San Diego Padres
Nick Franklin didn’t get his first Major League hit in his first start for the Mariners — but he did commit an error with the bases loaded, costing Seattle a run.
1090 The Fan’s resident Padres fan is in the midst of his annual “break from supporting the Mariners” while his team is in town for a two game series. Things didn’t go well for him on Monday.
Aaron Harang, who played high school and college baseball in San Diego, threw the first complete game by a Seattle pitcher in 2013 in a 9-0 blowout against the Padres.
Jedd Gyorko is there to provide a solid bat in the lineup, and he could very well emerge as one of the league’s best offensive second baseman.
San Diego starter Freddy Garcia wasn’t surprised when Raul Ibanez sent his first-inning pitch over the right-field wall for a three-run home run. Ibanez’ first hit of spring training got the Mariners on the scoreboard early, helping Seattle to an 8-3 win over the Padres on Sunday.
Second base prospect Jedd Gyorko hit a grand slam off Hector Noesi in a six-run first inning, and the San Diego Padres rolled to a 9-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday in the spring training opener for both teams.
Your Seattle Mariners kick off the 2013 Spring Training season with a charity game Friday against the San Diego Padres — the team’s complex-mate in Peoria Arizona. Both teams go at it again on Saturday and Sunday.
The Mariners made a low-risk move Tuesday by signing veteran right-handed pitcher Jon Garland to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The former Mariner has been asked for some memorabilia by Cooperstown to commemorate his record-setting night as the 49-year-old left-hander became the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league contest.