Seattle Mariners pitcher Brandon Maurer has been hampered this spring by injuries to his back and neck. As Opening Day nears, the 23-year-old is starting to get himself ready for a return to the field.By LiAnna Davis via Wikimedia CommonsGreg Johns of MLB.com reported the progress Maurer made on Monday:Brandon Maurer played catch yesterday and will start extending himself now as...
The Seattle Mariners held right-hander Brandon Maurer out of his workoouts on Saturday because of stiffness that he felt in his back. MLB.com's Greg Johns reported that Maurer was scheduled to pitch batting practice, but the team decided to take the precautionary route and have him rest.By LiAnna Davis, via Wikimedia CommonsMaurer believes the problem is minor and will work...
Does Seattle Mariners need to sign another pitcher? I say yes, because there is a hole in the pitching rotation and I don’t trust the abilities of Blake Beavan or Erasmo Ramirez, or Brandon Maurer. I would recommend Mariners to think about signing Ervin Santana, but i know the management of Mariners are very concerned about the draft pick compensation tied to Ervin Santana because...
Kiley shares video of a fallen top prospect, Mariners RHP Brandon Maurer.
The Seattle Mariners would like to add another veteran to their rotation before the start of spring training to bridge the experience gap between staff aces Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma and a handful of promising prospects who lack experience.
That was one of the messages from Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik on Thursday during the club's pre-spring training gathering...
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January 23, 2014
Last night I was tweeting that writing was coming hard for me lately. After cranking out over 3,000 long-form posts over the last five years, the cupboard has gotten a bit empty. After bemoaning my state, a long-time Twitter bud, Chris Cochran (@kingkube), suggested I write about the Seattle Mariners' chances of winning the AL West. I wrote back that I had to believe that was...
Great read from Mariners.com
One of my favorite M’s bloggers/writers Greg Johns weighs in today with a great post on the state of the Mariners arms in the organization. Johns details how the M’s will move forward with the likes of Taijuan Walker, James Paxton and the speaks about the development of youngsters Erasmo Ramirez and Brandon Maurer.
After several years of talking about...
Kiley shares scouting reports on Arizona Fall League pitchers from late in his week on the road, including video and reports on Brandon Maurer, Tyler Matzek, Adys Portillo and a little-known reliever that hit 99 mph.
I’m coming into the day on fire after cashing in five of my last six Draft Kings Triple-Up challenges spanning baseball and football. Let’s try and keep it going. Also, I will be playing the Daily Dollar challenge as well. After picking excellent starting options each of the past few days, I’m looking at Derek Holland against the Houston Astros. Holland is enjoying a breakout...
With their wild-card hopes running thin, the Kansas City Royals have a very small margin of error entering the season's final week.
That would seem to put a lot of pressure on rookie starter Yordana Ventura, but if his debut was any indication, he could be just fine on the mound against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on Monday night.
The Royals (82-73) are 3 1/2 games...
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September 23, 2013
M’s Take 1-of-4
Every Seattle fan essentially knew it would be tough for the Mariners to win games in Detroit. Facing one of the best teams in baseball in 2013, Seattle headed to take on the Tigers for a four-game set that would see them match up against the likes of Anibal Sanchez, Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, and Rick Porcello while themselves throwing a mix of veterans and...
The Detroit Tigers didn't do much against struggling rookie starter Brandon Maurer. But they got the job done against the Seattle Mariners bullpen.
Anibal Sanchez struck out 10 Torii Hunter knocked in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Tigers pulled away with three runs in the eighth Tuesday night on their way to a 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners have had a tough time as of late, having been swept by the Houston Astros and dropping two-of-three against the St. Louis Cardinals in their past two series.
Despite those numbers, however, the Mariners did look to have a bit more heart against St. Louis and will be walking into Detroit looking to avenge a 2-12 loss at the hands of the Cardinals....
Well if the Seattle Mariners‘ series against the Houston Astros wasn’t disappointing, I don’t know what is. Playing host to the last-place Astros in what was the conclusion of their second-to-last home series of the year, the Mariners dropped three games in disgusting fashion, all but sending the rest of those fans who were still tuned into the club away...
Brandon Maurer's first time back on the mound as a starter since May didn't go the way he wanted. At least it was better than the last time he faced the Houston Astros.
The Seattle Mariners right-hander allowed five runs - all scoring with two outs - and seven hits in three innings as the Astros completed a three-game sweep with a 6-1 victory Wednesday night.
It was the...
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September 12, 2013
Brad Peacock gave up one run in six innings and Chris Carter singled in two runs to lead the Houston Astros to a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.
The Astros - who have the worst record in the majors (50-96) - won all three games in Seattle for their third sweep of the season, and first since early June.
In the lone bright spot for the Mariners, Kendrys...
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September 12, 2013
Lots of youngsters
Fall continues to approach, as do the thoughts of better times for Seattle Mariners fans. Last week I gave you my projected starting line up for the 2014 version of the Seattle Mariners. Of course I wouldn’t let you down on the decisions that have to be made for the top of the hill too.
First off, I seriously doubt the Seattle Mariners are going to go with...
Tuesday was just another crappy day of picking in what has been a fairly crappy month. It is a good thing that I have had four months to watch these teams to be able to tell what they are going to do. It is a good thing that I have been watching four decades worth of baseball games to get a feel for how this works. It is a good thing that I have been doing this column for four years...
The Seattle Mariners had a five-run lead and Joe Saunders on the mound in the fifth inning.
That should have been enough, but the Kansas City Royals battled back and won 7-6 on Mike Moustakas' home run to lead off the 13th inning.
Saunders, 4-0 with a 2.81 ERA in seven career starts against the Royals coming in, could not make it through the fifth inning.
Saunders gave up...
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September 05, 2013
No pitcher has ever lost more games to the Texas Rangers than one of the best pitchers in the game today.
That doesn’t seem to any make sense but it’s true. And Felix Hernandez suffered his worst beatdown by the Rangers on Wednesday afternoon as they ready for the stretch run.
Leonys Martin hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high four runs and the Rangers rocked Hernandez...
King Felix was bombed in three-plus innings today, forcing the M's to go to long man Brandon Maurer in early relief. That move all but guaranteed the expectation that someone not on the big league roster now – most likely Taijuan Walker – would make the start for Seattle on Friday. Since confirmed by the M's, we examine Walker’s body of work this season and tell you what to expect.
What can the M’s Learn?
There were two 9th-inning losses, but the Mariners finished the 9-game road trip with a 5-4 record and two series wins over divisional opponents.
In the dog days of summer, this is known as treading water, but for the M’s, the well is pretty much dry — being 12 games back of the second wild card.
So, it is time to assess what Seattle has moving forward...
Series recap full of love and hate
Seattle 9, Toronto 7
When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Umpires: Home – Dale Scott, 1B – Todd Tichenor, 2B – CB Bucknor, 3B – Quinn Wolcott
It is the worst when the Blue Jays come to town, the amount of blue in the stands of SafeCo Field is infuriating...
The problem with the Blue Jays is they don’t have the killer instinct to put an opponent away when they have a chance. That’s why following a 9-7 loss to the M’s at Safeco Field on Wednesday they are eight games below .500 and out of contention.
The Jays had built a 7-2 lead after three innings and blew it. Against M’s long reliever Brandon Maurer they had three hits and...
The Mariners announced a roster move today, replacing right-hander Hector Noesi with right-hander Brandon Maurer, a member of the Opening Day rotation for Seattle.