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Photo Credit: Otto Gruele, Jr./Getty ImagesEditor's Note: This is the first installment in a new series that runs every Monday regarding the Seattle Mariners.As of yesterday, the Mariners ranked 26th in runs, 29th in batting average, and dead last in OBP and slugging percentage. But the rise of catcher John Jaso has been a bright spot for the offense.
Jaso was acquired last winter from the Rays for reliever Josh Lueke, who after posting a 6.06 ERA in 32.2 innings for the M’s last year, clearly didn’t seem to be in future plans for the club. So when he got traded for a catcher with a career average of .257, no one thought much of it. Now, Jaso is batting .289 with 59 hits and an astonishing 37 walks in just 204 at bats.
Jaso has somehow found his way into the Mariners’ long term plans it seems, with his name often tossed around with Mike Zunino and Jesus Montero as future catchers. But while be
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Fans, analysts and general managers around baseball cannot seem to accept that Felix Hernandez may stay with Seattle. The fact that King Felix is the best young pitcher in the game and recently threw a perfect game does not neccessarily guarantee he will be pitching in a mega-market like Boston or New York at some point in the near future. The Mariners have their ace under control...
Move over, Tebowing. Felixing is the new phenomenon. When Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez threw the 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball history on Wednesday, he celebrated the last out by lifting his right leg and waving both arms in the air. Ever since, the pose has a life of its own. Teammates Charlie Furbush, Lucas Luetge, John Jaso and Tom Wilhelmsen mimicked Hernandez...
Perfection never looked so good
Finally it has happened. After 34 and a half years of Seattle Mariners baseball, one of our own has thrown a perfect game.
Felix Hernandez faced 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters last Wednesday afternoon, and he sent them all back to the dugout without reaching base. Including 12 via the strikeout.
Felix went on to win the AL Player of the Week award for...
Normally when a team has won six in a row at home, that's the story going into game No. 7. This isn't normally. Felix Hernandez, coming off the first perfect game in Seattle Mariners history, makes his first start since the perfecto Tuesday. The Mariners are making it a holiday of sorts, giving away 34,000 T-shirts to commemorate the game. Normally, 800-1,000 or so...
In our weekly trip around the minor league system, SeattleClubhouse features the best and worst of the last seven days, highlighting six Seattle Mariners' prospects.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Michael Saunders hit a pair of two-run home runs to help Seattle beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Monday night for the Mariners' sixth straight victory.
Saunders also hit a two-run homer on Sunday and now has a career high 13 homers.
Eric Thames also had a solo shot for the Mariners in the sixth as well as a triple in the eighth.
The Mariners have won 13 of...
Felix Hernandez wasn't perfect. He was still dominant.
Hernandez allowed one run in 7 2-3 innings in the first start following his perfect game, Jesus Montero hit a three-run homer in Seattle's four-run seventh inning, and the Mariners won their seventh straight beating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Greeted by a crowd of more than 39,000, most of them in yellow...
Felix Hernandez was as good as can be the last time he took the mound, tossing the majors' third perfect game this season and the first in Seattle Mariners history.
He was anything but perfect the last time he faced the Cleveland Indians.
Hernandez looks to help Seattle win its season high-tying seventh straight game while running his personal unbeaten streak to 13 and avenging...
King for a Day, Perfect ForeverFelix Hernandez Throws a Perfect Game
Fleix Hernandez completed the first perfect game in the history of the Seattle Mariners Wednesday. It is the 23rd in MLB history but what may be even more impressive is the fact he had to be perfect as his M’s only scored one run. The lone run came on an RBI single off the bat of catcher Jesus Montero who was...
Yesterday, I uttered the phrase “I didn’t know what to say anymore” about this Indians team. 24 hours later, once again, they have left me speechless in the way they lost yet another game, their sixth in a row, this time to Eric Wedge and the Seattle Mariners. The days of good pitching, great defense, and timely hitting are long gone at this point. Now it’s essentially becoming...
Outside the combined no-hitter and Felix's perfect game; Monday's contest against the Indians might have been the most significant game of the season with the Mariners winning 5-3.
15 different Seattle Mariner organization starting pitchers combined to throw 79.6 innings of 2.93 ERA baseball on 8/18 and 8/19.
WARNING: We have been pretty spoiled with great organizational...
The offensive side of the ledger for the Seattle Mariners is coming up a little light once again in 2012. The youth movement is in full effect and there have certainly been improvements, but the club is still searching for players to provide power that comes with the patience. SeattleClubhouse takes a look at the prospects in the organization that combine those two skills the best.
The news this week is painfully obvious. And we at the “Call to the Bullpen” wanted to make sure it was handled properly with over an hour of content.
We discuss Felix Hernandez’s perfect game, John Jaso’s role, why perfect games are so common now, why they always happen to the Rays, and where this performance ranks with other famously pitched games.
From there we are joined...