Cactus League Game 11: Mariners at Giants
Yesterday’s impressive win against the Diamonbacks behind the pitching performance of the M’s big three big four pitching prospects opened a lot of eyes nationally. Erasmo Ramirez transformation from undersized/underpowered righty to a prospect (almost) in the class of the three pitchers who followed him last night is nothing short of remarkable – Shannon Drayer’s got a great story on him here.
Yesterday’s split squad games featured a legitimate M’s line-up in the A game and the exciting pitchers in the B game. Today, we get the best of both worlds with a good line-up and, well, Felix. The M’s made 15 cuts this morning, but they haven’t made the list official as of yet as they were waiting for some player to arrive after he had a flat tire this morning. That should get the number of players in MLB camp down to 47.
The Lineup for today’s game at 1:05:
1: Ackley (2B)
2: Rodriguez (SS)
3: Seager (3B)
4: Smoak (1B)
5: Peguero (RF)
6: Catricala (DH)
7: Saunders (CF)
8: Jaso (C)
9: Robinson (LF)
SP: King Felix
Behind Hernandez, the M’s will get a look at Steve Delabar, Tom Wilhelmsen, Cesar Jimenez, Lucas Luetge, Forrest Snow, Shawn Kelley and Oliver Perez.