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Homers, homers, and more homers … but not from the Mariners. The opponents’ long ball killed them this week, as the Mariners were swept 4 games by the Angels. While Eric Wedge and his ballclub won 2 out of 3 against the Texas Rangers before going into the series, the Anaheim Angels motored through them on their way to claiming the 2nd place seat in the AL West. The Mariners have now moved to Seat 4.
One key contributor, who had otherwise been silent from the beginning of the season, was Albert Pujols. Albert’s a big time, big-paid player, who was part of the Cardinals ballclub last year that won the World Series. In the Angels first showing against the Mariners, he homered in 3 consecutive games, despite having an average of just over .200. Shortstop Brendan Ryan, who played with Pujols and the Cardinals for 3 seasons before coming to the Mariners, said of him, “Not that he ever has or ever will, but he could be 0-for-80 and it doesn't matter. He can win a game with one swing.&...
BEST OF MAXIM
Manager Eric Wedge had been looking for a day to rest Ichiro, who came into the day with the most games played in the major leagues this year, 52.
Today Ichiro got his day off. And the Mariners scored 21 runs.
Kyle Seager, Jesus Montero, and Justin Smoak batted 3,4, and 5.
In other news. We're hearing via several sources
Source confirms that Stephen Pryor has been called...
The Seattle Mariners were in pretty good shape, having avoided last place in the A.L. West for most of the season hovering near .500 while the Angels got off to a slow start. However, that was until the Angels came into Seattle. In the teams’ first meeting of 2012, the Angels swept four straight from Seattle to catapult the Mariners in the standings. Even with snapping a five-game...
Who’s hot, who’s not?
The Seattle Mariners had another tough week. After taking 2 of 3 shockingly from the Texas Rangers at home, the Mariners then continued to be swept by the Angels in a 4 game series, also at home.
They scored 21 runs total in their 2-5 week and are hitting the road, starting this week in Arlington to take on the Rangers.
With the weak performance as a team...
Those are football numbers!
The Seattle Mariners came out swinging in Arlington last night, assaulting the Texas Rangers 21-8. That’s right, folks. The Mariners scored 3 touchdowns and the Rangers scored 1 and successfully converted their 2 point conversion!
All jokes aside, it was a very impressive performance that hopefully shows that this team is finally making some progress...
As expected, the Seattle Mariners took the field Wednesday without Ichiro Suzuki in right field for the first time this year. Manager Eric Wedge had been looking for a day to rest Ichiro, who came into the day with the most games played in the major leagues this year, 52. Ichiro is the team leader with 57 hits, but with only 17 RBI, the 38-year-old right fielder isn't the...
“My, Oh My”
Professional sports in the Northwest has a long illustrious history, and part of that history includes the story telling that the announcing crew brings to life.
For fans that are unable to attend the game in person, these gentlemen (and ladies) make you feel as if you were sitting front row.
When I sit back and think about Seattle sports announcers there are two...
Seattle Mariners: After surrendering 6 ER and 13 baserunners in 4 appearances, Brandon League is out as the closer in Seattle. His 13/12 K/BB is not going to cut it, and his 7.6% swinging strike rate and career-worst 45.8% zone percentage don’t offer much hope moving forward. However, his trade value is close to zero for the Mariners if he isn’t closing, so he should find himself...
Justin Smoak hit two three-run homers against his former team and the Seattle Mariners used a pair of early eight-run innings to rout the Texas Rangers for the second straight game, winning 21-8 Wednesday night.
Smoak had three hits to go with his career high for RBIs as Seattle reached double digits in back-to-back games against the AL West leaders. Jesus Montero homered among...
The Mariners scored 8 runs in the 2nd inning. Everyone thought that was so fun that they did it again in the 3rd inning.
Is my sarcasm coming through?
I don’t have any idea where that came from. The 1st inning was good. Derek Holland got out with less than a dozen pitches. But then, as soon as they hit the field for the 2nd, it was like the Rangers decided to offer...
John Jaso drove in three runs, Jason Vargas pitched into the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners snapped a five-game losing streak with a 10-3 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Jaso's two-run homer in the second put the Mariners ahead to stay on way to matching their highest run total this season. They scored twice with two outs in the fifth...
Seattle bats erupt, win another series
The Headline: The Seattle Mariners make this one look like a football game, as they put up a 21 spot on the Rangers. Blackjack!
Seattle Mariners 21, Texas Rangers 8
When: 8:05 ET, Wednesday, March 30, 2012
Where: Rangers Ballpark, Arlington
Umpires: Home — Jim Wolf, 1B — Derryl Cousins, 2B — Ron Kulpa, 3B — D.J....
On Wednesday, Hisashi Iwakuma got his first save in the majors. It doesn't really call for an analysis of his post-save celebration, because it was one of those bastard saves where the pitcher protects a (in this case) 12-run lead by pitching at least the final three innings. Iwakuma's win probability added: 0.02, as he allowed three runs.
There are actually three ways...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Justin Smoak hit two three-run homers against his former team and the Seattle Mariners used a pair of early eight-run innings to rout the Texas Rangers for the second straight game, winning 21-8 Wednesday night.
Smoak had three hits to go with his career high for RBIs as Seattle reached double digits in back-to-back games against the AL West leaders. Jesus...
The Wednesday Takeaway
The Mariners scored eight runs in the second inning of last night’s game against the Rangers. They fooled all of us, including the worldwide leader’s lead play-by-play man, once. Shame on you, Mariners.
But then they scored eight more in the third, fooling everyone again. Shame on us for thinking that we could predict baseball.
On a 90-degree night...
The Mariners beat down on the Rangers last night to the tune of 21-8. Justin Smoak had 2 three run jacks and Jesus Montero was 3-4 with 2 BB, 4 Runs, 4 RBI, and was a triple short of the cycle. Derek Holland gave up 8 in 1.2 IP while Yoshinori Tateyama was roughed up for another 8 in .2 IP.
Adam Jones was hit on the wrist by a pitch last night, but finished the game. He went...