4th among AL relievers. • Recorded 79 strikeouts, 2nd-most by a rookie reliever in club history (Enrique Romo, 92 in 1977)…strikeout rate of 12.77 K/9.0 IP was highest by a rookie in club history. • Recorded 11 saves in August, T2nd-most in a month in club history…trailed only 13 saves by Kazuhiro Sasaki (April 2001), and tied the 11 saves by J.J. Putz (June 2007) and Norm Charlton (September 1995). • Allowed 2 HR in 46 appearances…ended the season not allowing a HR in final 36.1 IP. • Acquired by Seattle from New York (AL) as part of trade for Ichiro Suzuki on July 23, 2012.

#54 — Tom Wilhelmsen (rhp):
2014 Spring Training: 1-0, 9.00 in 6 G: charged w/4 ER in 0.1 IP 3/15 vs. SF...1.0 ShO IP, 1 K on 3/12 vs. CHC...1.0 ShO IP 3/6 at CWS (1 H, 2 K)...charged w/3 R, (2 ER) when SEA couldn’t turn DP 3/2 at CLE...retired all 3 BF (1 K), 2/27 vs. SD...allowed 1 H, 1 K in 2.0 ShO IP to pick up win 3/9 vs. TEX. • Went 0-3 with 24 saves and a 4.12 ERA in 59 appearances in 2013 in his third Major League season. • Recorded 24 saves before moving into middle relief role in early August. • Ranks 8th in Mariners history with 53 career saves. • Opened season 11-for-11 in save opportunities with a 0.50 ERA (1 ER, 18.0 IP) April 1-May 16, but posted a 5.71 ERA (26 ER, 41.0 IP) with 28 walks in 42 appearances beginning with first blown save May 20 at Cleveland. • With AAA Tacoma from Aug. 5-31, going 0-1, 10.50 ERA in 8 G.

#44 — Lucas Luetge (lhp):
2014 Spring Training: 1-0, 4.91 in 6 G: 1.0 ShO IP 3/16 at LAA (1 H, 1 K)...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.

#73 — Carson Smith (rhp):
2014 Spring Training: 0-0, 0.00 in 4 G: 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, 7.11 in 6 G: 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 (20102011, 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 2013 Jackson Tacoma SEATTLE Everett 2014 SPRING MLB Totals MiLB Totals W-L 0-0 3-3 5-3 0-0 2-0 6-6 44-20 ERA 1.80 3.09 4.98 1.69 1.42 4.25 3.16 G 1 7 14 1 4 30 103 GS 1 7 13 1 3 21 97 CG 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 SHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 IP 5.0 43.2 72.1 5.1 12.2 131.1 586.2 H 3 43 79 6 11 126 574 R 2 17 44 2 4 70 263 ER 1 15 40 1 2 62 206 HR 0 4 12 0 0 18 39 BB 2 14 26 1 2 38 102 SO 3 42 57 10 10 105 472

2014 Spring Training: 2-0, 1.42 in 4 G, 3 GS this spring...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.

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