Angels drop second-straight to Seattle in extras

Thankfully for Angels’ fans, their team already clinched. But, the Mariners are playing for their life right now, as they’ll be eliminated with a loss. C.J. Wilson (13-10, 4.61 ERA) and James Paxton (6-4, 3.16 ERA) were the starters in the second game of the series.The Halos took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning, courtesy of a RBI single from C.J. Cron. Both Wilson...
Via In The Neutral Zone
4 days ago  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Angels @ Mariners 9/27/14

Game 161 of 162:Angel Stadium: Anaheim, CA, 6:05 PM PSTTelevision: Fox-Sports West Pitching Matchup:LAA- LHP C.J. Wilson (13-10 4.61 ERA)vs.                                                                                                                                                                ...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Mariners vs. Conflicted

I am so conflicted as to what to root for in this series. On one hand, I really want to see the Oakland collapse be totally complete with them falling out of a playoff spot altogether. To do that, the Angels are going to have to lose at least two of these games. In a perfect world, this would result in a one-game playoff between Oakland and Seattle before the Wild Card game, which...
Via Monkey with a Halo
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Tickets Below Season Average For Series Vs Angels

The Seattle Mariners are on the brink of being eliminated from the playoffs. Seattle is two games behind Oakland for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. While the A’s get to play a weekend series against the last place Texas Rangers, the Mariners will be hosting the first place Los Angeles Angels. On the secondary market, the average price for Seattle Mariners tickets...
Via On-Base Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Seattle Mariners Pitching Staff Last Another Week Or Two?

With 10 games left in the season the pennant race has turned into a sprint for the two Wild Card spots in the American League. The Seattle Mariners have found themselves in unfamiliar territory. They trail the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals by a game for the second wild card spot and have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs for the first time since 2001. The pitching...
Via Oregon Sports News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels clinch the AL West Title

Last night, Seattle annihilated the Angels 13-2. Now, the Halos looked for revenge, and with their Magic Number being at two, clinch the AL West (with an Oakland loss.)C.J. Wilson and James Paxton were the starters in Game Three.There was a pitching duel in Anaheim, as both Wilson and Paxton pitched six scoreless innings; Wilson had a no-hitter through 4 2/3.In the bottom of the...
Via In The Neutral Zone
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels beat Mariners 5-0, win AL West title

The Los Angeles Angels clinched the AL West title Wednesday night, getting seven dominant innings of one-hit ball from C.J. Wilson in a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer for the major league-leading Angels (95-57), who wrapped up their first division crown since 2009 when Oakland lost to Texas about an hour after Los Angeles' game ended. The...
Via Fox Sports West
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels claim AL West title with 5-0 win over Mariners, A's loss in Texas

  The Los Angeles Angels clinched the AL West with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners, and then had to wait until the Oakland A's lost at the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer in the Angels' victory, clinching their first AL West title since 2009. Howie Kendrick sparked the Angels...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Sep 6-8

There’s only a few weeks left in the 2014 MLB season, and this week’s version of the Weekend SP Rankings has a fairly robust Monday slate with 24 probable starters. On Saturday, David Price and Madison Bumgarner face off in an interleague battle of the aces that hurts both of their win chances (and rankings). On Sunday, Derek Holland tops the list on a very weak day of pitching...
Via Baseball Professor
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Paxton takes shutout into 8th, Mariners stop A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) James Paxton pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners held off a late rally by Oakland for a 6-5 win Tuesday night, handing the Athletics their fifth loss in six games. Paxton (5-1) gave up three hits before getting chased in Oakland's three-run eighth. Seattle closer Fernando Rodney took over to begin the ninth with a 6-3 lead...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

M's send starter James Paxton to Triple-A, recall Erasmo Ramirez

  The Seattle Mariners optioned starter James Paxton to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday. The team recalled Erasmo Ramirez to join the club in order to start against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Paxton, a rookie who moved to 4-1 on the season after throwing 6-2/3 scoreless innings on Tuesday, will rejoin the Mariners when rosters expand on Sept. 1. He is scheduled to make his next...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners shut out Texas, 5-0

All was right in the Mariners’ world again on Tuesday night. A night after manager Lloyd McClendon joked that people would think “the world’s caving in right now” and promising his team would be “OK tomorrow” following Monday’s frustrating 2-0 loss, the Mariners responded with a win requisite of their status as playoff contenders. Seattle got a solid and much-needed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers can't handle Paxton, Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) -- Texas ran into one of the baseball's emerging young pitchers on Tuesday, and the Rangers had no answers. James Paxton pitched into the seventh in a bounce-back start to lower his career ERA to 1.71 and the Seattle Mariners topped the Texas Rangers 5-0. "I feel like I'm getting closer with each start," said Paxton, who missed almost four months with...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cano homers, Mariners beat Rangers 5-0

SEATTLE (AP) James Paxton pitched into the seventh in a bounce-back start, Robinson Cano hit his 12th home run of the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Tuesday night. Paxton threw a career-high 118 pitches and came an out away from tying his career high with seven innings pitched. The rookie lowered his ERA to 1.71, the best mark for a pitcher in his...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Scouting James Paxton

Photo: USATSI Since coming off the DL James Paxton has put up really good numbers (in three starts): 2.16 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 16.7% strikeout rate, and a low 6.1% walk rate. For his Major League career (nine starts) he has a 1.88 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 22.2% strikeout rate and 6.4% walk rate. Those career numbers suggest he should be owned in every format. However, I have major concerns about...
Via Baseball Professor
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 127: Phillies vs Mariners

Philadelphia Phillies (55-71) vs Seattle Mariners (68-57) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Cole Hamels (6-6, 2.44 ERA) vs. SEA: James Paxton (3-0, 2.20 ERA) Time: 1:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Low 80′s, Partly cloudy Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: The Mariners got their first ever win at Citizens Bank Park last night, and will go for a series win today...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pax the Destroyer Can Guardian Your Fantasy Galaxy

James Paxton continued to pitch well last night versus the ferocious Tigers tossing six innings, allowing five hits, one run, walking one and striking out a pair to move to 3-0 on the year. We shall call you, Pax the Detroyer! Pax is also one of Guardians of the Galaxy, believe it or not. No, not the tree or the raccoon. No, he's not Scott Hatteberg from Moneyball or...
Via Razzball
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cano, Paxton lead Mariners to 7-2 win over Tigers

Lloyd McClendon spent last fall hoping to get a chance to manage in a pennant race at Comerica Park. He got his wish Friday night, even if it wasn't exactly the way he had envisioned things. McClendon had hoped to become the Tigers' manager when Jim Leyland retired after winning three straight AL Central titles, but general manager Dave Dombrowski picked Brad Ausmus over...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cano, Paxton lead Mariners to 7-2 win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Robinson Cano homered, James Paxton won his sixth consecutive decision to start his career and the surging Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Friday night in a matchup of American League playoff contenders. Paxton (3-0) pitched six innings, allowing one run and five hits, to help Seattle win its fifth straight and ninth in 11 games. Cano and Logan Morrison...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: Wade Miley Still K-ing Like A Wrecking Ball

Man it was a crazy weekend!  I think the biggest event was I saw a dude with a Fangraphs shirt on.  Way to wear your heart on your sleeve!  With a 79.8% confidence.  Then my boy James Paxton was straight up nasty, striking out the White Sox in order in the first inning and turning in a good start.  Pour the syrup, hoser!  Oh, and I got engaged... But despite all that hooplah...
Via Razzball
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stream Pies: 8/5/14

Action PaxtonPhoto Credit: Elsie Lin At “Stream Pies,” we are serving up gooey loads of knowledge. Here, we’ll provide invaluable streaming advice on SPs who are owned in less than 30-percent of Yahoo! leagues. We list the options in order of best option to “least-best” option (with the strongest recommendations starting at the top for that particular day). Wednesday, August...
Via Sons of Roto
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: James Paxton’s Back Baby!

The big fellah is back!  And um, I don't mean me... In one of my most anticipated starts in the past few months, James Paxton returned from the DL, immediately unleashed back into the Mariners rotation.  No Taijuan Walker waffling for you!  Paxton looked dreamier than my Andrew Heaney [what turned out to be] nightmare in his first two starts way back in April, flashing...
Via Razzball
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Trade Deadline Analysis for the Seattle Mariners

M’s Make Two Deadline Deals As a whole, the 2014 MLB trade deadline will likely be talked about as one of the most active days of trading in baseball history. Several teams like the A’s and Tigers went into “All In” mode and made some serious waves with their acquisitions. Did Jack make the right moves? The Seattle Mariners, on the other hand, made some moves that might not...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Danny Farquhar, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners (56-52) dodged a bullet last night when Danny Farquhar was hit with a comebacker during a relief appearance in the Mariners 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians (53-55).  Also, it appears that starting pitcher James Paxton is finally healthy after a long stint on the disabled list.Mariners right handed reliever Danny Farquhar, 27, said that he was doing well...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: James Paxton completes third rehab start

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton completed his third rehab start with Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday night, according to a releaseon the team’s website:#483823761 / gettyimages.comPaxton hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 8 after straining his left lat. He has suffered a few setbacks since and was shut downin late May after an MRI revealed shoulder inflammation...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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