Mariners Score At Will, Slay Giants 18-3


Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners seemed to be a little upset after losing Friday to the Reds and decided to take out their aggression on the San Francisco Giants. Five different Mariners had at least two hits and five had at least two RBI as the Mariners went on to roll the Giants 18-3 in Scottsdale Saturday.

In a game missing Robinson Cano for a third straight day, there was plenty of offense led by Dustin Ackley (Dustin Offensive AttAckley) who was 3-for-4 including a double and a triple, a run scored and 2 RBI.

But Ack wasn’t the only one having a good day. Michael Saunders, getting the start in right again causing internet rumors whether or not he will lose his starting centerfield job to Abraham Almonte, decided to go on a tear of his own. Saunders was 2-for-3 with a walk, a homer, 3 RBI and three runs scored.

Brad Miller also added a homer earlier in the first inning, as the Mariners chased Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong after 2.1 IP. Lighting him up to the tune of six hits and seven runs, though only four were earned.

On the mound, Erasmo Ramirez was having quite the opposite day Vogelsong was having.

Ramirez was sharp, pitching four innings allowing only one hit (in the 4th) while striking out four and walking only one. Those four balls thrown in that walk were the only balls he threw (25 pitches, 21 strikes).

Hector Noesi tried out his best Aaron Harang impression giving up two runs on three hits in his 2 IP of work.

The Mariners offense also lit up Giants setup man Javier Lopez, who pitched an inning, and closer Sergio Romo, who didn’t get an out in his appearance. The two combined to allow 6 H and 8 ER while walking three and striking out none.

Mariners fans now turn their attention to Glendale for the 2nd half of their split squad action against the Dodgers set for 6 pm PST. That game can be seen live on MLB Network.


Seattle Batting

Chavez, En, CF4122000.267
  Landry, CF2220000.500
Miller, B, SS4112011.188
  Marte, K, SS-2B2120000.333
Kelly, T, 2B-3B4310222.111
Hart, DH4000022.125
   a- Smith, T, PH-DH-SS1102101.250
Morrison, 1B4110002.333
   1- Choi, J, PR-1B2212001.364
Saunders, M, RF3323100.308
  Blash, RF10110001.000
Ackley, LF4132002.500
  Pizzano, LF1000002.000
Bloomquist, 3B3111002.231
  Peterson, 3B1012000.571
  Ruffin, P0000000.000
Buck, C3100002.200
  Sucre, C2000002.333

a-Walked for Hart in the 8th.
1-Ran for Morrison in the 7th.

2B: Kelly, T (1, Vogelsong), Ackley (4, Petit, Y).
3B: Ackley (1, Lopez, Jav).
HR: Miller, B (2, 1st inning off Vogelsong, 1 on, 0 out), Saunders, M (1, 1st inning off Vogelsong, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Peterson; Blash; Kelly, T 2; Chavez, En 2; Ackley 6; Landry 2; Choi, J; Marte, K 2; Bloomquist; Saunders, M 5; Morrison; Miller, B 4.
RBI: Miller, B 2 (5), Saunders, M 3 (5), Bloomquist (2), Chavez, En 2 (2), Ackley 2 (9), Peterson 2 (4), Smith, T 2 (3), Choi, J 2 (3), Blash (1).
2-out RBI: Saunders, M 2; Bloomquist; Chavez, En 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck.
SF: Peterson.
GIDP: Sucre.
Team RISP: 8-for-17.
Team LOB: 5.

DP: (Marte, K-Kelly, T-Choi, J).

San Francisco Batting

Blanco, G, CF2000000.200
  Brown, G, CF2000012.250
Belt, 1B2000020.429
  Minicozzi, 1B1100111.400
Posey, C1000000.250
  Susac, C3012010.200
Sandoval, 3B2010000.333
  Dominguez, C, 3B2010001.200
Abreu, DH4010012.278
Perez, J, LF1000100.389
  Lollis, LF2000002.000
Kieschnick, RF2100111.067
  Parker, J, RF1000000.000
Noonan, 2B4010000.176
Adrianza, SS2110000.286
  Ciriaco, SS0001000.000

2B: Adrianza (1, Noesi), Susac (2, Noesi).
TB: Sandoval; Dominguez, C; Susac 2; Noonan; Adrianza 2; Abreu.
RBI: Susac 2 (3), Ciriaco (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lollis.
SF: Ciriaco.
GIDP: Abreu.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

E: Vogelsong (1, fielding), Perez, J (1, fielding).
DP: (Noonan-Ciriaco-Minicozzi).

Seattle Pitching

Ramirez, Er (W, 2-0)4.01001401.04

San Francisco Pitching

Vogelsong (L, 1-1)2.16741226.14
Petit, Y2.232001012.60
Lopez, Jav1.03331009.00

Romo pitched to 5 batters in the 8th.

Groundouts-flyouts: Ramirez, Er 5-2, Noesi 1-2, Beimel 0-1, Shackleford 1-1, Ruffin 2-1, Vogelsong 3-2, Petit, Y 4-4, Affeldt 1-0, Lopez, Jav 1-1, Romo 0-0, Dunning 1-1, Tobin 2-0.
Batters faced: Ramirez, Er 14, Noesi 10, Beimel 5, Shackleford 3, Ruffin 3, Vogelsong 15, Petit, Y 12, Affeldt 3, Lopez, Jav 6, Romo 5, Dunning 4, Tobin 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Petit, Y 2-2, Dunning 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 74 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 3:13.
Att: 12,123.
Venue: Scottsdale Stadium.
March 8, 2014

Seattle Batting

San Francisco Batting

Seattle Pitching

San Francisco Pitching