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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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders hits DL with oblique strain

The Seattle Mariners have placed right fielder Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain in his left side, reports Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune. First baseman Justin Smoak has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to take Saunders' spot on the roster.#Mariners recall 1B Justin Smoak. OF Michael Saunders has strained left oblique.— Bob Dutton...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners call up Justin Smoak, place Michael Saunders on the disabled list

Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is headed back to the disabled list. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Saunders has been diagnosed with an oblique injury, which he suffered on a check-swing in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Twins. Saunders was previously on the disabled list between June 11-27 due to inflammation of the A/C joint in his right...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Justin Smoak, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners look to bounce back on Saturday following a 7-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday, which snapped a four-game winning streak. The loss cropped the Mariners to 47-39, six game behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. There is some mixed news on the injury front, as James Paxton is ready for a simulated game, but questions remain whether or...
Via Sports Injury Alert
26 days ago  |  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

Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, Corey Hart

The Seattle Mariners (42-37) have been without outfielder Michael Saunders since he went on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation on June 11th, as reported by Kerry Kauffman of Sports Injury Alert.  In five rehab starts with the Tacoma Rainiers, the Mariners Triple-A affiliate, Saunders is hitting .450.  He is eligible to come off the disabled list on Thursday but the Mariners...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Disabled List Log Jam

4 Players Ready But Is There Room? The beginning of the week began with a bang for the Seattle Mariners as they made chopped clams out of the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox.  At the same time, however, several of their key players were down in Tacoma proving that they were healthy and ready to return to the show. It’s not often that team winds up with 4 guys on the DL...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders, Corey Hart, Hisashi Iwakuma

The Seattle Mariners entered Friday night's game against the Kansas City Royals with a record of 37-36, third in the American League West. They are staying within striking distance of a wild card berth despite having several key players on the disabled list. There is some good news on the injury front regarding Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders, Corey Hart and Hisashi Iwakuma...
Via MLB Injury News
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheeseburgers, Pizzas, And Candy Bars, Oh My!

Jesus Montero back in the bigs With Justin Smoak on the DL and struggling with a sore quad muscle — and Corey Hart already there — it was easy to understand why the Seattle Mariners made two of their more recent roster moves in bringing up Logan Morrison and Jesus Montero. While it makes sense to bring up Montero from AAA at this point in the season, it is still a very interesting...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Updates: Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, Corey Hart

The Seattle Mariners entered Monday night's game against the San Diego Padres with a record of 35-34, third in the American League West. The Mariners are staying within reach of the first place Oakland A's despite playing with three regulars out of the starting lineup. There is some good news on the injury front, as Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak and Corey Hart are progressing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Justin Smoak, Logan Morrison

On Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners placed slugging first baseman Justin Smoak on the 15-day DL. They replaced him with utility man Logan Morrison (1B, OF, DH).1B/OF Logan Morrison activated, 1B Justin Smoak to 15-day disabled list.— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) June 11, 2014 Smoak had appeared in every game this season for the Mariners before missing all of Tuesday night'...
Via MLB Injury News
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Justin Smoak (quad) out again on Tuesday

Seattle Mariners slugger Justin Smoak has sat out four games dating back to Saturday. He was in a 2-for-25 slump which caused him to sit out on Wednesday. We later found that he was dealing with a sore quad which turned into a quad injury.#450121322 / gettyimages.comSmoak is dealing with a sore quad muscle in his left leg. He has not started four games in a row, however; he has...
Via MLB Injury News
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Updates: Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners entered Monday's contest against the Tampa Bay Rays at 33-29, third in the American League West. Although only 16th in the league in runs scored, the Mariners are staying in the mix with a strong pitching staff that is eighth in the Major Leagues in ERA. The Mariners have good news on the injury front concerning Michael Saunders and Justin Smoak, but have...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Updates: Justin Smoak, Taijuan Walker, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners (31-28) are tied for second place in the AL West despite injuries to Justin Smoak, Taijuan Walker and James Paxton.  Struggling first baseman Justin Smoak is still out of the lineup with a sore left quadriceps muscle according to Bob Dutton of the News Tribune.   Smoak, who is batting .211 with seven homeruns and 29 RBI, is expected to start Friday night...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners at Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Circumstances have called for manager Lloyd McClendon to do so some unconventional things, but few will question his motives if the Seattle Mariners keep winning. Seattle seeks a season-high sixth straight victory while looking to deal the host Tampa Bay Rays an 11th consecutive defeat Friday night. McClendon had Willie Bloomquist...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rough Week For The Seattle Mariners Organization

While the current baseball season is still in its early stages, weeks like this one are hard to swallow.  The parent club at Safeco dropped below .500 and both Triple-A Tacoma, lost three out of four in two straight series, and Double-A Jackson lost two of five games before recovering Sunday. Seattle Mariners Luckily for Felix Hernandez, the hitting seems to jump when he has taken...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays smell success, beat Mariners 2-1

It was a fastball away from David Price that Justin Smoak swung through Tuesday night to end the game that looked very familiar to Chris Archer. Where did he see that before? Oh yeah, a few hours earlier. Price and Archer spent part of their afternoon watching video of Price’s complete-game win at Boston late in the 2012 season. How did that game end? With Mauro Gomez swinging...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals struggle to find power again in Seattle, lose 3-1

SEATTLE -- Chris Young pitched eight efficient innings, Justin Smoak and Dustin Ackley homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 Saturday night. Young (3-0) allowed three hits, while striking out three and walking none. The tall right-hander needed just 96 pitches, setting down the lineup in order in five of his eight innings. It is the first time Young has...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners beat A's 6-4 in 10 innings to open DH

Justin Smoak was frustrated as soon as he hit a chopper to first base in the 10th inning, sure he had stranded the potential go-ahead run at third base. But the ball bounced just high enough to glance off Daric Barton's glove to give the surging Mariners another win. Smoak's two-out RBI single helped Seattle overcome a shaky start by ace Felix Hernandez to win for the 10th...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Smoak helps Mariners take out Rangers

Justin Smoak wasn’t sure what happened. One second he saw the ball come screaming off the bat of Adrian Beltre, the next he was airborne and then it all got a little fuzzy. With a leap and a grab, Smoak ripped looming defeat out of the air and secured victory for the Mariners, making a brilliant diving catch of Beltre’s rocket line drive and then scrambling to his feet and touching...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Smoak's incredible 9th-inning snag saves game for Mariners (VIDEO)

Infield catches don't come any better — or timelier — than Justin Smoak's incredible diving 9th-inning play Friday night.The Mariners first baseman — playing well off the bag with the bases loaded — goes airborne to snag Adian Beltre's screaming liner and then step on first base to turn a unassisted, game-ending double play and save a 6-5 lead against the Rangers...
Via The Other Paper
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2 Roster Moves I Actually Made, Week 3

High fives all around for Colabello, who’s an early-season candidate for fantasy MVP (Photo: www.knuckleballsblog.com) Week three was a pretty slow week for the general manager of my fantasy teams (i.e., me). I did make a couple of moves, and although they may not seem super exciting by the headlines alone, they actually do lend themselves to some interesting strategic discussions...
Via Baseball Professor
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Chances: Justin Smoak and Melky Cabrera

In 2012, the Boston Red Sox finished at the bottom of the AL East standings. Entering the 2013 season the Toronto Blue Jays were the team to beat.  After a busy offseason and a flurry of trades bringing in new players to bolster their existing core of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, things were looking good.  Of course, the Red Sox won the World Series and the Jays never...
Via The Sports Post
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Brad Miller Of The Seattle Mariners The Real Deal? ☆

In my last piece, I expressed some skepticism that either Justin Smoak or Dustin Ackley had “figured it out” despite their hot start to the season.  I cited an established track record over the past several years and the nothing in the extremely small sample size to suggest anything had changed.  We tend to not notice hot streaks when they happen in July, but when they happen...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Justin Smoak And Dustin Ackley For Real? ☆

Hope continues to spring eternal.  After the opening week of the 2014 MLB Season, the Seattle Mariners’ record is 4-2, as they stand atop the American League West.  Their 34 runs scored are fourth in the American League, eighth overall.  The +16 run differential is the second best in the majors, trailing only the surprising Miami Marlins.  And, the team’s slugging percentage...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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