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The 2012 season has been better for Seattle Mariners veteran Kevin Millwood than his record -- 6-12 with a 4.25 ERA -- might suggest. He's been part of a combined no-hitter, and he has 14 quality starts among his 28 starts. However, given that the Mariners have a crop of pitchers rated among the best in baseball, the 37-year-old right-hander, who will be a free agent at season's end, might not find room in the Seattle rotation next spring. A good finish would help, and for his first two starts of September, Millwood has been as effective as he's been all year. In back-to-back starts against the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, he's picked up wins Nos. 5 and 6, giving up just three runs in 11 innings. He could have gone further against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, be he was lifted after five innings because he'd come up tightness in his shoulder. Manager Eric Wedge said he didn't want to push Millwood any further than that, and Wedge couldn't...
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Diamond in the rough
It’s hard to get excited about the Mariners after their seemingly playoff bound run has all but been extinguished.
Thought’s of ’95 will have to remain in our fondest memory bank, as we look towards next season with the glimmer of hope that we actually are getting better. Record wise that is.
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Words cannot express how excited I am to file this story under the category: “Seattle Supersonics.”
Let’s break down the arena deal for the city of Seattle.
1. The Return of The NBA to Seattle
Everyone’s first thought. The Sonics left partially because Key Arena just couldn’t cut it anymore, but now Seattle will be getting a brand spanking...
The structure of the Seattle Mariners' rotation, which was already in flux with manager Eric Wedge and pitching coach Carl Willis factoring recent call-ups Erasmo Ramirez and Hector Noesi into the puzzle, is up in the air. Kevin Millwood, who came out of Wednesday's game with shoulder tightness, isn't certain if he's going to be healthy enough to make a start next...
Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak didn't play Tuesday in Toronto, which is no surprise given that his average has been under .200 virtually the entire second half of the season. He's been out of the lineup three times in five games since Sept. 5, which is what happens when a middle-of-the-lineup hitter has a .189 average and a .312 on-base percentage in September...
Miguel Olivo hit a solo home run, Kevin Millwood won consecutive starts for the first time since May and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Edwin Encarnacion hit his 39th homer, a two-run drive into the second deck, but it wasn't enough to keep Ricky Romero from losing his 13th straight decision.
Millwood (6-12), who entered 1-6 in nine...
North of the Border
After being swept the Mariners (67-74) retreat North and take on the Blue Jays (64-75) who just finished sweeping the Red Sox.
The M’s just need one more victory to surpass their winning record from last season.
Pitching match ups:
Game 142: RHP – Erasmo Ramirez vs. RHP – Brandon Marrow
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Ramirez gets a chance to make...
Back to the loss column
After a 2-5 homestand, the Seattle Mariners take off for Toronto and Texas this week, in a trip that can hopefully see them get back to winning some ballgames.
With the wild card race seemingly out of the picture, the Mariners can now focus on some developing talent that was brought up for September.
Not only that, but hopefully we can play spoiler a bit too...
Kyle Seager homered and came within a triple of the cycle, Erasmo Ramirez pitched seven innings for his first major league win and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Starting for the first time since June 30, Ramirez (1-2) allowed two runs and six hits, setting down nine straight at one stretch. He walked one and struck out six.
It’s the little things that count, that matter, that build things up so that they can’t be taken down. I mean, no one can stop an earthquake, or a tsunami, but bunts typically advance runners, having your manager reach your game on time is a plus, and strength and conditioning workouts in between rotations keep your pitchers fit.
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Chris Hansen has a ticket to shop.
His list is short: Find an NBA franchise willing to sell and bring professional basketball back to Seattle.
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Felix Hernandez lit up for third loss in a row
Seattle Mariners 3, Toronto Blue Jays 7
When: 7:07 ET, Thursday, September 13, 2012
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto
Temperature: 73 degrees
Umpires: Home — Jerry Meals, 1B — Scott Barry, 2B — Gary Darling, 3B — Paul Emmel
1. Powering up
The Mariners continue to flash strong power numbers away from...
Wednesday night, Kevin Millwood was laboring through shoulder discomfort in a start in Toronto. Still, he’d kept the Blue Jays hitless through three and a third. That’s when he let an 0-and-2 fastball to Edwin Encarnacion catch a little too much of the plate. Encarnacion blasted the pitch way out to left field, and the Jays got on the board. It was the 22nd home home run of Encarnacion’s...