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Fantasy Baseball 365:
– Saunders has always had a lot of raw skills, but he had yet to put it all together at the upper levels. At age 25, he might be starting to turn the corner. All of the numbers show improvements in the important categories of plate discipline and balls in play (i.e. line drives). However, Saunders still has a bit too much swing-and-miss in his swing, which should hinder his AVG. The power/speed combo is tantalizing, but in the end, he should fall short of being a big-time impact fantasy outfielder, so sell high on his hot streak.
– It has been a nice bounce-back year so far for Rios, who’s fantasy production fell off the face of the earth last year. All of his peripheral numbers are solid in terms of contact rate, line drive rate and BABIP. However, the days of him stealing 30-plus bases seem well behind him and he isn’t likely to hit for enough power with such a high groundball rate to crack 20 home runs. This leaves a lot of his value to AVG, runs and RBI. It has been four years since Rios hit over .290, so it might be a good time to sell high on his current .297 AVG given that he plate discipline skills are still well below average. In the end, Rios should be a solid fantasy asset in most 12-team leagues as a third or fourth OF, but nothing more.
BEST OF MAXIM
Stephen Pryor is perhaps a name you should get used to hearing as he just picked up his first win in just his fourth MLB appearance. By they way, that win was a no-hitter...that was anchored by Kevin Millwood.
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6 DOES IT
Here is the final out of the game by Seattle Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen to finish off the combined no-hitter by six pitchers.The Mariners won the game 1-0 against the Dodgers.Kevin Millwood started the game for Seattle but he had a groin injury and did not come out to pitch the seventh inning.The other Mariners who pitched tonight were Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge...
The Mariners used six pitchers to no-hit the Dodgers in Seattle on Friday for the 10th combined no-hitter in MLB history. Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelm came in to pitch the 9th for the save, and his inning involved a controversy.
Dodgers shortstop and leadoff hitter Dee Gordon was the first batter of the inning, and he was called out on a close play at first. Gordon was jammed...
TEAMWORK, PASS IT ON
Six Mariners pitchers combined on a no-hitter of the Dodgers during a 1-0 win in Interleague play. The team's starter got hurt.
Six Mariner Pitchers Combine for No-no
The Headline: Kevin Millwood exits after six with a groin injury, the ‘pen takes over with the Seattle Mariners combining for a six man no-no.
Seattle Mariners 1, LA Dodgers 0
When: 10:10 ET, Friday, June 8, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Temperature: Ceiling Closed
Umpires: Home — Brian Runge, 1B — Ted Barrett, 2B — Marvin...
Jesus Montero isn't behind the plate all that often for the Seattle Mariners. He's still learning the catcher position as he goes, so he spends a lot of nights as the designated hitter. But to a man, the pitchers who combined to throw just the second six-pitcher no-hitter in baseball history Friday credited Montero for the job he did in guiding the Mariners to a 1-0 win...
Well, that's one way to do it. The Seattle Mariners used a record six pitchers Friday night to combine for a no-hitter. Starter Kevin Millwood was on track for a no-no, having logged six innings with six strikeouts and one walk, but he felt a twinge in his groin when warming up for the seventh. He was pulled, and Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and...
The Mariners (26-33) prepare for the World Series by hosting the dominant Dodgers (37-21) in a 3 game set.
Pitching match ups:
Game 60: RHP – Nathan Eovaldi vs. RHP – Kevin Millwood
Game 1: Matchup | Preview, TV: 7:10 p.m. PST, ROOT (Seattle), PRIME (Los Angeles)
The M’s bats have been as lethal as lit matches in a dry forest on their recent road trip...
With the Dodgers arriving in Seattle for a weekend series, The Seattle Times conducted an online chat for fans with former Dodger minor leaguer, and current AAA center fielder for the Tacoma Rainiers, Trayvon Robinson.
There are a few questions about the Dodgers that will be of interest for readers of this blog (for one, Trayvon considers the Dodgers more strict as an organization...
Being a Dodger fan and blogger living in Seattle, I catch a fair amount of Mariners games at Safeco Field. I know what kind of a pitcher’s park it is, especially on a cool evening like last night. But there was no way anyone could expect what happened to actually take place.
37 year-old Kevin Millwood was throwing smoke, with complete command of his fastball through six innings...
Kevin Millwood kept the Los Angeles Dodgers hitless through the first six innings on Friday, but when a groin injury during warm ups prevented him from returning to the game five additional Seattle pitchers came out of the bullpen to finish the job and complete one of the most unusual no hitters in baseball history. It was a pitchers duel between Millwood and Dodgers starter,...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Kevin Millwood and five Seattle relievers combined on a no-hitter, the third in franchise history, and the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Friday night.
The no-hitter was the fourth in the majors this season, joining gems pitched by the Angels' Jered Weaver, the Mets' Johan Santana and White Sox right-hander Philip Humber, who threw a perfect...
Kevin Millwood and five Seattle relievers combined on a no-hitter, the third in franchise history, and the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Friday night.
The no-hitter was the fourth in the majors this season, joining gems pitched by the Angels' Jered Weaver, the Mets' Johan Santana and White Sox right-hander Philip Humber, who threw a perfect game at Seattle...
(Eds: APNewsNow. ) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer Amid the chaos of the starter leaving with an injury, a two-base throwing error, three walks and five pitching changes, Brian Runge wasn't paying attention to the history the Seattle Mariners were making.
When six Mariners pitchers tossed the 10th combined no-hitter in major league history Friday night, Runge found his own chapter...