Mariners Insider Blog

Mr. Sweeney to the rescue

Down 5-0 after half an inning, the Mariners have caught the Padres in the third inning.

Mike Wilson hit his third home run in two nights, a two-run shot. Mike Sweeney and Adrian Beltre pushed home runs with sacrifice flies.

And then in the third, with two on and two out, Sweeney singled to the opposite field and the game was tied.

Ken Griffey Jr. is flawless in the outfield, 0-for-2 at the plate and broken a bat in each plate appearance.

If Jeff Clement wants to watch a professional hitter go about his business, however, he might want to study Sweeney. Clement is 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts, both ending innings with teammates on base.


weeney? He's now 6-for-16 this spring with five RBI.

After three: Seattle 5, San Diego 5.