This was only about the 3rd or 4th game slated to be televised so far this spring and, the first one that I was going to be able to watch the entire broadcast.
No box score (since none of the stats will count) but, here are some of the happenings…
- Hector Noesi went 4IP – 4H – 2ER – 2BB – 1 K and threw 60 pitches, 33 for strikes. He tossed a couple of wild pitches (that resulted in one run) and had just given up back-to-back singles when the game was called
- Kyle Seager hit his 3rd homer of the spring to tie the game with his 6th and 7th RBI of the “no count” variety
- Figgy had two hits and an RBI that gave the M’s the lead (again, they do’t count)
Mariners twit pic
Prior to the game, Eric Wedge commented on…
- Brendon Ryan – doing better but still nursing a sore leg, gotta find a way to get him to stay healthy
- Cuts coming – some may come down to the final day … can take 30 players to Japan
- Beavan and Ramirez – both making VERY strong bids in the rotation competition
- And, don’t discount the importance of a long reliever
Jack Z was interviewed during the game..
- Hector Noesi a very important piece of the trade
- Ramirez has been on the radar for awhile
- Felix will pitch two of the “three openers” as the rotation ebbs and flows with the crazy schedule
- Emphasized player attitude/work ethic and that NOBODY is guaranteed anything – so, they better come ready to play – especially, for a manager like Eric Wedge