ST2 | Lotsa hits ~ Wak not overly excited

M’s 18 | Dodgers 2

Bedard cruises in first spring outing | HeraldNet

By all indications in the boxscore, the Mariners had a great day in their 18-2 victory over the Dodgers. They had 20 hits, including home runs by Matt Tuiasosopo, Mike Wilson and Mike Carp, and held the Dodgers to four hits.

Wakamatsu, however, wasn’t tossing superlatives over everything he saw.

The hitting?

“We put a lot of damage on balls in the strike zone, but some of the counts we swung at were a little out of control,” he said.

The pitching?

Besides Bedard, Wakamatsu wasn’t overjoyed.

“I thought everyone was OK,” he said. “Our command was good, the tempo was fine but I thought we were up in the zone a little too much.”

Left-hander Jason Vargas and right-hander Chris Jakubauskas each pitched two scoreless innings, lefty Justin Thomas and Marwin Vega one scoreless inning each. Right-hander Jose Pena gave up a two-run homer in the ninth to Mitch Jones to break the shutout.

Carp continued to impress with his left-handed power, driving in five runs with the homer and a double. The homer, in the eighth inning, cleared a picnic tent well beyond the right-field fence.