Dodgers Host Mariners In Felix Hernandez’s First Start


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

The Seattle Mariners head to Camelback Ranch today to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Cactus League action.

The Mariners (5-1) won both games in their split-squad action on Monday, 8-1 against the Rockies and 6-5 over the Reds. The Dodgers (2-3-1) are coming off a game in which reigning NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw got shelled. Kershaw allowed five runs on two hits and three walks during Oakland’s 7-3 victory. He was unable to get an out in the third inning.

Speaking of Cy Young winners, today’s game marks the first game action for King Felix Hernandez. First pitch is 12:05 pm PST. Here are today’s full starting lineups:


1- SS Brad Miller (.143, HR, 2 RBI)
2- 3B Kyle Seager (.000, 0-for-3, R)
3- LF Stefen Romero (.000, 0-for-7, RBI)
4- 1B Justin Smoak (.500, 2 2B, 2 BB, R, RBI
5- DH Logan Morrison (.625, 2B, 2 RBI)
6- RF Cole Gillespie (.500, BB, R)
7- CF James Jones (.300, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI)
8- C Mike Zunino (.400, 2B, 2 RBI)
9- 2B Ketel Marte (.000, 0-for-2, RBI)
SP- Felix Hernandez


1- RF Yasiel Puig
2- LF Carl Crawford
3- DH Hanley Ramirez
4- CF Andre Ethier
5- C A.J. Ellis
6- 3B Juan Uribe
7- 1B Clint Robinson
8- SS Justin Turner
9- 2B Chone Figgins
SP- Brian Wilson

Yes, you read that right. Brian Wilson is starting today’s game for L.A. Other items of note: Kyle  Seager is back in the lineup after jamming his finger on a slide in the first spring game against San Diego.

Robinson Cano, Dustin Ackley and Corey Hart are all getting a day off after playing the last couple of days.

Yes, that’s Chone Figgins in the lineup for L.A.

Also scheduled to pitch today for Seattle are Hector Noesi, James Gillheeney, Jonathan Arias, Stephen Kohlscheen and Dominic Leone.