After the 15-game mark of the 2014 season, it’s apparent that the Texas Rangers are challenged at the plate.
Sure, there’s 90 percent of the season left to be played. Slumping hitters are going to get hot. Injured players are going to return.
But a team that currently needs contributions from Josh Wilson, Robinson Chirinos and Kevin Kouzmanoff, among others, to be successful...
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Seattle Mariners gave the Texas Rangers two gifts in the eighth and ninth innings Wednesday. The first came from manager Lloyd McClendon, who inexplicably removed starting pitcher Felix Hernandez in the eighth inning despite the fact he held a 2-0 lead and had only thrown 96 pitches.
That would provide the backdrop for the Rangers' fourth walk-off win of...
ARLINGTON, Texas - Of course the Texas Rangers didn't give Yu Darvish any run support when he was on the mound Wednesday night in the showdown of aces vs. Seattle's Felix Hernandez.
The important thing is that they did finally come up with the runs, and has been the case so far this season, they saved the drama for the ninth inning.
Leonys Martin singled to left field with...
Walk-offs never get old, but they never cease to be stressful either. With Yu Darvish and Felix Hernandez facing off, I was ready for a pitchers’ duel tonight — low scoring with lots of strikeouts. Well … it was pretty low scoring and there were lots of strikeouts (17 between the two pitchers), but I’m […]
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Back to the Daily SP Rankings grind! Here’s a trio of notes regarding Wedneday’s probables:
Jose Fernandez, David Price, Johnny Cueto, Yu Darvish…Andrew Cashner? Yup.
Jorge De La Rosa is the day’s 7th-best option going against the hapless Padres in PETCO, possibly the best streaming...
ARLINGTON, Texas â Texas ace Yu Darvish, who cut his right thumb during his last start, doesn't see it as an issue heading into his Wednesday night showdown against Felix Hernandez.
"Even when I was throwing it didn't hurt me," said Darvish, who has a small cut on his thumb. "I've done this so many teams that probably the nerve isn't working anymore...
Texas ace Yu Darvish, who cut his right thumb during his last start, doesn't see it as an issue heading into his Wednesday night showdown against Felix Hernandez.
COOLING DOWN: After winning their home opener, the Seattle Mariners have dropped three of their last four games. Felix Hernandez’s third win of the season propped the Mariners back into first in the A.L. West for a day, but they now trail the A’s after dropping the final two games of that three game set. Still, on the plus side, the Mariners have went 6-5 on a rough stretch...
Felix Hernandez continues to pitch well against the A’s and add his name to the record book.
On a chilly Friday night in front of a packed Safeco Field – most of them holding up “K” placards and wearing free bright gold t-shirts bearing his name for the Supreme Court – the Mariners’ ace added to another accomplishment into his growing chapter of the organization’s...
SEATTLE (AP) Felix Hernandez took a shutout into the eighth inning, Mike Zunino and Brad Miller both homered and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 6-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
After getting mowed down by Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez last weekend, the Oakland Athletics can't be looking forward to facing him again.
ON DECK: After splitting their first two home games of the season, the Seattle Mariners welcome in the Oakland A’s for a three-game series starting tomorrow. Seattle will throw their No. 1 and 2 starters, Felix Hernandez and Erasmo Ramirez, and throw veteran Chris Young in the finale on Sunday. Oakland will counter with Tommy Milone, Sonny Gray, and Scott Kazmir. Oakland...
SEATTLE (AP) A group of students helping make an anti-bullying video at Safeco Field on Thursday were surprised by Mariners ace pitcher Felix Hernandez and Seattle rapper Macklemore.
There is a surprising and unexpected storyline for the Seattle Mariners as the MLB season gets underway: They actually look pretty good!
Seattle swept the Los Angeles Angels to kick off the year and was competitive against a good Oakland team in both the games they lost. The result is a respectable 4-2 record through the first two series of the season.
The surprise is really the...
In its latest iteration, the old Oakland Coliseum has been rebranded as the O.co Coliseum thanks to corporate sponsor Overstock.com. Based on what’s transpired the past few seasons, they could just as easily call it King Felix’s Palace.
There are plenty of reasons for the Mariners not to like the worn-down relic, but the place is special for their ace pitcher. And that’s good...
Felix Hernandez was on top of his game again. The Seattle Mariners starter hurled 8.1 innings against the Oakland Athletics, and the M’s moved to 4-1. After rolling through the Los Angeles Angels lineup his first time out, Hernandez mowed down the A’s Saturday.
King Felix needed just 101 pitches to get through 8.1 innings, as he threw 72 of them for strikes. Jed Lowrie broke...
Following the second rainout of the season Friday night, on a non-rainy night by the way, the Athletics pushed back starter Dan Straily to pair up with Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez Saturday afternoon.
Even with the extra rest, the A’s were still no match for King Felix, losing 3-1 and dropping their record to 2-3 on the season.
Early on, it appeared the extra rest did Straily...
The Seattle Mariners brought home another victory Tuesday night, defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3. Erasmo Ramirez went seven strong innings, and received more than enough offensive support.
The 23 year-old Ramirez had a tough act to follow after Felix Hernandez thoroughly dominated the Angels the previous night. However, the right-hander did his best, striking out six Halos...
Baseball is back. After a five month layoff, teams are playing meaningful games again. On Opening Day, aces Felix Hernandez and Jose Fernandez looked as though they hadn’t missed a beat.
The Seattle Mariners ace worked six innings Monday night. He surrendered two earned runs, both on a two-run shot by Mike Trout. Of the 25 hitters he faced, Hernandez tallied 11 strikeouts, while...
Were you one of the lucky ones who had Felix Hernandez and Buster Posey in your lineup to help grab you some money last night? Perhaps you added someone such as Jimmy Rollins, Nelson Cruz or Anthony Rendon on the cheap and were awarded with power numbers that belted you past your competition? No matter what it was, Opening Day was a Grand Slam! But the fun isn’t over yet. Oh no...
Felix Hernandez took the hit and kept on pitching. Mike Trout delivered an early punch to the stomach of the Mariners’ ace, belting a two-run homer in the first inning.
But the former Cy Young Award winner just kept on firing strikes.
When the Angels tacked on another run in the third inning on a run-scoring double from Albert Pujols on a fly ball that should have been caught...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Here is one undeniable truth about the Angels: Mike Trout is going to be a pleasure to watch this season.
It's too early to know what to think about the rest of the team, but avoiding a start like the past two seasons will be critical.
The Angels' primary problem last season was finding a reliable bullpen to keep games close. One game into 2014, it'...
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles is REAL good at baseball. In this first at bat of the season, and first since signing his brand new 6 year, $144.5 million contract, Trout smoked a homer off of the Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez. Please sit back and enjoy the first of MANY home runs this season.
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A Couple Of Surprises
With just an hour before the regular season gets underway lets look at the Seattle Mariners finalized 25 man roster. Here’s a quick run down of who made the cut, who’s headed to AAA and who the surprises are.
Felix Hernandez, Erasmo Ramirez, James Paxton, Roenis Elias, and Chris Young. It’s no surprise to see Felix listed first...