Tacoma slipped by Fresno, 5-3. After an early Brian Dallimore solo homerun, Joel Pineiro settled down to pitch six pain-free, effective innings giving up only that one run on five hits while striking out six. Kit Pellow and Aaron Rifkin both homered to lead the offense and better-than-Thornton Dan Reichert blew the save in the 8th but picked up the win in the 9th.
Joel Pineiro: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.
Jamal Strong: 1-4, 1 R.
Kit Pellow: 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI.
Abraham Nunez: 0-2, 2 BB.
Aaron Rifkin: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Mike Morse: 0-3.
Shin-soo Choo: 0-4.
San Antonia shutout and swept away Corpus Christi, 2-0. Nick Bourgeois opened his season with an great showing as he went six shutout innings surrendering only two hits and a couple of walks while fanning six. Despite twelve Mission hits (10 singles), the offense could only muster two runs.
Yuniesky Betancourt: 2-5, 1 RBI.
Nate Espy: 1-4, 1 BB.
T.J. Bohn: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R.
Jon Nelson: 0-4.
Ismael Castro: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 R.
Brian Moon: 2-4.
Inland Empire had the day off and takes on High Desert tomorrow.
Wisconsin blasted Peoria, 12-3. Hooray for contact! Ron Johnson banged out four hits and both ung Chi Chen and Michael Wilson went yard as it was a tough day to be a Chiefs' pitcher. Casey Abrams got the nod and went the minimum for the win.
Casey Abrams: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR.
Oswaldo Navarro: 1-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI.
Josh Womack: 2-5.
Yung Chi Chen: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 RBI, 2 R.
Brandon Green: 4-5, 2 RBI.
Michael Wilson: 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R.
Upcoming Mariners system schedule:
Tacoma: April 11th-14th @ Sacramento
San Antonio: Off tomorrow. April 12th-16th @ Midland
Inland Empire: April 11th-14th @ High Desert
Wisconsin: Off tomorrow. April 12th-14th vs. Quad Cities