g139 | another not so happy Felix day…

Mariners 1 | Athletics 6

Go figure – Felix didn’t even make it through FIVE…
happens to the best of them, I guess but why does it have to be the last TWO I’ve attended?

And, of course, that had to be coupled with the O going totally cold…
as opposed to being just luke-warm

Thames made a serious boo-boo in the field BUT, made up for it…
with an AWESOME OF assist to nail a runner at 3B.
The the rest of the DEE was super – a great diving catch by Guti (who seems not to have lost a step in the field) and a sweet DP to end the 8th

And then there’s Luis Jimenez…
a neat story – he got his first major league hit in his first major league start – at the age of 30 AND, hs parents were in attendance to see it in person. That’s. Just. Cool.

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st16 & 17 | splittin’ the split squad – 6-1 win, 1-6 loss

Mariners 6 | Brewers 1

Felix appears to be ready and rarin’…

6 innings – 6 strikeouts – 1 hit – 0 runs – 1 walk

And then…

the combination of Jimenez, Fox and Kinney allowed one run on only one more hit (yes – the Brewers were 2-hit!) and no walks

Liddi, Ackley, Robinson – oh my!

Alex and Dustin each with 3 hits (Liddi -homer, Ackley -double) and Trayvon with 2 hits


Mariners 1 | Athletics 6

Iwakuma is ruffed up, again…

giving up 3 earned runs and 5 total in his 5 innings of work but, he did settle down a bit to retire 6 of the last 8 batters he faced and after the game Wedge said Wedge said…

“I think if you look at his last few outings, he has had better stuff and he’s staying down in the zone,” Wedge said. “He still needs to move forward [with] regards to his total game, but we’ve seen some good indicators.” after the game he was encouraged that he saw improvement.

the bully, on the other hand…

well, Kelley and Delabar specifically, was STELLAR! Those two combined for 3IP – 2H – 4K

Ruffin looking like he may not yet be ready for primetime.

the O has seen much better days this spring…

though Ichiro, with his 3 hits, is now over .400 in CL play. Guess his getting comfortable in the 3-hole.

st14 | Millwood pitching to pitch

Mariners 6 | Royals 2

(first ST game on TV but, missed most of it ;-( )

Millwood threw 53 pitches in his four innings of work and, despite walking three, gave up no runs.

In fact, none of the M’s pitchers (Delabar, Perez, Jimenez, Wilhelmsen) gave up any earned runs – Perez was charged with 2 unearned runs when Liddi committed an error at 1B in the 7th

Ichiro and Catricala with two hits each

Catricala and Saunders with two RBI each

THREE DeePees!!!

still dreaming of the big leagues | 15 cut today…

Optioned to Minor League Camp…

LHP Danny Hultzen

LHP Mauricio Robles

RHP Yoervis Medina

INF Francisco Martinez

INF Carlos Truinfel

OF Johermyn Chavez

OF Chih-Hsien Chiang

Re-Assigned to Minor League Camp…

LHP James Paxton

RHP Scott Patterson

RHP Forrest Snow

RHP Taijaun Walker

C Ralph Henriquez

INF Nick Franklin

OF Darren Ford

DH Luis Jimenez

ss ST24 | vs. Cubbies and Dodgers

Mariners 3 | Cubs 6

Except for Jimenez’s really rough outing, the pitching was great.

Offense?  Not so much.
But, good to see that the only 2XBH (both doubles) were off of Justin’s bat.

Mariners 6 | Dodgers 0

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)

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.