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Mariners-Angels Preview

The losses have piled up for the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels entering Monday night's meeting. The pitching matchup favors the Mariners, who will look to Felix Hernandez to extend his recent dominance in the series. Hernandez (4-0, 1.82 ERA) has led Seattle to wins in each of his five starts this year, and his team has gone 24-8 in his last 36 outings. The Mariners need...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Heads will Roll, Medina and Olson to AAA Tacoma

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, tired of ineffectual bullpen performance demoted two relievers today: RHP Yoervis Medina and LHP Tyler Olson.   Medina in 12 innings has compiled 5 runs and a strikeout to walk ratio of 9:7.   Although he has a save, he has given up 11 hits and far too many base runners to stay on the squad. The rookie Olson, has looked shaky in his 13 innings...
Via Seattle Side Up!
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Seattle Mariners 6, Houston Astros 7

Panic button, meet the Mariners. Another 11 men left in scoring position were stranded in the Mariners 6-7 loss to the Houston Astros. The Astros earn their 10th straight win and are rocketing away with the American League West at warp speed. Super Stud DH Evan Gattis strikes a dagger into the heart of the Mariners yet again–in what is becoming a recurring theme–with two blasts...
Via Seattle Side Up!
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.A Happ Off To A Fast Start With The Seattle Mariners

J.A Happ has been outstanding for the Mariners through 4 starts in 2015. The Seattle Mariners pulled off a trade in early December with the Toronto Blue Jays that involved sending outfielder Michael Saunders to Toronto for starter J.A Happ. In a rotation that is filled with proven talent in Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma plus young talent in James Paxton and Taijuan...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Slugger Nelson Cruz on Pace for 87 Home Runs This Season

The Seattle Mariner could not be happier with their prize free agent pick-up, Nelson Cruz. After 24 games he is leading the Major League with 13 home runs putting him on pace for an incredible 87 home runs. He will not keep that pace of course, but at this point in the season it can be fun to speculate.No. 11 came Friday night in Houston when he launched a 469-foot blast that hit...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

All-Star OF Carlos Quentin retires in minors with Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Carlos Quentin has announced his retirement after chronic knee injuries cut short his All-Star career. In a news release Friday night, the Seattle Mariners announced Quentin has decided to hang up his spikes. The outfielder and designated hitter was playing at Triple-A Tacoma after signing a minor league contract with the Mariners on April 22. The 32-year-old Quentin...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

J.A. Happ — The Seattle Mariners Ace From Nowhere

Happ Still Not Fully Appreciated By M’s Fans It’s always interesting when a team’s fans fall in love with a particular player.  It happens quite often when you stop and think about it.  After it happens, that player can virtually do no wrong that will undo that love. Seattle loving a future HOF’r in Griffey makes sense, despite what he did. Take the Seattle Mariners...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seattle Mariners Slugger Nelson Cruz Blasts Another Home Run into Outer Space

Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz has been busy doing exactly what the Mariners brought him to town for this season--crushing balls over the outfield wall. Wednesday night against Cruz's old team he crushed the longest home run of the season to date--a whopping 483 feet.The blast gives him 10 on the year tying him for first with Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez for first in the...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz hit a titanic, 483-foot blast in Mariners' win

New Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz probably wanted to commemorate his return to Arlington - and he did just that on Wednesday night, smashing a 483-foot home run deep into the night.  Witness the blast in all its glory:   The home run, hit against Texas Rangers left-hander Wandy Rodriguez, was the 19th in 22-year history of Globe Life Park to reach the Club Level, as mentioned...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The effect of the top of the order

Austin Jackson, Seth Smith, and Justin Ruggiano have been the primary 1-2 hitters in the Seattle Mariners lineup. Jackson usually starts in center field, and while he primarily hits leadoff, he’s also been hitting from the #2 spot. Smith and Ruggiano usually split playing time as they operate in the platoon system, meaning that Smith (who bats left) generally starts against right...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento River Cats v. Tacoma Rainiers Game Notes

As part of Baseball Hot Corner’s ongoing commitment to cover as much baseball around the country as possible, I attended today’s game between the San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats and the Seattle Mariners Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers. Before I begin the article I would like to offer my gratitude to the River Cats’ media relations department...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners fan throws popcorn bucket at foul ball, hilarity ensues (GIF)

A Seattle Mariners fan made an embarrassing attempt to knock a foul ball out of the air by tossing a bucket of popcorn at it during the seventh inning of Saturday's game against Minnesota. Naturally, the fan had no chance of catching the ball, but he did manage to make it rain popcorn all over the nearby fans.What he should have been doing was trying to catch the ball with the...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Prospect Profile: Austin Wilson

If you read through my game notes (click her to view) that I took when I attended the Stockton Ports (Oakland A’s Single-A affiliate) v. Bakersfield Blaze (Seattle Mariners Single-A affiliate) game on Wednesday night, you will see that I started to talk about a prospect on the Blaze that I came away rather impressed by.  His name is Austin Wilson, and he’s an outfielder who...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Place Iwakuma on 15-Day DL

The Seattle Mariners have placed 2013 All-Star Hisashi Iwakuma on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain. The Mariners are recalling left-handed pitcher Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma to replace Iwakuma on the roster. Iwakuma, who turned 34 last week, has started in three games this year so far and is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA. The Tokyo native was set to pitch Sunday and...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Room For Improvement – The Seattle Mariners After 15 Games

Fifteen games down, 147 to go. I wrote something similar last season when the Seattle Mariners got off to a slow start in April. Had the Mariners gone 6-9 in any stretch during, say, mid June, no one would even notice. But the freshness of the season and the high expectations surrounding this ball club this year magnifies the early issues scoring runs and the surprisingly poor pitching...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What In The World Is Wrong With The Seattle Mariners?

Don’t Hit The Panic Button Just Yet The Seattle Mariners are taking a much needed home off day today to re-think their efforts in the first two weeks or so of the season.  After 15 games the Mariners are in last place in the AL West with a not so pretty record of 6-9.   That record leaves many wondering if the Mariners really are the contenders everyone predicted they would...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or sell on the Seattle Mariners’ trends

As the Seattle Mariners enter the off-day, they currently sit at 6-9, two games out of first place. There have been many trends so far this season, and some trends are bound to continue, while others won’t. Let’s analyze which trends I believe will and won’t keep up. The Mariners need the 2014 version of Danny Farquhar The subpar bullpen The Mariners’ bullpen has been...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Mariners To Wear Negro League Throwbacks May 16 In Seattle (Photos)

The Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox will turn back the clock next month at Safeco Field. The Mariners revealed Thursday the two teams will take the field in Negro League throwbacks on Saturday, May 16 in the middle of a four-game series in the Pacific Northwest. The Mariners will wear the uniforms of the Seattle Steelheads, a Negro League club from...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Starting rotation blues

It’s been a sluggish start to the season for the Seattle Mariners, coming out of the gates at 5-8.  For a team with high expectations in the preseason, it’s a little surprising.  What’s more surprising though than the slow start is the performance of the starting rotation.  Going into the third week of the season, only one starter has won a game.  Felix Hernandez, who has...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in With James Paxton

Coming into the season, you might have had a three-part checklist for Mariners’ lefty James Paxton. Can he throw more high fastballs, can he improve his changeup, and can he hold his velocity and command? We know his curve is good, and most years, he has the big velocity that has turned our attention to […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Going...Going...Gone! Seattle Mariners Slugger Nelson Cruz Hits Major League Leading 8th Home Run

When the Seattle Mariners acquired Nelson Cruz they were hoping he would bring some pop to Safeco Field. While he has yet to actually bring much to Safeco Field he has brought plenty to the Mariners. Just 12 games in to the 2015 season he had eight home runs (most in the league).No. 7 came in the first inning Sunday against his old team, the Texas Rangers, with No. 8 coming later...
Via FatManWriting
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robinson Cano makes awful baserunning mistake

Your browser does not support iframes. Professional athletes are not immune to baserunning blunders. We all make mistakes while on the job now and then, but very few of us embarrass ourselves the way Robinson Cano humiliated himself on Wednesday night. During the sixth inning of the Seattle Mariners’ loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Milton Bradley once texted his wife’s father video of the couple having sex

Former MLB outfielder Milton Bradley is a twisted individual. We have seen him blow up on fans, umpires and managers and heard disturbing stories about his history of domestic abuse with the late Monique Bradley, but apparently most people don’t know the half of it. A lengthy Sports Illustrated story that was published this week...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died on Saturday, six weeks after suffering serious head injuries after an accident while swimming. Sanchez was hit in the head by a boat propeller while swimming in his home country of Venezuela on Feb. 14. The young pitcher was in critical condition after the accident and showing very...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano was 20 pounds heavier due to Seattle weather

When Robinson Cano signed his signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013, he presumably realized there would be some adjustments to be made after spending the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees. But who knew his move from the bright lights in the big...Read More The post Robinson Cano carried extra 20 pounds last season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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