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Jordan Taylor offers heartwarming goodbye message to race car

Saturday’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta will play host to the final round of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.The Prototype teams and drivers head into the race with extra motivation knowing that it will be the final race for their Daytona Prototype machines, before the class switches to Daytona Prototype international (DPi) cars in 2017.Jordan Taylor, one of the...
Via FOX Sports
35 minutes ago

LOOK: Mariners make rookie hazing fun with hilarious costumes

The Seattle Mariners love their rookies, but boy do they take hazing to the next level. In the social-media world, the last thing a rookie wants to do is get caught doing something silly. The Mariners didn’t give them much of a choice, though, not with getups like this: Rookie Day pic.twitter.com/UiL0ZFklKz — Edwin Diaz (@EdiDiaz44) September 28, 2016 That’s just the beginning...
Via The Sports Daily
42 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Cano's homers Mariners top Astros 12-4 to press playoff bid

HOUSTON (AP) Robinson Cano continued his dominance against the Houston Astros on Wednesday to keep Seattle's playoff hopes alive. Cano hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Mariners kept pressure on the other AL wild-card contenders with a 12-4 win over the Astros. Kyle Seager added another three-run drive in the eighth, his 30th home run this season, as Seattle remained...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

In surprising spot, Scribner plays stopper

As the Mariners make a push for October, they're getting a big boost from a guy who didn't play a game for them until September. Reliever Evan Scribner, who spent the season's first five months on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, slammed the door on the Astros' comeback bid with two more scoreless innings of relief before Seattle pulled away for a 12-4 win in Wednesday...
Via Mariners.com
17 hours ago

Martin dedicates big performance to Fernandez

For Leonys Martin, this win carried a little something extra. And not just because he had three hits, three runs and a pair of stolen bases as the Mariners kept a postseason bid in their sights with a 12-4 victory over the Astros on Wednesday. This one, the 28-year-old Cuban said, was for his childhood friend, Jose Fernandez.
Via Mariners.com
17 hours ago

Fighting for WC berth, Mariners call on Miranda

As the Mariners cling to slim hopes of claiming an American League Wild Card berth, they'll turn to rookie left-hander Ariel Miranda on Thursday night against A's right-hander Kendall Graveman in the first game of the season-ending series at Safeco Field.
Via Mariners.com
18 hours ago

Houston presenting a problem for Felix Hernandez

The Mariners began the final week of the season 2.5 games out of the second wild card spot, and their three-game series with the Astros looked like a do-or-die proposition. Not only would the Mariners need at least a series win to stay alive but also to shake the Astros, who started the week only […] The post Houston presenting a problem for Felix Hernandez appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
Via Today's Knuckleball
23 hours ago

Game 157, Mariners at Astros

King Felix vs. Mike Fiers, 5:10pm Happy Felix Day. Yes, Felix wasn’t at his best the last time he had a must-win game against these Astros, but hey, he bounced back in his next start. The M’s finally won a game started by Collin McHugh last night – now they need their ace to show he’s ready to dominate this Houston club. I really thought they’d blown it. The M’s...
Via USS Mariner
1 day ago

Cano's homer in 11th lifts Mariners to 4-3 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Robinson Cano hit his second homer of the game with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 4-3 on Monday night. Houston scored two runs in the ninth, but then Cano sent a slider from Luke Gregerson (4-3) into the second deck in right field to win. The victory moves Seattle two games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners name Scott Hunter director of amateur scouting

The Seattle Mariners tabbed Scott Hunter the director of amateur scouting on Monday, promoting him from the role of international cross-checker within the Seattle organization. Mariners executive vice president and general manager Jerry DiPoto released a statement, qualifying Hunter by saying, “His [Hunter’s] diverse experiences have produced a well-balanced set of skills as...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Steve Clevenger and the Precedent for Insensitive Comments

Seattle Mariners’ backup catcher Steve Clevenger is not particularly sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement. Rather than keep his feelings on the matter to himself, however, he decided to share them with the world on Thursday afternoon in the following tweets: Not surprisingly, the public response to Clevenger’s comments was swift and unforgiving. Within hours, the Mariners...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners’ trouble with the curve has just begun

On Saturday night, the Seattle Mariners had an opportunity to keep themselves close to the second spot in the American League wild card race. Instead, they dropped a 3-2 contest against the lowly Twins and fell 2.5 games behind the Orioles for the final wild card berth. With Ariel Miranda gunning for his fifth straight […] The post Mariners’ trouble with the curve has just begun...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Mariners suspend catcher Steve Clevenger following racially-charged Twitter rant

The Seattle Mariners did not take kindly to some racially-charged tweets posted by backup catcher Steve Clevenger on Thursday night. After a brief review of the social media posts targeting the Black Lives Matter movement and national anthem demonstrations, as well as calling the president “pathetic,” the Mariners decided it was best to keep their distance from Clevenger....
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: 3 steps to making the playoffs

For the fans of the Seattle Mariners, it has been a disappointing week.  The Mariners had a chance to make up some big ground in the Wild Card race, but they lost back-to-back series against the Astros and Blue Jays going 2-4 over that stretch.  The good news is the Mariners are only two games behind for the Wild Card.  The bad news is they are behind four teams: the Blue Jays...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Steve Clevenger tweets poorly about Charlotte protests

We have another white athlete throwing out some hot takes on the protests in Charlotte and Black Lives Matter. This time, it’s Seattle Mariners backup catcher Steve Clevenger. Clevenger, who is currently on the 60-day disabled list, tweeted two different things dissing the protests in Charlotte and the Black Lives Matter movement. The controversial tweets were deleted, but the...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Bautista does backwards home run trot to admire dinger

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is just as good at celebrating home runs as he is hitting them. Bautista delivered one of the most epic bat flips we’ve ever seen last season, but he changed his tune a bit during Wednesday night’s game. This time, after hitting a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, he elected to do a backwards trot down the first-base line to celebrate...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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