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New York Mets
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 Southern League is hitting .146 against him. He might not have the upside of other arms from last year's first round, but he's still on pace to be the first to make an impact in the big leagues.
Others Of Note:
Tyler Anderson, LHP, Rockies (Low-A Ashville): 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 6 K. 2011 first-rounder has strung together three good starts since returning to mound; should be at High-A soon.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies (Double-A Tulsa): 2-for-4, R, RBI. If the Rockies were waiting for consistency before calling him up, he's put together a 12-game hitting streak; .308/.355/.438 ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
LOOK OUT FOR THE LUMBER!
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...
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...
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 MLB.com.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
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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...
Continue this trend please!
May 24 – 27
Angels in the Outfield? Hardly. More like Angels in the garbage dump.
Pitching match ups: Game 47: RHP – Dan Haren vs. LHP – Jason Vargas
Game 1: Matchup | Preview
Dan Haren has come to be a respected pitcher over his 9 years in the major leagues. With a career record of 108-89 Haren has been dominate more often than not. However...
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.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (20-25) @ Seattle Mariners (21-25)
Pitching Probables: LAA – Dan Haren (1-5, 4.37 ERA) SEA – Jason Vargas (5-3, 3.34 ERA)
Game Info: 7:10 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
Nothing is working for the Angels. They can't hit, their pitching has had too many ups and downs.
They are supposed to be playing the softest spot in...