Cactus League Game 4, M’s at D’Backs
You might want to tune into this one (12:10 pm, 710 AM) because the Mariners are sending out Michael Pineda for a few innings against a Diamondbacks split squad that is headlined by Mariners footnote Aaron Heilman and has Willie Bloomquist leading off. One thing I really like about Pineda: he tries to soak up as much knowledge as he can, recently taking time out to watch Felix’s bullpen sessions to see what he might be able to pick up. If Pineda ever busts (knocking on wood as we speak), it won’t be for lack of effort on his part, but something else entirely.
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