I wanted to post this quickly and then get back to writing my story for the paper. There will also be a postgame blog as well.
The Mariners made a few roster moves after the game.
Outfielder Carlos Peguero and reliever Josh Lueke have been optioned to Triple A Tacoma. First baseman Justin Smoak has been activated off the bereavement list and will join the team in Detroit for Tuesday's game. Reliever Dan Cortes has been recalled from Tacoma and will also join the team in Detroit. The Rainiers are currently in Salt Lake City.
The moves are not much of a surprise. We knew Smoak was going to be ready for Tuesday and Peguero would head back to Tacoma. Peguero appeared in five games and hit .182 (2-for-11) with five strikeouts. Lueke also pitched himself back to the Rainiers. He was roughed up again last night, and in eight appearance he posted a 1-1 record and a 17.05 ERA in 6 1/3 innings pitched.
Cortes has pitched in six games for the Rainiers, posting a 1-0 record with a 3.24 ERA in 8 1/3 innings pitched. He struck out nine hitters and walked four.