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Tuesday Astros vs. Mariners Game 2 Preview
Brandon Maurer is on the hill tonight vs. EX Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard. Last game out Maurer allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings in his major-league debutI'm going out on a limb. If the Houston Astros don't start hitting, they could threaten the 1962 New York Mets as worst team in modern MLB history.
Astros LH Erik Bedard (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Brandon Maurer (0-1, 9.00)
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In all of Major League Baseball, only two teams played seven games in the first seven days of the season: the Oakland A’s and the Seattle Mariners. And, unlike the A’s, the Mariners played all seven on the road. So, after this quirk, where did the Mariners stand after a trip to Chicago? The Mariners won Friday in extra innings, and then followed that with some heartbreak...
Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders has sprained his right shoulder crashing into the outfield wall to make a catch.
He will be re-examined Thursday and the team says Saunders is expected to miss ''some time.''
Saunders left Wednesday night's game against Houston in the first inning after running down a deep drive hit by leadoff batter Jose Altuve. Saunders...
Size matters... The new video display at Safeco Field is currently the largest in the league,but will it be a distraction over the game?
There were big doings for the Seattle Mariners this off-season, but it wasn’t so much in free agency and trades as it was for Safeco Field. As Opening Day commences, the biggest change you see (other than the oddness of seeing the Houston...
Home Opener Astros vs. Mariners Game 1 Preview
I'm going out on a limb. Philip Humber WILL NOT throw a perfect game tonight. Astros RH Philip Humber (0-1, 1.59 ERA) vs. Mariners LH Joe Saunders (0-1, 9.00)
The Beast Mike Morse is tied with the Atlanta Braves Justin Upton for the league lead with five homers.
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Considering the hype and attention that comes with a home opener, Seattle manager Eric Wedge wanted a veteran to take the mound for the Mariners.
Joe Saunders' career mark at Safeco Field certainly made him feel better, too.
Kendrys Morales drove in two runs in his Seattle home debut, Saunders rebounded from a rough first start to throw 6 1-3 shutout innings, and the Mariners...
The first in-season weekly look at the statistical performance of six Seattle Mariners' prospects from the last week of minor league action: Three Up and Three Down.
Casper Wells claimed by the Blue Jays
The Seattle Mariners tried to get Casper Wells thru MLB waivers and it didn't pan out. The squabbling and struggling Toronto Blue Jays grabbed him today first reported by Peter Gammons.
Jason Bay of course beat him out during Spring Training for an extra outfield spot on the roster...
The baseball season is settling into its second week. It’s early, but not too early to recognize that Major League Baseball has a problem. Competitive balance in Major League Baseball has become a joke, to the detriment to everyone who loves the game. The Houston Astros are proof of that theorem, and the Seattle Mariners can also be used to illustrate Commissioner Bud Selig’s...
Rick Ankiel‘s season began in about the best possible fashion. With the Astros holding on to a 4-2 lead on Opening Day, Ankiel was sent up to hit for Brandon Barnes in the bottom of the sixth inning. Derek Lowe threw him a meatball, and he responded by hitting said meatball 373 feet, good enough for a three run homer that would essentially put the game away. It’s hard to do...
Aces and closers aplenty
Before the regular season we took a look at the best positional prospects in the Mariners farm system. Today we take a look at Seattle’s crown jewel: the pitching prospects.
It’s well known that the M’s have three of the best pitching prospects in baseball. That trio has been dubbed “the big three,” and consists of starters James Paxton, Taijuan...
Jose Altuve drove in four runs and hit one of Houston's five homers, and the Astros broke out of their offensive slump with a 16-9 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
After totaling nine runs during a six-game losing streak, the Astros scored nine in just six outs and won for the first time since opening night. The smallest crowd in Safeco Field history saw the Astros...
Ben and Sam talk about the performance impact of velocity loss, then discuss the Astros` astronomical early-season strikeout rate.
As a team, the Houston Astros only scored 17 runs through the first 7 games. They also only had 5 doubles and 2 home runs. They erupted Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners with 16 runs on 22 hits, 8 of which were extra base hits.Astros 16 Mariners 9The Astros got a nice start from Erik Bedard who threw 4 innings allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks before leaving with an undisclosed...