Two Pitchers, Innings, Doom Mariners Against Indians


Jul 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen (54) throws a pitch in the tenth inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Seattle beat Texas 4-2 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners got off to another hot start and held serve on the mound, but two pitchers had a rough time and the Mariners lost their first game of the year, 6-3 to the Indians.

Leading 3-0 in the bottom of the 5th, Tom Wilhelmsen came into the game for the Mariners and gave up three runs (two earned) thanks to two hits, a walk and an error by Gabriel Noriega.

Then, with the game tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the 7th, this time it was Logan Bawcom who had a rough inning. David Adams led off the inning with a single. Then after getting Elliot Johnson to pop out and striking out Jesus Aguilar, Matt Carson singled and Francisco Lindor hit a 3-run homer to put the game away.

Seven other Mariners pitchers combined for six scoreless innings allowing only four hits and two walks.

The Mariners struck in the first when Robinson Cano grounded out to second allowing Abraham Almonte to score from third.

Then in the 3rd, Dustin Ackley continued his hot start to the spring with a two-run homer to center, scoring Corey Hart.

Seattle will now turn their attention to shaking off the first spring loss and getting ready for split-squad games against Colorado and Cincinnati on Monday. We will have split-squad rosters and lineups for the games tomorrow morning in “Mariners Gameday”.

We will, in the meantime, continue to monitor the possible trade market for Nick Franklin and give you updates as they come about.

Seattle Batting

Almonte, A, CF3110000.111
  Chavez, En, CF1000001.250
Franklin, SS3000001.333
  Taylor, C, SS1000001.000
Cano, 2B2001000.500
  Choi, J, 1B2000001.400
Hart, DH3110010.400
   a- Avery, PH-DH1000000.375
Saunders, M, RF2000002.167
  Jones, J, RF2000000.250
Ackley, LF3122000.571
  Gillespie, LF1000000.600
Tenbrink, 1B-3B3000021.375
  Kelly, T, 3B0000000.000
Buck, C2010000.250
  Quintero, C1000001.333
Bloomquist, 3B-2B2000011.000
  Noriega, 2B1010000.500

a-Grounded out for Hart in the 9th.

2B: Almonte, A (1, Harang), Hart (1, Bauer).
HR: Ackley (1, 4th inning off Bauer, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Noriega; Ackley 5; Almonte, A 2; Hart 2; Buck.
RBI: Cano (2), Ackley 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Ackley 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Choi, J.
GIDP: Bloomquist.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 3.

E: Noriega (1, fielding).

Cleveland Batting

Bourn, CF3010000.200
  Morgan, CF2000011.200
Swisher, 1B3101001.000
  Adams, D, 3B2110000.400
Kipnis, 2B2111100.200
  Johnson, E, 2B1000001.333
Santana, C, 3B3000001.200
  Aguilar, 1B1000011.000
Brantley, LF3030000.750
  Carson, M, LF1110000.167
Cabrera, A, SS2000113.000
  Lindor, SS1113000.333
Chisenhall, DH3010003.333
   a- Naquin, PH-DH0000100.200
Gomes, Y, C1100101.000
  Treanor, C2000012.000
Murphy, Dv, RF2000011.000
  Moncrief, RF2000001.167

a-Walked for Chisenhall in the 7th.

3B: Kipnis (1, Wilhelmsen).
HR: Lindor (1, 7th inning off Bawcom, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Lindor 4; Carson, M; Kipnis 3; Adams, D; Brantley 3; Chisenhall; Bourn.
RBI: Swisher (1), Kipnis (1), Lindor 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Kipnis; Lindor 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Santana, C; Chisenhall; Cabrera, A.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Brantley (1, 2nd base off Beimel/Buck).

E: Santana, C (1, throw).
DP: (Cabrera, A-Kipnis-Swisher).

Seattle Pitching

Arias, Jo0.11000000.00
Bawcom (L, 0-1)0.233311140.50

Cleveland Pitching

Hynes (W, 1-1)1.010001010.80
Guilmet (H, 1)1.01000000.00
Banwart (S, 1)1.00000000.00

  WP: Wolf, Guilmet.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wolf 1-3, Carraway 1-0, Beimel 2-1, Wilhelmsen 2-0, Arias, Jo 0-0, Luetge 1-1, Bawcom 0-0, Leone 1-0, Farquhar 2-0, Harang 4-2, Bauer 3-0, Shaw 2-0, Hagadone 0-2, Hynes 1-1, Guilmet 1-1, Banwart 2-0.
Batters faced: Wolf 8, Carraway 3, Beimel 5, Wilhelmsen 6, Arias, Jo 2, Luetge 4, Bawcom 6, Leone 1, Farquhar 3, Harang 8, Bauer 8, Shaw 3, Hagadone 3, Hynes 4, Guilmet 4, Banwart 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Arias, Jo 1-0, Leone 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Alan Porter. 2B: Quinn Wolcott. 3B: Chad Whitson.
Weather: 64 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 4,199.
Venue: Goodyear Ballpark.
March 2, 2014

Seattle Batting

Cleveland Batting

Seattle Pitching

Cleveland Pitching