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Seattle Mariners starter Blake Beavan battled yet again on Monday night giving up 4 runs in 6 innings, striking out 4 and walking none. Prior to this start, Beavan had been on a roll winning 4 of his last 5 outings and only walking a whopping total of 2 batters in 34.1 innings, while striking out 24. His recent success was been tied to a retooling of mechanics and this appears to have instilled in Beavan a newfound sense of confidence that has enabled him to keep his pitch count low and allowing him to pitch deeper in to ball games.
During the 3rd inning in a scoreless ballgame on Monday night, the Rays managed to get to Beavan as they scratched 5 hits and pushed across 4 runs in the top half of the inning thanks to a home run off the bat of Rays OF B.J. Upton that just stayed fair down the left field line at Safeco Field, followed by an RBI double from Ben Zobrist. It if wasn’t for this one inning Beavan would have yet another win under his belt after dominating the Rays the ot...
BEST OF MAXIM
GOOD TO BE THE KING
Felix Hernandez was utterly dominant against the Rays on Wednesday, pitching the 21st perfect game of the modern baseball era.
An EPIC night!
Was there EVER a better post game interview in MLB in 2012? I’ll argue NOT. The Seattle Mariners, and Seattle are falling in love with their new outfielder.
“It’s hard not to!”
Eric Thames last night drove in the winning run for the Mariners in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays.
It was the first career walk-off hit for him.
Montero Mash x2
Oh how sweet it is to beat the Angels in Anaheim. Especially off of their pride and joy Jarred Weaver.
Jesus Montero went yard not once, but twice, in the 2nd, and 6th innings respectively against Weaver.
For the Mariners slugger, it was homeruns number 11 and 12 on the year.
Even with Hector Noesi exiled to Tacoma, the Mariners are looking like the winners in the...
The Seattle Mariners appear to be in the market for a first baseman with the word coming after Monday's game that Mike Carp is likely headed to the disabled list. Carp had to leave Sunday's game in Anaheim after stretching to catch a throw at first base, and he wasn't able to start Monday at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. Instead, he was being checked out by team...
The headline reads, the struggling Seattle Mariners come home to face the Tampa Bay Rays. One team is 10 games above .500, and one team is 10 games below .500.
Can you guess which is which?
Pitching match ups:
Rays RH Alex Cobb (6-8, 4.32 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Blake Beavan (7-6, 5.12)
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Over 50% of batted balls against Cobb end up as...
Mike Carp hit the DL, courtesy of the remarkable stretch he made below:
The Mariners called up Justin Smoak to take his place. Smoak is a known commodity and got sent down because he wasn't hitting all that well. I saw him in Tacoma a few times, and he did not look much better to me. He did not hit a home run in 82 AAA plate appearances. The biggest difference...
SEATTLE – Seattle starter Felix Hernandez, regarded by some as the perfect pitcher of his generation, put that perfection into practice Wednesday. Matched up against the Tampa Bay Rays, he threw the third perfect game of the 2012 MLB season, setting down all 27 batters he faced, striking out 12 of them in a 1-0 victory. There weren’t any screaming outs on which the Mariner...
The Seattle Mariners top selection in the 2012 draft is headed to Double-A Jackson after leading the Everett AquaSox and Northwest League in most offensive categories during his 29 game stay in the Short Season circuit.
King for a Day, Perfect Forever
Felix Hernandez Throws a Perfect Game
Felix 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...
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez made history Wednesday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays.“King Felix” tossed the 23rd perfect game in MLB history by recording 10 strikeouts on 113 pitches.Felix’s perfect game is the 3rd perfect game of the season along with Chicago’s Philip Humber and San Fransisco Giants’ Matt Cain. It is also the fifth no-hitter of the year...
As Felix Hernandez threw the first perfect game in Seattle Mariners history, Twitter decided to have another epic freak out and the most creative comment came from Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander:
Sadly, Justin Verlander is still not welcome in the Perfect Club:
Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game on Wednesday afternoon against the Rays, joining Mat Cain and Philip Humber as third pitcher to accomplish the feat this season.
Hernandez, a former CY Young winner and one of the best pitchers in the America League, struck out nine Rays whiel facing the minimum 27 batters.
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was tossed out in the seventh inning...