The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Seattle Mariners 8-7, their fifth loss of the season. The Dodgers had a 7-2 lead going into the eighth inning, but surrendered 6 runs in the 8th and 9th that lost the game. Juan Pierre had two hits, two runs, and two RBI's, and Casey Blake had two hits to go with an RBI. Both Xavier Paul and Orlando Hudson had a hit, scored a run, and knocked in a run, with Paul getting a triple. A.J. Ellis caught two runners stealing in addition to getting a hit and RBI. Chad Billingsley threw three scoreless innings, and Shawn Estes gave up a run in two innings.
Orlando Hudson and Rafael Furcal turned their first double-play of the spring. Hudson and Furcal give the Dodgers one of the best middle infields in the league.
Jason Schmidt is close to making his Spring Training debut, and first actual game with the Dodgers since 2007. He can throw in either Monday's or Tuesday's game. Schmidt has pitched in intra-squad games, "B" games, live batting practice, and bullpen sessions.
Hong-Chih Kuo and Corey Wade are recovering from elbow and shoulder injuries, respectively. Kuo has thrown bullpen sessions and is scheduled to pitch in a B-game on Monday. Wade will pitch live batting-practice and can make his exhibition debut by next week.
Casey Blake made his return to the lineup after pulling a hamstring. He was in the DH position, and can return to third-base in a matter of days.