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The Mitch Brothers Go Yard in Mariners Split Squad loss.

The Mariners had a split squad on Tuesday, facing the Rangers at home and the Guardians on the road. 

Mariners @ Guardians 1-4

The Mariners collected just 5 hits in their 4-1 loss against Cleveland. Jorge Polanco kept his strong spring going, with a 2 for 2 day, driving in the only run for the Mariners with a double off Gavin Williams. 

On the pitching side, the Mariners send out Casey Lawrence. In his third outing of the spring, Lawrence pitched well allowing just one run on 4 hits over 2.1 innings pitched. Lawrence struck out 3 and didn’t walk anyone in his outing.

Kirby Snead came in with one out and 2 on, but got Lawrence and the Mariners out of the gem in the third. Snead did get the loss as he allowed a solo homerun to Ramon Laureano in the fourth. Non roster invite Sean Poppen struggled in his outing, allowing 2 runs in 0.2 innings pitched. 

Rangers @ Mariners 10-9 

Another high scoring spring game, that ended up in a Mariners loss this spring as the Rangers beat the Mariners 10-9. 

Logan Gilbert made the start and it didn’t go well. Especially Evan Carter got to him. Carter hit a solo shot as the first batter Gilbert faced on the afternoon and collected a grand Slam off Gilbert in the second. 

Gilbert ended up allowing six runs on five hits, one walk and a HBP over 1.1 innings. In both innings, a reliever had to finish the inning for Gilbert. 

The bullpen did well until the ninth after Gilbert. Over 6.2 innings after Gilbert, the pen allowed just 2 runs. Unfortunately, with a lead, Brett de Geus allowed 2 runs in the top of the 9th, as he wasn’t able to finish off the Rangers. Relievers Munoz and Speier pitched scoreless innings in the loss. 

On the offensive end, we saw power from former Ranger Mitch Garver and Mitch Haniger. The Mitch Brothers both hit their second home run off the spring. 

Haniger hit a solo shot to lead off the third, against Owen White and Garver gave the Mariners the lead with a 3 run homerun off Cole Winn. The Mariners also got 2 hit days from Julio Rodriguez and Michael Papierski. 

An uneven start for the Mariners this spring, as they have the worst record in the game right now. However, it’s spring, so a perfect time to work on things that don’t go right. 

The Mariners will try to get going tonight facing the Royals (9-3). 

Corne Hogeveen
Corne Hogeveenhttps://mlbreport.com/
Mets fan from the Netherlands since 2006. As a European fan, trying to get to as many games as possible. Mets writer for MLBreport and Co-host of the Queens Connection Podcast. Author of Diary of a Dutch Mets fan


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