Another streak for the Mariners comes to an end as they were held without a homer in the one-run loss. It’s the first time that’s happened this spring. Seattle had 11 hits, but could never capitalize. Seattle had a 2-1 lead going into the seventh inning, but the Dodgers’ Alex Castellanos ripped a two-run homer to left field for the game-winning hit.
Play of the Game
Franklin Gutierrez continues to swing the bat well, delivering a bases-loaded single to left-center off of Los Angeles starter Aaron Harang. Two runs scored on the played for Seattle.
Who was hot
Jon Garland continues to make his claim for a spot in the starting rotation. The veteran right-hander pitched three innings, allowing one run two hits, while walking one. The one hit was a lead-off double to Andre Ethier to start the second inning. Ethier later scored on a ground ball to first.
“I think today was his best day,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge of Garland’s outing. “It’s obvious he knows how to pitch. He knows how to execute pitches.”
Who was not
Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales – two of the more productive hitters for the Mariners this spring – combined to go 0-for-8 with three strikeouts.
“We still knocked the ball around, but we didn’t do a particularly good job with runners in scoring position, but we still had a lot of good at-bats today.” Eric Wedge on the Mariners hitting.
The Mariners will host the Chicago White Sox at Peoria Stadium today. Right-hander Andrew Carraway will get the start for Seattle. Also scheduled to pitch are Taijuan Walker, Tom Wilhelmsen, Charlie Furbush, Lucas Luetge, Carter Capps and Carson Smith. The White Sox will start right-hander Dylan Axelrod. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast locally on 710-AM.