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Archives: April 2013

April
27th

Mariners minor league report, April 27, 2013: Carraway flirts with a no-hitter

Rainiers starter Andrew Carraway took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a 10-1 win. First baseman Rich Poythress had four hits.

Jackson’s game was suspended due to weather at 4-4.

High Desert won its fifth straight game.

Clinton picked up a 5-4 win thanks to a ninth inning rally

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April
26th

Angels 6, Mariners 3 — Harang struggles again

When the Seattle Mariners acquired Aaron Harang, they believed they were getting a capable starting pitcher who would give them consistency and quality innings at the No. 5 spot in the rotation.

Now three starts into Harang’s brief tenure with the team, the Mariners are still waiting to receive those things.

On the heels of an awful outing in Texas, Harang wasn’t much better on Friday night at Safeco Field, lasting just three innings and giving up five runs on six hits and never giving the Mariners much of a chance in a 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

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April
26th

Hultzen sidelined with rotator cuff strain

Mariners prized pitching prospect Danny Hultzen was in Seattle on Friday, but it wasn’t for a call-up to the big league team. It was for a much more unpleasant reason.

Hultzen, 23 was examined Friday by the Mariners medical director Dr. Edward Khalfayan, diagnosed a left rotator cuff strain and tendonitis.

Hultzen was scratched from his start on Thursday when he had trouble getting loose prior to the game. The Mariners had him fly up to Seattle to be examined by Khalfayan.

The treatment for the strain will be with rest and rehabilitation. He is expected to miss round two

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April
26th

Friday’s line-ups, official game notes and pregame comments vs. the Angels

Sorry for the lateness of the line-ups and pregame stuff. Some idiot decided to leave the power cord for his already dead laptop at his home in Tacoma. And since I might be the only other person on the planet with Toshiba computer, there wasn’t much help. But Jeff Evans and the always helpful Mariners media relations hooked me up with a laptop to use for the night.

So let’s get to it. The line-up looks a little different tonight. Jason Bay is at the lead-off spot in a major

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April
26th

Mariners minor league report, April 26, 2013: Walker dominates, Hultzen scratched

Mariners stud pitching prospect Taijuan Walker dominated hitters last night, throwing seven innings and giving up one run on two hits while striking out seven.

Meanwhile, other top pitching prospect Danny Hultzen was scratched from his start with the Rainiers in Las Vegas. Hultzen had trouble getting loose, but it didn’t sound overly serious. Nick Franklin went 5-for-5 in a wild 13-12 win  It was tough game for Mike Zunino, who went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and a walk.

Class A High Desert wrapped up a three-game sweep of Bakersfield.

Jordy Lara’s eighth inning homer

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