Quickly before we get to the game updates, here's a few other notes from the pregame meeting with manager Don Wakamatsu.
* Carlos Silva will throw a simulated game on Wednesday. He will throw approximately 35 to 40 pitches.
"If everything goes well, we'll probably send him out (on a rehab assignment) at that point," Wakamatsu said. "If not or if we feel he might need another one, we'll do another sim before we send him out."
* Ryan Langerhans injured his shoulder crashing into the wall in Cleveland. He could play today in an emergency, but Wakamatsu is hoping to avoid using him.
* Chris Jakubauskas, who was optioned to Triple A Tacoma, will play catch today, throw one bullpen session and then head to Tacoma, where he'll pitch most likely on Friday.
"We'll try to get him two outings if we can and talk about bringing him up on the first," Wakamatsu said.
GAME UPDATES START HERE
Snell goes 1-2-3.
The Mariners get a little something going against Vin Mazzaro - wasn't he in that movie where he said: "I live my life a quarter mile at a time." Anyway, Lopez doubles off Mazzaro and then he was either to fast or to furious and hit Junior in the leg with a pitch. He then followed that up with a walk of Bill Hall to load the bases, but Joh reaches and swings feebly at a slider well off the outside corner of the plate -- not exactly a new phenomenon there -- for an easy ground ball to short.
Another 1-2-3 for Snell.
The Mariners once again get runners on first and second with two outs as Saunders and Gutierrez both single, but Branyan strikes out to end the inning. Two innings, 5 men left on base.
Snell gets into his first trouble with a couple of walks, but works his way out of them.
Jose Lopez leads off the bottom of the inning by pulling a 91 mph to left for his 18th homer of the season - it's a career high. If it seems like the majority of Lopey's homers go to left, well it's because they do, check out this post by Dave Cameron over at the USS Mariner.
M's lead 1-0.
Another 1-2-3 inning for Snell, including a sweet fielding play by Branyan at first and some good athleticism from Snell to get over and cover on the play.
Mazzaro gets in another bases loaded jam thanks to three walks, but Branyan hits into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.
Well, the no-hitter was broken up by Daric Barton, who singled up the middle. Snell got a nice ovation from the crowd afterward. More importantly he got out of the inning without any further damage.
Things get a little testy in the fifth as Mazzaro drills Jose Lopez in the ribs with the first pitch of the inning. Lopez is clearly not pleased and has some words for Mazzaro. Home plate umpire Marty Foster warns both dugouts. So the question remains, if you are Snell and you have a one-hitter going, do you hit a batter to protect your hitters?
But Ken Griffey Jr., who was also hit by Mazzaro, got even in a different way by crushing a homer to right to give the M's a 3-0 lead.
Well, Snell didn't hit anyone and he didn't keep the shutout alive as Kurt Suzuki singled to left to score Mark Ellis from second to give the A's their first run. Snell did manage to get out of the inning after that.
The M's get a runner on, but that's about it.
A nice inning for Sean White, who pitched a 1-2-3 inning.
The Mariners strand two more runners in the game.
Adam Kennedy 3B
Mark Ellis 2B
Scott Hairston LF
Jack Cust RF
Kurt Suzuki C
Ryan Sweeney CF
Landon Powell DH
Daric Barton 1B
Cliff Pennington SS
RHP Vin Mazzaro
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Russell Branyan 1B
Jose Lopez 2B
Ken Griffey Jr. DH
Bill Hall RF
Kenji Johjima C
Jack Hannahan 3B
Jack Wilson SS
Michael Saunders LF
RHP Ian Snell