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March 21, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Cactus League game #25 — Padres at Mariners

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Bench players

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 First inning

Paxton works a smooth 1-2-3 inning, striking out Chase Headley looking on a nasty curveball.

Brad Miller delivers a one-out base hit (separation) and later scores when Robinson Cano hammers a double into right field. The guy is so smooth at the plate.

Mariners 1, Padres 0

Second inning

James Paxton ran into some trouble as poor fastball command comes back to hurt him. Paxton gave up back to back singles, walked Yasmani Grandal to load the bases. He struck out Alexi Amarista, but then gave up a two-run single to Ryan Jackson and an RBI double to Will Venable.

Michael Saunders drew a lead-off walk, but nothing came from it.

Padres 3, Mariners 1

Third inning

Much better inning for Paxton. He struck out Carlos Quentin and then got back-to-back ground ball outs.

Mariners go down 1-2-3

Fourth inning

James Paxton didn’t get much help from his defense. After a lead-off walk and a fly out, he got perfect double play ball for Brad Miller up the middle to get out of the inning. All Miller had to do was field it, take a few steps and touch the bag and throw to first. But Miller got into a bit of a hurry and let the ball skip past him. Abraham Almonte made matters worse. It appeared he was trying to throw back to second to try and backdoor the runner. But throw was nowhere close and it went all the way to the backstop past a stunned Zunino. Both runners advanced. Paxton was able to get out of it with a shallow pop up  to right and a fly ball out.

Logan Morrison reached on an error to start the inning. He was lifted for pinch runner Leury Bonilla, who went nowhere as the next three hitters went down in order.

Fifth inning

James Paxton’s day is done after four innings and 70 pitches with just 42 strikes. He allowed three earned runs on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

Zach Miner replaced Paxton and gave up a two-out double to Xavier Nady and a RBI single to Yonder Alonso.

Seattle got a run back in the bottom of the inning. Abraham Almonte drew a two-out walk and scored when Brad Miller double to right-center.

Padres 4, Mariners 2.

Sixth inning

The inning was pretty ugly. Hits, errors and runs. Miner never made it out of the inning, giving up two runs. His line: 1 1/3 innings pitched with three runs on six hits and one strikeout. Not the kind of outing you want late in camp when you are fighting for a job.

The Mariners do nothing in the inning. DJ Peterson got his first AB of the game and flew out. Austin Wilson also struck out.

Seventh inning

Danny Farquhar gives up a two-out double, but works out of the minor jam.

Mariners go down 1-2-3.



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