Found April 23, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Brendan Ryan
TEAMS: Seattle Mariners
The Seattle Mariners were all over ESPN SportsCenter this weekend. Unfortunately, for the baseball team from the Pacific Northwest, it was for all the wrong reasons. Phillip Humber threw a perfect game Saturday highlighting the White Sox’s three-game sweep of the Mariners. After a competitive series against the Indians, the Mariners did not have a lead on the White Sox until Sunday. Seattle was quickly down 6-0 in the second on Friday on route to a 7-3 defeat, and they placed no runners in a 4-0 defeat to Humber. The Mariners fell to a season low three games under .500 at 7-10, a half game ahead of the struggling Angels (6-10). Good News: Maybe Brendan Ryan didn’t swing, and it’s a massive conspiracy against the Mariners that will spark a “We vs. the World” attitude that will spur Seattle the rest of the season? I know I’m far from impartial, but I don’t think Ryan swung on the 3-2 pitch Humber dealt in the bottom of the ninth. However, you’re not going to get that call on the la...

Kingdome's dugouts up for sale

If you're in the market for the dugouts from old demolished stadiums, then do we have some really good news for you. 

BP Unfiltered: Brendan Ryan's Final Swing by Sam Miller

Fox never showed a different angle of Brendan Ryan's final swing/checked swing, the swing/checked swing that completed Philip Humber's perfect game. This YouTube video purports to show the final pitch from the first-base side.  Well, if this is legit, that settles that, am I right? It's clearly [muffle muffle muffle]

Brendan Ryan Finds His Ironic Legacy: Keeping His Mouth Shut

We learned many things from Jim Joyce, Armando Galarraga and the infamous Imperfect Game of June 2, 2010. We learned that throwing beer bottles at the wall may cause significant DAMAGE (to the beer bottle, possibly the wall too). We learned that styling one’s facial hair after the Pringles man cannot disguise MISTAKES. And we also learned that the best way to avoid controversy...

How Long Do You Stay With Olivio?

The Seattle Mariners are in the midst of a rebuilding season. Most of the dead weight veterans have made way for the youth movement with the exception of Miguel Olivo. The Seattle Mariner catcher is batting .111 and needs to get things going at the dish sooner than later. Olivo who is playing his second season of a two-year $7million contract, has had only two extra base hits in...

The Runge Rule

Brendan Ryan's checked-swing on the final pitch Saturday. Did he go around? Nobody knows because there is no definition of a checked-swing in the rulebook. The perfect game pitched by Phil Humber should have an asterisk attached because of the blown check-swing strike call by umpire Brian Runge on the last out of the game. Of course baseball does not question any of these types...

Mariners Prospect Watch: Three Up, Three Down

Our weekly Monday statistical look at the good and the bad in the Seattle Mariners system from the past seven days. Some top prospects performed poorly while some less talked about guys shined during this past week of minor league action.

M's early winner in Montero-Pineda deal

The debate isn't over. It may persist for years, as long as Jesus Montero is a Mariner and Michael Pineda a Yankee. But the early returns are in. The Mariners are winning the trade. The statement is cold but true. Montero is playing. Pineda is not. Advantage: Seattle. Pineda's immediate future is worrisome indeed. His agent asked that Pineda receive a second opinion on...

MLB Dugout For Sale

Anyone in need of a dugout? Well, you can get the best of the best! That’s right, a Major League dugout! The original Seattle Mariners Visitor dugout from the Seattle Kingdome is for sale on Ebay. This is a tobacco chewer’s dream! Absolutely GREAT for spitting!!!

Mariners 7, Tigers 4

Alex Liddi had a career-high three hits, including a solo homer, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Tuesday night. Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila homered for the Tigers, but it wasn't enough to overcome an early 4-0 deficit. Michael Saunders drove in three runs for Seattle, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Jason Vargas (3-1) pitched six innings for...

Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 1

Seattle takes game 1 on 10-game trip The Headline: the Seattle Mariners fight until the end and get a big win against the American League Central leading Detroit Tigers Seattle Mariners 7, Detroit Tigers 4 When: 6:05 ET, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Where: Comerica Park, Detroit Temperature: 60 Umpires: Home — James Hoye, 1B — Jim Joyce, 2B — Jim Reynolds, 3B — Mike DiMuro Attendance...

M’s vs. Tigers In Detroit: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

ON The road again… April 24-26 The Seattle Mariners (7-10) look for a welcome change of scenery and a change of fortune on their stop in the Motor City.  Detroit (10-6) finished 1st in the A.L. Central Division last season and are slated to end up there again. Pitching match ups Game 18: LHP – Jason Vargas vs. RHP – Max Scherzer  Jason Vargas up tonight. (Photo by Otto Greule...

VIDEO: Humber’s Perfect Game — See the Final Out

Phillip Humber pitched the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history on Saturday.  Watch the final out here as Humber puts down Brendan Ryan on a checked swing, missed third strike by A.J. Pierzynski. What do you think?  Did Ryan check his swing? The perfect game hurler has played for four teams during a 7 year MLB career.  He’s never pitched a complete game prior to...
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