Yes, the games go on
Despite the news of Taijuan Walker being shut down for seven days due to shoulder inflammation, there actually are other things going on in Mariners camp today, including a game today against the Padres at 12:05 p.m. PT.
Manager Lloyd McClendon will go with almost a completely different lineup from yesterday’s opener, the lone exception being Michael Saunders again in right field.
“Ripken who?” Saunders joked this morning.
But his spring streak will end at two games as skipper Lloyd McClendon said Saunders will be off Saturday when the Mariners host the Angels.
Here is today’s full lineup:
Endy Chavez CF
Nick Franklin SS
Ty Kelly 2B
Corey Hart DH
Jesus Montero 1B
Michael Saunders RF
Stefen Romero LF
John Buck C
Willie Bloomquist 3B
James Paxton LHP
Also scheduled to throw today — Ramon Ramirez, Nick Hill, Yoervis Medina, Zach Miner, Carson Smith, Charlie Furbush and Dominic Leone.
You can listen live on 710 ESPN Seattle or Gameday Audio. And since everyone keeps asking, the first TV game on ROOT Sports won’t be until March 12.