Mariners Insider Blog

Seattle vs. KC - Mariners vs. ex-Mariners

We're dividing our assets today, with the Whirling Divish in Scottsdale watching Ichiro, Kenji and team Japan while the Mariners are here in Surprise against the Royals.

Gil Meche just worked a 1-2-3 inning, striking out two. Willie Bloomquist is the second baseman behind him and Tug Hullet caught the cermonial first pitch.

Out in the bullpen, another ex-Mariner, Horacio Ramirez.

Chris Jakubauskas started for the ailing Erik Bedard and his strained behind, and stuck out Bloomqist in the first inning on a brutal breaking pitch.

After one, no score.