Felix Hernandez was his usual bouncy self today in the clubhouse. Mariners manager Eric Wedge said he fully expects Hernandez to make his next start after tweaking his back in the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s loss.
After getting off to a 10-1 start, the Mariners have now lost five of their last six games with Tuesday’s loss to the Diamondbacks. Seattle had nine hits in the game, but didn’t put too much pressure on Arizona pitching. The Mariners had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the ninth with the tying run on first base and two outs, but Nick Franklin grounded out to end the game.
Play of the game
Brad Miller became the 19th different Mariner to …
The Mariners continued score runs and blast the ball over the fence. Seattle got two home runs from prospect Stefen Romero and another from Casper Wells in the win. The Mariners also got outstanding pitching, limiting the Royals to two runs on seven hits and struck out eight batters
Play(er) of the game
Stefen Romero blew open a 1-1 game in the fourth inning, ripping 2-0 fastball from Guillermo Moscoso over the wall in left field for a grand slam (above). That was the biggest hit …
After weeks of throwing and watching from the dugout, Felix Hernandez made his much-anticipated Cactus League debut on Thursday.
Perhaps no person relished the moment of stepping on the mound in a game situation more than Hernandez himself, who has patiently waited for his chance to pitch this spring, while the Mariners have taken their time getting him ready for the season.
Early Thursday morning in the Mariners’ clubhouse, Hernandez blasted Latin hip-hop and dance music at room-shaking decibels to pump himself up, while giddily interacting with teammates.