- Game notes … 03.26.14 ST Game Notes
- Game roster … 03.26.14 SEA GameDay Roster
- Updated stats …03.26.14 Stats
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Colby Lewis sets down the Mariners 1-2-3, striking out Brad Miller and Robinson Cano.
Erasmo Ramirez also works a 1-2-3 inning, including a strike out of Shin Soo-Choo.
Nick Franklin ripped a two-out double to left, but was stranded at second base. Talked with Franklin briefly this morning about playing right field. He kind of shrugged it off as not much a big deal.
Ramirez struck out Adrian Beltre and Alex Rios, gave up a single to Mitch Moreland and struck out JP Arenicibia.
Sorry for the delay. I got a call from someone who was interested in Franklin’s time in the outfield. Added his thoughts to the blog post.
The Mariners got a couple runners on base with two outs. But Cano flew out to end the inning.
Ramirez surrendered a one-out double to Adam Rosales but worked his way out of trouble.
It’s the Rangers last day in Arizona, and most of the regulars are coming out of the game now.
Michael Saunders reached with a one-out bunt hit, but nothing came of it.
Ramirez racked up two more strikeouts in a 1-2-3 inning.
Willie Ballgame had a lead-off single, but he was erased by John Buck’s double play. M’s still scoreless.
Another 1-2-3 inning for Erasmo.
The Mariners took a 3-0 lead. Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer to right field and Dustin Ackley lined a baseball off of pitcher Daniel McCutchen to score Michael Saunders.
The lead was short-lived. Ramirez gave up a single and was lifted for Charlie Furbush. The lanky lefty gave up two straight singles and then a three-run homer to Kevin Kouzmanoff. Rangers lead 4-3
Erasmo’s line … 5 innings pitched, one run on three hits with six strikeouts and a wild pitch.
John Buck doubled to lead off the inning, but Endy Chavez popped up a bunt and Chris Taylor and Jabari Blash struck out.
Joe Beimel came in and gave up a double and a walk. A sac bunt moved the runners over and then an error by Willie Bloomquist allowed a run to score. Rangers now lead 5-3.
The M’s go down in order. And Danny Farquhar will pitch the bottom of the order for Seattle