Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back home runs off Blake Beavan before the fill-in starter left with a sore shoulder and Robbie Ross limited the Mariners to five singles in seven-plus innings in the Texas Rangers’ 5-0 victory Tuesday night.
Seattle had a six-run outburst in an inning that included three Texas errors and an overturned call that led to the ejection of Rangers manager Ron Washington during the Mariners’ 7-1 victory Monday night.
The biggest offseason investment ever made by the Seattle Mariners is finally going to make his debut at home.
In a small sample size the first week of April, Seattle is making a strong early impression on its new manager Lloyd McClendon.
Abraham Almonte hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh inning and Hernandez struck out 11 in the new-look Mariners’ eighth consecutive victory on opening day, 10-3 over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
King Felix gets the start tonight as the Mariners begin a new season against their American League West rivals, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. And if the King whips out one of his old recipes for the Halos, the Mariner faithful will be completely contempt.
Erasmo Ramirez has been named the number two starter in the Mariners starting rotation by manager Lloyd McClendon, according to MLB.com’s Greg Johns.
“We executed at the end, we didn’t do much executing in between. That’s what spring training’s all about,” Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said after Wednesday’s 8-7 win over the Chicago Cubs.
While it may seem the Mariners have plenty of options when it comes to picking a first baseman for the 2014 season, manager Lloyd McClendon already has his mind made up.
Fernando Rodney gave up a run and two hits in his debut with the Seattle but Jesus Montero had two singles and an RBI to help the Mariners beat a Chicago White Sox split-squad 7-4 Thursday.