Seattle Mariners news has Jon Garland pitching well in a Spring Training start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Garland pitched three innings for the Mariners on Saturday (March 9), giving up one run on two hits in the effort. They aren't overwhelming statistics, but it showed that Garland could end up being a good pitcher to have at the end of the rotation on Opening Day.
Garland still has a lot of work to do to prove that he deserves a spot on the 25-man roster, but it certainly looks like he is capable of holding down the spot until Danny Hultzen or Taijuan Walker gets called up later in the season. Garland has now started three Spring Training games, posting a 1.50 ERA during those six innings.
On offense, Franklin Gutierrez went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to improve his batting average to .368 this spring. Again the Mariners ended up posting double-digit hits (11), but they just couldn't get people around third base when the opportunities were presented. The Mariners ended up losing 3-2, squandering quite a few base runners in a game that they should have been able to win.
Losing this one drops the Mariners to 11-4 in Arizona and now the team will move on to play the Chicago White Sox on Sunday (March 10). Prospect Andrew Carraway gets the start for the Seattle Mariners as the team tries to get another long winning streak started down in Peoria.
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