The latest Seattle Mariners Spring Training recap isn't exactly a positive one. Michael Morse hit his third spring home run for the Mariners, but the pitching faltered in a pretty big way Sunday (March 10). Playing against the Chicago White Sox in Peoria, the Mariners lost 11-7 to fall to 11-5 on the spring.
Andrew Carraway got a spot start for the Mariners, but he did not fare well at all. Carraway went two innings, giving up five runs on six hits to pick up the loss. It bumped his ERA up to 9.00 this spring and showed that he might have some work to do if he wants to make the Mariners' 25-man roster one day.
The relief pitchers didn't do that much better, giving up six more runs to put the game out of reach. Six relief pitchers combined to give up 11 hits and three walks over seven innings, never really giving the offense a real opportunity to get back in the game.
Morse hit his third home run of the spring, Carlos Peguero had two more hits to raise his batting average to .400, and Jason Bay got another hit to bring his average to .389. The competition has become pretty fierce for that final outfield slot on the 25-man roster, making the upcoming decisions pretty difficult for the front office.
The Mariners get a day off Monday (March 11) before getting back into it against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday (March 12).
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