Seattle Mariners news from Spring Training wasn't as good on Wednesday (March 6) as it has been lately. The Mariners lost to the Milwaukee Brewers due to a meltdown by the bullpen, even though Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse each hit their second home runs of the spring.
The Mariners jumped out to a 6-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning on some timely hitting by Morales. The newly acquired hitter has a .353 batting average so far this spring, showing that the good things Angels fans had to say about him might still hold true.
It was the bullpen that caved in the seventh inning, allowing the Brewers to score three runs and tie the game up. Relief pitcher Josh Kinney was the culprit in this one, as he allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in the inning. It spoiled a brilliant relief performance from Erasmus Ramirez. Ramirez had pitched three strong innings, giving up just one hit and one walk while striking out three batters.
Blake Beavan was the starting pitcher against the Brewers and he didn't put up a strong effort. As one of the pitcher battling for a spot in the Mariners' rotation this year, he cannot have games like this very often. In just three innings of work, Beavan allowed three runs on six hits; two of which were home runs.
Despite the bad Seattle Mariners news of the team's 10-game winning streak coming to an end, there were certainly some bright spots in the game. Having Michael Morse and Kendrys Morales both hit home runs was nice, but so were some strong at-bats from Franklin Gutierrez and Dustin Ackley. The offense continues to look like it is coming together, even on a day where Kyle Seager is given some rest by Eric Wedge.
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