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On Saturday, Kevin Millwood spun a gem against the Colorado Rockies, with a 2-hit complete game shutout in hitter-friendly Coors Field. The 16-year Mariners’ veteran seems like he has found his old self and his trade value will not get any higher.
The Mariners are in a rebuilding year and won’t be in the postseason for the tenth straight year. Millwood doesn’t factor into the Mariners’ long-term plans because the club has a plethora of young arms down in the minors. They will trade Millwood as the July 31st trade deadline approaches.
Teams always need more pitching. Millwood has postseason experience from earlier in his career and will attract attention from teams that are a couple of pieces away from making a run to the post-season.
Last week, the Giants signed Brad Penny off the street to bolster their rotation. Andy Pettitte came out of retirement to solidify the Yankees’ rotation. Veteran pitchers are valuable to teams trying to make the postseason.
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On Monday night, Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager lost his bat after an aggressive swing at a pitch, and it was grabbed in the stands by a man and a woman who were watching the game together. Seager's bat went flying into the stands on the first-base side during his at-bat in the bottom of the third inning. Fortunately, the bat bounced in a row of empty seats before...
THAT'LL LEAVE A MARK
Another night in May, another foul ball off some guy’s forehead who bought epic seats to a Mariners game and even brought his glove for last night’s tilt against the Rangers. There he was, in perfect position, for a grounder down the first base line that would be the perfect opportunity to add to his douchey baseball collection. Maybe even get this one signed by Justin Smoak...
Straight outta Little League
With the Seattle Mariners going for the sweep in Colorado, manager Eric Wedge decided to take a chance on a extremely delayed double steal in the 1st inning.
Kyle Seager took second, and Dustin Ackley stole home. Seager then took third on the errant throw to the plate. National League managing at it’s best. As they say, “when in Rome.”
Franklin Gutierrez has taken his first steps in coming back from a problematic foot injury that came when the Seattle Mariners center fielder was trying to recover from a strained pectoral muscle.
Gutierrez took batting practice before Tuesday's game against Texas and is expected to test the plantar fasciitis in his foot by doing running and agility drills on Wednesday. Gutierrez...
The Seattle Mariners are a long way from first place; indeed, they are a long way from even being in contention in the American League West. However, if Seattle continues to get the kind of starting pitching it's seen in the last week, the Mariners are going to cause lots of teams trouble. Led by veteran Kevin Millwood, the Mariners starters have gone 5-2 in their last seven...
SEATTLE Maybe the most entertaining thing about Monday's 6-1 loss for the Texas Rangers was Adrian Beltre's interaction with Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
The relationship between the two goes back to Beltre's playing days in Seattle. When Hernandez came up in 2005, Beltre took him under his wing.
Now the two have a friendly rivalry with Beltre's goal to hit a homer...
Brendan Ryan is the best defensive shortstop in baseball, despite what Gold Glove voters want you to believe. The slick-fielding Mariner is annually snubbed, but he boasts the highest UZR at his position during the past three-plus seasons. The Fielding Bible panelists have noticed. They awarded him their own Gold Gloves in 2010 and 2011. Most Seattle fans have, as well, although...
Alex Liddi hit the first grand slam of his career, and second grand slam ever by an Italian-born player, Kevin Millwood threw six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners took two of three from division-leading Texas with a 5-3 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Liddi made Texas manager Ron Washington pay for the decision to pitch around Dustin Ackley with one out in the fifth inning...
May 21 – 23
Do the Texas Rangers have jurisdiction in Washington State? I think not. Hopefully we see the Seattle Mariners that played the Rockies again.
Pitching match ups: Game 44: RHP – Yu Darvish vs. RHP – Felix Hernandez
Game 1: Matchup | Preview
As expected, Yu Darvish is a top 100 level baseball player. He throws a lot of pitches and at times it...
Back on Tuesday, two lucky Seattle Mariners fans got to take home a souvenir as they caught Kyle Seager's bat that flew into the stands.
Watch this husband and wife team bring it in:
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Big bats help Seattle complete sweep
The Headline: backed by a strong offensive effort, the Seattle Mariners finish off a sweep in Colorado.
Seattle Mariners 6, Colorado Rockies 4
When: 3:10 ET, Sunday, May 20, 2012
Where: Coors Field, Denver
Umpires: Home — D.J. Reyburn, 1B — Laz Diaz, 2B — Mike Everitt, 3B — Paul Schrieber
SEATTLE (AP) -- Ichiro Suzuki and the Seattle Mariners chased Texas' Yu Darvish after just four innings in his shortest start of the season, and the Mariners rolled to their fourth straight win in a 6-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday night.
Felix Hernandez (4-3) rebounded from consecutive poor starts to hold the top offense in baseball to one run in eight innings.
MLB Matchup Insight Rangers vs M’s Game 1
Happy Monday, Happy Felix Day. Not sure it’s happy. King Felix faces a nemesis in the Rangers, who beat Hernandez all four times they faced him last year.
Texas Rangers (26-16) vs Seattle Mariners (19-24)
Monday May 21
Safeco Field – Seattle, WA
Moneyline: Texas -130, Seattle +120
Odds by Bovada