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March 28, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Cactus League game #32: Rockies at Mariners

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Game Notes: 03.28.14 ST Game Notes

Game Roster: 03.28.14 SEA GameDay Roster

Updated stats: 03.28.14 Stats

TV: Root Sports NW or mlb.tv

Radio: ESPN 710 or www.mariners.com

Gamecast: here

First inning

Mariners’ starter Roenis Elias, who was making his last appearance of the spring, looked sharp. He gave up a two-out single to Troy Tulowitzki, but struck out Carlos Gonzalez to end the inning.

Robinson Cano hit into a double play off of Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood to end the inning.

Second inning

Elias gets into a little trouble with a walk to Nolan Arenado and a single to Drew Stubbs, but he finds a way to work out of it, getting DJ LeMahieu to ground into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.

The Mariners go down 1-2-3 against Chatwood.

Third inning

So the top of the third was a little interesting. Chatwood tripled to center to start the inning. But while he has hustling around the bases, he somehow injured himself and was forced to leave the game. Elias looked like he might get out of the jam, striking out Brandon Barnes and getting Michael Cuddyer to ground out to third. However, Tulowitzski doubled to right-center to score a run. Carlos Gonzalez followed with a single to score Tulo.

M’s go down 1-2-3 against Chatwood’s replacement – Wilton Lopez

Rockies 2, Mariners 0

Fourth inning

Elias gives up a two-out triple to Drew Stubbs. But he calmly gets LeMahieu to ground out to second to end the inning.

Abraham Almonte gets the Mariners’ first hit of the game with a single up the middle. But the Mariners get a touch bad luck when Brad Miller’s line drive rocket up the middle is gloved by Lopez somehow. Almonte had no chance and was doubled off first. Robinson Cano followed with a double to left but Justin Smoak’s hard ground ball to the right side was gloved by Cuddyer and flipped to first for the out.

Rockies 2, Mariners 0

Fifth inning

Elias the escape artist does it again. He gave up a one-out single, got an out and then walked Tulowitzki. With Josh Rutledge up, the Rockies executed a double steal to put runners in scoring position. But Elias didn’t get rattled. He calmly struck out Rutledge to end the inning.

I’m sure you are discussing it in the comments or whatever, but the Angels signed Mike Trout to a 6 year, $144.5 million contract extension. Pretty good deal for the Angels considering Trout’s production.

M’s get a couple of runners on base as Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison both single. But Seager made a base running mistake at third and Ackley and Saunders hit fly balls to end the inning.

Elias is done after five innings. He gave up two runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts. He faced 22 batters, threw 79 pitches with 51 strikes.

Rockies 2, Mariners 0

Sixth inning

Yoervis Medina with a sharp inning, retiring the side 1-2-3.

Mariners go down 1-2-3. Almonte had a decent 12-pitch at-bat.

Seventh inning 

Another good 1-2-3 inning for Medina. He looked sharp. No free runners, always a good thing for him.

Cano and Smoak both strikeout against new pitcher Chad Bettis and Seager pops up.

Eighth inning

Fernando Rodney has a few issues in the inning, giving up a two-out single followed by a walk, but he got Josh Rutledge to ground out back to him to end the inning.

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