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Game capsule: Rockies 2, Mariners 1

Post by Bob Dutton / The News Tribune on March 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm with 1 Comment »
March 29, 2014 3:15 pm

ROCKIES 2, MARINERS 1 (AT SALT RIVER FIELDS)

The facts: The Mariners closed their spring season on a loss when their two lefty relievers, Charlie Furbush and Joe Beimel, each gave up a single run. The Mariners finished 18-12-3.

Play of the game: First baseman Logan Morrison squelched a Colorado threat in the fourth by turning a line drive by Corey Dickerson into an inning-ending double play. The Rockies had runners at second and third with one out when Morrison preserved a 1-0 lead by making the catch and doubling off Nolan Arenado at second.

Plus: Chris Young, signed Thursday to be the fifth starter, worked 4 2/3 scoreless innings. He gave up four hits but no walks and had two strikeouts. Young threw 44 of 63 pitches for strikes, and then threw at least 15 additional pitches in the bullpen…Stefen Romero reached base in each of his three plate appearances (a single and two walks).

Minus: Furbush allowed runs in six of his nine spring appearances. In all, he gave up nine runs and 11 hits in 8 1/3 innings…The Mariners managed just 10 hits over their final two games.

Quotable: “You always want to make a good first impression, for sure…I tried to treat it like a regular-season game because that’s where I’m going to be next week.” — Young on his performance.

Extra innings: Lefty Roenis Elias switched to No. 29 on Saturday after wearing No. 81 throughout camp. Third-base coach Rich Donnelly switched to No. 26 from No. 84.

Health updates: The Mariners, in an anticipated move, reduced their roster to 25 players by placing pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma, Taijuan Walker and Stephen Pryor on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21 (the maximum 10 days). That means all are eligible to return on April 5. None are expected back before the middle of the month,

Up next: The Mariners will work out at 4 p.m. Sunday at Angel Stadium in preparation for their opener at 7:12 p.m. Monday against the Angels. Felix Hernandez and Angels right-hander Jered Weaver are the projected starters.

 

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  1. Skysport says:

    So while Randy Wolf was out whining and howling in the woods about having to lick D cell batteries Chris Young was taking the mound with class and distinction and pitching like a man who belongs in a big league rotation. I have a feeling Mr. Young is going to work out just fine.

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