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NorthWest Sports Beat:
We've learned today that this week with the opening game of the MLB season starting that Jason Vargas will pitch first followed by Felix Hernandez in game two.
Manager Eric Wedge added, "These guys are still working their way back, but it's nice to see them break out the way they did. I think everyone is still a little bit fuzzy.
King Felix also will start the home opener April 13.
Eric Wedge stated the team opted to flip-flop the two starting arms in order to for Hernandez to get one Cactus League tuneup before the season resumes.
"It kind of presents our best option of keeping them both as sharp as possible without the ability to have them both pitch in a game," Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis said of the Vargas-Hernandez switch.
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Version 2.0: Seattle Mariners Spring Training Update
Spring training comes to a close for the Seattle Mariners on April 4. In the two months since the players reported to the valley of the sun, there have been some gasps of excitement and some groans of despair.
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First hit of the season for Ichiro
With the short week last week, I didn’t have too many choices for top plays of the week, but I think the video I selected is a special one.
Ichiro Suzuki, Japan’s native son, singles for his first hit of the season, and first of four on the day against the Oakland A’s at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.
The crowd goes wild for Ichiro
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A short while ago via the Seattle Mariners twitter feed we learned that the team has announced RHP Shawn Kelley has been optioned to AAA Tacoma.
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Gonna be interesting…
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The trip to Japan made sense, but it was scheduled awkwardly.
There is a week and a half gap...
Here's a scary animated gif from the Seattle Mariners spring training game yesterday in Peoria Arizona.
He was held back from charging the mound by Eric Wedge and others. Wasn't too happy. But no way was he targeted, the bases were loaded. The pitch got away.
Thanks to Bleacher Report for this one.
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