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19.04.2019 03:47
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MESA J. T. Realmuto Jersey , Ariz. (AP) —Just not the kind fans hoped for.In the first major league exhibition game of the year, the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics were rained out Thursday. The Mariners roughed up Jerry Blevins and led 5-0 in the middle of the second inning when it was called — so in a game where the stats don’t count, they really won’t count.“We have our feet wet now, literally,” Athletics manager Bob Melvin said.The Cactus League opener was rained out after Major League Baseball had 54 regular-season postponements last year, the most since 1989.The Athletics and Mariners started early to give them time to prepare for their upcoming trip to Japan , where they’ll play regular-season games on March 20-21 at the Tokyo Dome.Dylan Moore, one of six players in the Mariners’ starting lineup who was new to the organization, hit a two-run double in the second off Blevins. Shed Long hit two doubles and Domingo Santana had a sacrifice fly.“Give them credit for their first at-bats of the spring in those type of conditions,” Melvin said. “They all had good at-bats.”It was an unseasonably cool 50 degrees at the start of the exhibition opener at Hohokam Stadium. Marco Gonzales pitched one inning for the Mariners before the rain came.“We had a pretty good idea it was going to rain, but I’m really glad we got Marco out there,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “That was the goal today. We were hoping to get two innings out of him Miguel Rojas Jersey , but the rain didn’t quite hold off long enough. But good start, a lot of good things.”Ichiro Suzuki, at 45 expected to play for the Mariners in the opening series in Japan, wasn’t in the lineup for Seattle. He was hit on the right foot by a pitch from Felix Hernandez during batting practice on Wednesday.The Mariners and A’s are set to try again Friday in Peoria, though the weather forecast isn’t much better.The Grapefruit League season is scheduled to begin earlier in the day when Philadelphia plays Tampa Bay in Port Charlotte, Florida.NOTES: The 20-second pitch clock that will be tried out across in spring training was not used in the Mariners-A’s game. The Cleveland Indians announced Wednesday that they've placed star reliever Andrew Miller on the 10-day disabled list with lefts shoulder impingement Bryan Holaday Jersey , and that Tyler Olson has been recalled from Triple-A.Roster move:- Placed LHP Andrew Miller (left shoulder, external impingement) on the 10-day Disabled List, retroactive to August 27- Recalled LHP Tyler Olson from Triple-A Columbus#RallyTogether— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 29, 2018It's the third time Miller has hit the DL this season, as pointed out by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Miller is now 33 years of age and is slated to hit free agency this winter, so the series of injuries could hurt his value should he enters the open market.That being said , the Indians are able to be cautious with Miller and their other injure players. They enter play on Wednesday with a 75-56 record, 14 games clear of the Minnesota Twins for the AL Central lead. They're considerably behind the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox, so the Indians are virtually locked in as the No. 3 seed in the American League come playoff time.advertising Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY SportsMiller has an excellent postseason track record, having won the 2016 ALCS MVP for the Indians after dominating the Toronto Blue Jays. In the postseason that year, Miller pitched 19.1 innings and struck out a whopping 30 batters, picking up two winning decisions while posting an impressive 1.40 ERA.In 27 game appearances with the Indians this season Justin Bour Jersey , Miller has posted a 3.38 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched. Given the season-long struggles of closer Cody Allen, it's very possible Miller assumes the closer role come playoff time. Trade deadline pickup Brad Hand could slot in as the setup man for Miller.advertisingMiller has posted a 1.87 ERA during his two-and-a-half seasons with the Indians, building up a reputation as one of the top relievers in all of baseball. If he can return to full health and have another strong performance in the postseason, Miller could land one of the richest reliever contracts in history come winter time.

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