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Mariners ace Felix Hernandez says things have to change.
Hernandez allowed five runs in six ineffective innings and the Seattle Mariners lost to the San Diego Padres 5-4 Tuesday night.
''I'm tired of pitching like that,'' Hernandez said. ''I've got to do something about this.''
Hernandez (4-5) was making his first outing in 11 days. The 2010 Cy Young Award winner pitched allowed nine hits, five runs and three walks.
Hernandez is 0-2 in his last three starts, allowing 14 runs in 17 innings.
The Mariners made a late push by scoring three runs in the ninth. Michael Saunders homered. Chone Figgins doubled and Huston Street relieved Joe Thatcher and gave up an RBI single to Munenori Kawasaki. Ichiro Suzuki then singled. Kawasaki scored on a wild pitch that struck out Dustin Ackley, to cut the lead to 5-4. But Street got Jesus Montero to ground out to second base to end it for his sixth save.
''I liked the matchup with him and Saunders...
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Heading in to Seattle Mariners spring training there was word that Franklin Gutierrez had completely worked through his stomach issues, added nearly 20 lbs. of muscle and kept his speed.
By all accounts from Peoria he’d shown up to camp looking like an absolute stud of a major league center fielder.
Michael Saunders on the other hand was a bit of an afterthought...
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The Seattle Mariners came out even again this week with a 3-3 record. The team played well including a combined No-Hit effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers. While the offense has certainly picked up, they seem to completely overpower their opponents or allow themselves to be the overpowered.
The team was outscored 23 to 36 by the Los Angeles combo of...
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Seattle Mariners 4, San Diego Padres 5
When: 10:10 ET, Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Umpires: Home — Jerry Meals, 1B — Gary Darling, 2B — Paul Emmel, 3B —...
The Seattle Mariners have placed outfielder Mike Carp and reliever Stephen Pryor on the 15-day disabled list, optioned pitcher Blake Beavan and infielder Alex Liddi to Triple-A Tacoma and called up a four-pack of players from the minors.
The Mariners made the moves on Wednesday prior to their game against the San Diego Padres. Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez was activated from the...
Brandon League’s struggles couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Seattle Mariners. League has four blown saves and owns a 4.18 ERA on the season. He has also issued 13 walks in only 28 innings. League has lost his job as closer to righty Tom Wilhelmsen.
The Mariners hope League gets his control problems under control and he regains his elite closer status that awarded...
The rave green is everywhere
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Seattle's Northwest League affiliate in Everett has seen some of the best players in the organization -- including current Mariners Felix Hernandez, Stephen Pryor, Michael Saunders and Tom Wilhelmsen -- over the years. This season's club has several potential future major league talents on the roster as well.
The Mariners (27-36) hope to crawl back toward .500 in a match up against the Padres (20-41).
Pitching match ups
Game 63: LHP – Clayton Richard vs. RHP – Felix Hernandez
Matchup | Preview
TV: 10:10 p.m. ET, FS San Diego, Root Sports (Seattle)
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SEATTLE – Seattle Mariners scouting director Tom McNamara told Cougfan.com this weekend that his baseball club has had its eye on Washington State first baseman Taylor Ard for years. A local kid with a polished hitting repertoire is the kind you hate to lose to someone else, he said. That’s especially true for a club that’s spent nearly a decade trying to find a middle-of-the-order thumper.
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