Kevin Millwood Calls it a Career

In news that was mostly overlooked because of that big football game everyone was paying attention to yesterday, long-time pitcher Kevin Millwood has decided to walk away from the game after his 16-year career. After going through the Braves farm system, Millwood became a bit of a journeyman, playing for seven different teams during his time as a professional. To give him a proper...
Via On The Way Home
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Millwood retires from baseball

Kevin Millwood has retired from baseball. the 38-year-old starting pitcher pitched for 16 seasons at the major league level. Millwood had hoped to latch onto a team who was located close to his Georiga home but never got a call. “I feel like I can still throw it well and going out on a high note is a big deal,” Millwood said. “I just felt it was time to be closer to home and...
February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Millwood to retire

Kevin Millwood, who spent 2012 with the Seattle Mariners, is calling it a career after 16 seasons in the majors. Millwood reportedly only wanted to pitch near his home of Gainesville, Georgia, and the Braves (nor the Rays) showed any interest in him this offseason. For his career, Millwood finishes with a 169-152 record with a 4.11 ERA as a member of seven different teams. After...
Via The Outside Corner
February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

How will the Mariners choose a pitching staff in 2013?

M’s 2013 Arms With a king, July’s pitcher of the month, and a big three on the way, what do the M’s do this offseason with starting pitching? Safeco Field has always been a playpen of sorts for pitchers on both the home and away team. Even with the walls moving in next summer, the sea-level pitching staff should still excel at home. So, how will the staff grow this offseason...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Millwood questionable for start next week

The structure of the Seattle Mariners' rotation, which was already in flux with manager Eric Wedge and pitching coach Carl Willis factoring recent call-ups Erasmo Ramirez and Hector Noesi into the puzzle, is up in the air. Kevin Millwood, who came out of Wednesday's game with shoulder tightness, isn't certain if he's going to be healthy enough to make a start next...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

The Sad, Neglected Fog Horn at AT&T Park

Wednesday night, Kevin Millwood was laboring through shoulder discomfort in a start in Toronto. Still, he’d kept the Blue Jays hitless through three and a third. That’s when he let an 0-and-2 fastball to Edwin Encarnacion catch a little too much of the plate. Encarnacion blasted the pitch way out to left field, and the Jays got on the board. It was the 22nd home home run of Encarnacion’s...
Via Fangraphs
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Millwood shows strong finishing kick

The 2012 season has been better for Seattle Mariners veteran Kevin Millwood than his record -- 6-12 with a 4.25 ERA -- might suggest. He's been part of a combined no-hitter, and he has 14 quality starts among his 28 starts. However, given that the Mariners have a crop of pitchers rated among the best in baseball, the 37-year-old right-hander, who will be a free agent at season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners 3, Blue Jays 2

Miguel Olivo hit a solo home run, Kevin Millwood won consecutive starts for the first time since May and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Wednesday night. Edwin Encarnacion hit his 39th homer, a two-run drive into the second deck, but it wasn't enough to keep Ricky Romero from losing his 13th straight decision. Millwood (6-12), who entered 1-6 in nine...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners vs. Blue Jays in Toronto: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

North of the Border September 11-13 After being swept the Mariners (67-74) retreat North and take on the Blue Jays (64-75) who just  finished sweeping the Red Sox. The M’s just need one more victory to surpass their winning record from last season. Pitching match ups: Game 142: RHP – Erasmo Ramirez vs. RHP – Brandon Marrow Matchup | Preview Ramirez gets a chance to make...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Goes Boom...oh, and Sox Lose, Too

Coming off Tuesday's 4-3 win over Seattle, you would have thought the mood around the Red Sox might have brightened a bit.That was before Bobby Valentine made some rather bizarre comments during an interview on WEEI Wednesday afternoon. Seattle's Kevin Millwood held the offense to just 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks over 6 innings in a 2-1 loss to the Mariners. For Millwood...
Via RedSoxLife
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners 2, Red Sox 1

Kevin Millwood pitched six stingy innings to win for the first time in 51/2 weeks and the Seattle Mariners beat the staggering Red Sox 2-1 Wednesday night, handing Boston its eighth defeat in nine games. Dustin Ackley hit a two-run single in the fourth to back Millwood (5-12), who allowed four hits and one run in his first victory since July 28. The right-hander had gone 1-8 since...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners 2, Red Sox 1

SEATTLE -- Kevin Millwood put a miserable August behind him with a strong start in his first September appearance, allowing one run in six innings Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners defeated Boston 2-1 to finish off one of the worst road trips in recent Red Sox memory. The Red Sox went 0-3 in Anaheim, 0-3 in Oakland and 1-2 in Seattle to finish a West Coast swing with a 1-8 record...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels vs. Mariners in Seattle: Pitching, series preview, analysis, predictions

Wildcard 9 Games Back 31-September 2 The Seattle Mariners return home with hope that Safeco Field is still a field of dreams.  The Mariners sitting at 64-68 are only 9 games out of a wild card slot.  Could they pull off a miracle? Pitching match ups: Game 132: RHP – Dan Haren vs. RHP – Kevin Millwood Matchup | Preview The Mariners have tallied 210 career at bats against...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners put Kevin Millwood & Jason Vargas on waivers

Per a tweet about 20 minutes ago from Ken Rosenthal the Seattle Mariners have put two starting pitchers on waivers. #Mariners’ Millwood and Vargas went on waivers today. Both likely to be claimed. Vargas owed just over $1M, Millwood just over $200K.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 27, 2012 Jason Vargas was selected by the Florida Marlins in the 2004 MLB Draft and...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em game 3

Rain Leads to White Sox sweep The Headline: in a rain shortened contest, Chicago has the final say as the Mariners get swept Seattle Mariners 3, Chicago White Sox 4 When: 4:00 ET, Sunday, August 26, 2012 Where: US Cellular Field, Chicago Temperature: 69 Umpires: Home — Jim Reynolds, 1B — James Hoye, 2B — Jim Joyce, 3B — Lance Barrett Attendance: 23,146 Love ‘em 1. Kevin...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians vs. Mariners in Seattle: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Cajun Wings Hot August 20-22 The Seattle Mariners bring the Cleveland Indians into their sites as the hope to continue their hot streak.  The Mariners have won their last three series (Angels, Rays and Twins) and are 58-64 for the year. Pitching match ups: Game 123: RHP – Ubaldo Jimenez vs. RHP – Kevin Millwood Jimenez appears to be a shadow of the dominate pitcher he was with...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles betting odds and handicapping preview – Aug 8

Gambling Insight M’s vs O’s Game 3 Baltimore has won 12 straight extra-inning games after blanking Seattle over the final eight innings of Tuesday’s contest. The Mariners probably come into this game steaming from last night. Seattle Mariners vs Baltimore Orioles Wednesday August 8 Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore, MD 7:05PM Moneyline: Baltimore -125, Seattle +115...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

BP Unfiltered: How Not to Field a Foul Ball from the Stands by Ben Lindbergh

In the first inning of Friday's Yankees-Mariners game, Curtis Granderson pulled a 1-0 pitch from Kevin Millwood foul to the right side of the field. A fan tried to field it. But instead of fielding it, he fell on the field, and he took some of the stands with him. In slow motion, from another angle. He and his friends were amused. Curtis Granderson was also amused....
Via Baseball Prospectus
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners vs. Yankees in N.Y.: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Does streak continue in the Big Apple August 3-5 Can the Seattle Mariners take their new found ability to score runs on to the road? Pitching match ups: Game 108: RHP – Kevin Millwood vs. LHP – C.C. Sabathia Kevin Millwood comes into this game 4-8 on the season.  And prior to his win against the Royals last week had not tallied a win since May 23.  His ERA is nestled just...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners vs. N.Y. Yankees betting odds and handicapping preview – Aug 3

Gambling Insight M’s vs Yankees Game 1 Is NY ready for the red-hot Mariners? The ole veteran Kevin Millwood is coming off his first victory in over two months, a triumph over Kansas City on Saturday. Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees Friday August 3 Yankee Stadium – Bronx, New York 7:05PM Moneyline: New York -250, Seattle +230 O/U: 9 PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Kevin Millwood...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: 3 deals at the deadline

Going into Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline, it was known that the Seattle Mariners were going to be sellers.  Three players ended up being moved: Ichiro Suzuki, Steve Delabar, and Brandon League.  Two players heavily rumored stayed put: Kevin Millwood and Jason Vargas.  As the Mariners make a late push to end this season at .500, I take a look at the three...
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Weekly Seattle Mariners recap: Series pitching vs.Tampa Bay, N.Y. & KC

Playing Catch Up The Seattle Mariners have played well since the All Star break. Despite some of the lingering offensive woes, this team has managed to slowly right the ship. With any luck, these Mariners may be competitive sooner than we all thought. (Not this season, so get that thought quickly out of your head) Let’s hope this 7-3 record is a sign of things to come. Although...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals drop lead, third straight game to Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) -- Kevin Millwood pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Jesus Montero hit a two-run homer and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday. Millwood (4-8) gave up one unearned run and six hits in 6 1-3 innings. He struck out three, walked one and was aided by two excellent plays from shortstop Brendan Ryan. Tom Wilhelmsen worked the ninth...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners 4, Royals 3

Kevin Millwood pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Jesus Montero hit a two-run homer and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday. Millwood (4-8) gave up one unearned run and six hits in 6 1-3 innings. He struck out three, walked one and was aided by two excellent plays from shortstop Brendan Ryan. Tom Wilhelmsen worked the ninth for his 13th save...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariners vs. Yankees In Seattle: Pitching series preview analysis & predictions

Welcome the Bronx Bombers July 23-25 The Seattle Mariners will finish up July at home, wishing they could be anywhere but. Looking for news on the Ichiro trade? Pitching match ups: Game 98: RHP – Hiroki Kuroda vs. RHP – Kevin Millwood Matchup | Preview Kuroda has been a much needed bright spot for the Yankees pitching rotation after losing so many of their starters.  Although...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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