Well, Felix Hernandez was really good at the Oakland Coliseum, er, O.co Coliseum or whatever you want to call this decaying building. He improved to 5-0 with a 2.76 ERA in his last 10 starts here. That's pretty good.
After having their season opener rained out, the Rainiers played double header with two seven inning games. Blake Beavan worked the first game and pitched all seven innings, giving up one run on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts in an 11-1 win. The Rainiers dropped the nightcap, 6-3.
Just a quick note ... I'm going to post the Mariners minor league report on the blog every day with pertinent links and notes. I know Larry did it on his blog in the past, but that's gone the way of New Coke. But I will carry it over here. It's something I did at the TNT. I feel like I keeping tabs
The draft remains more than a month away --- May 8-10 after the NFL moved it back. But speculation about the draft is at fever pitch, where it will likely remain until that eighth date of May, just as the league likes it.