Spring Training 2013: Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres


Feb 19, 2013; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hector Noesi (45) poses for a picture during the Mariners photo day at Peoria Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The first spring training game of the season is about to kick off between the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners. The starting lineup for the Mariners is:

  1. Michael Saunders CF
  2. Kyle Seager 3B
  3. Kendrys Morales DH
  4. Michael Morse RF
  5. Raul Ibanez LF
  6. Jesus Montrero C
  7. Mike Jacobs 1B
  8. Robert Andino SS
  9. Carlos Triunfel 2B

The starting pitcher for the game will be Hector Noesi. This group will be going up against the following lineup for the Padres:

  1. Everth Cabrera SS
  2. Will Venable CF
  3. Chris Denorfia RF
  4. Yonder Alonso 1B
  5. Kyle Blanks DH
  6. Jedd Gyorko 2B
  7. Travis Buck LF
  8. James Darnell 3B
  9. Rene Rivera C

The starting pitcher for the Padres will be Sean O’Sullivan.

The game is the annual charity game, and the proceeds will go to local charities and youth sports programs. Eric Wedge will have each pitcher just participating in one inning each, in order to take things slowly out the gate. Dustin Ackley and Brendon Ryan will be sitting out the first few games in order to continue to rebuild and recover from their surgeries and train before competing. With more games scheduled this season than in previous seasons, Eric Wedge isn’t in a hurry to push the team members. He wants to keep everyone, especially the younger guys, injury free.

What do you think? Will you be watching the first Spring Training 2013 game?