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Hisashi Iwakuma is proving that King Felix isn’t the only notable pitcher in Seattle.
Everyone knows about Felix Hernandez. For the last decade-plus, he and Ichiro Suzuki have been the only reasons for Seattle Mariners fans to even bother watching their team. And with Ichiro now in New York with the Yankees, King Felix has become, from a casual fan’s perspective, not only the figurehead of the franchise but even the franchise itself. Owner of a Cy Young award (2010) and a perfect game, Hernandez is a top-level pitcher who has received very little help throughout his career.
But Hisashi Iwakuma is trying to change that. While the Mariners (31-39, 3rd in AL West) are still toiling in irrelevance, Iwakuma has been a nice, refreshing bright spot. In 15 starts, he has pitched to an impressive 7-2 record along with a sparkling 2.06 ERA and 0.89 WHIP. There is a certain advantage to pitching in spacious Safeco Field, but even after adjusting for that discrepancy, Iwakuma’s numbers would s...
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When you ask Eric Wedge how he feels about the Seattle Mariners‘ roster, he brings up the one position that he never worries about – third base.
Only halfway through his third season, Kyle Seager has already become the most consistent Mariner on the ball club. He plays as solid of a third base that you can find, and is hitting an...
The Seattle Mariners are littered with good starting pitching prospects in their farm system. While everyone who follows baseball prospects will point to either Taijuan Walker, who is currently pitching for their Double-A team, Jackson Generals, or Danny Hultzen, who is currently with the Mariners Triple-A affiliate, the Tacoma Rainiers, but is on the 7-Day Disabled List, as the...
Help on the way?
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak, is being activated from the DL today to join the team for Tuesday’s game in California against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Smoak is hitting .240 this year in 46 games which would be the highest average of his short career.
However, his power numbers have been significantly down, only hitting a homerun every 51.33 at bats...
The future is now
Mike Zunino has been making an impression for the last year in the Mariners fans heads, and now we get to see what he actually brings to the table.
In his first week he has made veteran catcher Kelly Shoppach expendable, taking over the every day catching duties leading to the DFA of Shoppach.
Earning the respect of a pitching staff has got to be one of the hardest...
Well, the Mariners‘ last two games haven’t exactly gone as we would’ve hoped. After Hisashi Iwakuma had his second worst go of the year against the Athletics before the bullpen imploded, Aaron Harang and the Seattle bullpen once again crumbled to the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth.
That being said, the Mariners have started to play a bit better in the past...
The Seattle Mariners held veteran Jason Bay out of their
series opener with the Los Angeles Angels yesterday due to a sore hamstring,
according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.
Bay would normally have been in the Mariners’ lineup against
left-handed starting pitcher Jason Vargas, but Seattle instead used Raul
Ibanez. Manager Eric Wedge told reporters that Bay felt his hamstring...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Kendrys Morales hit an RBI single in the 10th inning against his former team, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Charlie Furbush (1-3) faced only one batter to get the victory, striking out Josh Hamilton with runners at first and second to end the ninth. Rookie Yoervis Medina got three outs for...
Kendrys Morales hit an RBI single in the 10th inning against his former team, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Charlie Furbush (1-3) faced only one batter to get the victory, striking out Josh Hamilton with runners at first and second to end the ninth. Rookie Yoervis Medina got three outs for his first major league save...
I think the Oakland A’s just made their case for a new stadium bid.
The Mariners and A’s ended up sharing lockerrooms after a disgusting incident involving raw sewage flooding through the stadium.
According to AP via Deadspin:
the pipes backed up on the lower levels of the stadium during Oakland’s 10-2 victory, creating a stink and pools of water in the clubhouses used by...
It was definitely a happy Father’s Day in Oakland as the Oakland Athletics (42-29) avoided a sweep of the Seattle Mariners (31-39) and still making them the hottest team in the MLB.
It was the fourth time this season that the A’s had back-to-back home runs in a game and it helped catapult them to a win against the Mariners with a final score of 10-2.
The home runs came in the...
While Aaron Harang has experienced plenty of ups and downs, he was at his best during his last start.
He's never had any success against the Los Angeles Angels, though.
Harang aims for his first win in six tries against the Angels, who look to continue their home dominance of the Seattle Mariners in the first of four Monday night.
Acquired from Colorado in April, Harang (3...