Interleague Preview from The Sports Network|
Thursday, June 19
(All times Eastern)
Seattle Mariners (37-35) at San Diego Padres (30-42), 6:40 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Seattle - Erasmo Ramirez (1-4, 5.27)
San Diego - Jesse Hahn (1-1, 3.72)
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres will close out
their four-game home-and-home series Thursday at Petco Park.
The Mariners had won three in a row until Wednesday's 2-1 loss, as Everth
Cabrera scored on pinch-hitter Tommy Medica's RBI single in the bottom of the
eighth inning to lift the Padres.
Charlie Furbush was dealt the loss and Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
pitched well in the no-decision, striking out 10 and allowing one run and
three hits in seven innings.
"Those things happen. They had their best guy on the mound and we had our best
guy on the mound," said Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon. "Every time we don't
score runs for Felix, we can't say it's a tough game for Felix. It's a tough
game for the Seattle Mariners. It was a baseball game. It was unfortunate we
came out on the short end of the stick today."
Brad Miller had two hits and an RBI for Seattle, which lost for the sixth time
in the last nine tries.
The Mariners will visit Kansas City for three games this weekend and are
scheduled to send Erasmo Ramirez to the mound Thursday. Ramirez is just 1-4
with a 5.27 ERA and has recorded three straight no-decisions. In Saturday's
4-3 loss to Texas, He tossed five shutout innings, walked four and struck out
Ramirez has pitched 9 2/3 scoreless innings and lost his only career start
against the Padres back on June 14, 2012.
San Diego had lost three in a row and eight of nine games until squeezing out
a win Wednesday. Joaquin Benoit picked up the win in relief with a scoreless
eighth inning and Huston Street closed the door in the ninth for his 19th
Padres starter Andrew Cashner held the Mariners to a run in seven innings.
"I think one of the biggest things I did tonight was keep my focus," said
The Padres honored the late Tony Gwynn before Wednesday's game. The No. 19 of
"Mr. Padre" was adorned all over Petco Park and a video montage of Gwynn's
memorable moments was shown on the big screen prior to the game. The Hall-of-
Famer passed away Monday at the age 54 following a bout with cancer.
San Diego is slated to host Los Angeles for three games this weekend, but
hopes Jesse Hahn can find more success when he toes the rubber Thursday. Hahn
lost his major league debut June 3 versus Pittsburgh, but rebounded in
Saturday's 5-0 road win against the New York Mets.
Hahn gave up one hit over six scoreless innings, striking out seven and
walking three batters.
San Diego split four games with the Mariners last season.
06/19 10:39:34 ET