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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Britton Ransford tells us the season long sophomore slump that Dustin Ackley has been going through in 2012. With Ackley tearing the cover off the ball in every level prior to the big leagues, this is cause for concern for the Mariners. Ackley has a new found fondness of striking out that never has plagued him before in his career, and his OBP, and Slugging numbers are down from last year as well.
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The Seattle Mariners had another tough week. It seems to be the trend in Seattle baseball lately, but hold out a shred of hope it might turn around. The Mariners are scoring runs, make no bones about it.
In 6 games over the week, though, the Mariners were outscored again.
After putting up 33 runs you would think a team did well that week, right? Not if...
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. Felix Hernandez, Erasmo Ramirez, and Hector Noesi all put up great performances, but only Felix got the win. This goes hand in hand with the way things have been going this season for the starting rotation. Jason Vargas continued his slide...
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge doesn't have quite the bullpen he thought he'd have coming into of spring training, but he's not arguing with the results. Closer Brandon League has been moved out of that role after a series of inconsistent performances in May, and George Sherrill, who was supposed to be the eighth-inning left-hander, is out for the season following...
For the second time in three weeks, Seattle Mariners right-hander Kevin Millwood had to come out of game with pain in his right groin. The last time it happened, on June 8, the Mariners waited a week before putting him back in the rotation. He made three more starts after that, including Wednesday, when he left the game with two outs in the third inning of what wound up being a...
Mariners starter Kevin Millwood left Wednesday's game against Oakland after only 2 2/3 innings because of a nagging groin injury.
After retiring Kurt Suzuki on a grounder to shortstop, Mariners manager Eric Wedge and trainer Rick Griffin visited Millwood on the mound and decided to remove him.
Hisashi Iwakuma came on in relief.
Millwood left Seattle's combined no-hitter...
Matchup Insight A’s vs Mariners Game 2
The Seattle Mariners dropped a tough one in game of this home series against the Oakland Athletics. Erasmo Ramirez finally threw a gem, a 3-hitter, and the team lost 1-0.
Not a good way to start a 10-game homestand, but there’s 9 more games to make it up!
Onward & Upward.
Oakland A’s (35-38) vs Seattle Mariners (31-43)
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. Another bad week for the Mariners in inter-league play. Lost four out of six against the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks, Michael Saunders...
Projecting ahead on what the rotation for the Mariners may look like in the future should involve looking at Erasmo Ramirez.
Brendan Ryan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to send the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Mariners starter Jason Vargas matched a career high with 10 strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings. Charlie Furbush (4-1) earned the win with a scoreless eighth and Seattle improved to 13-20 at home.
Yoenis Cespedes homered for Oakland, which had...
Matchup Insight Red Sox vs Mariners Game 1
The Boston Red Sox just completed a series victory against Toronto that catapulted them into 4th place in the super competitive AL East.
Now they have a golden opportunity to try and create some distance between them and the Jays with a visit to the Mariners.
Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners
Thursday June 28
Safeco Field – Seattle...
After a successful run through the National League West, the Oakland A's return to their home division, taking on their northern rivals - the Seattle Mariners - for a three-game series. The two teams faced off frequently during the season's first month, but the A's have a much different look now. Chris Biderman previews the A's-M's series.
Jarrod Parker struck out a career-high nine in seven dominant innings, Yoenis Cespedes and Coco Crsip homered for Oakland's only two hits and the Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Wednesday.
Parker (4-3) allowed just three hits and walked four. He's allowed just two earned runs over his last 20 innings pitched, going 2-0 in those three outings, and lowering hiS...
While Felix Hernandez hasn't been as sharp as in recent years, he turned in a vintage performance against one of baseball's least threatening lineups during his last start.
A repeat performance could prove difficult against a Boston Red Sox club that's posted plenty of crooked numbers of late.
Hernandez tries to win back-to-back starts for the first time this season...