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March 3, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; General view of game action as the Seattle Mariners play against the Colorado Rockies at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners Gameday Preview: Split Squads Vs Giants & Dodgers

Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Initial Thoughts:

The Mariners are without their top bat once again and Mike Zunino gets a day off as well. If the pitching staff  can bounce back from yesterday’s sorry performance, this could be a split-squad sweep.

** UPDATE: D.J. Peterson played in the first game and came down with an upset stomach in the 9th inning. He will not start the 2nd game.

 

Game Details:

Time of game: 12:05 PM Pacific and 6:05 PM Pacific

Location: Scottsdale and Glendale, Arizona.

Both games available on MLB.TV. The Giants game will be broadcast on tape delay at 1 AM PST Sunday morning and the Dodgers game will be live on MLB Network at 6:05 PM PST.

 

THE MATCHUPS:

Pitching:

Mariners: Erasmo Ramirez & Blake Beavan

vs.

Giants: Ryan Vogelsong & Dodgers: Josh Beckett

 

Lineups:

Mariners: Vs. Giants/Dodgers

Endy Chavez 8 / Abraham Almonte 8

Brad Miller 6 / Kyle Seager DH

Ty Kelly 4 / Nick Franklin 6

Corey Hart DH / Justin Smoak 3

Logan Morrison 3 / D.J. Peterson 5

Michael Saunders 9 / Stefen Romero 7

Dustin Ackley 7 / James Jones 9

Willie Bloomquist 5 / Carlos Triunfel 4

John Buck 2 / Humberto Quintero 2

Of note: Robinson Cano gets another day off recovering from root canal surgery he had Wednesday. He has an outside shot at playing Sunday, but most likely Monday. Also, we have a CONDOR sighting. Though he’s in right again. Not sure if the club really wants to get a good look at Almonte or if Saunders is actually losing his spot to him.

 

Giants / Dodgers:

Gregor Blanco 8 / Dee Gordon 4

Brandon Belt 3 / Carl Crawford 7

Buster Posey 2 / Hanley Ramirez 6

Pablo Sandoval 5 / Scott Van Slyke 9

Tony Abreu DH / Clint Robinson 1B

Juan Perez 7 / Juan Uribe 5

Roger Kieschnick 9 / Joc Pederson 8

Nick Noonan 4 / Tim Federowicz 2

Ehire Adrianza 6 / Alex Guerrero DH

 

Final Thoughts:

The Mariners are now 7-3 and looking to bounce back after a tough loss Friday to the Reds. Should be a fun, albeit long day of baseball. Enjoy.

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