Japan Exhibition Game One

Dave · March 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

The first of the M’s two exhibition games – this one against Hanshin, current home of Kenji Johjima – kicks off in about a half hour. The M’s are running out the regulars, and my guess is they’ll probably play the whole game.

Figgins, 3B
Ackley, 2B
Ichiro, RF
Smoak, 1B
Montero, C
Carp, LF
Olivo, C
Saunders, CF
Ryan, SS

Hector Noesi gets the start. Since they’re carrying extra pitchers and he hasn’t been fully stretched out, I’m guessing he’s looking at a five or six inning appearance.


57 Responses to “Japan Exhibition Game One”

  1. marc w on March 24th, 2012 10:53 pm

    HR Casper Wells. No shutout!

  2. stevemotivateir on March 24th, 2012 10:56 pm

    Oh well, this was still a fun game!

  3. stevemotivateir on March 24th, 2012 10:58 pm

    Maybe there’s another game on another channel? You wanna post a game thread for the Marines or Swallows, Marc?

  4. distantmantra on March 24th, 2012 11:12 pm

    Sumo and G1 horse racing on NHK, couldn’t find another game on.

  5. okinawadave on March 26th, 2012 3:10 am

    Yeah Ackley! and yeah finally having M’s game in prime time!

  6. Westside guy on March 26th, 2012 10:36 am

    Didn’t stay up to watch game #2, but… it certainly appears Japanese major league players can hit a bad MLB pitcher just about as well as MLB hitters can.

    And – ACKLEY is a stud in any league!

  7. Mariners101.com on March 26th, 2012 11:13 am

    Absolutely Westside.. 10 hits in 4 Innings? Thats just bad. Tough to get anything going when you get buried by your starting pitcher early. That and the team has been preoccupied with all the “media stuff” and site seeing. Hopefully like Wedge said after the game, they will be able to flip the switch and get serious against the A’s.

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