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March 18, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Cactus League Game #22 — Padres at Mariners

Here are the lineups, and a few other notes:

Spring #22: Seattle Mariners (14-5-2) vs. San Diego Padres (6-11-3) | 7:05 pm | Peoria Stadium
Pitching Match-Ups: LHP Randy Wolf (0-0, 6.00) vs. RHP Josh Johnson (0-1, 4.00)
Radio: Live Radio coverage on 710 ESPN Seattle and via (for subscribers)
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with play-by-play data

Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padr
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – Peoria Stadium (7:05 pm)

Seattle Mariners (13-5-2)

San Diego Padres (6-11-3)


Player Pos.


Player Pos.


Abraham Almonte (S) CF


Everth Cabrera (S) SS


Kyle Seager (L) 3B


Chris Denorfia RF


Logan Morrison (L) DH


Jedd Gyorko 2B


Justin Smoak (S) 1B


Carlos Quentin DH


Corey Hart RF


Yonder Alonso (L) 1B


Dustin Ackley (L) LF


Xavier Nady LF


Nick Franklin (S) SS


Will Venable (L) CF


Mike Zunino C


Rene Rivera C


Brad Miller (L) 2B


Ryan Jackson 3B

Starting Pitcher

Starting Pitcher


Randy Wolf LHP


Josh Johnson RHP

No scoring in the first. Wolf threw 19 pitches and went to three balls on each of the first two batters, walking Denorfia. But a strikeout of Quentin helped get him out of it.

The Mariners went down 1-2-3 in their half, including a called looking to end it by Morrison, who didn’t seem happy with call.


Padres with nothing in the top of the inning, helped by a dubious decision by Yonder Alonso to try to stretch a soft single to left into a double.

The Mariners got two on with one out after a nice bunt by Ackley. But a line out to pitcher on a hot shot by Zunino ended the threat. Still 0-0.


Miller hit a solo home run in the bottom of the inning to put the Mariners up 1-0. He ripped it, hitting a 1-0 changeup over the right field wall.


Another decent inning for Wolf in the fourth, as he allowed a one-out double to Quentin but retired the rest. He’s allowed no runs on two hits through four innings with three strikeouts.

Nothing for the Mariners in the bottom of the inning as they couldn’t capitalize on two two-out walks to Franklin and Zunino that loaded the bases for Miller. Miller hit the first pitch to third base for a force out that ended the inning. Furbush is on in relief of Wolf, who gave up two hits and no runs in four innings, walking two and striking out three while throwing 73 pitches, 41 of which were strikes. 1-0 Mariners.


Nice inning for Furbush, getting the Pads 1-2-3, and one of the better innings of the spring for Furbush who entered the game with a 7.36 ERA in four games.


Rodney came on for Furbush for his first action since the ejection a few days ago. It started off rough as he gave up a walk, single and double to score one run, and then was wide on what was called a passed ball for another, to put the Padres ahead 2-1. But he then got the next three batters out, including strikeouts of Quentin and Seth Smith, the latter to end the inning. So it’s 2-1 Pads heading to bottom of six.

Nothing for the Mariners in the bottom of the inning. Ackley walked with one out but a Franklin fly to center and a Zunino strikeout ended it. Noesi now on to pitch. Padres, 2-1.


Tidy 1-2-3 inning for Noesi, who is having a nice spring. Hard to know where he fits in, though, but so far he hasn’t hurt himself. 2-1 Padres.


Mariners tied it, but left the bases loaded when Romero grounded into a fielder’s choice. Walks loaded the bases on two separate occasions and Seattle got its run when Smoak flew to center on what was a nice diving catch by SD’s Mallex Smith, scoring Brad Miller, who is 2-3 on the night and has scored both Seattle runs, also homering earlier. 2-2.


Noesi was not so good that inning, giving up two runs on a walk and two hits, the key a two-run double by Quentin. Padres 4-2.

GRIT! The Mariners scored three in the bottom of the eighth, getting the go-ahead run in one of the stranger ways I’ve seen. It was 4-3 after a Chavez singled scored Miller. With Chavez on second and two outs, Bloomquist singled to center to score the run and tie it. A bad throw by catcher Austin Hedges went into center and between the right and center fielders, and Bloomquist turned on the jets and scored. Morrison then struck out looking and was then tossed by home plate umpire Jeff Morrow, the second Seattle ejection in three games. Mariners 5-4.


Leone came on and gave up a tying single, and the game ended there. The Mariners got a runner in the bottom of the inning, and Saunders (on via fielder’s choice) got to second with a steal. But he was stranded there when Franklin flew to left, and the game was called there. 5-5 TIE.






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