Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Noesi must have thought he was seeing double during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins when— after having a pitch land in the dirt— his catcher and the umpire got their signals crossed and each threw a ball back at the surprised Noesi.
In the third inning, the former New York Yankees pitcher threw a strike to catcher John Jaso. Jaso dropped the ball, picked it up and threw it back to the mound at the same time the umpire tossed one back to Noesi.
Noesi was able to catch Jaso's toss-back while dodging the umpire's lob.
A new rule in baseball says that any ball hit into the dirt must be replaced. It looks like Jaso didn't get that memo.
Noesi laughed it off. He gave up four hits in seven innings and the Mariners went on to win the game 5-2.
Hilarious situation in Seattle this weekend. Hector Noesi had two balls thrown at him. One by the ump, one by his catcher. Have a look.
Nice reflexes Hector!
He threw one low pitch, but ended up getting back two baseballs. Wish I had this luck with women.
Losing a plenty!
Welcome to the sixth edition of the State of the Seattle Mariners update for the 2012 regular season. In these weekly updates you will find all the information and news regarding the Seattle Mariners Baseball Franchise.
Upcoming Match Ups
The Tigers will be looking for vengeance after the Mariners swept Detroit on their last road trip. The M’s will then get...
The Seattle Mariners started their latest ten game road trip in grand fashion, winning their first four games. They then dropped their last six, including all four games to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays are tied for best record in the American League, and it was a competitive series for Seattle losing three games by one run and the other by two. The Mariners then finally returned...
The new-look Seattle Mariners lineup with Dustin Ackley leading off and Brendan Ryan batting
second is off to a good start. The Mariners won two of three from the Twins over the weekend with this lineup, which
came in the wake of left fielder/third baseman Chone Figgins being moved into a utility
role. Figgins was hitting .189 as the club's primary leadoff hitter, one...
Blake Beavan still could miss his next start, though the Seattle Mariners right-hander is feeling better a day after he was forced to leave his start in the third inning after taking a line drive off his right arm.
Manager Eric Wedge said on Tuesday that Beavan had increased range of motion in his arm, but it was still too early to determine if Beavan will make his next scheduled...
Tigers In Town!
The M’s were able to rally together and break a 7 game losing streak in their second game against the Twins.
The M’s have lost the most games in which they once had the lead in all of baseball with 10.
Their problem is obvious, although they are in 4th place of all the 30 teams in hits, they are not getting those base-runners home.
As the M’s are edging toward...
Can the Mariners take a punch? Easy, easy, I’m talking figuratively.
I say that because the Tigers are in town tonight to open a three-game series. Item one in the Detroit memory bank is the Mariners coming to the Motor City, taking the Tigers apart April 24-26 in a three-game sweep, outscoring them 21-9. How good a stretch was it for the Mariners as they opened a long 10-game...
After giving the Minnesota Twins the chance to earn a rare win, the Seattle Mariners turned the tables in the middle game of the series.
Fresh off the end to a lengthy skid, the Mariners will try to record back-to-back home wins for the second time this season in Sunday's finale.
Seattle (12-17) snapped a seven-game losing streak and a five-game skid at Safeco Field by limiting...
Rookie slugger Jesus Montero lined a two-run double in the first inning to get Seattle on the board, Mike Carp added his first homer of the season and the Mariners cruised to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Seattle starter Hector Noesi took a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up a solo home run to Ryan Doumit. Despite the homer, Noesi (2-3) allowed just...
The game of baseball can tend to be a long one and at times, players can lose track of how many outs there are in the game.
It happened last night to Mariners catcher Jesus Montero against the Detroit Tigers as he started running off the field after a strike-out of Brandon Inge assuming that it was the final out of the inning.
Sadly for Jesus, it wasn't:
M’s Finally Snap Skid
The Headline: the Seattle Mariners 1-hit the Minnesota Twins, and break their 7-game losing streak.
Seattle Mariners 7, Minnesota Twins 0
When: 10:10 ET, Friday, May 4, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Umpires: Home — Laz Diaz, 1B — Mike Everitt, 2B — Paul Schrieber, 3B — Tim Welke
1. The Win
John Jaso's sacrifice fly capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Octavio Dotel came on in the ninth for Detroit with closer Jose Valverde unavailable after three consecutive appearances. Dotel walked Brendan Ryan and Ichiro Suzuki then advanced both with a wild pitch. Ryan scored...
It looks like some Seattle fans had their rally caps on last night as the mariners went into the bottom of the ninth down 2-0 to the Detroit Tigers.
With Detroit closer, Octavio Dotel on the mound, the bottom of the ninth inning quickly gave M’s fans hope as Brendan Ryan and Ichiro both walked. Dotel’s struggle to find the strike zone continued with two wild pitches during Jesus...
Even though the season is just underway, it's never to early to talk trade candidates. We're going to name a few players that could be trade candidates as the July Trade Deadline approaches. First, lets take a look at the American League.
The American League East is a really fun division to watch right now, led by the surprising play of the Orioles who are half a game above...
Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo is in his 11th season in the major leagues, and while it is fair to say that he hasn't ever truly lived up to expectations for some, the 33-year-old's impact on the game shouldn't be discounted.
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