Mariners Game Recap: M’s Come Up Short against the Reds
Nate Karns pitched well, but the Mariners lost to the Reds on Monday in Peoria, AZ.
The Cincinnati Reds (6-7) beat the Seattle Mariners (7-6), 5-3 today in Peoria, AZ. Anthony DeSclafani (2-0, 6.00 ERA) was credited with the win on Sunday afternoon for the Reds, and Nate Karns (0-1, 4.00 ERA) was saddled with the loss for Seattle. A.J. Morris picked up his first save of the spring for Cincinnati.
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Karns’ first two innings went without much excitement, even recording three ground ball outs in the second. He ran into his greatest trouble in the third, giving up a single, then a 2-run homerun to Jack Cozart, and a solo homerun to Jake Cave. Karns eventually got out of the inning, but the Mariners could never take the lead.
DeSclafani remained unschathed through the first two innings. The third inning was also a problem inning for the Reds’ pitcher, as he allowed 2 runs to cross the plate. A Chris Taylor walk started the rally for Seattle. A Nori Aoki bloop single followed, and Boog Powell plated Taylor and Aoki on a two-out single to left field.
Karns got into a little bit of trouble in the top of the fourth inning, allowing a runner to get as far as third base. However, the inning ended thanks to a smart play started by the impressive Luis Sardinas. Joe Wieland took over for Karns in the fifth inning, with the Reds still leading 3-2. Wieland got out of his first inning of action easy enough, only giving up a single to Calten Daal.
In the sixth, Wiedland gave up a two-out run scoring double to Jordan Pacheco, and a subsequent run scoring single to Ivan De Jesus.
The Mariners failed to score again until the 8th inning. The run was thanks to a two-out single that scored Shawn O’Malley, off the bat of Daniel Robertson. Mayckol Guaipe and Blake Parker pitched the remainder of the game for Seattle.
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The Seattle Mariners (7-6) will play a pair of games on Monday, as the M’s will be split squadding in Arizona. Seattle will host the Colorado Rockies (6-6) at Peoria Stadium, and they will also take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-3-1) in Scottsdale, AZ. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 pm in both games tomorrow. Felix Hernandez will make his spring debut for the Mariners, and Tyler Chatwood will get the ball for the Rockies in Peoria. Taijuan Walker will be on the bump for Seattle, and the D-backs will turn to Zack Grienke. The M’s game against the Rockies will be broadcasted on Root Sports, and MLB.tv subscribers can watch worldwide on connected devices.