Found June 05, 2012 on
Fox Sports West:
Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has been scratched from Wednesday night's scheduled start because of lower-back pain, Manager Eric Wedge announced after Monday night's game, but that is not necessarily a good thing for the Angels.
The Angels have actually fared well against the 2010 American League Cy Young Award winner, who has a 6-10 career record and 3.80 earned run average in 26 career starts against the Angels and is 2-5 with a 3.06 ERA in 13 starts in Angel Stadium.
On May 26 at Safeco Field, Alberto Callaspo hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the sixth inning of Hernandez to give the Angels a 5-3 victory over the Mariners.
Right-hander Hector Noesi, who allowed three runs and five hits in eight innings of a 4-2 loss to the Angels in Seattle on May 27, will now start Wednesday night for the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners announced that right-hander Felix Hernandez would not make his scheduled start on Wednesday this week versus the LA Angels.
"He threw just OK today, not to the point where I felt comfortable bringing him back on Wednesday," manager Eric Wedge said. "He is feeling better, but no sense in pushing it."
What to expect?
I really like what Eric Wedge has been doing with this young Mariners team this season. The guy doesn’t seem afraid to shake things up. I didn’t mind him giving Chone Figgins a chance at lead off.
At the time it made sense.
It also made sense to bench him giving Dustin Ackley a shot up front. If Ichiro had actually been able to adjust to being a three hole...
Who’s hot, who’s not?
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Let’s see if they can continue this semi-hot streak into this next week.
If the bats stay alive, good things are bound to happen…right?
There were lots of good...
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Ichiro goes deep twice
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Incredible week of baseball
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Of course, many didn’t think it would be a 49 run explosion but considering...
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Former Seattle Mariners general manager and longtime Texas Rangers executive Hal Keller has died. He was 84.
The Rangers say Keller died in his sleep at his home in Sequim, Wash., early Tuesday. He was being treated for esophageal cancer.
Keller played 25 games with Washington from 1949-52. He spent most of his baseball career in scouting and front office roles.
Keller was farm...
The Cubs signed Hong Chih Kuo to a minor league contract according to Patrick Mooney. #Cubs have signed Hong-Chih Kuo, an All-Star in 2010, to a minor-league deal. He will report to Mesa. — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) June 4, 2012 Kuo was once a pretty good reliever. Taking the average of the non-Fans projections available [...]
Seattle Mariners (25-33) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (29-28)
Pitching Probables: SEA – Hector Noesi (2-6, 5.51 ERA) LAA – Jerome Williams (6-2, 3.68 ERA)
Seattle Mariners (24-32) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (28-27)
Pitching Probables: SEA – Jason Vargas (6-4, 3.45 ERA) LAA – Ervin Santana (2-6, 4.78 ERA)
Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
After a successful series against the Rangers the Angels are looking to get back to their abusive ways against their favorite punching bag the Seattle...