Posted August 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is out of the starting lineup due to a groin injury. Manager Eric Wedge says Saunders was hurt when he collided with teammate Eric Thames while trying to chase down Paul Konerko's winning single for the White Sox on Friday. Konerko lined a ball to right-center with two on in the bottom of the ninth and Thames had the ball in his glove momentarily, but it came out after he ran into Saunders, allowing Dewayne Wise to score in Chicago's 9-8 victory. Thames also was missing from Saturday's starting lineup, but Wedge said it was due to the left-handed pitching matchup, not a physical issue. Saunders is tied for the team lead with 14 homers.

Mariners' Saunders, Thames ailing after collison

The Mariners may be in the market for a couple of outfielders Saturday in Chicago. With two on and one out in the bottom of the ninth of a tie game, center fielder Michael Saunders and right fielder Eric Thames collided in pursuit of a warning-track fly ball off the bat of Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko. Thames caught the ball but, in the collision a couple of feet in front...

Mariners vs. White Sox in Chicago: Pitching, series preview, analysis, predictions

 Wildcard = 6.5 Games August 24-26 The Seattle Mariners hope that their recent winning streak will breeze through the windy city. Tough matchup awaits them though. Seattle is 4-21 against the White Sox since the start of the 2010 season. Pitching match ups: Game 126: LHP – Jason Vargas vs. RHP – Jake Peavy Matchup | Preview Jason Vargas is searching for his 14th win for...

Mariners Prospect Watch: Three Up, Three Down

The minor league seasons are winding down, who is making a late charge and who is fading? We answer that question in our weekly trip around the minor league system, as SeattleClubhouse highlights six Seattle Mariners' prospects in Three Up, Three Down.

How To Win the Wild Card

It's surprisingly hard not to be excited about the Mariners right now. It is a nice change of pace from the previous decade or so. Whispers of "refuse to lose" are slipping out - timid whispers that respect the decade of futility, combined with the long odds the team faces right now, but whispers nonetheless that signal a little hope and excitement. It would be easy...

Mariners-Twins Preview

Felix Hernandez couldn't duplicate his perfect game the last time he took the mound, but he did continue an outstanding stretch of pitching - one he has a good chance to further extend given his next opponent. Hernandez takes the mound for the Seattle Mariners on Monday night in the opener of their four-game road series against the Minnesota Twins. Hernandez (12-5, 2.54 ERA...

Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em game 3

Rain Leads to White Sox sweep The Headline: in a rain shortened contest, Chicago has the final say as the Mariners get swept Seattle Mariners 3, Chicago White Sox 4 When: 4:00 ET, Sunday, August 26, 2012 Where: US Cellular Field, Chicago Temperature: 69 Umpires: Home — Jim Reynolds, 1B — James Hoye, 2B — Jim Joyce, 3B — Lance Barrett Attendance: 23,146 Love ‘em 1. Kevin...

Missing The M.

For whatever reason, I have the desire to complete my Justin Smoak Manupatch Auto Nameplate. It's a short last name, what can I say? I was down to needing just the S and M when the S popped on eBay and I was able to land it for a pretty affordable price.M is all that remains, and then the fun comes in deciding what to do with the completed nameplate. Here's what it all looks...

State Of The Sox: Life In The Mariners’ Wake

“State Of The Sox” is a weekly Friday piece detailing where the Red Sox currently stand in Major League Baseball and whether or not they can be successful going forward. We apologize if, at times, it comes across as a bit harsh. Don’t pack it in yet. There’s still hope. As of today, the Red Sox still have a .8 percent chance of making the playoffs, which is roughly the same...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.