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February 25, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Jeremy Bonderman takes mound for Mariners for first time since 2010

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1:13 p.m.: The Mariners trail 4-2 here in the bottom of the fourth, where Justin Smoak just notched his second hit of the game on a two-out liner to center. Smoak earlier hit an RBI double to right (both hits came batting from the left side) and gave us a chance to see Jesus Montero turn on the wheels trying to score from first base. Montero…well, um, he got thrown out. He might win a potato sack race, but for now, any other speed competition is best left to the pros inthe footwork department.

But Smoak’s continued hitting from the left side is reason for optimism. Fix that problem, a lot of what’s plagued him will go away.

Brendan Ryan hit a solo homer in the third inning to draw the Mariners within a run, but the Angels countered in the top of the fourth to restore the two-run lead.

Hank Conger rips a slider from Jeremy Bonderman over the right field fence for a three-run homer in the first inning of this afternoon’s game in Peoria, AZ.

12:15 p.m.: Jeremy Bonderman looked like he might be getting out of a two-on, one-out jam in the first. But after getting Chris Ianetta to pop out on the first pitch, Bonderman served up a three-run homer to right field by Hank Conger. Not the way Bonderman wanted to start his first game action since 2010. He threw mostly fastballs, missed on some sliders in a walk to Peter Bourjos, then saw Conger hit a 1-1 slider over the fence. He trails the Angels 3-0 after a half-inning of play.

12:01 p.m.: Today will be the first game test for Jeremy Bonderman since he walked away from baseball after the 2010 season. And look who he gets to face: Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels.

Jesus Montero is behind the plate for Bonderman, while Dustin Ackley leads off and plays second base in his spring debut. Brendan Ryan makes his debut today at shortstop as well.

For Bonderman, he’s a non-roster invite trying to land a spot in the back of the rotation.

February 25, 2013 – Peoria Stadium

Seattle Mariners (2-1)


Los Angeles Angels (0-3)


Player Pos.  


Player Pos.


Dustin Ackley (L) 2B


Mike Trout LF


Casper Wells CF


Erick Aybar (S) SS


Jason Bay LF


Peter Bourjos CF


Kendrys Morales (S) DH


Chris Iannetta DH


Jesus Montero C


Hank Conger (S) C


Justin Smoak (S) 1B


Kole Calhoun (L) 1B


Eric Thames (L) RF


Trent Oeltjen (L) RF


Alex Liddi 3B


Luis Rodriguez (S) 2B


Brendan Ryan SS


Luis Jimenez 3B

Starting Pitcher

Starting Pitcher


Jeremy Bonderman RHP


Garrett Richards RHP


Umpires: Dan Bellino, Hal Gibson, Patrick Mahoney, Adam Hamari

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