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The Seattle Mariners had one of their worst weeks in these past two September series against AL West rivals Los Angeles Angels (88-71) and Oakland A’s (91-68). This was when we wanted them to break some hearts—cause some tears—since they aren’t going to be competing in the playoffs. However, even though the Mariners lost 2 of 3 to the Angels, they outscored them in the 3 contests, 12-9. Run production is what I like to see. Against the A’s, the Mariners were swept.
The Mariners struck out 20 times in Game 1, on their way to losing, 5-4. That many strikeouts in a 9-inning game had only been done previously 3 times—once by then Cubs-rookie Kerry Wood in ’98 against the Astros, and twice by Roger Clemens with the Red Sox, first against the Mariners in ’86, and then against the Tigers in ‘96. (Too bad Clemens had drug issues—he was so good.) The Mariners have been the culprits of 2 of the 4 20K games. To put it in perspective, the Mariners struck out 18 times in their 18-inning Orioles...
BEST OF MAXIM
Felix loses Cy Young with horrible finish to season
Felix Hernandez finished his season against the Angels with a loss, allowing 12 hits and 7 earned runs over 5.1 innings pitched.
His best form came while striking out the side in the fifth inning, but his 7 strikeouts could not redeem another short appearance for the Mariners.
Only one month ago, Hernandez was in the driver’s...
Finding the good in the bad
It’s been a long season for the Seattle Mariners, and personally a long season for this pundit. I’ve done a lot of these “love ‘em & hate ‘em” pieces for a lot of games. Some were fun, some were horribly depressing.
That’s pretty indicative of the 2012 Seattle Mariners.
At times they were a joy to watch. Other times, it was all you could...
With a debate settled over whether the Seattle Mariners will move in their fences in 2013, the question now is whether that will make any difference for one of the worst offensive teams in baseball.
There is no question the Mariners are an improving ballclub, as evidenced by their eight-win jump to 75 victories in 2012. Their pitching remains a strength, led by Felix Hernandez,...
The fences at Safeco Field are coming in.
The Seattle Mariners announced plans Tuesday to move in the outfield fences at their spacious ballpark for the 2013 season after years of debate on the impact that having one of the more vast outfields in baseball was having on their offense.
The biggest change will come in the left-center field alley, where the fence will move in as much...
It's been one rotten final month of the season for Seattle Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez. Well, it's been a rotten final month for all of the Mariners, Seattle being 9-18 since the end of August following Monday's 7-4 loss to the Angels. Hernandez, however, had more to play for in the final five weeks. He was the AL Pitcher of the Month for August (4-0, 1...
The Seattle Mariners announced they will not renew the contract of hitting coach Chris Chambliss. "We will begin an immediate search for a new hitting coach,'' Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said in a statement released Thursday. "As we go through the process of getting this team where we want it to be, the coaches are a big part of it.'' Chambliss...
2013 Dimension change
The Seattle Mariners announced today that they are altering the Safeco Field dimensions in preparation for the 2013 season.
The park is a notorious stomping ground for pitchers. Long renowned for it’s big outfield and tough home run fences, The Safe is one of the best pitching spots in the Major Leagues.
Thought to be cursed by Ken Griffey Jr.—it is believed...
The Mariners are planning to move in the fences at Safeco Field for the 2013 season to make it less of a pitcher’s park and more hitter-friendly. Here are the changes they plan to make, according to the Seattle Times:- The biggest change will be from left-center to straightaway center, where the wall will be moved in anywhere from four to 17 feet.- From the left-field corner to...
After years of hearing that there was too much room in the outfield in Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners have decided to do something about it. Starting with the 2013 season, the Mariners' home will see the fences brought in from the left field corner to the right field power alley. Most of the change will see the fences come in about 4 feet, but in straightaway left field...
One of baseball's most spacious outfields will be getting a little smaller next season.
Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, will move in the fences for the 2013 season ending the debate on whether or not to move the fences on one of the games most expansive outfields.
The left-center field power alley will be moved in from 390 feet to 378 feet and instead of having...
Dance Dance Revolution
One of the best things that major sports organizations do these days is promote good will for its cities, and create events that generate money for local charities.
The Mariners have been doing this for as long as I can remember, and they seem to have the most fun while doing it.
This time around, it was the mascot dance off for kids appreciation day at Safeco...
Casper Wells tied a career-high with five RBIs including a three-run homer in Seattle's six-run seventh inning, and the Mariners closed out the season with a 12-0 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
Angels' star rookie Mike Trout went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double leading off the sixth and a single in the eighth to finish the season with a .326 average. That...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Kyle Seager became the first Seattle batter to hit 20 home runs in a season since 2009 with a solo shot in the first inning and the Mariners beat Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 on Tuesday night.
The penultimate game of the season came a night after the Angels were eliminated from the AL wild card chase. And they played like a team with nothing tangible...
I think we can all agree the most surprising thing here is that there were actually people attending a Seattle Mariners home game. The good news for all the fans here is that because of their ‘derp’...
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