Found May 24, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Seattle Mariners are a long way from first place; indeed, they are a long way from even being in contention in the American League West. However, if Seattle continues to get the kind of starting pitching it's seen in the last week, the Mariners are going to cause lots of teams trouble. Led by veteran Kevin Millwood, the Mariners starters have gone 5-2 in their last seven games with a 1.82 ERA, allowing 10 earned runs in 49 1/3 innings. In that stretch, they've thrown seven innings or more four times and eight innings three times. And during the seven games, Seattle starters have allowed just a .176 batting average (31-for-176). Along the way, the Mariners have moved from 8 1/2 games back of division-leading Texas to 6 1/2 games back entering a four-game weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels in Safeco Field. Millwood began the season 0-4 with a 5.88 ERA, but in his last three starts, he's allowed just one run in 22 innings for an 0.41 ERA. He's...

Mariners sending Casper Wells down to AAA Tacoma

Per the Twitter account of the Seattle Times Geoff Baker today. (Seattle Times Mariners blogger) we've learned that the Mariners are sending utility man Casper Wells down to AAA Tacoma Rainiers today. Looks like Chone Figgins will survive. Casper Wells going to AAA.— Geoff Baker (@gbakermariners) May 24, 2012 This is pretty much the worst Mariners news I could report today...

Fans catch Mariners IF Kyle Seager's bat

On Monday night, Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager lost his bat after an aggressive swing at a pitch, and it was grabbed in the stands by a man and a woman who were watching the game together. Seager's bat went flying into the stands on the first-base side during his at-bat in the bottom of the third inning. Fortunately, the bat bounced in a row of empty seats before...

It's Time For The Seattle Mariners To Trade Millwood

On Saturday, Kevin Millwood spun a gem against the Colorado Rockies, with a 2-hit complete game shutout in hitter-friendly Coors Field. The 16-year Mariners’ veteran seems like he has found his old self and his trade value will not get any higher. The Mariners are in a rebuilding year and won’t be in the postseason for the tenth straight year. Millwood doesn’t...

Seattle Mariners: 1st quarter review

We are now as little over a quarter of the way through the 2012 MLB season, and it’s time for my first quarter review of the Seattle Mariners. The last two seasons the Mariners have ended up in last place in the A.L. West. Has any progress been made in the first quarter of this season? The Mariners currently stand at 21-25, third place in the A.L. West and 6.5 games behind the...

RootSports broadcast Mike Blowers drops foul ball Rangers game (Video)

Good times in Seattle these days. They're winning games (won series vs. Texas this week) and now we're having fun at Safeco. Seattle Mariners broadcaster Mike Blowers dropped a foul ball in the booth that hit him right in the hands on Wednesday. A 4th inning popup behind the plate and Blowers will be kicking himself for this drop. Video via "Oh Blowers...

'Super utility player' Figgins is still on Mariners' roster

There was some speculation that Chone Figgins' time in Seattle had run out. The Mariners had to make a roster move to get catcher Miguel Olivo onto the roster for Thursday's game. When it came, Figgins was still around. Outfielder Casper Wells, who has seen more playing time of late than the demoted Figgins, was not. The team sent him back to Triple-A Tacoma. Figgins...

Injured Seattle CF Gutierrez progressing in rehab

Franklin Gutierrez has taken his first steps in coming back from a problematic foot injury that came when the Seattle Mariners center fielder was trying to recover from a strained pectoral muscle. Gutierrez took batting practice before Tuesday's game against Texas and is expected to test the plantar fasciitis in his foot by doing running and agility drills on Wednesday. Gutierrez...

Mariners activate Olivo from DL; option Wells

Catcher Miguel Olivo has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Seattle Mariners after missing close to a month with a strained right groin muscle. Olivo was activated on Thursday and was in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. To clear a roster spot, reserve outfielder Casper Wells was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. There was some...

Beltre talks about his banter with Hernandez

SEATTLE Maybe the most entertaining thing about Monday's 6-1 loss for the Texas Rangers was Adrian Beltre's interaction with Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. The relationship between the two goes back to Beltre's playing days in Seattle. When Hernandez came up in 2005, Beltre took him under his wing. Now the two have a friendly rivalry with Beltre's goal to hit a homer...

Mariners 5, Rangers 3

Alex Liddi hit the first grand slam of his career, and second grand slam ever by an Italian-born player, Kevin Millwood threw six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners took two of three from division-leading Texas with a 5-3 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. Liddi made Texas manager Ron Washington pay for the decision to pitch around Dustin Ackley with one out in the fifth inning...

Alex Liddi and the Greatest European Players Ever

Yesterday, Alex Liddi hit a grand slam, which the AP noted was “the first major league grand slam by an Italian-born player in half-century.” That actually understates the true rarity of Liddi’s accomplishment: as a matter of fact, Liddi is only the second Italian-born player of all time to homer in the big leagues, since utility infielder Reno Bertoia retired in 1962 with...

Seattle Mariners fans catch Kyle Seager's bat (Video)

Back on Tuesday, two lucky Seattle Mariners fans got to take home a souvenir as they caught Kyle Seager's bat that flew into the stands. Watch this husband and wife team bring it in: <p>Your browser does not support iframes.</p>

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 23 by Kevin Goldstein

Danny Hultzen, LHP, Mariners (Double-A Jackson): 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 12 K. It's been a strange, but ultimately very good debut for Hultzen. The most polished pitcher in the 2011 draft, Hultzen has had some strange bouts of control issues, but he's yet to really be hittable, as after nine starts for the Generals, he has a 1.78 ERA, 56 strikeouts in 50.2 innings and the...

SeattleClubhouse Guest Podcast Appearance

SeattleClubhouse's Editor Rick Randall was recently the guest of Mariner Central's Lonnie Mathis for a Mariners Podcast of epic length covering a number of topics, but mainly Hector Noesi.
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