Found June 16, 2014 on Fangraphs:
PLAYERS: Mike Zunino
TEAMS: Seattle Mariners
Watch a Seattle Mariners game when Mike Zunino‘s behind the plate and, eventually, there’ll probably be a runner on third. At that point, a wild pitch or a passed ball brings in a run, but you might still see something breaking, thrown in the dirt. Then you’ll hear about how much trust the pitche...

Taijuan Walker Off The DL But Optioned To AAA

Taijuan Needs More Time It was a good news, bad news kind of week for the Seattle Mariners when it comes to their prized pitching prospect Taijuan Walker. Walker had his third rehab start since the most recent shoulder injury setback on Monday, and this time the results were a bit better.  Walker managed to throw 77 pitches over five innings giving up four hits and two runs.  Both...

Logan Morrison smashed a bat and cut his own eye

Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison was not happy with himself after he popped out to shortstop with two runners on and his team trailing 1-0 in the fifth inning on Sunday. When he returned to the dugout, Morrison smashed his bat against a wall in frustration. He then had to leave the game. During […]

Mariners’ Logan Morrison Needs Stitches After Breaking Bat During Tantrum

Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison won’t soon forget the temper tantrum he threw during Sunday’s win over the Texas Rangers. And if he does, all he has to do is look in the mirror. After popping out in the fifth inning to complete his third hitless at-bat of the day, the frustrated 26-year-old slammed his bat against the dugout wall, shattering it and sending shards...

Mariners Injury Updates: Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, Corey Hart

The Seattle Mariners entered Monday night's game against the San Diego Padres with a record of 35-34, third in the American League West. The Mariners are staying within reach of the first place Oakland A's despite playing with three regulars out of the starting lineup. There is some good news on the injury front, as Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak and Corey Hart are progressing...

Mariners Injury Updates: Logan Morrison, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners defeated the San Diego Padres on Monday by the score of 5-1. The win improved the Mariners to 36-34 on the season, third in the American League West. The Mariners jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings with the help of home runs by Kyle Seager and Brad Miller. That was all the offense they needed behind Chris Young, who went six shutout innings. On the...

Mariners Injury Update: Logan Morrison exits, stitches needed

Following an incident of his own doing, Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison received five stitches to close a cut above his left eye. He left the game in favor of John Buck, a backup catcher, following the fifth-inning incident.#482441255 / gettyimages.comSo, what was the incident of his own doing that led to the cut? After popping up with runners on base in the fifth...

Mariners Logan Morrison: “I acted like a 3-year-old”

Seattle Mariners outfielder/first baseman Logan Morrison needed five stitches to close a gash above his left eye after assaulting the Mariners dugout with his bat. The bat shattered leaving him with a laceration above his eye that required a needle and thread. He left the game immediately. To his credit Morrison acknowledged the incident  and was upfront with his response. ...

Cano, Montero go deep in Mariners' 6-1 win

SEATTLE (AP) -- Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer and Jesus Montero went deep too -- hitting his first big league homer in more than a year to help the Seattle Mariners sweep a two-game set over the San Diego Padres with a 6-1 win Tuesday. Roenis Elias pitched seven strong innings and Jesus Montero also homered for Seattle. Elias (6-5) allowed three hits and struck out six without...

Kyle Seager’s early homer puts Mariners in control in 5-1 victory over Padres

It was a simple, get-it-over pitch on a 3-0 count in the first inning. Given the green light, Kyle Seager belted the ball well over the right-field wall. Seager’s early three-run home run proved to be plenty of support for veteran Chris Young, who threw six shutout innings in Seattle’s 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night before 17,512 at Safeco Field. It was...

Orioles sign pitcher Clay Rapada to minor league deal

The Baltimore Orioles have brought back pitcher Clay Rapada. Rapada, 33, had been pitching at Triple-A Tacoma for the Seattle Mariners before earning his release. During that time he had a 4.12 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings of relief. Sources: #Orioles sign LHP Clay Rapada, who will report to AAA Norfolk on Tuesday, pending physical. #Tides — David Hall (@DavidHallVP...

Felix Hernandez – Taking It To The Next Level?

For all of the natural ebbs and flows of individual player performance from year to year, the game’s ruling class – the elite among the elite, the upper crust – is a fairly closed society that remains fairly static from year to year. Any given year might have its Yasiel Puig joining that group, or […]

Hello Seattle?  Wooden Bats? Leather Gloves? Does That Ring A Bell?

Attendance at Safeco Not There Despite Winning Dear, Northwest Sports Fans, I realize you may have forgotten, since that team of yours hasn’t played a decent season in more than a decade, but I thought I’d drop you a line and remind you that you have a baseball team. They are called the Seattle Mariners.  Does that ring a bell? Do you remember Ken Griffey Jr.,  Edgar Martinez...

Mariners beat Rangers, 5-1

Kyle Seager made his first Father’s Day as a dad a memorable one. The Mariners third baseman went 4 for 4 with two doubles and driving in three runs, leading his team to a much-needed 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers Sunday at Safeco Field. Seager, who became a dad in the offseason with the birth of his son, Crue, lifted the Mariners out of their hitting doldrums and helped snapped...

Seager, Young lead Mariners past Padres 5-1

SEATTLE (AP) -- Learning that Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn had died completely changed Chris Young's outlook on pitching against his former team. "I think any fun about pitching against them disappeared this morning with the news of Tony passing," the Mariners' right-hander said after Seattle's 5-1 win over San Diego on Monday night. "My condolences...

Come On Seattle, Support These Mariners!

I was fortunate enough to attend Derek Jeter’s final regular season game at Safeco last Thursday.  It’s a rare occasion to see a sure thing, first ballot, future hall of famer, live and in person.  And, while I could make a strong argument for Jeter as the greatest offensive shortstop of all time and enjoy the lively debate with Cal Ripken fans or the Rogers Hornsby diehards...
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