I don’t know what I’m going to do without Mike Carp and/or Dustin Ackley updates from Tacoma.
Fabio Castro, who competed for a bullpen job in spring training, give up just one hit in five innings to raise his record to 5-2. He hasn’t allowed an earned run over his last nine innings.
I’ve failed to note that veteran lefty Nate Robertson is back from the disabled list and pitching in Tacoma’s rotation. Robertson underwent elbow surgery during spring training. In three starts he is 1-2 with a 6.06 ERA. Robertson has allowed 25 hits in 16 1/3 innings, with five walks and just seven strikeouts.
At Class AA Jackson, Erasmo Ramirez had his second rocky outing in a row, giving up three homers, and six runs, in two innings in a 7-0 loss to Carolina.
Forrest Snow, recently promoted to High Desert from Clinton, made his debut for the Mavericks and was the losing pitcher in their 5-1 defeat to Stockton. He gave up four runs on five hits in five innings.
Yesterday, I pointed out that second baseman Felipe Burin is hitting .448 for the M’s Venezuelan Summer League team. Today, Pedro Grifol — the Mariners’ director of minor-league operations — told me that Burin, who is Brazilian, has been promoted and will be playing soon in the Arizona Rookie League. They hope to get him here by next week if the logistics work out.