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Wednesday Astros vs. Mariners Game 3 Preview
Brandon Maurer is on the hill tonight vs. Brad Peacock. Beavan received a no-decision in his first outing when he gave up five runs and six hits in five innings against the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Astros RH Brad Peacock (0-1, 4.15 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Blake Beavan (0-0, 9.00 ERA)
Matchup/Stats Insight: http://nwsb.co/g779y
NWSB Gameday Preview: http://nwsb.co/h6p2v
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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...
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.
Does Mariners-Astros not sound like a great matchup? The rosters may not have a lot to offer, but boy, the fans can bring a show.
A fan made up for the many empty seats around him Wednesday night by using the old beer-cup-catch on a Justin Smoak foul ball. He then completed the moment in perfect form, chugging his sudsy beverage with no regard to what could happen to his fine-looking...
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...
A Seattle Mariners fan caught a foul ball in his cup of beer and then chugged it down. This guy's nonchalant 8th inning catch with his plastic, beer-filled glove was a little messy but still garnered raves from the announcers, a loud roar of approval from the crowd and high-fives from his buds.
These kind of grab-and-guzzles are becoming pretty commonplace and it's time...
Although we've seen moments like this before, baseball fans have always been the most creative in catching foul balls.
During last night's Seattle Mariners/Houston Astros game, one fan caught a foul ball off the bat of Seattle's Justin Smoak in his beer and decided to finish off his brew that help scored him a souvenir:
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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...
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...
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...
Just another day at the ballpark. A fan created some buzz at the Astros-Mariners game on Wednesday after catching a foul ball off the bat of Justin Smoak.
Hats off to the guy for the perfect execution throughout the way. 1) The catch with a beer in his right hand 2) cheering with his buddy 3) raising his $8 beer 4) chugging the rest with his new MLB catch still inside. A thing of beauty.
We’re still in April, but by season’s end you’ll be hard-pressed to find a stranger baseball score than Astros 16, Mariners 9 at Safeco Field on Tuesday night.
First off, it was a cold night in a pitcher’s park with two inept offenses. And not even that basic descriptor does this thing justice. Games like this are what give Tim Kurkijan a mega-boner. To wit:
- The first...
Mariners to acquire Aaron Harang?
FOX MLB Reporter & senior baseball writer at the MLB Network Ken Rosenthal just tweeted that the M's are close to acquiring pitcher Aaron Harang.
He says the Rockies and the Mariners are working through final details, including approval from commissioner's office.
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...