Mariners continue mad dash towards season opener

The Seattle Mariners continued their countdown towards next Friday’s season opener at Houston with another intrasquad game Saturday night. Saturday night’s game marked the return of Mallex Smith and another strong effort from Marco Gonzales. The Mariners designated ace threw 49 pitches in four innings giving up six hits, no walks, and striking out three batters.

SMITH RETURNS

Smith missed all of Spring Training in 2019 with a strained right elbow that hampered him for most of the season. The result was 116 hits with a 227 hitting percentage. Once on base Smith was masterful at stealing bases. He led the American League with 46. Saturdays intrasquad game was the first time Smith face live pitching since the shut down of Spring Training last March

FAST PACED PREPARATIONS

The Mariners will continue their accelerated Summer Camp 2020 with intrasquad games on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. All three games will be broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle radio starting at 6:10 p.m. PT.

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