Found June 21, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the San Diego Padres. Ryan Vogelsong (5-2 2.26 ERA) takes on Jason Vargas (7-5 3.90 ERA) in the series opener. The offensive woes of the Mariners are not likely to get better with this match up. Game 2, Felix Hernandez on the mound. One game he looks dominate, the next he seems to struggle.

Who’s next for Seattle? Predicting the next Mariners call-up

Make the call, Z It’s that time of year again in Major League Baseball. Summer is approaching, players are dropping like flies with injuries and your minor league players are progressing nicely. For several teams in the league, now is the time to start making some changes. In the case of the Seattle Mariners, it’s time to start the process now. The Mariners have one of the best...

Mariners' Vargas experiences June swoon

Jason Vargas is Seattle's winningest pitcher this year at 7-7, but he's lost three games in a row, and Wednesday's 4 1/3-inning, 10-run outing leaves his ERA at 4.66. More than that, he's leaving his pitches up. He'd allowed five homers in the previous three starts before yielding five homers Wednesday at Arizona, the worst home run performance of his career...

Prospect Watch: A look at bats on the rise for the Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his second prospects report. Today he covers hitting, going over how prospect hitters Francisco Martinez, Nick Franklin and newly drafted Mike Zunino should fare coming up through the minor league system.

Mariners vs. Arizona Diamondbacks betting odds and handicapping preview – June 20

MLB Interleague Matchup Insight M’s vs Diamondbacks Game 3 It looks like another lost season in the Pacific Northwest.  The Mariners own the second worst record in the American League and even the mighty King Felix Hernandez seems to have caught the underperformance bug this season. Wednesday June 20 Chase Field – Phoenix, AZ 3:40PM Moneyline:  Arizona -160, Seattle +150...

Four-hit game pushes Suzuki past 2,500-hit milestone

Ichiro Suzuki doesn't like to get days off, and he accentuated his desire to play in dramatic fashion once he got back on the field. The Seattle Mariners right fielder opened Tuesday's game with his 2,500th career hit and went on to collect three more hits, two of them doubles, in the Mariners' 10-inning, 12-9 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. "If you look...

What a ride: Ichiro Suzuki reaches 2500 hits in near-record time

When I was a kid, "Made in Japan" was like "Made in China" became in the '80s and '90s. It meant, in a word, "cheap." Everything, it seems, but Suzuki, which was a well-built, tough, durable, fun motorcycle brand. Dad bought a couple 125cc Suzukis when I was about 12 or so. What fun! Today, Suzuki means baseball. Not the kind they play in Japan...

Ichiro records 2500th MLB hit

Quentin open to staying with Padres

Carlos Quentin would like to hear what the still undetermined new owners of the Padres have in mind before he is moved out of San Diego. Right now, the speculation in baseball is that the Padres' left fielder will have a new home before the trade deadline. But Quentin said on Tuesday afternoon that he wouldn't mind remaining a Padre -- this season and beyond. "...

Mariners Prospect to Play in 2012 Futures Game

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Padres' Bass exits with inflamed shoulder

The San Diego Padres might have lost another starting pitcher Wednesday. Right-hander Anthony Bass departed his start against the Texas Rangers after five solid innings and 60 pitches with an inflamed right shoulder. The severity of Bass' injury was unknown, and the pitcher will meet with team physicians Thursday, although no MRI is planned. "Hopefully, this is just...

Daily Friar 6.21.12

It probably comes to no surprise that the Padres were swept by the Rangers. When the best team in baseball goes against the worst there is no denying that it is bound to go the way of the better team. But wouldn’t it have been awesome if we could have given them a commanding defeat? Of course I am dreaming, but it would have been great. As it is we have the day off today and wait...

Mariners-Padres Preview

While they have the worst record in the majors, the San Diego Padres bested the Seattle Mariners last week in a matchup between last-place teams. The Padres hope for similar success against the Mariners at Petco Park, where the two begin a three-game series Friday night. San Diego earned its only sweep this season in Seattle last week. Padres starters went 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA,...

Source: Sale of Padres is imminent

A deal for the San Diego Padres is imminent, and the franchise is the O'Malley group's 'to lose' according to a source with knowledge of the sale process.

Game Preview 6/20/12: Return of the Dream Weaver - Giants @ Angels

 @ San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitching Probables: SFG – Ryan Vogelsong (6-2, 2.29 ERA)   LAA – Jered Weaver (6-1, 2.61 ERA) Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 After the Angels' offense errupted last night, the team very well may be on track for another offensive tear. Tonight's match up will be telling for the...
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