Seattle Mariners’ stretch drive for playoffs: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?

Get Ready For A Wild Six Weeks Anyone know what this crazy, tingling sensation is? No, I don’t have some sort of communicable disease. Yes — that’s it!  This is what it feels like to me in the midst of genuine, bonafide, legitimate pennant chase as a fan of the Seattle Mariners. Fun isn’t it? As I write today, the Mariners, for the moment, are in possession of the second...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

M’s Skipper Lloyd McClendon mid-season report card

How Has The Skip Performed? Sometimes I think the media forgets that it’s not 100% about the players.  Coaches and managers definitely play a role in how their teams perform. There is no exception for the Seattle Mariners newly anointed Skipper, Lloyd McClendon either. I think it’s time we pay some attention to the skipper, the moves he’s made and the other decisions that...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Targeting A Trade – Seattle Mariners Looking For Bats

Outfielder, Shortstop, Maybe A Starter? The Seattle Mariner’s offense continues to be streaky.  For a couple nights it looks as if they are crossing a line and hitting consistently then we go right back to where we started and they get shutout again. Cleary if the M’s are going to legitimately try to make a run with this excellent season they have going they are going to need...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire get drilled in mask by flying bat

This was a pretty scary moment from Wednesday night’s Twins-Mariners game. Eduardo Nunez fouled off a pitch from Brandon Maurer and lost his grip on the bat after the swing. Nunez’s bat then smacked home plate umpire Gabe Morales in the mask. The sound it made was just gross, and I’m thankful that Morales wasn’t seriously injured. I don’t know if anything could have really...
Via The Outside Corner
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Umpire gets hit in mask by flying bat

This was a pretty scary moment from Wednesday night’s Twins-Mariners game. Eduardo Nunez fouled off a pitch from Brandon Maurer and lost his grip on the bat after the swing. Nunez’s bat then smacked home plate umpire Gabe Morales in the mask. The sound it made was just gross, and I’m thankful that Morales wasn’t seriously injured. I don’t know if anything could have really...
Via Bloguin Best
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners 2014 Mid-Season Report Card

Half the 2014 Season is in the Books With 81 of 162 games now complete if you have the least bit of optimism in your life you have to be pretty pleased with the Seattle Mariners 2014 campaign so far. The Mariners have compiled 43 wins vs. 38 losses which puts them solidly in 3rd place in the AL West and in the post season as the 2nd AL Wild Card team if the season were over now....
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Erick Aybar hits 3-run homer to lead Angels to win

SEATTLE (AP) -- Erick Aybar hit a three-run homer, Matt Shoemaker pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Thursday night. Recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Shoemaker (3-1) set down the side in order four times in 5 1-3 innings. He allowed three runs on four hits, equaled a career-high six strikeouts and did not walk a...
Via Fox Sports West
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

One Third Of The Seattle Mariners Season Is In The Books

A Third Of The Way Home And Things Are Looking Up This week your 2014 Seattle Mariners will officially pass the one third mark in the season.  With one third of the season down and two to go where do the M’s stand?  Not too surprisingly they don’t look too bad. When you start breaking down the individual performances you find good and you find bad, no matter how good or bad...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

With Maurer Struggling, M’s Need Walker & Paxton Back

Walker & Paxton Still Fighting To Return The Seattle Mariners‘ starting rotation is beginning to jell with the return of Hisashi Iwakuma.  You have to like what Felix Hernandez, Iwakuma, Chris Young and Roenis Elias have done so far. Brandon Maurer, on the other hand, has really struggled.   The numbers speak for themselves. Maurer has six starts with just 28 innings...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

DraftKings – I Can’t Take Much Maurer Of This

I'm a self-confessed/afflicted Mariners fan. I have been since the days of The Kid, Bones and 'The Martinez Brothers'. I remember Mike Blowers catching fire in the second half of 1995 as Seattle surged to take over the AL West pennant from a team led by a guy with a fish for a last name. Fast forward 19 years - make sure you don't wear out your VCR doing that, it'll take a while...
Via Razzball
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

How The Pitching Staff Is Saving The Seattle Mariners’ Season

As the Seattle Mariners hover just below .500 at 21-22, 6.5 games out of first place in the AL West but only 1.5 games out of the wild card, it comes as little surprise that pitching is keeping them in the conversation.  While the Mariners have had some timely hitting (and no, I don’t believe in “clutch”) to score 178 runs that ranks 15th in the majors, they’ve managed that...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Money Matchup of the Day: Alex Gordon vs. Brandon Maurer

No one match up is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain match ups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days Kansas City Royals game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD Through 29 Games: 38 for 112 5 HR...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Safeco Field has been a house of horror for the Royals

The Seattle Mariners are rolling, and that's usually the case when hosting the Kansas City Royals. The Mariners have a chance to accomplish a rare feat Friday night against the Royals as they seek a seventh win in eight games. Seattle (18-16) has won 11 of 14 after losing eight in a row, due largely to improved work from the pitching staff. The Mariners posted a 5.00 ERA during that...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners System Report – Pitching Depth Continues To Surprise ☆

With teams trying to find their footing in the first month of the season, finding depth is crucial to long-term success.  The Seattle Mariners have watched a deep pitching staff get depleted by injury after injury, yet keep finding strong arms to step in. Despite being without last year’s breakout star Hiwashi Iwakuma, as well as top prospect Taijuan Walker and stalwart Blake...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Brandon Maurer to take Blake Beavy's start Sunday

From Paxton to Beavan to Maurer. That is the progression that the Seattle Mariners have endured in their efforts to keep their starting rotation in tact until they get Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker back.After two very good starts, James Paxton went on the disabled list on April 9 with a strained lat muscle. Blake Beavan came up from Triple-A on April 15. He lasted four innings...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Brandon Maurer skips Saturday workout with back stiffness

The Seattle Mariners held right-hander Brandon Maurer out of his workoouts on Saturday because of stiffness that he felt in his back.'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 itself...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Mariners need to sign Ervin Santana?

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...
Via TopSportsReport
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle GM hopes to add starter before spring

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Seattle Mariners compete in 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 a possibility...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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