David Aardsma moved one step closer to returning to the Mariners, making his third rehab appearance. It was far from perfect outing. He pitched one inning, allowing one run on hit hit with a walk and a strikeout.
The Rainiers picked up an 8-4 win, playing a complete game as Mike Curto writes. Alex Liddi crushed a long home run and Carlos Peguero had a two-run double.
Double A Jackson had yesterday's game rained out. And today's double header has already been cancelled because of rain, according to the team's Twitter feed.
Ken Griffey Jr. was in Adelanto the last two days and talked to High Desert players about baseball and life.
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“They’ve just got to go out there and play, I think that’s the biggest thing,” Griffey said. “Here at Class A, it’s just about going out and playing and learning the system and figuring out what you can and can’t do and improve on it. The key is just keep playing and working hard.”
The Mavericks later picked up a 6-5 win over Inland Empire. Denny Almonte and Nick Franklin had two hits each.
Class A Clinton didn't have any future hall of famers talk to them before the game. Maybe they needed one as they were beaten 10-1