Mariners Daily 3/12

Well it was another ugly game for the Mariners who fell to the Angels 9-2. Ariel Miranda got the start but didn't last long and was pulled during the second inning after giving up 4 earned runs on hits while walking 2 and striking out only 1. After Miranda the pitching didn't get much better as Casey Fien gave up 3 earned runs on 3 hits while walking 2 and striking out 1. Rob Whalen also struggled today, going 1.0 Innings allowing 2 earned runs on 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 1. The Mariners also struggled again defensively, committing 3 errors, which seems to have become a trend with the Mariners.

Offensively the Mariners didn't fare so well. The M's only had 4 runners ever get into scoring position and finished 1-4 RISP for the game. The M's finished with only 2 runs on 7 hits with Tyler Smith doing all the work as he went 2-3 with a double a homerun and accounted for both RBIs.

Box Score

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Runs

Hits

Errors

Seattle

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

7

3

LA Angels

0

4

3

0

0

0

2

0

X

9

10

0

Top Performers

1.

Tyler Smith

2-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO, 2B, HR

2.

Max Povse

3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO

3.

Jonathan Aro

1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO

4.

Joe DeCarlo

1-1

Honorable Mentions

1.

Jean Machi

0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO

2.

Tuffy Gosewisch

1-3, 2B

3.

Kyle Seager

1-3, 1 SO

4.

Mike Freeman

1-3, 1 R, 2 SO, SB, E

5.

Kyle Waldrop

1-3, 1 SO

6.

Donnie Walton

0-0, 1 BB

7.

Zach Shank

0-0, 1 BB

Players who struggled

1.

Ariel Mirana

1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, L

2.

Casey Fien

1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO

3.

Rob Whalen

1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO

4.

Dan Vogelbach

0-3, 1 SO

5.

Guillermo Heredia

0-3, E

6.

Leonys Martin

0-3 (Batting only .179 in spring training)

7.

Nevin Ashley

0-1, 1 SO

8.

James Ramsey

0-1, 1 SO

Trade News: Mariners trade switch pitcher Pat Venditte to the Phillies for minor leaguer Joey Curletta.

World Baseball Classic Results

Japan defeats The Netherlands 8-6 Final/11

Dominican Republic outlasts Columbia 10-3 Final/11

Puerto Rico defeats Italy 9-3

United States shuts out Canada 8-0

Mexico defeats Venezuela 11-9

Mariners in the WBC

Jean Segura

Dominican Republic

3-6, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 SO, 2 2B, SB

Robinson Cano

Dominican Republic

0-4, 1 R, 2 BB

Nelson Cruz

Dominican Republic

1-4, 1 SO

Tyler O'Neill

Canada

0-4, 3 SO, E

Tomorrow's game will be against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park at 1:05 PM PT. Hisashi Iwakuma will make his second start of the spring and he will face Junior Guerra of the Brewers. Tomorrow's game will not be broadcasted on TV but will be available to listen to on MLB.com and on 710 ESPN Seattle Radio however their will be a delay.

Go Mariners!