Friday, March 4, 2016 / 31 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)
RECAP FROM TODAY’S GAME:
The Mariners dropped their first Cactus League game of the spring, a 5-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park in front of 3,745 fans.
Starter Taijuan Walker made his first start of the spring, tossing 2.0 innings. The right-hander got into some trouble in the second inning, loading the bases with one out, but he limited the damage by only allowing a sacrifice fly.
Reliever Cody Martin followed with 2.0 scoreless innings before the Brewers added two pairs of runs against right-hander Adrian Sampson and right-hander Mayckol Guaipe.
The only runs for the Mariners came in the eighth inning as Ed Lucas led off the frame with a single to left, which was followed an out later by a two-run home run to center field by outfielder Mike Baxter.
Right fielder Seth Smith went 2-for-2 and shortstop Luis Sardiñas was 1-for-2. Sardiñas is hitting .571 (4×7) with 2 doubles and 4 RBI in three spring training games.
The Mariners (2-1) return to Cactus League play tomorrow (Saturday, March 5) at 12:10 PT/1:10 MT at Peoria Stadium. The game will be broadcast in the Seattle are on 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network. Left-handed pitcher Wade Miley is scheduled to start for the Mariners against Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney.
SINGING ON THE DIAMOND:
With the music system not cooperating this morning. third base coach Manny Acta decided he would be the entertainment for the workouts. I will say…he was pretty impressive out there and I have a feeling he may be getting a record deal out of it!
FELIX AND JAMIE:
Felix Hernandez spent a little time this morning work with former Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer. I have a feeling Jamie was trying to add his famous 70 MLB fastball to Felix’s repertoire! Felix (143) enters the 2016 season trailing Moyer (145) by only 2 wins for the Mariners franchise record. Last year Felix passed Moyer for 2nd in franchise history in strikeouts with 2,142 (trails only Randy Johnson – 2,162) and moved into first on the Mariners all-time list in starts and innings pitched.
MLB NETWORK – 30 CLUBS IN 30 DAYS RECAP:
In case you missed it last night, MLB Network was in camp yesterday to get an inside look at the 2016 Mariners and preview their upcoming season with 30 Clubs in 30 Days during MLB Tonight. Former Major Leaguer Dan Plesac and Greg Amsinger conducted the interviews with Robinson Canó, Felix Hernandez, Taijuan Walker, Steve Cishek and Manager Scott Servais. Check out the clips below:
BROCK AND SALK:
Brock and Salk wrapped up their week in Peoria today and ended the week on a high note with interviews with Robinson Canó and Jerry Dipoto. If you missed it click the links below for the podcasts from today’s show:
Robinson Canó on Mariners’ changes, responds to Andy Van Slyke
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto on the battle for starting rotation spots
March 4, 2016 – Hour 1
Brock and Salk play the best of their Robinson Cano interview where the Mariners 2nd baseman sounds off on Andy Van Slyke’s comments from earlier in the Winter. In John Clayton’s Morning Drive, how will the Seahawks go about replacing wide receiver Jermaine Kearse? The Professor lets the guys know. In Blue 42, Brock takes a look at the Seahawks roster to see if Kearse’s replacement is already on the Seahawks’ roster.
March 4, 2016 – Hour 2
Hour two of Brock and Salk begins with the Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto joining the guys. What his take on the team’s play after their first two Spring Training games? Dipoto lets the guys know. In Good News, Bad News, No News, Salk, Big Kyle, and friends check out some NHL action down in the desert.
March 4, 2016 – Hour 3
Brock and Salk give you the entirety of Robinson Cano’s interview with them this hour. Cano gives the guys his thoughts on leadership, Andy Van Slyke’s comments about him, and much more. The guys wrap up their week at Spring Training with another round of Answer the Question, Jerk.
TWEETS OF THE DAY:
Seattle Times Columnist Larry Stone arrived to camp this morning and headed straight to the game in Maryvale.
SINGLE GAME TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW MORNING:
Single-game tickets for the 2016 season go on sale to the public at 10 am PT on Saturday, March 5.
Highlights of the 81-game home schedule include Opening Night, Friday, April 8 vs. the Oakland Athletics, Ken Griffey Jr. Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, four postgame fireworks shows, six bobblehead giveaways and Star Wars Weekend. A full roster of special events and giveaways is available at Mariners.com/Promotions.
Single-game tickets will be available without a service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and Seattle Mariners Team Stores. They will also be available at Mariners.com/Tickets and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS (service charges apply).
MARCH 4 PHOTO GALLERY: