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The Victory Formation:
This is why the save stat in baseball may be one of the more misleading statistics in baseball. Last night, the Seattle Mariners crushed the Texas Rangers 21-8. It was already 17-0 by the conclusion of the 4th inning. This game obviously was not in doubt, except when the players arrived in the parking lot. [...]
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With a farm system consisting of Taijuan Walker, Danny Hultzen and James Paxton, one would assume the Seattle Mariners aren’t going to be looking at a lot of pitchers on draft night.
Even with the old adage “you don’t draft what you need, you draft the best possible player,” it’s hard to see the Mariners not taking an impact bat with their...
Manager Eric Wedge had been looking for a day to rest Ichiro, who came into the day with the most games played in the major leagues this year, 52.
Today Ichiro got his day off. And the Mariners scored 21 runs.
Kyle Seager, Jesus Montero, and Justin Smoak batted 3,4, and 5.
In other news. We're hearing via several sources
Source confirms that Stephen Pryor has been called...
On Wednesday, Hisashi Iwakuma got his first save in the majors. It doesn't really call for an analysis of his post-save celebration, because it was one of those bastard saves where the pitcher protects a (in this case) 12-run lead by pitching at least the final three innings. Iwakuma's win probability added: 0.02, as he allowed three runs.
There are actually three ways...
The 2012 Seattle Mariners starting lineup for Friday's series opener at the Chicago White Sox features one BIG change.
Ichiro Suzuki is back in leadoff spot.
The Mariners got this one right in my opinion. He's lost a ton off his batting avg. He's familiar with the lead-off spot. I hope this works.
What is accomplished is that Seager, Ackley...
Those are football numbers!
The Seattle Mariners came out swinging in Arlington last night, assaulting the Texas Rangers 21-8. That’s right, folks. The Mariners scored 3 touchdowns and the Rangers scored 1 and successfully converted their 2 point conversion!
All jokes aside, it was a very impressive performance that hopefully shows that this team is finally making some progress...
The Seattle Mariners have called up right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor from Class AAA Tacoma, the team announced Friday. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Mariners moved left-handed pitcher George Sherrill from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. Pryor has a 0-0 record with nine saves and a 0.64 ERA in 21 games this season. He was promoted from Class AA Jackson to...
“My, Oh My”
Professional sports in the Northwest has a long illustrious history, and part of that history includes the story telling that the announcing crew brings to life.
For fans that are unable to attend the game in person, these gentlemen (and ladies) make you feel as if you were sitting front row.
When I sit back and think about Seattle sports announcers there are two...
Seattle Mariners: After surrendering 6 ER and 13 baserunners in 4 appearances, Brandon League is out as the closer in Seattle. His 13/12 K/BB is not going to cut it, and his 7.6% swinging strike rate and career-worst 45.8% zone percentage don’t offer much hope moving forward. However, his trade value is close to zero for the Mariners if he isn’t closing, so he should find himself...
Homers, homers, and more homers … but not from the Mariners. The opponents’ long ball killed them this week, as the Mariners were swept 4 games by the Angels. While Eric Wedge and his ballclub won 2 out of 3 against the Texas Rangers before going into the series, the Anaheim Angels motored through them on their way to claiming the 2nd place seat in the AL West. The Mariners have...
Justin Smoak hit two three-run homers against his former team and the Seattle Mariners used a pair of early eight-run innings to rout the Texas Rangers for the second straight game, winning 21-8 Wednesday night.
Smoak had three hits to go with his career high for RBIs as Seattle reached double digits in back-to-back games against the AL West leaders. Jesus Montero homered among...
The Mariners scored 8 runs in the 2nd inning. Everyone thought that was so fun that they did it again in the 3rd inning.
Is my sarcasm coming through?
I don’t have any idea where that came from. The 1st inning was good. Derek Holland got out with less than a dozen pitches. But then, as soon as they hit the field for the 2nd, it was like the Rangers decided to offer...
Seattle bats erupt, win another series
The Headline: The Seattle Mariners make this one look like a football game, as they put up a 21 spot on the Rangers. Blackjack!
Seattle Mariners 21, Texas Rangers 8
When: 8:05 ET, Wednesday, March 30, 2012
Where: Rangers Ballpark, Arlington
Umpires: Home — Jim Wolf, 1B — Derryl Cousins, 2B — Ron Kulpa, 3B — D.J....
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Justin Smoak hit two three-run homers against his former team and the Seattle Mariners used a pair of early eight-run innings to rout the Texas Rangers for the second straight game, winning 21-8 Wednesday night.
Smoak had three hits to go with his career high for RBIs as Seattle reached double digits in back-to-back games against the AL West leaders. Jesus...
The Wednesday Takeaway
The Mariners scored eight runs in the second inning of last night’s game against the Rangers. They fooled all of us, including the worldwide leader’s lead play-by-play man, once. Shame on you, Mariners.
But then they scored eight more in the third, fooling everyone again. Shame on us for thinking that we could predict baseball.
On a 90-degree night...
Thursday’s all-day rain and wind in Chicago didn’t come close to putting a damper on the Mariners off day. No way!
They finished a 20 consecutive games stretch (8-12) pummeling the two-time defending champion Texas Rangers, 10-3 and 21-8. There’s only one way to feel, and that’s grrrreat! It was the second time in 10-days the Mariners took two-of-three from Texas.