Just prior to the game today, word was trickling in about a deal including Erik Bedard. It wasn’t until about the 2nd inning that the details of the latest, and last, deadline deal became known…
Seattle sent Bedard and right-handed Minor League reliever Josh Fields to Boston. In return, the Mariners received Triple-A outfielder Trayvon Robinson from the Dodgers and Double-A outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang from the Red Sox.The Red Sox, who initially acquired Robinson to make the deal happen, sent Minor League catcher Tim Federowicz, righty Juan Rodriguez and right-hander Stephen Fife to the Dodgers.
Looks like some interesting hitters added to the M’s org…
~Robinson .293 BA w/ 26 HR, 6 3B, 9 2B, 45 BB and 71 RBI in 100 games in AAA Albuquerque
~Chiang .338 BA w/ 18 HR, 4 3B, 36 2B, 25 BB and 76 RBI in 87 games in AA Portland
You go, Jack Z!
Mariners 1 | Dodgers 8
HERE’S HOPING ERIK AND WILHELMSEN WERE WORK WORKING ON STUFF
as they both struggled mightily, each giving up more runs in their respective appearances tonight than they had all spring long.
THINGS WERE LOOKING PRETTY BLEAK WITH THE BATS TOO
only THREE hits. But, Michael Saunders did hit his first spring home run in his last spring game.
AS FOR IN THE GLOVES AND ON THE BASES
one DP and one SB (Langerhans)
M’s finish the spring at 16-13-2
Mariners 3 | Cubs 6
ON THE MOUND
Except for Jimenez’s really rough outing, the pitching was great.
AT THE PLATE
Offense? Not so much.
But, good to see that the only 2XBH (both doubles) were off of Justin’s bat.
Mariners 6 | Dodgers 0
BEDARD CONTINUES HIS STRONG SPRING
Dare we dream that this will continue into the regular season?
And, the staff combined for a 5-hit shut out, allowing only FIVE hits (FOUR walks, though)
THE OFFENSE CONTRIBUTED WAY MORE THAN WAS NEEDED
Tui’s bat getting hot – TWO hits, including a homer and THREE RBI.
And, Olivo wasted no time contributing in his first time back in the lineup since March 5th with a TWO-run single in the first.
NEWS AND NOTES
Mariners 4 | Padres 1
Now THIS game I really enjoyed ~ because I was THERE 🙂
ERIK CONTINUED HIS SOLID SPRING
allowing ONE run on FIVE scattered hits with ONE walk and TWO strikeouts
THE PEN PICKED UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF
Wright, Lueke and League combined for FOUR scoreless innings w/ League finally earning a SAVE
IN THE FIELD
Figgy had an error, but lets focus on the THREE double-plays, Milton’s outfield assist, Wright’s pick-off and an awesome diving catch by Langerhans! That’s the D I want to see!
The weather was perfect – not too hot for this pale Seattelite 🙂
It was fun to meet up with Lonnie and Matt prior to that game and enjoy a Buca de Beppo lunch!
NEW AND NOTES
Mariners 4 | Brewers 5
PITCHING NOT THE SHARPEST
Pineda got knocked around a bit (TWO earned runs on SEVEN hits and ONE walk) but did record THREE strikeouts in his FOUR innings of work. The rest of the staff combined for TWO earned runs on FIVE hits and ZERO walks.
OFFENSE NOT IN THE SWING
only SIX hits and if it weren’t for Ryan’s THREE-run home run there would have only been ONE run from Cust’s double.
MIXED BAG OF RUNNING and “D”
with a stolen base and TWO double plays but, also TWO errors and a caught stealing and Milton suffered his first ejection of the spring for arguing balls and strikes.
NEWS AND NOTES