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This week in Mariner-land was a time of births, plane rides, and great baseball. A bunch of good stuff happened. The Mariners first faced the Blue Jays at home, and then flew to New York to face the Yankees for the second time in as many weeks. They faced their now friendly foe, Ichiro, who has gotten a hit for his Yankees in every game that he’s started for them; this week he extended his streak to 12 games. The Mariners went 4-2 on the week.
For the first game against Toronto, fresh off a 14-hour plane ride from Japan (he was visiting his ill father), Mariner Hisashi Iwakuma, 31, set a new rookie pitching record by fanning 13 batters over 8 innings; it was a 4-1 win for the Mariners. The record had previously been held by the likes of Randy Johnson and Freddy Garcia (who each had 12 strikeouts), and is the most Hisashi has ever had in a game–including the 11 years he pitched in Japan. In the game he gave up only 4 hits. After playing the role of long reliever for 3 months, Iwakuma...
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Plenty of bats to go around
Seattle is an organization that’s been mired in hitting woes. That’s why when mega prospects like Nick Franklin and Mike Zunino come along, they’re all everybody talks about.
Believe it or not, there are some other top bats in the farm system besides those guys.
Their ceilings might not be quite as huge, but they still have the chance to become great...
What about relievers?
A lot of stock is put into the Mariners Big 3 pitching prospects of James Paxton, Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker. With their phenomenal upsides it’s hard to not get excited. That’s why, to date, they’ve been the only three covered in this column.
Today, we’re taking a different path. We’re going to be examining another pitching Big 3 in the Mariner’s...
The Seattle Mariners had a lot of confidence before departing on their most recent road trip. They were on a season-high seven game winning streak after sweeps of the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays at home. Before going on the road, they had improved to 50-57, their best mark since they went to 27-33 after their combined no-hitter over the Los Angeles Dodgers. However...
Seattle Mariners outfielder Eric Thames caused sparks to fly, literally, as he collided with a metal garage door in the outfield fence during Wednesday night's game at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles.
It happened in the bottom of the third inning as Thames was chasing a foul ball in deep right field hit by Orioles batter Chris Davis. After being unable to catch...
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Who would have ever imagined baseball cleats could be a fire hazard? All I can say is Eric Thames is lucky there was no gasoline or dry grass under his feet during the third inning Wednesday night, otherwise he may have had to stop, drop and roll. Thames went into the right field corner to chase a foul ball during a game against the the Orioles...
While chasing down a foul ball off the bat of Chris Davis during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on Wednesday, Seattle Mariners right fielder Eric Thames provided a literal “spark” with his effort. After colliding with a gate in the right field corner, a cascade of sparks were clearly produced off [...]
This really looks like it hurt the fence.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Eric Thames collided with a metal garage door in the outfield fence during Wednesday night's game at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles.
Here's the video.
Video courtesy MLB.com.
M’s sweep into August
Coming off of two straight series sweeps is the way most teams would like to be heading into New York to face the Yankees.
Too bad the Mariners seemed to find themselves back in the favors of the sports writers who chose them to finish dead last this year.
But, with this club, let’s enjoy all of the wins that we can, because we’re still a few years off...
I’m Going to Disneyland!
The Seattle Mariners finish up their road trip and hope to regain their dignity.
Pitching match ups:
Game 114: Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (10-5, 2.63 ERA) vs. Angels RH Ervin Santana (5-10, 5.83)
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Felix has faced the former National League slugger Albert Pujols for 3 at bats and he has 2 hits a strike out and a...
Gambling Insight M’s vs O’s Game 3
Baltimore has won 12 straight extra-inning games after blanking Seattle over the final eight innings of Tuesday’s contest. The Mariners probably come into this game steaming from last night.
Seattle Mariners vs Baltimore Orioles
Wednesday August 8
Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore, MD
Moneyline: Baltimore -125, Seattle +115...
With just about one month of minor league action left to go -- and in advance of our post-season updated Top-50 list -- SeattleClubhouse takes a look at 10 prospects that have improved their stock and 10 that have hurt their stock with their performances in 2012 for the Mariners. The quick look at these 20 players includes profiles, stats, scouting reports and projections.
M’s fall to O’s in 14
The Headline: after 14 innings, an Adam Jones walk off single seals the deal for a Mariners loss.
Seattle Mariners 7, Baltimore Orioles 8
When: 7:05 ET, Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Where: Camden Yards, Baltimore
Temperature: 85 degrees
Umpires: Home — Mark Wegner, 1B — Brian Knight, 2B — Wally Bell, 3B — Mike Winters
The Big League club had the day off before heading to Los Angeles to play the Angeles. Tacoma also took the day off leaving us with six Mariners teams to analyze. There were three walk-off wins in Mariners Universe today!
Thought of the day: I would love nothing more than to shake the hand of the talent scout who has been stocking our minor league system up on defensive catchers...
The Mariners Universe went 3-5 with all 8 teams playing baseball on August 8th; including the Big League squad. Let's take a look at the outcome.
[tab:Rainiers - AAA] The Rainiers dropped the 119th game of their 2012 campaign (50-69 overall) 3-4 to the New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins PCL affiliate).
Hector Noesi moved to 0-4 in 6 starts in Tacoma this season with an ERA...