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The Seattle Mariners have found themselves another All-World starting pitcher who will receive an inadequate level of support for the Cy Young as awards season approaches. Hishashi Iwakuma has quietly put together a Cy Young caliber season while pitching in the great northwest. We’ll delve into how the 32-year old Japanese import has turned in a 2.76 ERA across 211 innings, but first a bit on the pitcher win and evaluating Cy Young candidates.
Max Scherzer has generated the most buzz for Cy Young by winning 19 of his first 20 decisions and as sparkly as his 20th win looks now that he’s 20-3, the pitcher win really doesn’t belong in the conversation. I’m going to assume our readers have at least heard this argument in the past and I’ll spare the novella on situations where a pitcher can get a win while either doing his job poorly or without even throwing a pitch (remember pick-offs). While Scherzer’s 20 wins draw the eyre of bloggers and the sabermetrics community, he cannot be d...
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There can be a lot said about Justin Smoak, and most of it ever since his arrival in Seattle has been negative.
There has been lots of talk about him abandoning his switch hitter status, especially since his power numbers from the right side have been downright laughable.
Well that all ends now! Well it at least quells the argument until next year at least.
Mariners DH/outfielder Raul Ibanez has had a pretty nifty season in 2013 and never was that more evident than on Saturday night against the Angels ...
Like M's broadcaster Dave Sims said that's the 300th home run of Ibanez's career and that's also his 29th blast of 2013. That's significant because it ties the 1960 record of Ted Williams for most home runs in...
Though it was in condensed form Felix was his normal self and the Mariners beat the Angels on a rare righty home run from Justin Smoak.
No one's quite sure why the Mariners haven't shut Felix Hernandez down. The sense though was that it was about pride as Felix would like to finish stronger than he'd looked recently and the 200 innings pitched plateau was an important...
A swarm of bees invaded Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on Sunday, causing two delays during the Angels' 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
The first delay came with two outs in the bottom of the third inning, when the bees started swarming in right-center field. After a 23-minute delay, the teams returned to the field, but in the fourth inning the game was briefly delayed...
Who let the bees out?
Did you happen to catch the Mariners game yesterday? No? I can’t blame you. I’m sure you’re one of the many who passed on Sunday’s game. But…here’s what you missed…
There was an…interesting…delay during the game.
The two clubs sat through a 23-minute delay as bees invaded Angel Stadium.
Here’s the video:
“That was weird. Obviously, it...
Raul Ibanez reached a personal milestone that gave him a place in history with Ted Williams.
Ibanez hit his 300th career home run in the ninth inning against Los Angeles Angels closer Ernesto Frieri on Saturday night, but it went for naught in the Seattle Mariners' 6-5 loss.
It was the 29th homer this year for the 17-year veteran, tying ''The Splendid Splinter'...
Sunday's Mariners-Angels game in Anaheim was delayed for 23 minutes in the bottom of the third inning for an odd reason - because a swarm of bees was invading the outfield. The swarm that was located beyond the right field wall caused players and fans alike to scatter until they eventually left the ballpark. This is the second time that an infestation of bees has plagued the...
Justin Smoak hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Felix Hernandez had 10 strikeouts in a four-inning start, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Sunday in a game delayed twice by bees.
Both teams retreated to their dugouts during a 23-minute delay in the third inning when a swarm of bees invaded the outfield at the Big A, hovering over right-center field near the...
The BEES-ball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners was interrupted for 23 minutes due to swarming bees. As you will see in the below video there was no shortage of the yellow jackets as they littered the field. Watch the reaction from Mike Trout and Nick Franklin as they attempt to avoid the hovering stingers.
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HIGH FIVE to you if you drafted Raul Ibanez in 2013.
When your name is mentioned in the same breath as Ted Williams, you must be doing something right.
There’s no surprises out there any more with thousands of websites churning out tips and information daily on how to win your fantasy baseball league. And, as with fantasy baseball, and life in general, finding a diamond in the...
In the third inning of the Mariners-Angels game Sunday, Felix Hernandez wanted no piece of standing on the mound. It had nothing to do with Mike Trout or wanting to spend the day at the beach. It was a swarm of bees that had gathered on the field.
On Fan Appreciation Day at in Anaheim, it was a fan who became appreciated more than he knew. Angels fan Joe Potom,...
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An infestation of bees was to blame for a delay during the third inning of the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels game on Sunday.
All was well until a swarm of the honey-producing creatures made their presence known in the outfield grass and sent the players running back toward their respective dugout.
The delay lasted nearly half...