Feb 13, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a baseball in a bucket during the Seattle Mariners team workouts at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners Gameday Preview: M’s Vs. Indians


Feb 25, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) warms up during camp at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners look to continue their hot start to the Cactus League schedule when they face the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Ariz. today at 12:05 pm PST.

The Mariners (3-0) defeated the Angels yesterday in a rain-shortened game to stay perfect on the young spring, and they have been dominant on all aspects of the game: Offense, defense and pitching.

But as many have pointed out lately, the Mariners did well last year in spring, Justin Smoak did well last year in spring, it doesn’t mean anything. That may be true, but it’s still exciting. Don’t ya think?

Those are some pretty encouraging numbers. I don’t care if it’s Mar. 2, Apr. 2 or July 2, the run they are on is encouraging. So let’s get together 10th Man faithful and send some optimism down to Goodyear today. Here are today’s lineups.

Seattle

1. CF Abraham Almonte (.000, 0-for-6, 2 BB)
2. SS Nick Franklin (.667, 2-for3, HR, RBI)
3. 2B Robinson Cano (.750, 3-for-4, 2 R, RBI)
4. DH Corey Hart (.500, 1-for-2, R, BB)
5. RF Michael Saunders (.250, 1-for-4, 2B)
6. LF Dustin Ackley (.500, 2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI)
7. 1B Nate Tenbrink (.600, 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI)
8. C John Buck (.000, 0-for-2)
9. 3B Willie Bloomquist (.000, 0-for-2)
SP Randy Wolf

Cleveland

1. CF Michael Bourn
2. 1B Nick Swisher
3. 2B Jason Kipnis
4. 3B Carlos Santana
5. LF Michael Brantley
6. SS Asdrubal Cabrera
7. DH Lonnie Chisenhall
8. C Yan Gomes
9. RF David Murphy
SP Aaron Harang

Okay Mariners fans, we should know what to expect from Mr. Harang. The M’s should be able to score at will in the first two innings before he is pulled for the day. It’s possible we are looking at a 4-0 start to spring.

And where is Kyle Seager???? After the first game, he has not been seen in any of the last two and now not in the lineup today. Hope he’s okay and the team is just giving him rest because they know he’s their guy at 3rd.

As always, you can listen to the game on 710ESPN Seattle and have a live box score on MLB.com.

We will also have highlights, recap and analysis along with the box score after EVERY Mariners game, even the Spring Training ones that clearly don’t mean much….except to the 10th Man.

Go Mariners!

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