Cactus League Game #8 – Diamondbacks at Mariners
Fresh off of their fifth win in a row, the M’s resume beating up on National League teams today at 12:05. Today’s victim? 2011 NL West champs, the Arizona Diamondacks. Jason Vargas, who went four perfect innings over the weekend, gets the start against #3 overall draft pick and big-time prospect Trevor Bauer. The studious righty was discussed as a potential late-season call-up in the year he was drafted. He details all nine (9) pitches in his Darvishian repertoire in this fascinating story at MiLB.com.
Here’s the lineup, courtesy of Larry LaRue:
1: Figgins (3B)
2: Ryan (SS)
3: Ichiro (RF)
4: Carp (LF)
5: Wells (CF)
6: Peguero (DH)
7: Liddi (1B)
8: Jaso (C)
9: Kawasaki (2B)
The M’s have scored a total of 20 runs from the 7th inning on during their current 5 game winning streak. Our bench players/minor leaguers are clearly the cream of the Cactus League crop.
Three players who weren’t quite creamy enough to remain in major league camp were reassigned today – Philippe Valiquette, Steve Garrison and Jarret Grube.
Adam Moore’s injury may not be as severe as once thought, as he’s not going to have a cast. He’ll be held out of action for at least two weeks, but it’s a little bit of good news for a guy who could use some.