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The Seattle Mariners never quite saw first baseman Justin Smoak get it together in 2010 when the club moved starting pitcher Cliff Lee to the Texas Rangers and got Smoak in return. Last year saw Smoak get off to a good start, but family health issues took him out of the lineup for a bit, and things didn't get going after that. He was hitting .189 this year when he was sent down in late July, and now he's back, the replacement for injured Mike Carp. Smoak is only 25, but if he doesn't start showing the Mariners something in the final month and a half of the season, it's likely Seattle will be looking for someone else to play first base in 2013. When he was sent down, the Mariners told Smoak that they wanted him to shorten his swing. While the overall numbers didn't show much, he had five hits in his last 10 at-bats for Tacoma at the time of the recall. "I wasn't really looking at stats, it was more of just trying to get to where I felt comfortable...
BEST OF MAXIM
GOOD TO BE THE KING
Felix Hernandez was utterly dominant against the Rays on Wednesday, pitching the 21st perfect game of the modern baseball era.
An EPIC night!
Was there EVER a better post game interview in MLB in 2012? I’ll argue NOT. The Seattle Mariners, and Seattle are falling in love with their new outfielder.
“It’s hard not to!”
Eric Thames last night drove in the winning run for the Mariners in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays.
It was the first career walk-off hit for him.
Mike Carp hit the DL, courtesy of the remarkable stretch he made below:
The Mariners called up Justin Smoak to take his place. Smoak is a known commodity and got sent down because he wasn't hitting all that well. I saw him in Tacoma a few times, and he did not look much better to me. He did not hit a home run in 82 AAA plate appearances. The biggest difference...
Montero Mash x2
Oh how sweet it is to beat the Angels in Anaheim. Especially off of their pride and joy Jarred Weaver.
Jesus Montero went yard not once, but twice, in the 2nd, and 6th innings respectively against Weaver.
For the Mariners slugger, it was homeruns number 11 and 12 on the year.
Even with Hector Noesi exiled to Tacoma, the Mariners are looking like the winners in the...
The Seattle Mariners appear to be in the market for a first baseman with the word coming after Monday's game that Mike Carp is likely headed to the disabled list. Carp had to leave Sunday's game in Anaheim after stretching to catch a throw at first base, and he wasn't able to start Monday at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. Instead, he was being checked out by team...
This season has not been one where Seattle Mariners and perfection have been used a lot in the same sentence. But today, Wednesday, August 15th, the Seattle Mariners joined the storied list of franchises that own a perfect game to their credit. Felix Hernandez showed why he is one of the best pitchers in baseball by throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. This capped...
On Wednesday, Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez achieved baseball immortality when he set down all 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters he faced for a 1-0 masterpiece at Safeco Field. It was the 23rd perfect game in major league history and amazingly, the 3rd one this season. With the Mariners once again struggling this season, one [...]
King for a Day, Perfect Forever
Felix Hernandez Throws a Perfect Game
Felix Hernandez completed the first perfect game in the history of the Seattle Mariners Wednesday. It is the 23rd in MLB history but what may be even more impressive is the fact he had to be perfect as his M's only scored one run. The lone run came on an RBI single off the bat of catcher...
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez made history Wednesday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays.“King Felix” tossed the 23rd perfect game in MLB history by recording 10 strikeouts on 113 pitches.Felix’s perfect game is the 3rd perfect game of the season along with Chicago’s Philip Humber and San Fransisco Giants’ Matt Cain. It is also the fifth no-hitter of the year...
As Felix Hernandez threw the first perfect game in Seattle Mariners history, Twitter decided to have another epic freak out and the most creative comment came from Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander:
Sadly, Justin Verlander is still not welcome in the Perfect Club:
Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game on Wednesday afternoon against the Rays, joining Mat Cain and Philip Humber as third pitcher to accomplish the feat this season.
Hernandez, a former CY Young winner and one of the best pitchers in the America League, struck out nine Rays whiel facing the minimum 27 batters.
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was tossed out in the seventh inning...