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Early on, every team and every game in baseball is interesting. For the first few weeks of the season, things feel so fresh, and things are so unpredictable, that you’re thirsty for any kind of action. As things progress, teams fall off the radar of interest. Fans start to focus more on the teams...
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Justin Smoak is enjoying a fine 2013, can Mariners fans say he is putting it together?
On July 9th, 2010, after a disappointing not even half of a season with the Seattle Mariners, Cliff Lee (and Mark Lowe) was dealt to the Texas Rangers in exchange for top Rangers prospect, Justin Smoak, Blake Beavan, Josh Lueke, and Matt Lawson. At the time, the Mariners were welcoming...
For the Seattle Mariners, the Houston Astros have been an unexpected road block this season. Despite the Astros’ residence in last place, Seattle went 4-5 against Houston in the first half of the season, including Houston taking two of the three series. But July has been a different story for the Mariners. Seattle, after earning just one three-game sweep in the first half...
Astros pitcher Erik Bedard just had an outing where he didn’t allow a hit, but he’s off to the showers with the game still in doubt. He departed after 6 1/3 hitless innings in a tie ballgame.
Also notable: Bedard actually allowed three runs and ended up taking the loss.
So here’s his final, wacky line: 6 1/3 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 10 K, L
At first when I saw that Bedard...
Nick Franklin hit his first career grand slam in Seattle's big second inning to back up a scoreless start by Felix Hernandez, and the Mariners rolled past the Houston Astros 12-5 on Sunday for their season-best sixth straight victory.
Franklin's slam, Seattle's fifth this season, came off Jordan Lyles (4-4) in a seven-run second.
Hernandez (11-4) scattered four hits...
Mariners manager Eric Wedge suffered a dizzy spell during batting practice, had to be helped into the dugout by team personnel and was taken to a hospital as a precaution before Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians.
Wedge was helped off the field about halfway through the Mariners hitting session and into the Seattle clubhouse, general manager Jack Zduriencik said...
The trade deadline is less than two weeks away, and that could end up moving Seattle's roster around a bit. Even if the club stays away from moving their bigger assets, the big league roster figures to see some turnover. We look at who could be part of the next wave of minor league talent to hit Seattle late this summer.
Kendrys Morales and Mike Zunino each homered to continue Seattle's July power surge, Aaron Harang pitched seven strong innings and the Mariners won their season-high seventh straight with a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Morales led off the fourth inning with a homer and Zunino did the same in the fifth off Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez, helping Seattle...
SEATTLE—In a city known for their lack of sleep, Indians bats remained in a deep snooze Monday night at Safeco Field.
More offensive woes continued, as the red hot Seattle Mariners squeezed by the Tribe, 2-1 to win their seventh straight and the first of the three-game series.
The loss slides Cleveland (52-45) 2 1/2 games in back of the first place Detroit Tigers in the A.L. Central...
Thanks for the help, pals.
You couldn't blame Erik Bedard if that was his sarcastic greeting to his teammates on Saturday night. The Astros starter went 6 1/3 innings against the Mariners and gave up zero hits. But he was charged with three runs and took the loss in Houston's 4-2 defeat .
Bedard struck out 10 and walked five, and it was walks plus some shaky work behind...
Drained but delighted, bordering on delirious, the Mariners were in full agreement on one thing after they had — somehow — pulled out a 4-2 victory over the Astros on Saturday night.
This one was special. Special, as in a win to savor. And special, as in, you might not see another quite like this for awhile.
“It’s the oddest win I’ve ever been a part of,’’ said Michael...
Mike Zunino wasn’t around to witness firsthand how his team’s season was largely derailed early on by its current opponent.
The Mariners dropped four straight to the Cleveland Indians back in May, setting off a prolonged losing skid the team still hasn’t completely recovered from. But Zunino and some other newcomers are trying to help, and his solo home run that was a difference...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Dropping three of four immediately following the All-Star break, and being held to two runs of less in all three, is already bringing questions of what's wrong with the Cleveland Indians offense.
Terry Francona isn't worried, yet.
"We're not rolling but our pitching, thankfully, is keeping us in games," Francona said. "If our pitching keeps...
Houston manager Bo Porter is defending Erik Bedard's decision to remove himself from Saturday night's game against Seattle with a no-hitter in the seventh inning because of a high pitch count and says he wouldn't have let the left-hander stay in much longer.
Bedard chose to leave the game with one out in the seventh because he had 109 pitches, saying ''I'...