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Seattle Mariners Fall To Kansas City Royals, 8-2


James Shields was in mid-season form, Brandon Maurer was too. Maurer allowed six hits and four runs in 2.2 IP as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Royals 8-2 in split squad action Monday.

Robinson Cano was back in the lineup after having root canal surgery on Wednesday. He didn’t miss a beat, going 3-for-3 and turning two double plays. He was picked off third base once though.

The offense resembled what we’ve come to expect over the years. Six scattered hits, only one walk and nine strikeouts. The pitching was solid once again, with the exceptions of Maurer and Stephen Shackleford (0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 BB).

The other half of the split squad has the nightcap against Arizona.

BOX SCORE

Kansas City Batting
Batters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Aoki, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .273
   c- Peguero, C, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .214
Infante, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .333
   d- Giavotella, PH-2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .300
Hosmer, 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .286
   e- Hernandez, Ra, PH-1B 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .500
Butler, B, DH 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 .385
   f- Fletcher, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
Gordon, A, LF 3 1 1 2 0 1 2 .391
  Paredes, LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .083
Perez, S, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500
   a- Moore, A, PH-C 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 .182
Moustakas, 3B 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 .435
  Valencia, D, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150
Donald, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .368
  Ciriaco, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .474
Dyson, J, CF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .250
   b- Maxwell, PH-CF 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .348
Totals 37 8 10 7 4 9 16

a-Walked for Perez, S in the 3rd. b-Tripled for Dyson, J in the 6th. c-Walked for Aoki in the 6th. d-Reached on error for Infante in the 6th. e-Grounded into a double play for Hosmer in the 6th. f-Struck out for Butler, B in the 6th.

 

BATTING
2B: Butler, B (1, Maurer), Gordon, A (3, Shackleford).
3B: Maxwell (1, Medina), Giavotella (2, LaFromboise).
TB: Butler, B 3; Moustakas 2; Gordon, A 2; Infante; Aoki; Giavotella 3; Hosmer; Maxwell 3.
RBI: Moustakas 2 (12), Butler, B (3), Gordon, A 2 (7), Dyson, J (3), Hernandez, Ra (1).
2-out RBI: Moustakas 2; Butler, B; Gordon, A 2; Dyson, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aoki 2; Gordon, A; Fletcher.
SF: Hernandez, Ra.
GIDP: Hosmer, Hernandez, Ra.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Donald (1, throw).
Pickoffs: Shields (Cano at 3rd base).

Seattle Batting
Batters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Almonte, A, CF 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .120
  Landry, CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .400
Seager, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .261
  Reinheimer, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Cano, 2B 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 .600
   1- Marte, K, PR-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273
Smoak, DH 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 .333
   a- Blash, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500
Franklin, SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .300
   2- Taylor, C, PR-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
Jones, J, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .296
Avery, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .227
Zimmerman, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
Buck, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
  Dowd, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Totals 31 2 6 2 1 9 7

a-Struck out for Smoak in the 9th.
1-Ran for Cano in the 6th. 2-Ran for Franklin in the 6th.

 

BATTING
2B: Smoak (3, Shields), Buck (1, Shields).
TB: Jones, J; Cano 3; Smoak 2; Buck 2.
RBI: Smoak (4), Jones, J (5).
2-out RBI: Jones, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Almonte, A; Jones, J.
SF: Smoak.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Jones, J (1, 2nd base by Shields/Moore, A).
PO: Cano (3rd base by Shields).

FIELDING
E: Avery (2, fielding), Reinheimer (1, throw).
PB: Buck (1).
DP: 2 (Cano-Franklin-Zimmerman, Franklin-Cano-Zimmerman).

Kansas City Pitching
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (W, 2-0) 4.2 5 2 1 0 5 0 1.04
Crow 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Rauch 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00
Bueno 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.60
Walters, P 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Seattle Pitching
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maurer (L, 0-1) 2.2 6 4 4 0 1 0 9.64
Shackleford 0.1 2 2 2 3 0 0 10.80
Kohlscheen 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.50
Medina 2.0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0.00
Ramirez, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.75
LaFromboise 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 3.38

  WP: Kohlscheen 2.
Pitches-strikes: Shields 65-46, Crow 23-13, Rauch 11-5, Bueno 17-11, Walters, P 8-6, Maurer 47-28, Shackleford 29-13, Kohlscheen 29-19, Medina 25-15, Ramirez, R 13-8, LaFromboise 25-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 3-3, Crow 3-0, Rauch 2-0, Bueno 0-1, Walters, P 1-1, Maurer 4-2, Shackleford 1-0, Kohlscheen 0-2, Medina 1-2, Ramirez, R 1-0, LaFromboise 1-1.
Batters faced: Shields 18, Crow 6, Rauch 3, Bueno 3, Walters, P 3, Maurer 13, Shackleford 6, Kohlscheen 7, Medina 8, Ramirez, R 3, LaFromboise 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Crow 1-0, Shackleford 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Ben May. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Brian Knight.
Weather: 73 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 4,983.
Venue: Peoria Stadium.
March 10, 2014

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  • tedsfrozenhead

    Franklins looking good so far. What’s the chance we keep him? He is a converted SS after all and would not take much to re acclimate himself to the position.

    • Dan Hughes

      You are right. It should be a relatively smooth transition. I don’t know what the plan is at this point. I know most teams that have shown interest, have talked Franklin and not Miller. That tells me that the M’s are throwing Nick’s name out there, not Brad. I personally think the M’s can get more in return for Franklin and that’s why Miller will probably stay.