Players of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2013
|Hicks: 3 HR, 6 RBI|
Getting an extended look in center field, Hicks put balls out of play in the first, fifth and seventh innings. With a shot at four homers in the eighth, he laced a single to center, driving in two runs, completing a 4-for-5 day with six RBI and four runs, a stat line that would equate to a good week for most players.
With Ben Revere traded away in the off-season, center field could be there for the taking if Hicks continues his impressive play. He's batting .411 with four dingers and 12 ribbies.
|Romero: 2 HR, 7 RBI|
Romero's effort helped Seattle cruise to a 12-2 victory.
All of Romero's RBI were produced with two swings of the bat. He socked a grand slam in the fourth and a three-run blast in the eighth.
Romero was a Topps AA All-Star last season, batting .347 with 12 homers and 50 RBI in 56 games for Jackson in the Southern League.
His effort was in support the first Spring start of 2010 Cy Young winner, Felix Hernandez, who allowed two hits and one run over two innings, fanning a pair. Hernandez inked a $175 million, seven year deal with the Mariners last month, making his the highest-paid pitcher ever in the majors.