Jerry Dipoto does not care about your spring training stat line.
We’d heard rumblings earlier this week that the Mariners might break camp carrying eight relievers in 2017. That was confirmed this morning by the Tacoma News Tribune’s Bob Dutton:
#Mariners will break with an eight-man bullpen, manager Scott Servais confirms.— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) March 26, 2017
Dan Altavilla, Dean Kiekhefer, and some dude named Blake Perry posted scoreless outings out of the bullpen. Emilio Pagan — fresh off his stint with Team Puerto Rico — garnered the save despite giving up a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth.
The M’s are back at it tomorrow against the Rangers with first pitch at 1:10. I know I could use anything to rinse out what transpired today.