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March 19, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Cactus League Game #23 — Brewers at Mariners

Lineups and notes below:

Spring #23: Seattle Mariners (14-5-3) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (9-12) | 1:05 pm | Peoria Stadium
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Blake Beavan (2-0, 2.13) vs. RHP Wily Peralta (0-1, 4.15)
Radio: Live Radio coverage via (for subscribers) and on 710 ESPN Seattle on tape delay at 8 pm
TV: No TV.

Seattle Mariners vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – Peoria Stadium (1:05 pm)

Seattle Mariners (14-5-3)

Milwaukee Brewers (9-12)


Player Pos.


Player Pos.


Abraham Almonte (S) CF


Scooter Gennett (L) 2B


Brad Miller (L) SS


Logan Schafer (L) CF


Robinson Cano (L) 2B


Khris Davis LF


Justin Smoak (S) 1B


Lyle Overbay (L) 1B


Kyle Seager (L) 3B


Mark Reynolds RF


Logan Morrison (L) DH


Juan Francisco (L) 3B


Michael Saunders (L) RF


Martin Maldonado C


Dustin Ackley (L) LF


Jeff Bianchi SS


Mike Zunino C


Wily Peralta P

Starting Pitcher

Starting Pitcher


Blake Beavan RHP


Wily Peralta RHP


Big start for Beavan to stay in the hunt for a spot in the Opening Day rotation. Something of a shaky start for him as Schaefer homered to right on a 2-2 pitch and Davis then reached on a bunt single. But a ground ball got one out and Mark Reynolds then struck out to end the inning. Brewers 1-0.

Seattle went 1-2-3 but Miller hit the ball on a line to center for his out, continuing to swing well throughout the spring. Almonte tried to bunt  his way on and popped it up foul — McClendon said in the pre-game he wants the Mariners to do more bunting for hits this season. Brewer pitcher Peralta on his game, hitting 98 on the at-bat to Cano that ended in a 6-3.


Beavan, who needed 22 pitches to get through the first inning, threw 11 in the second, walking Francisco to lead things off but then going 1-2-3 including a strikeout of Bianchi. Brewers 1-0.

Mariners grabbed the lead in their half on hits by Seager and Morrison, then a wild pitch that put them at second and third. A Saunders sacc fly scored Seager and a hard shot by Ackley that got past the first baseman for a hit scored Morrison. So there you go. … Seattle 2-1.


Beavan now at 48 pitches, and allowed another run on a solo shot by Davis on a 2-0 count. He got the other Brewers, though, so it’s a 2-2 tie.

Mariners with a good inning that could have been a lot, well, gooder. They scored two runs and had the bases loaded with tw0 outs after back-to-back walks to Morrison and Saunders, the latter on a full count. But Ackley then hit one on a rope right to Overbay, to end it. Miller, really smoking the ball, started things off with a triple and scored on a single by Cano to make it 3-2. Cano then scored on a double by Smoak. 4-2 Seattle.


Four Milwaukee runs, four Milwaukee homers after Reynolds and Francisco started the fourth with solo shots. Bianchi then singled with one out and Beavan seemed in trouble. But Peralta — Milwaukee is batting its pitcher while Seattle is not — bunted into a double play, with Zunino catching it in foul territory and firing to first to double up Bianchi. So it’s tied, 4-4.

Nothing for the Mariners in their half though there was another single by Miller, now 16-37 on the spring. 4-4.


Beavan with a 1-2-3 fifth, including a swinging strikeout of Davis. He’s up to 79 pitches and likely done for the day, with the scored tied 4-4.

1-2-3 for the Mariners, though hard hit balls by Smoak and Seager. Beaven back out for the sixth. 4-4.


Big inning for the Brewers, who continued to pound Beaven, with three hits and a sacrifice bunt leading to two runs and a 6-4 lead before Beaven left with one and two outs. Ramirez then came in and gave up a home run to Peralta — yep, the pitcher — to make it 8-4. That’s five homers for the Brewers in the game, four off of Beavan, who ended up allowing eight hits and seven runs, all earned in 5.2 innings, with two walks, four strikeouts. He threw 93 pitches, 61 for strikes. 8-4 Brewers.

Lots of changes now for both teams, including Wilhelmsen on the mound for the Mariners as we start the seventh. He does so with Seattle down 8-5 after a Zunino solo homer in the bottom of the inning, the sixth of the day in the game, which began with 74 degree temps and has risen. 8-5 Brewers.


Wilhelmsen again not all that sharp as he allowed two hits and a walk, leading to a run and a 9-5 Milwaukee lead.

Beavan talked in the clubhouse and said that while the conditions didn’t help, that “I’ve got to make better pitches.” He thought three of the four home runs he allowed would have been doubles in a normal situation — meaning, not as hot and blowing out to left-center. But he also acknowledged that he wasn’t sharp, saying he had trouble commanding his fastball and also didn’t feel real great with his changeup so he only threw it 3-4 times. He said he’s got to stick with the changeup more even when its not there.

Mariners closed the gap in the bottom of the inning with a Miller triple leading to a run — he’s 3-4 on the day with two triples and now hitting .447 this spring. Seager followed later with a solo homer to make it 9-7.


1-2-3 for Farquhar to keep it at 9-7.

1-2-3 go down the Mariners in the eighth. Still 9-7.


Nothing for either team. The Mariners got a single by Chavez and a walk by Miller to lead off the ninth and stir excitement in the masses. But minor leaguer Patrick Brady hit into a double play and Franklin grounded out to second and that was that. M’s fall, 9-7.





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