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Game 3 Mariners vs. Astros Preview
Time for the series clincher! The biggest matchup thus far this season. The turning point! Have I built it up enough?
Half of the Houstons victories have come against Seattle. The Astros look to beat the visiting Mariners for the fourth time this season when the teams conclude a three-game series on Wednesday.
Mariners LH Joe Saunders (1-2, 4.50 ERA) vs. Astros RH Lucas Harrell (1-2, 4.98)
Mariners Kyle Seager is 17-for-45 during a career-long 12-game hitting streak. To win the M's need to get into that bullpen again. Houston starters have failed to last beyond the fifth inning in seven of its last eight games.
Matchup/Stats Insight: http://nwsb.co/ead9b
NWSB Gameday Preview: http://nwsb.co/tqb1-
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Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore.
At least that's how he seemed after his team's 10-3 loss to the Houston Astros Wednesday night. That gave the Mariners their second series loss of the season to the Astros, and it's only April.
Houston was generally considered to be the worst team in MLB — if for no...
The Seattle Mariners have placed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
Gutierrez was injured on Monday night trying to make a diving catch in the fourth inning against the Astros. He has struggled with injuries in his career, and this is the fifth time he's been on the disabled list since the beginning of the 2011 season....
The Seattle Mariners say a pre-recorded announcement that requested fans to evacuate Safeco Field before Thursday's Mariners-Angels game was a mistake.
About two hours before the 7:10 p.m. game time, a technician pressed the wrong button and the unnecessary evacuation announcement was heard. There was no follow-up to the announcement, but there were few people in the ballpark...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Carlos Peguero hit a mammoth homer in his first at-bat of the season and Kyle Seager had a two-run homer to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-0 on Thursday night.
Peguero hit his solo shot on a 3-2 pitch from Garrett Richards (1-1) in the third, 451 feet to deep center. The only two longer home runs in the stadium's 12-year history were...
MLB News: The Houston Astros recalled outfielder Robbie Grossman on Wednesday from Triple-A Oklahoma City. He replaces Justin Maxwell who is on the disabled list with an injured hand.
Fantasy Ramifications: Grossman has no fantasy value in full-league formats. While he can have some in AL only leagues, it isn’t enough to warrant dropping someone with promise. Keep Grossman on...
Houston Astros center fielder Justin Maxwell was hit in the
left hand during last night’s contest against the Seattle Mariners. While a run
scored following the HBP, the pitch also fractured the fifth metacarpal on
Maxwell’s hand, according to Brian T. Smith of The Houston Chronicle.
Maxwell was disappointed by the injury, but he told
reporters that he expects to...
With Brendan Ryan’s glove being benched because his bat cannot be carried by an offensively challenged club any longer, we look at the in-house options for the Mariners and examine their skillsets and development timeline
Chris Carter, Ronny Cedeno and Brandon Laird homered, Lucas Harrell pitched seven innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 10-3 on Wednesday.
The Astros took two of three in the series, and four of their seven wins this season have come against the Mariners, their new AL West foe. Seattle and Miami are the only teams without a series win this season.
Marwin Gonzalez homered, Bud Norris rebounded from a tough start last time out and the Houston Astros snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
The game was tied at 1 when Gonzalez launched his homer about 10 rows into the stands in right field to start Houston's third. Gonzalez, who bats ninth, hit just four home runs in...
The Houston Astros played their first game in Fenway Park as a member of the American League, and they may not want to remember much of the game. Red Sox hitters jumped all over Phil Humber early, plating 4 runs in the first inning. While the offense may have missed some speed with Shane Victorino currently out and on a day to day basis they did not let this slow them down. Pitching...
Game 22: Red Sox 7-2
The Houston Astros are in town, and the Red Sox really need to put a hurting on this team to show they are a serious contender. Many past Red Sox teams have really struggled versus weak teams, and the Astros are, by definition, the weakest team in the American League. It actually took me a while to remember that Houston is actually now an AL team, as they have...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox responded to a good old-fashioned beatdown by bouncing back and grinding out a 6-5 win over the Athletics on Wednesday. Now, the Sox’ focus turns to the Astros, who arrive at Fenway Park on Thursday for the start of a four-game set.
Houston, in its first year in the American League West, figures to have a difficult season ahead. The Astros are a very young...
First Pitch: Thursday 6:35, Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:10, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Thursday: Philip Humber, RHP (0-4, 6.63 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-0, 0.90 ERA)
Friday: Erik Bedard, LHP (0-1, 6.17 ERA) vs. Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-2, 3.38 ERA)
Saturday: Brad Peacock, RHP (1-2, 7.50 ERA) vs. Felix Doubront, LHP (2-0, 4.32 ERA)
Sunday: Bud Norris, RHP (3-2, 4.13 ERA) vs. John...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Thursday, April 25 @ 6:35 PM
Philip Humber, RHP (0-4, 6.63) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-0, 0.90)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Friday, April 26 @ 7:10 PM
Erik Bedard, LHP (0-1, 6.17) vs Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-2, 3.38)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
It’s still April and the samples are still small, but we’re over 10 percent of the way into the 2013 season and a few statistics are beginning to stabilize. Approach-related statistics in particular are starting to reach the point where the regression can be a little less aggressive. Swing rate begins to tell a bit of a story after just 50 plate appearances, for instance.