Mariners Offense Lights Up Peoria


Sep 18, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (65) pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Hello offense!

Nick Franklin, Nate Tenbrink and James Jones all homered and the pitching staff looked solid again as the Mariners moved to 2-0 on the Catcus League season.

I know it’s only the second game of the Cactus League schedule and I know how things looked in camp last year. But it’s hard not to get a little excited when you see results like yesterday’s 7-1 win and following it up with Friday’s 12-1 thumping of the San Diego Padres.

Jones, Franklin, Tenbrink, Ji-Man Choi, Cole Gillespie and Jesus Sucre each had two hits as the Mariners compiled a total of 18 hits.

Just like yesterday’s pitching performance, the Mariners arms held serve yet again.

James Paxton, Nick Hill, Yoervis Medina, Charlie Furbush, Zach Miner, Carson Smith and Dominic Leone combined for 8 IP of four-hit shutout ball with 0 BB and 6 K.

The only run for the Padres came in the 3rd off Ramon Ramirez (who got the win).

Defensively, the Mariners committed just one error, a throwing error on an attempted pickoff throw by Ramirez.

The fun continues Saturday as the Mariners take on the Los Angeles Angels at Peoria Stadium at 12:05 pm PST.

Seattle Batting
Chavez, En, CF3010000.333
  Jones, J, CF3124000.400
Franklin, SS3121011.667
  Taylor, C, SS2100112.000
Kelly, T, 2B3000023.000
  Noriega, 2B3010002.333
Hart, DH2110112.500
   1- Almonte, A, PR-DH2100002.000
Montero, J, 1B3110003.200
  Choi, J, 1B20210001.000
Saunders, M, RF2010000.250
  Avery, RF3111003.500
Romero, S, LF3001012.000
  Gillespie, LF2120000.750
Buck, C2000001.000
  Sucre, C22210001.000
  Hicks, C1100001.000
Bloomquist, 3B2000000.000
  Tenbrink, 3B3122012.500

1-Ran for Hart in the 6th.

2B: Saunders, M (1, Ross, J), Sucre (1, Wieland), Tenbrink (1, O’Grady).
HR: Franklin (1, 3rd inning off Stauffer, 0 on, 2 out), Tenbrink (1, 6th inning off Campos, L, 1 on, 1 out), Jones, J (1, 8th inning off Wieland, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Jones, J 5; Noriega; Chavez, En; Gillespie 2; Choi, J 2; Avery; Saunders, M 2; Sucre 3; Hart; Tenbrink 6; Montero, J; Franklin 5.
RBI: Franklin (1), Romero, S (1), Avery (2), Sucre (1), Tenbrink 2 (2), Jones, J 4 (4), Choi, J (1).
2-out RBI: Franklin; Choi, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Montero, J 2; Buck; Kelly, T; Avery; Noriega.
Team RISP: 6-for-19.
Team LOB: 9.

SB: Chavez, En (1, 2nd base off Benoit/Hundley), Avery (1, 2nd base off Campos, L/Gale).

E: Ramirez, R (1, pickoff).
DP: (Noriega-Taylor, C-Choi, J).

San Diego Batting
Noel, CF2000001.333
   a- Galvez, PH-3B2000012.000
Smith, S, DH3000012.000
   c- Decker, C, PH-DH1000000.000
Nady, 1B2000000.250
  Medica, 1B2010001.333
Blanks, LF2000000.000
  Asencio, RF1000010.000
Hundley, C2000010.000
  Peterson, J, SS2000002.000
Liriano, R, RF2000010.000
  Fuentes, LF-CF1000000.000
Jackson, R, SS-3B2110000.250
  Robertson, LF1000010.000
Gonzalez, Al, 3B2000011.000
  Gale, C10100001.000
Spangenberg, 2B1010100.500
  Carmon, 2B10100001.000
   b- Dickerson, PH-RF1000011.000

a-Popped out for Noel in the 6th. b-Struck out for Carmon in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Smith, S in the 9th.

2B: Jackson, R (1, Ramirez, R).
TB: Medica; Carmon; Jackson, R 2; Gale; Spangenberg.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Smith, S; Medica.
GIDP: Peterson, J.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

E: Jackson, R (1, throw), Asencio (1, fielding).

Seattle Pitching
Ramirez, R (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)1.01111209.00
Hill (H, 1)1.00000000.00
Medina (H, 1)1.00000100.00
Smith, C1.01000300.00
San Diego Pitching
Ross, J (L, 0-1)1.01111009.00
Campos, L1.055501145.00

  WP: Ramirez, R, Cashner, Ross, J, Campos, L.
Balk: Campos, L.
Pitches-strikes: Paxton 19-13, Ramirez, R 23-13, Hill 6-4, Medina 8-5, Furbush 17-10, Miner 17-9, Smith, C 19-11, Leone 9-5, Cashner 32-18, Stauffer 10-10, Ross, J 17-10, Benoit 18-13, Campos, L 22-15, Oramas 25-15, Wieland 29-17, Quackenbush 9-5, O’Grady 21-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Paxton 3-1, Ramirez, R 1-0, Hill 1-1, Medina 1-0, Furbush 2-0, Miner 2-0, Smith, C 0-0, Leone 2-0, Cashner 4-0, Stauffer 0-2, Ross, J 2-1, Benoit 2-0, Campos, L 1-1, Oramas 2-1, Wieland 0-1, Quackenbush 1-0, O’Grady 2-0.
Batters faced: Paxton 6, Ramirez, R 5, Hill 3, Medina 3, Furbush 4, Miner 3, Smith, C 4, Leone 4, Cashner 8, Stauffer 4, Ross, J 5, Benoit 4, Campos, L 8, Oramas 4, Wieland 7, Quackenbush 2, O’Grady 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Quackenbush 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Hal Gibson III. 1B: Mike Muchlinski. 3B: Ben May.
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 3,204.
Venue: Peoria Stadium.
February 28, 2014

Seattle Batting
San Diego Batting
Seattle Pitching
San Diego Pitching