We had a game yesterday! FINALLY! Granted, it doesn’t count, and it happened in the middle of the day when I was working (and thus unable to watch any of it), but the information is out there!
I’m going to be spending a lot of time talking about various position battles this month, so these Tidbits are going to come in handy.
The Mariners played mostly reserves across the board in Game 1. Chris Taylor got the start at short stop and went 0 for 3. Annnnnnnnd, that’s about it.
Short Stop Battle Advantage: Brad Miller
Taijuan Walker got the start on the pitching side of things. He gave up a hit in the first and struck out two over 2 innings. By all accounts, he looked pretty good.
Fifth Starter Battle Advantage: Taijuan Walker
In Interesting Non-Roster Invitee News, D.J. Peterson jacked a homer in his first at bat. Patrick Kivlehan had a couple singles. Rafael Perez gave up a run in an inning of work. And, Mark Lowe got the win by pitching a scoreless 10th.
In Tacoma-Bound Player News, James Jones led off and got a hit. Jesus Montero got a couple singles. Ji-Man Choi broke his leg by landing funny after leaping for a poor throw to first base. And, yeah, that’s about all I’ve got.
In today’s game, we see Roenis Elias get the start, so this Fifth Starter Battle is getting interesting in a hurry. All of our projected starting nine (left-handed hitting edition) is set to start against whoever San Diego is throwing out there. Onward and upward.