Today, the Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed the Seattle Mariners to Camelback Ranch for the team’s seventh game of the spring. On the mound to start for the Dodgers was right-handed reliever Brian Wilson to lead a game in which all relievers woulld be used. He retired the side in order in the top of the first behind a nice leaping snag of a line drive by Justin Turner.
Yasiel Puig led off the bottom of the inning with a double off Felix Hernandez on the first pitch. Carl Crawford walked before Hanley Ramirez hit into a double play and Andre Ethier struck out to end the threat. Kenley Jansen took the mound to start the second. The Dodger closer struck out two of the three hitters he faced for a scoreless inning. Offensively, the team was unable to score any runs off Hernandez in their second chance. J.P. Howell pitched the third and ran into some trouble, allowing three runs and four hits.
Another scoreless inning for the Dodgers in the third, as Hector Noesi sent them down in order. Right-hander Jamey Wright came in for the fourth and allowed a single to James Jones. A bad throw on a pickoff attempt and wild pitch brought home Jones to give the Mariners a 4-0 lead. A Ramirez single was the only sign of life for the Dodger offense in the fourth. Chris Perez pitched a perfect top of the fifth for the Dodgers. In the bottom of the fifth, the lineup went down in order once again.
Chris Withrow continued the bullpen day and opened the sixth on the mound for the Dodgers. He threw a quick, perfect inning to send the offense back to the plate. Consecutive walks with two outs by Ramirez and Joc Pederson gave the Dodgers a chance, but Tim Federowicz flew out to end the inning. Withrow came out to throw another inning in the seventh. A pair of walks put Withrow in a jam; however, Dee Gordon made a diving play up the middle to get the force at second and end the inning.
In the bottom of the seventh, Miguel Rojas reached on an error for the only baserunner in the inning. Red Patterson threw a scoreless inning in the eighth for the Dodgers to keep the score 4-0. Trayvon Robinson came up in the bottom of the inning and hit a home run to left field to put the team on the board. Patterson came out for a second inning of work in the ninth. He threw another scoreless side to give the Dodgers one last chance at the plate.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Dodgers went in order again and fell to the Mariners 4-1. With the loss, the Dodgers are now 2-4-1 and will face the Cincinnati Reds tomorrow night. Hyun-Jin Ryu will be on the mound against Homer Bailey.
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