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March 14, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Cactus League game #19 — Mariners at Rockies

Here are the lineups:

Seattle Mariners at Colorado Rockies
Friday, March 14, 2014 – Salt River Fields (6:40 pm)

Seattle Mariners (13-4-1)

Colorado Rockies (8-10)


Player Pos.


Player Pos.


Abraham Almonte (S) CF


Charlie Blackmon (L) RF


Kyle Seager (L) 3B


Brandon Barnes CF


Stefen Romero RF


Ryan Wheeler (L) 3B


Corey Hart 1B


Michael Cuddyer 1B


Cole Gillespie DH


Jason Pridie (L) LF


Dustin Ackley (L) LF


Kent Matthes DH


John Buck C


Jordan Pacheco C


Brad Miller (L) SS


Charlie Culberson SS


Jack Reinheimer 2B


DJ LeMahieu 2B

Starting Pitcher

Starting Pitcher


Felix Hernandez RHP


Franklin Morales LHP


And we’re off. It’s a chilly one here at the park tonight. Temperatures were announced at 72 at first pitch, but we’re not buying it. Wind is in full force and cooling things down a bit.

The Mariners got on the board with a HR to left by Romero on a 1-1 pitch off of Franklin (Don’t Call Me Kendrys) Morales. Otherwise, it was three groundouts as Seattle took a 1-0 lead to the bottom of the inning with King Felix coming on to the bump.

Two swinging strikeouts by Hernandez in a 1-2-3 bottom of the first. So it’s. … Mariners 1-0.


Mariners go down 1-2-3 in the top of the inning, including a swinging strikeout by John Buck.

The Rockies tied it in the bottom helped by some Seattle sloppiness. After a Cuddyer single, Kent Matthes walked, to put runners on first and second and one out. Pacheco then grounded to third, with a 5-4-3 double play on the horizon. But minor league 2B Jack Reinheimer threw the ball away, allowing the run to score and the batter to get to second. The damage ended there, however, so it’s. … 1-1


Miller with a fun triple to left to lead things off, as the ball just escaped the leaping try of Pridie as he banged against the wall. He then came in to score on a fly to center by Almonte to put Seattle up 2-1.

1-2-3 for the Rockies in the bottom, though Blackmon put the proverbial charge into one that Almonte had to chase down in center, leading to a prolonged raised glove from Hernandez as a sign of thanks. So it’s. … Seattle 2-1.


Well, it was an interesting 1-2-3 for the M’s, as Romero lost his bat when it flew out of his hands and into the stands before grounding out. Gillespie then hit a high pop that LeMahieu caught while falling down. It remains. … Seattle 2-1.

Really sweet 6-4-3 double play started by Brad Miller highlighted the inning as the Rockies sent just three to the plate. Miller had to venture a few steps into the outfield to glove the ball and then backhand flip to Reinheimer, who made the good turn on a ball that was hit by Cuddyer. LaTroy Hawkins now in to pitch for the Rockies as it remains. … Seattle 2-1.


Well, THAT could come back to haunt the M’s as they had the bases loaded and no outs thanks to singles by Ackley and Buck and a walk to Miller. But they got nothing out of it when Reinheimer hit into a 5-2-3 double play and Almonte then popped out. Ramirez now in to pitch as it’s Seattle 2-1.

A quick three up and three down for Ramierz, which included a long fly by Pacheco that was tracked down nicely by Almonte. Seattle 2-1.


Nothing for the Mariners in the top of the sixth or the Rockies in the bottom. Seattle 2-1.


No scoring, as we went to the clubhouse to talk to Hernandez, who said he was happy with his outing, allowing only two hits and an unearned run in four innings. He threw 41 pitches and then 24 more in the bullpen to get all of his work in. He wanted to stay in the game, but McClendon told him to do the work in the pen, instead. Simply put, he said it was “much better” than his last outing, when he gave up four runs on four hits in 2.1 innings against the Rangers.


Nothing for the M’s in the top of inning as we now have a lot of changes and a lot of the minor league guys here for the day in the game. Seattle 2-1.

Ramirez, pitching his fourth inning, gave up a run on a walk, a hit and a sac fly, and then after he had trouble handling a little grounder, had men on first and second and one out. But a fly out and a strike out kept the damage to a run, so we head to the ninth tied at 2.


No scores.


The game went to 10 innings and ended in a 2-2 tie as Dominic Leone struck out No. 67 for the Rockies (ask Divish who that is) after Colorado had used a walk, a single and a hit batter to load the bases with two outs.





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