Found May 27, 2013 on Baseball News Source:
A rather mediocre, gloomy season saw a glimpse of brightened sunlight on Monday for Seattle Mariners starter Aaron Harang, who tossed a complete-game shutout against the San Diego Padres in a 9-0 victory.Following two straight quality starts, Harang surrendered seven runs in 3.2 innings of work in his last outing on Tuesday, the third time in six starts this season that he has surrendered five or more runs in a game.On Monday, Harang rebounded solidly for the Mariners, working nine scoreless innings and surrendering just four hits, along with eight strikeouts and two walks. Harang’s shutout was his first since 2009 as a member of the Cincinnati Reds.Harang managed to lower his season ERA from a poor 8.58 to a more respectable (yet still robust) 6.51. The victory improved his record to 2-5 on the season, wherein he has posted a 35/7 strikeout to walk ratio in 37.1 innings.Harang received plenty of run support, led by three home runs, a pair of solo shots by Jason Bay and Kelly Shoppach and a three-run shot by Michael Morse that capped a four-run first inning.Seattle has now won two straight games after losing a season-high eight straight games. The Mariners find themselves fourth in the AL West standings with a 22-29 record, 10 games behind the division leading Texas Rangers.

Mariners demote Dustin Ackley, promote Nick Franklin

It looks like the Seattle Mariners are starting to feel the heat. After banishing Jesus Montero to AAA Tacoma this weekend, teammate Dustin Ackley will join him there. Taking Ackley's spot on the Mariners' roster is Nick Franklin, a top five prospect coming into the year for the Mariners. FIrst, we'll start with Ackley. He was the second overall pick in the 2009 Draft...

Mariners calling up prospect Nick Franklin

The Seattle Mariners are set to call up infield prospect Nick Franklin. Franklin, 22, has been playing well for the Mariners Triple-A team in Tacoma. While with Tacoma, Franklin has a .324/.440/.472  line with four home runs and seven stolen bases in 39 games. Seattle would not promote a player of Franklin’s talent to simply sit on the bench which means that either Brendan Ryan...

Mariners 9, Padres 0

Aaron Harang threw a four-hitter, Jason Bay hit his first career leadoff homer and Michael Morse added a three-run shot as part of Seattle's four-run first inning as the Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 9-0 on Monday. Harang (2-5) rebounded from a poor last start against the Angels, allowing a leadoff bloop double to Everth Cabrera and then retiring 18 of the next 19 batters...

Nick Franklin Promoted; Dustin Ackley sent to AAA

Seattle Mariners top 100 prospect, Nick Franklin, was called up on Monday. Franklin, a middle infielder, is expected to play second base in place of Dustin Ackley, who was hitting just .205/.266/.516 with one home run on the season.Fantasy Play: Franklin comes with top 100 status regardless of publication and has been spotted in the top 45 into this season. Though a shortstop in...

Eric Wedge blames sabermetrics for Ackley's woes

Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge believes "sabermetrics" is to blame for the struggles of recently demoted second basemen Dustin Ackley.Ackley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 draft, was sent down to Triple-A on Monday amid a horrific offensive start to the season. Wedge thinks Ackley's woes can more or less be blamed on the specialized analysis known as sabermetrics...

Mariners’ Mike Morse day-to-day with quad injury

The Seattle Mariners removed outfielder Mike Morse from last night’s game after the slugger suffered a leg injury while attempting to score from first base, according to Gregg Bell of The Mariners officially called the injury a strained right quadriceps, listing Morse as day-to-day. Manager Eric Wedge said after the game that Morse could remain in Seattle...

Padres-Mariners Preview

Now that the Seattle Mariners' losing streak is over, former San Diego Padre Aaron Harang hopes his struggles are also about to end. Harang could be pitching for his spot in the rotation Monday in the start of a four-game series with the Padres, beginning with two contests at Safeco Field. Losers of eight straight heading into Sunday's matchup with AL West-leading Texas...

Seattle Mariners halt eight-game slide

The good news for all Seattle Mariner fans is that the slide is over.  Seattle dropped the first two games of their home series vs. the division leading Rangers before taking the finale Sunday.  By winning on Sunday, the Mariners snapped an eight-game slide, their longest of the season.  Now that the losing streak is over, the Mariners look to take advantage of an easier spot...

Rangers fall to Mariners in 13th

SEATTLE (AP) -- Jason Bay hit a two-out RBI single in the 13th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers that snapped an eight-game skid. Bay came through after he was robbed of a game-winning homer in the 11, when David Murphy leaped above the fence in left-center field to catch Bay's drive. Raul Ibanez tied it at 3 earlier in the 11th with...

Mariners 4, Rangers 3(13)

Jason Bay hit a two-out RBI single in the 13th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers that snapped an eight-game skid. Bay came through after he was robbed of a game-winning homer in the 11, when David Murphy leaped above the fence in left-center field to catch Bay's drive. Raul Ibanez tied it at 3 earlier in the 11th with a home run. A...

The Seattle Mariners are a party waiting to happen

As their appearance in MLB's Fan Cave proved.

Daily News; Call-Ups – Grandal, Wacha, Franklin

As the season trudges along owners must be in tune with the daily goings-on in Major League Baseball. Three potential impact players enter the player pool picture today: Nick Franklin (SS, Seattle), Michael Wacha (SP, St. Louis), and Yasmani Grandal (C, San Diego). Nick Franklin- Shortstop/Second Baseman- Seattle Mariners: Nick Franklin offers the Seattle Mariners a desperate change...

Mariners-Padres Preview

The Seattle Mariners have not fared well outside Safeco Field. Neither has Joe Saunders. The veteran left-hander will try to help the Mariners end a six-game road skid - and extend his lengthy scoreless streak against the San Diego Padres - Wednesday night when this four-game set continues. After splitting the first two games of this two-city series, Seattle (22-30) has two games...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.