Thursday, March 10, 2016 / 26 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)
The Mariners blew an early lead but rallied back to score three runs in the eighth inning en route to a 10-8 win over the Cubs in Cactus League play in front of 9,226 fans at Peoria Stadium.
Seattle jumped out to an early lead, scoring three runs in the first inning on a two-RBI double by Stefen Romero and an RBI double by Adam Lind. After the Cubs tied the game with three runs of their own in the second inning, Seattle scored three in the bottom half with the help of three Chicago errors.
The team traded single runs in the fifth inning, with Seattle holding a 7-4 lead. The Cubs scored two runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to take an 8-7 lead.
With two outs in the eighth inning, the Mariners drew three consecutive walks by Boog Powell, Chris Taylor and Shawn O’Malley before Daniel Robertson drew a walk of his own to force in a run and tie the game. With the bases still loaded, Jesus Montero followed with a go-ahead, two-RBI single to left for the deciding runs.
Romero finished the day 2-for-3 with a run, a double and 3 RBI and on the spring is hitting .571 (8×14) with 4 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 6 RBI in seven games.
The Mariners (5-4) return to Cactus League play tomorrow (Friday, March 11) at 12:05 PT/1:05 MT at Scottsdale Stadium against the San Francisco Giants. The game will be broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network. Right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is scheduled to start for the Mariners against Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija.
MARINERS AND 710 ESPN CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP:
The Seattle Mariners and Bonneville Seattle Media Group this morning announced a multi-year contract extension that will keep the Mariners on 710 ESPN for the foreseeable future.
“Bonneville has been our radio home for 25 of our first 39 years, and we are happy to continue our long and successful partnership with 710 ESPN Seattle and the Bonneville stations,” said Kevin Mather, Seattle Mariners President and COO.
The Mariners have been on 710 ESPN Seattle since the station’s transition to an all-sports format in 2009. KIRO-AM was also the team’s flagship station from 1985 – 2002.
“Bonneville’s mission is to connect our community by providing original, local content that Northwest people care about deeply,” said Carl Gardner, VP/GM of Bonneville Seattle Media Group. “Nothing fits that description better than Mariners baseball, so we are delighted to continue our long, storied partnership with the Seattle Mariners.”
“We are excited to continue our proud partnership with the Mariners,” said Mike Salk, 710 ESPN Seattle Program Director and Host. “We couldn’t be happier to continue broadcasting Mariners games and partnering with this great organization. The future is bright.”
The Mariners will continue to have a year-round presence on 710 ESPN Seattle including all regular season games, as well as pre-game and post-game programming, a weekly magazine feature program during baseball season, the Hot Stove League during the off-season, Cactus League Report during Spring Training, and 30 Spring Training games.
Listen to Mariners President Kevin Mather with “Brock and Salk” discussing the team’s contract extension with 710 ESPN Seattle and manager Scott Servais’ new culture.
Looks like the Mariners will have some presence at the Bruce Springsteen concert tonight in Pheonix!
FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME:
Thanks to his wife, an ALS diagnosis hasn’t stopped Mariners Canadian scout Wayne Norton.
LET’S PLAY THE FEUD:
Chuck Powell continues to broadcast The Chuck Powell Show live from the Peoria Sports Complex. Today he talked to Boog Powell and Tony Zych and played The Fued with Rick Rizzs and Ken Phelps. Click here to listen to all 3 interviews.
TWEET OF THE DAY:
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM TODAY’S WIN:
PHOTOS FROM TODAY’S GAME: