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Nelson Cruz would be enjoying a second straight stellar offensive season a lot more if the Seattle Mariners were winning. As Cruz looks to build on another strong performance, the visiting Mariners try for a third straight victory Thursday night against the Chicago White Sox. After setting career highs for homers (40) and RBIs (108) with Baltimore in 2014, Cruz is batting .321 and...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz Hits MLB Leading 39th Home Run In Win Over Oakland

The Seattle Mariners do not have a whole lot going well for them this season. They are 11 games out of first in their division, and 6.5 game back in the wild card race. While not out of contention they are going to need some help to get back in it, and they are going to need to play better than they have all season.It certainly wouldn't hurt if Nelson Cruz were to keep hitting home...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fielding Matters – Why Nelson Cruz Is Not The AL MVP

Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners has had a phenomenal season at the plate, leading the AL in home runs, slugging, weighted on base average (wOBA), and weighted runs created plus (wRC+). Cruz has essentially already out performed his projected wins against replacement (WAR) for the entire four year contract he signed with the Mariners in the offseason by posting a 4.7 so far, with...
Via Oregon Sports News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz pushed the Red Sox to sign Nelson Cruz this winter

The Boston Red Sox season is all but lost as the club sits 13 games under .500 at 52-65, placing them dead last in the American League East. One of the teams biggest offseason moves was signing left fielder Hanley Ramirez to a monster four-year $88 million contract, a deal which has so far provided mixed results. As John Tomase of WEEI reported, Boston first baseman David Ortiz...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: David Ortiz’s Home Run Chase Source Of Pride For Dominican Players

As David Ortiz closes in on 500 career home runs, he has an entire country behind him. Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz, who’s looked up to Ortiz as a “big brother” throughout his major league career, said Big Papi reaching the 500-homer mark would mean the world to every player who shares their Dominican heritage. “Not only for him, but for all of us Dominicans,” Cruz...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: A Late Bloomer Exceeds Expectations

Nelson Cruz leads both leagues in home runs, and he ranks second behind Bryce Harper in SLG. Neither is a surprise. The Seattle slugger left the yard 40 times with Baltimore last season, and moving to Safeco Field wasn’t going to squelch his production. Per ESPN Home Run Tracker, 22 of the 34 bombs he’s hit this year have traveled more than 400 feet. Nine of them have gone at...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cruz hopes power surge helps Mariners turn the corner

On Tuesday, Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz crushed another booming home run - his fifth in five games. While he continues to put on quite a marvelous show in the middle of the M's lineup, he is also echoing the sentiment expressed earlier in the week by his manager, Lloyd McClendon. Namely: these Mariners aren't giving up on the season, despite entering play Wednesday 50...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz is on fire, homers in fifth-straight game

In case you’re not plugged in to the world of baseball in the Pacific Northwest, Nelson Cruz is absolutely on fire right now. The Seattle Mariners slugger, hammered a mammoth home run during his team’s 10-4 stomping of the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night, giving him five straight games with a round-tripper. Cruz isn’t just crushing home runs right now, he is also in the middle...
Via Rumors and Rants
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cruz homers in 5th straight game, Mariners beat Rockies 10-4

DENVER Nelson Cruz and the Seattle Mariners spoiled Jon Gray's major-league debut with the Colorado Rockies. Cruz homered for the fifth consecutive game, Rob Rasmussen pitched 1 1/3 innings to earn his first-major league win and the Mariners beat the Rockies 10-4 on Tuesday night. It is the second time this season Cruz has gone deep in five straight games. He also singled to extend...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz goes on selfie rampage at All-Star Game

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz took a bunch of selfies with his American League All-Star teammates during batting practice before Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis.Cruz made sure to get pictures of himself with Derek Jeter, Mike Trout, Robinson Cano, and Yu Darvish along with so many others. Selfie with the Captain. Selfie con el Capitan. #DerekJeter pic...
Via Holdout Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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