Dustin Ackley drove in the Mariners’ first run with second-inning single off Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco, who allowed a run and six hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out two and walked two.
Third baseman Kyle Seager hit his first home run of the spring, but a late rally lifted the Colorado Rockies to a 4-1 victory over the Mariners Wednesday afternoon in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium.
Jason A. Churchill writes that Dustin Ackley’s mechanics are a mess and the Mariners should find a way to keep both Brad Miller and Chris Taylor.
Rickie Weeks hit a mammoth home run for a Seattle Mariners split squad Saturday in a 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Despite a solid day at the plate for shortstop Chris Taylor, the Mariners could not overcome the Los Angeles Dodgers’ offensive outpouring. Seattle surrendered three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and could not climb back, falling 7-4, putting their Cactus League record at 2-1.
Nelson Cruz drove in a pair of runs on a bomb and helped lift Seattle over San Diego for the second game in a row.
Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker tossed two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out a pair in his spring debut.
Taijuan Walker will get the first crack at impressing the Seattle Mariners in his bid to make the team’s starting rotation.
With four rotation spots seemingly spoken for, Roenis Elias finds himself locked in a battle for Seattle’s last starting slot.
“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.