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Much of the Seattle Mariners' success in their attempted climb back to .500 can be credited to the rotation. The starting pitchers have gone 17-6 with a 2.59 ERA and 23 quality starts in the last 32 games. Felix Hernandez has won his last eight starts, including throwing the franchise's first perfect game. When Jason Vargas starts, the Mariners have won seven of the last eight times out, and the lefty has a 1.98 ERA in that stretch. Blake Beavan has gone 5-1 and has lowered his ERA by a full point since returning from the minor leagues. Hisashi Iwakuma, the former long man in the bullpen, has gone 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA in his last seven starts. However, it would be a mistake to overlook the relievers and the role they have had in the team's recent success, which has seen Seattle go an American League-best 25-13 since the All-Star break. The bullpen hasn't allowed a run in the last 14 2/3 innings since Aug. 18. Over a longer stretch, the relief corps has a 1.46 ER...
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Well friends, as the MLB All Star Game approached, it seemed the only thing the local media was willing to talk about in regards to this Mariners team was how terrible they had been at home.
They were on pace for a historically futile season in the confines of Safeco Field, the power numbers were terrible, the team batting average was 20+ points below...
Last Wednesday, Felix Hernandez crafted his own place in the baseball history with just the 23rd perfect game in MLB history. As the city of Seattle watched their ace shoot himself into the record books, many businesses planned for a spike in their own books. The publicity and sense of Mariner pride brought out by this rare and spectacular performance reflected in sales; the businesses...
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...
Yes he is striking out a bit and yes his defense isn't as good as it could be, but newly acquired Eric Thames is helping to lead the Mariners in their August stretch at home, wherein they've won 9 of 10 games played at Safeco.
(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer For much of his first two seasons as manager of the Seattle Mariners, Eric Wedge has preached exactly what his team has practiced over the past month.
And while the Mariners' second-half surge is realistically too late to make a push for this postseason, it's at least giving hope that Seattle'...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Eric Thames hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday for their eighth straight win.
Seattle, which completed a three-game sweep, is on its longest winning streak since taking eight in a row from June 23 to July 1, 2007. The Mariners have won 15 of their last 16 home games...
Eric Thames hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday for their eighth straight win.
Seattle, which completed a three-game sweep, is on its longest winning streak since taking eight in a row from June 23 to July 1, 2007. The Mariners have won 15 of their last 16 home games.
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...
Mariners had the day off; so really this installment of Seattle Mariners Universe should be called Jabari Henry Universe, Leon Landry Universe, or Steven Proscia Universe the way these three guys played today.
So you do not miss it:
Jabari Henry, for this week (with 3 games left), is hitting .692, .764 OBP, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, and scored 6 times. #MiLB Player of the Week- All LevelsIs...
Grease is the word:
August 23, 1982, Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners is caught putting a foreign substance on the ball. Long suspected of throwing a “spitball”, Perry is ejected from a game for the first and only time in his career.
August 23, 1936, future Hall of Famer Bob Feller makes his first major league start and strikes out the first eight batters...
[tab:Mariners] Seattle wins their 8th straight game and 15 of their last 16 games at home as they knock off Cleveland in sweeping style 3-1.
The Big Three is much older than we expected coming into the season as Felix, Vargas, and Iwakuma are lighting up the second half of the baseball season.
Over the past 30 days in the American League all 3 pitchers are:
Top-10 in ERA...
Felix Hernandez's perfect game against the Rays last week was one of the best sports moments of the year. One of the premier pitchers in baseball reaching hallowed ground? Yes please. Hernandez followed up his dominance last week with an oustanding performance last night, albeit one that wasn't perfect. In a 5-1 Mariners win over the Indians, Hernandez allowed just...
The Cleveland Indians continue their decent to the basement of the American League central division, Roberto Hernandez didn’t pitch that bad, the Indians couldn’t get any runs across the plate. The Seattle hitters only Hit the former Fausto Carmona 3 times but the Tribe couldn’t get their offense going once again. Jason Kipnis made it clear he wasn’t going to give Felix...
June 2nd, 1990—that’s a date that a lot of Mariners fans remember. Randy Johnson threw the first no-hitter in the franchise’s history. Now 22 years later, on the 35th anniversary of Mariners baseball, and on the year that Johnson was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame, Felix Hernandez threw the Mariners’ first Perfect Game.
It seems only fitting that Johnson’s battery...
At 6 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 15, as El Dookie was signing books and slamming down Pineda coladas with the literati at the Colgate Inn, Felix Hernandez was mowing down 27 consecutive Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field in Seattle. The game the Yankees gained on the Rays that day could turn out to be big for the Bombers, but it’s likely the last gift King Felix ever gives them (unless...