On my night off, I went to the Rainiers to see the debut of Kyle Seager. Yes, I have a problem. But Seager didn't disappoing, banging out a sharp singles in the Rainiers' 4-2 win.
Beyond that as Mike Curto pointed out on his blog was how well Blake Beavan pitched. If and when the Mariners decided to trim Michael Pineda's innings, the 24-year old Beavan has emerged as a possible replacement along with Luke French and Nate Robertson. Beavan found himself in a couple jams, and pitched his way out of it. He's been the Rainiers best pitcher in recent weeks.
Double A Jackson lost 5-3, but the recently called up Nick Franklin took part in a triple play, and also had an RBI double and another hit.
Tom Wilhelmson pitched six strong innings allowing one run on five hits, while striking out three.
Class A High Desert picked up a 7-4 win over Visalia. Mauricio Robles made the start and didn't pitch all that well, but James Jones had two hits, including a homer.
Class A Everett got five strong innings and nine strikeouts from 6-7 lefty Tony Butler but the bullpen imploded in a 9-3 loss to Vancouver.