Found September 12, 2012 on
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Boston Red Sox
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.
These “little things” were called into question this week in regards to the Mariners and their opponents. For instance, it was reported that Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was late to a Giants game recently and Felix Hernandez, who garnered his 2nd loss of September this week, leads the Majors in innings pitched, so some were arguing that he might have been fatigued. Furthermore, missed opportunities to advance runners with a bunt might have been why the Mariners didn’t come away with a clean sweep against the imploding Sox.
Unfortunately, there’s a lot more nitpicking that can be done against the M’s youngsters. September seems to be falling away from...
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
A tough weekend series with Oakland didn’t supply much on...
The Deal is Awesome! Here’s Why…
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...
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...
The final month of the season will see the Seattle Mariners go with some combination of seven starting pitchers. The exact manner in which that combination will show itself has been sketched out by pitching coach Carl Willis and manager Eric Wedge, but for now, it's on a need-to-know basis. The change starts Tuesday at Toronto when Erasmo Ramirez will make his first appearance...
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...
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.
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
Matchup | Preview
Ramirez gets a chance to make...
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...
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.
Hansen, the investor trying to build a new arena, said Thursday that the league has been closely watching what's taking place in the Pacific Northwest and a renegotiated memorandum of understanding between Hansen and the city council...