Can't live on twitter but still interested in the Mariners? This is your spot to catch up on the day's tweets (and, occasionally, a little extra). It's not instantaneous. For that, you still need to follow me on twitter (@TNT_Mariners), but I'll try to update this blog on a regular basis.
Latest stuff on top:
10:24: #Mariners salvage tie with Arizona after losing to Kansas City. Our updated capsule. bit.ly/1crMley
10:13: #Mariners settle for 3-3 tie with Arizona in second game of split-squad doubleheader. Lost 8-2 earlier to Kansas City. Now 10-4-1 overall.
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9:45: The crowd of 11,071 at Salt River Fields is a sellout…the third straight road sellout for the #Mariners. Game is 3-3 going into Arizona 8th.
8:30: #Mariners SS Brad Miller with a bunt single and a triple into right-center gap in three ABs so far
EXTRA: Finished two for four and is batting .304.
8:26: Paxton gives up leadoff 2B in fourth, which turns into run on 2 GBs. Likely done. 4 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 2 K. Faced 16 batters, got 12 GBs.
8:20: #Mariners LHP James Paxton, out for 4th inning, faced 12 batters in first three. Nine hit grounders (three for hits). M's lead D-Backs 2-0.
5:58: An early look at Tuesday's TNT: McClendon says Smoak is starting 1B, Cano returns to lineup. bit.ly/1glZaT6
5:52: C Tyler Marlette, OFs Leon Landry, Jabari Blash, LHPJames Gillheeney and RHPs Chance Ruffin and Emilio Pagan.
5:52: #Mariners minor-league promotions for game at Arizona: INFs Jack Reinheimer, Ketel Marte, Jeff Zimmerman, Patrick Kivlegan…
5:49: Arizona vs. #Mariners: Pollock 8, Hill 4, Goldschmidt DH, Prado 5, Chavez 3, Trumbo 7, Montero 2, Parra 9, Pennington 6 and Corbin 1.
5:47: #Mariners at Arizona: Miller 6, Bloomquist 4, Romero 7, Morrison 3, Montero DH, Saunders 9, Zunino 2, Chavez 8, Triunfel 5 and Paxton 1.
4:20: #Mariners lose 8-2 to Royals in first game of split-squad, day/night DH. Our game capsule: bit.ly/1crMley Now on to play Arizona.
2:32: #Mariners' fourth against Shields. Four batters. Three get hits. Inning over. Pickoff. Caught stealing. (Did get one run; trail Royals 6-2.)
2:31: Not just you, Becky. Women everywhere. @salvy4prez Sometimes I pretend @TNT_Mariners secretly still loves us.
2:28: Shields just picked Cano off third. That's a Shields specialty. McClendon out to talk. Guessing he wants a balk. No go.
2:27: Reigning Cactus League champs showing pride. @michaelhscherer @mellinger I hear royals were pretty fired up to play Dutton's new team! :-)
2:24: Cano opens #Mariners fourth with a single. Has their only two hits against Shields
2:04: #Mariners end inning on Aoki's FC grounder to short. Royals score five and lead 6-1. Aoki made two outs. Presume he has to buy a round.
2:01: Dyson with bases-loaded walk, and the #Mariners trail 6-1
1:59: Royals have batted around in third against Brandon Maurer and Stephen Shackleford. Still batting. Bases loaded and two outs. M's down 5-1.
1:56: And still more. #Mariners now down 5-1 in third after another RBI single by Moustakas. Royals still batting. First and third, two outs.
1:52: Alex Gordon with a two-run double and Royals lead 4-1 over #Mariners. Butler scores from first to reinforce point for earlier tweet.
1:46: Royals take 2-1 lead in third on three straight two-out singles against Maurer, who is departing. Singles by Infante, Hosmer and Butler.
1:45: Unlikely. @kkkkyyylle516 Bob, any word if Franklin/miller could both make team and rotate inf/dh? Along w 1b/dh/of rotation...
1:33: Coaching 1B for the #Mariners is Andy Van Slyke…the last man to bat in a postseason game played by the Royals.
1:26: Had discussion with a KC friend on who is slower, Billy Butler or Jesus Montero. Seeing Butler's double confirms it…Butler much faster.
1:18: Royals CF Jarrod Dyson with a nice catch at the wall. Limits Justin Smoak to a sac fly in first. #Mariners lead 1-0.
1:15: Robinson Cano returns from four-day absence with sharp single in first inning against James Shields.
11:24: RHPs Stephen Kohlscheen and Stephen Shackleford.
11:24: …INFs Jack Reinheimer, Ketel Marte and Patrick Kivlehan, OFs Leon Landry, Dario Pizzano and Jabari Blash and…
11:22: #Mariners' promotions from minor-league camp for game against Royals: 1B Jeff Zimmerman is starting. Others are C Tyler Marlette…
8:59: "As of right now, he’s going to be in right field. During the course of the season, it’ll be a day-to-day thing."
8:59: McClendon says Corey Hart's ability to play RF on a steady basis in the regular season won't be determined in spring training. Quote: …
8:43: "…I know we’re all anxious to him back, but this young man has a long career ahead of him. We’ve got to make sure we do it right."
8:43: McClendon on target date for Walker's return: "It’s too early. You don’t want to speed up the process…
8:39: Daily Walker update from McClendon: "I think he was out to 120 to 150 feet. He threw the ball extremely well. No pain whatsoever."
8:26: KC at #Mariners: Aoki 9, Infante 4, Hosmer 3, Butler DH, Gordon 7, Perez 2, Moustakas 5, Donald 6, Dyson 8 and Shields 1.
8:24: #Mariners SS vs. KC: Almonte 8, Seager 5, Cano 4, Smoak DH, Franklin 6, Jones 9, Avery 7, Zimmerman 3, Buck 2 and Maurer 1.
8:24: #Mariners starting Jeff Zimmerman at 1B against KC. 19th round pick last June. Batted .305/.361/.494 in 47 games at Short-A Pulaski.
8:20: #Mariners have 2B Robinson Cano (root canal) back in the lineup for afternoon game against Kansas City. First game since last Wednesday.
8:19: Let there be no doubt: McClendon says Smoak is the first baseman.
EXTRA: "I think he’s doing a fine job. I said this winter that Smoak was my first baseman. Will other guys play first? Yeah. But Smoak is my first baseman."
7:54: Short version: Drinking and dreaming. @ken_rosenthal Want to know what it’s like to be a baseball writer? bit.ly/1cqoko0
7:46: If you're counting it down, the #Mariners' season opener is three weeks from tonight. Felix Hernandez vs. the Angels in Anaheim.