The Seattle Mariners picked up another Spring Training victory on Sunday, defeating the San Diego Padres by a final score of 5-4. The game was the spring debut for left-hander Jason Vargas and when all was said and done, it would be hard to imagine that either he or the M's could have wanted it to go any better.
As the Associated Press reports, Vargas threw just four innings and 50 pitches, but was perfect in those four innings, allowing no Padres to reach base.
"I was around the zone. I was throwing the ball pretty much in the areas I was trying to throw it in so, it's getting work but at the same time, it's getting outs," Vargas said.
The Mariners actually led 4-0 going into the top of the ninth inning, but reliever Jarret Grube gave up three runs. The tying run for the Padres came home when shortstop Nick Franklin lost a pop fly in the sun and dropped the ball. Crises was averted in the bottom of the ninth, as Mike Wilson singled and Johermyn Chavez drove him in with a double to win the game.
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