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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 for a 4-1 lead after third baseman Adrian Beltre's throwing error.
That troubled fifth for Scott Feldman (0-3) and the Rangers came at the same time team president Nolan Ryan and general manager were announcing that Texas had reached a minor league deal with free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt.
Josh Hamilton hit his majors-best 21st homer and drove in all three runs for the Rangers. The slugger was playing despite a sinus infection and upper respiratory problem that kept him out of the lineup the previous night, and even though he said before the game he felt no better.
The Rangers (31-19) had a four...
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Can’t close a door…
The closer role is the ultimate reminder that the game of baseball is a mental game unlike any other.
When things are going right, there’s nothing quite like the look of confidence and pure focus on the face of your team’s closer.
Even the fans in the stadium have a confidence about them, singing along and dancing to his song of choice almost knowing that...
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...
How ’bout some D for once
This week I am going to be doing a defensive segment, instead of the usual offensive plays. There were a couple “web gems” to choose from, but the one I picked was Brendan Ryan throwing out Bobby Wilson on a very impressive play.
I know a lot of Mariners fans are fed up with the play of Brendan Ryan this year, I include myself in this list, but this...
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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...
5/27/12: Brendan Ryan ranges up the middle to glove a grounder, then makes a terrific spinning throw to get Bobby Wilson by a step
Ryan's spinning throw
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...
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...
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...
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...