Taking a quick break
It’s been a long haul this spring and I’ll be taking a quick break here to recharge the batteries before we hit the Cactus League stretch run and then begin regular season play on April 1.
Looking forward to a couple days in Sedona with my wife. It’s a gorgeous place and I highly encourage anyone to visit the area and take in the sweeping red-rock hills if you’ve never been there.
So the blog will be quiet for a few days, but all the news and games will continue to be covered on Mariners.com by veteran MLB.com writer John Schlegel. I couldn’t ask for a better fill-in and you won’t miss a beat there with his coverage.
The Mariners are playing a couple night games — tonight against the Cubs and Friday against the Padres, both at 7:05 p.m., before taking on the Indians on Saturday and the D-backs on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
The Thursday and Saturday games will be televised on ROOT Sports and both those, plus the Friday night game are available to MLB.TV subscribers.
With rotation spots up in the air, pitching matchups will be key to watch. It’ll be Jon Garland starting tonight. Felix Hernandez goes Friday, then Blake Beavan on Saturday, with Hisashi Iwakuma pitching in a Minor League game that day.
Joe Saunders gets the call on Sunday and I’ll be back on Monday to resume the daily blog updates. I’ll be fascinated myself to see how the final roster decisions come out and whether the team can continue hitting as well as it has this spring.
Catch ya soon!