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Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
The Seattle Mariners knew what to expect this time around from Chris Sale.
That didn't make it any easier for them.
Kevin Millwood struggled to hit his spots and the Mariners managed just five hits against the young lefty in a 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
Sale (7-2) struck out eight and walked two in his first major league complete game. It was his 10th start this year after pitching in relief for Chicago during the last two seasons.
In Sale's previous start, he struck out 15 in 7 1-3 innings at Tampa Bay. He struck out 11 Mariners on April 20 in a 7-3 victory in Seattle.
''Throwing from that angle, it's tough to pick up - when you do, it's right on you,'' Dustin Ackley said of the lanky, side-arming lefty. ''The angle, how hard he throws, how long he is . all makes it pretty tough.''
Sale allowed White Sox manager Robin Ventura to rest his entire bullpen after Chicago used all seven relievers in Saturday's ta...
BEST OF MAXIM
In four games from last Tuesday through last Saturday, the Mariners scored 45 runs, which was roughly the same number of runs that they'd scored in the previous two seasons combined. Yesterday, the universe acted to restore order, using Chris Sale as its agent. Sale pitched a complete game against the M's in Chicago, limiting them to two runs on two walks and five hits and...
Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale continued to be the model of drafting a young pitcher, developing him in the system, and then watching him dominate, as Sale improved to 7-2 with a 2.30 ERA after throwing a complete game against Seattle. Sale allowed just two runs on five hits in the 4-2 win over the Mariners. He struck out eight and walked two, again cementing his place...
HANG IN THERE
Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez had an embarrassing moment during the 11th inning of Saturday night's game against the Seattle Mariners when he ducked a curveball that ended up a called strike. Your browser does not support iframes. The pitch from Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen started up and in, causing Ramirez to duck. However, the pitch came back down and caught...
The Chicago White Sox took two out of three from the Seattle Mariners this weekend, winning yet another series but seeing their long winning streak snapped in extra innings. The club has now won 14 out of 16 games, sits 2.5 games up in the AL Central, and is one of only three teams in baseball with a run differential of +40 or better.
Last night, I talked with UGod from South Side...
As we go deeper into the MLB season, you get a feel for teams. The Seattle Mariners slumped into last place in the A.L. West, mainly because of a lack of offense. But as this week has shown, teams can still surprise. After putting a five game losing streak behind them, the Mariners won three out of their next five. More surprising, in each win the Mariners scored double digit runs...
Ichiro goes deep twice
Okay, this is more of a save face piece than anything else, but seriously, who would’ve thought that after being placed back at the top of the order, Ichiro would finally show some of that number three power?
Mariners skipper Eric Wedge decided to finally give up on his experiment of having Ichiro in the third spot earlier in the week, and on Saturday, that...
The Chicago White Sox drafted high school outfielder Courtney Hawkins with their first pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft because of his build and pure athleticism. Hawkins checks in at 6’3″, 210 pounds out of Carroll High School in Texas. Hawkins showed off that athleticism on MLB Network minutes after being taken by the Chi Sox.
After barely being prodded by sideline...
The Seattle Mariners pick 3rd overall in MLB's 2012 First Year Player Draft, which kicks off Tuesday Night. Who are the top players? Which direction are the Mariners leaning at 3? What local products are high on draft boards? SeattleClubhouse's Rick Randall reached out to some industry experts locally and nationally to get answers to these questions and more.
One of my favorite announcer in Major League Baseball is Chicago White Sox play-by-play man Ken "Hawk" Harrelson.
Back on Saturday, Hawk had a little bit of risque wordplay when describing a bases-loaded situation for the Seattle Mariners by saying that the sacks were packed with seamen:
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2009 first round draft pick Jared Mitchell (#23 overall) has a future in the Chicago White Sox outfield. The question is just when.
Right now there really isn’t room with Alejandro de Aza, Dayan Viciedo and Alex Rios roaming the outer grass at the MLB right now. But when the chance arrives, Mitchell has all the tools to make it in the show.
The 6-foot, 200-pounder was ranked by...
Incredible week of baseball
For those that were mildly paying attention, the Seattle Mariners scored 49 runs (jeepers!). For those that have intently watched this team over the course of the season, you can understand when I say the Mariners have been on the verge of busting out offensively for a few weeks now.
Of course, many didn’t think it would be a 49 run explosion but considering...
Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak got a rare infield single during Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox on a misplayed popup in front of home plate.
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It happened in the top of the fifth inning when White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski missed the popup on the edge of the infield grass in front of home plate. The...
Corey Seager, the Dodgers first round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, drafted number 18 overall. Seager, was born April 27, 1994 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He's a left-handed hitter from Northwest Cabarrus High School in North Carolina. He stands six foot three and weighs two hundred pounds. This kid has incredible strength, even at eighteen years old. Often compared to his...
The Seattle Mariners couldn't completely cool off a red-hot opponent in the middle stop on their road trip. They'll get another crack a cooling off another surging club in the final series of their nine-game trek.
The Mariners have had little success in recent visits to Anaheim to face the Los Angeles Angels, who will seek their 11th win in 13 contests overall and their...
White Sox television play-by-play guy Hawk Harrelson had an interesting way of describing the situation in the sixth inning. The Mariners had bases loaded with two outs. I’ve heard that the “bases are jacked” or the “bases are drunk” when describing a bases loaded situation, but I’ve never heard Harrelson’s description.
Harrelson chose to go with “[t]he sacks...