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Mariners' Taijuan Walker throws one-hitter, beats Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major-league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night. Walker (8-7), who gave up a home run to rookie Miguel Sano, tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts to help Seattle end a four-game losing streak. Cruz had...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners handle host Twins, 6-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major-league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night. Walker (8-7), who gave up a home run to rookie Miguel Sano, tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts to help Seattle end a four-game losing streak. Cruz had...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Walker, Cruz lead Mariners to 6-1 win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night. Walker (8-7), who gave up a home run to rookie Miguel Sano, tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts to help Seattle end a four-game losing streak. Cruz...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners handle host Twins, 6-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major-league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night. Walker (8-7), who gave up a home run to rookie Miguel Sano, tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts to help Seattle end a four-game losing streak. Cruz had...
Via Fox Sports North
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The trade deadline looms, perhaps the Mariners should not trade

The trade deadline nears and it is painfully clear the Mariners lacks competitive fight and was put together in the worst way possible. The lack of competitive fire lay squarely on the shoulders of one Lloyd McClendon; however, the team that was put together so shabbily, rests on Jack Zduriencik. Now this article is not intended to bash Mariners management (for that please click...
Via Seattle Side Up!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dealing With Grief And The 2015 Seattle Mariners

Just before the 2015 baseball season was set to kick off, the city of Seattle was abuzz with hope and expectations; why shouldn’t it? Baseball experts everywhere were building the Mariners up to be one of the top teams in the game.  Talking heads on TV and the ‘net were praising General Manager Jack Zduriencik’s (Jack Z to most writers and reporters, as that grouping of letters...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks-Mariners Preview

No one has hit more home runs in interleague games since the start of last season than Nelson Cruz. If that wasn't daunting enough for Arizona's attempt to extend a scoreless streak, the Seattle Mariners slugger has been locked in during recent home games and will seek to build on this weekend's impressive performance in Monday night's opener against the Diamondbacks. Cruz has hit...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Series Recap: The Mariners begin their role as spoiler; Split series with the Tigers

Zunino gets a hit! The Mariners got to play a little bit of spoiler to the Tigers dimming playoff hopes this week, as they split 4 games to continue their trend of win a game, lose a game, that has been the theme of the last couple months. Game 1 Game 1 was a tight one, contributing to a recent stretch of really close games for the Mariners.  The Mariners got a strong 7 innings...
Via Seattle Side Up!
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles will be buyers at the deadline

Well there was some question on what the Baltimore Orioles were going to do with the July 31 trade deadline quickly approaching. Not anymore though, as club executive and general manager Dan Duquette held a press conference today to clear it all up. The Orioles will be buyers for the next nine days, regardless of how the team plays. Duquette specifically said that the team needs...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Then And Now – Can The Seattle Mariners Ever Make ’95 Slide Magic Again?

This Sunday, Randy Johnson will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The 51 year-old former pitcher, known as the ‘Big Unit’, played for the Seattle Mariners from 1989 to 1998 before being traded away to Houston and then onto Arizona, where he arguably had some of the best games of his life (including pitching a perfect game at the age of 40). Nowadays he spends...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: J.D. Martinez and Nelson Cruz launch gigantic home runs in Detroit

What’s in the air Tuesday night at Comerica Park? The Tigers’ home yard has been a launching pad, hosting two massive bazooka-shot home runs to deep center field. OK, maybe it’s bad pitching in the air, with two of the more disappointing starting rotations in MLB between the Tigers and Mariners. Seattle’s Taijuan Walker came into Tuesday’s game having served up 16 homers...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: J.D. Martinez and Nelson Cruz launch gigantic home runs in Detroit

What’s in the air Tuesday night at Comerica Park? The Tigers’ home yard has been a launching pad, hosting two massive bazooka-shot home runs to deep center field. OK, maybe it’s bad pitching in the air, with two of the more disappointing starting rotations in MLB between the Tigers and Mariners. Seattle’s Taijuan Walker came into Tuesday’s game having served up 16 homers...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The State of the M’s from Seattle Side Up

The Mariners began the 2nd half of their 2015 season this past weekend, and it gave us a chance here at SSU to reflect on the season so far.  We put together some questions for the Baseball staff here, and where we think our chances lie. The Mariners stand at 41-48 this year at the break, far behind last year’s 51-44 at this time. What do you think was the primary reason for...
Via Seattle Side Up!
11 days ago  |  Discuss

McClendon expects better results from Mariners in second half

The Seattle Mariners began the second half of the season with a 41-48 record, far below the level of play expected from them before the year began. Despite their disappointing results thus far in 2015, manager Lloyd McClendon remained as upbeat as ever regarding his club on Friday, before they opened a three-game series with the Yankees in New York.  As Howard Megdal of USA Today...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Second Half Be Any Different For The Seattle Mariners?

With the Home Run Derby and the All Star Game clearly in the rear view mirror and the mythical “half way” point of the MLB season passed – the real half way point happened about two weeks ago – the Seattle Mariners find themselves at 41-48, just barely out of the cellar in the AL West, and 7.5 games behind the Los Angeles Angels. Even though there are 73 games left to play...
Via Oregon Sports News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 All-Star Game fun through the eyes (and Twitter) of Nelson Cruz

Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz was a 2015 All-Star, voted in by the fans as the American League's designated hitter. Over the past few days, Cruz - who often posts pictures and other lighthearted fare on his Twitter account - documented his All-Star Week festivities with a bevy of behind-the-scenes pictures.He also paid a visit to the Intentional Talk set that was erected on...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't Count Seattle Out Yet

In case you haven't noticed, the American League has been fascinating this season. With a couple days off to reflect, here's one interesting viewpoint to consider: nobody in the AL can be counted out of the playoffs. Not yet. At the break, the biggest margin separating an aspiring playoff team from MLB's second wild card is eight games, a distinction belonging to the Oakland Athletics...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: David Ortiz Tried To Recruit Me To Red Sox Again During Offseason

David Ortiz apparently tried his darndest this past offseason to recruit Nelson Cruz to join the Boston Red Sox. And no, this isn’t a reprint of a story from last July. Speaking with reporters before Tuesday’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cincinnati, Cruz detailed how, for a second winter in a row, Ortiz made a push to bring him to Boston. “Yes, he did. It’s huge...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Walker using All-Star break to his advantage

While his Seattle Mariners teammates Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz bask in the glow of their All-Star selections this week in Cincinnati, pitcher Taijuan Walker will be sightseeing in New York City. That's according to MLB.com's Greg Johns, who says the young right-hander will be utilizing the break to focus on things not related to baseball.  Walker allowed six earned runs to...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners midseason pleasant, unpleasant surprises

At 39-46, the Seattle Mariners have played 85 games, which means more than one half of the season is over. This has obviously not been the ideal first half for the ball club, but this article will examine which players have been pleasant surprises, and which have been unpleasant surprises. Pleasant: Nelson Cruz has been a monster for the Mariners this season Nelson Cruz Where...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

King Felix named to sixth All-Star Game, setting Mariners' record

Felix Hernandez really IS a king. On Monday, the Seattle Mariners' ace was named to his sixth All-Star Game, passing Randy Johnson as the most-elected pitcher in Mariner club history. Hernandez joins slugger Nelson Cruz on the AL's roster for the game, set for Tuesday, July 14 at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. Cruz won the popular vote for the designated hitter position...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cruz thanks Mariners fans for support after locking down All-Star Game start

Slugger Nelson Cruz held on to his lead over the Kansas City Royals' Kendrys Morales in voting for the All-Star Game, it was announced by the league on Sunday.Cruz, who's had a great start to his Mariners career so far in 2015, will be in the AL's starting lineup at the DH position in the game on Tuesday, July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. It ended up being pretty...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson’s outfield gambles have not paid off

For the past two offseasons, Sandy Alderson has focused on improving the outfield any way possible. The 2013 season was not a great one for the Mets, and Alderson knew his prospects were on their way to being promoted, creating a need for the Mets to make moves during the offseason, and get more offensive production from the outfield. Obviously hindsight is 20/20, but Alderson could...
Via Mets360.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' bats stay silent, lose 7-0 to Mariners

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Taijuan Walker pitched one-hit ball for six innings to win his fifth straight start, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the punchless San Diego Padres 7-0 on Wednesday. Cano had four hits and drove in three runs. Cruz connected for his 20th homer on his 35th birthday. Walker (7-6) struck out seven and walked none. The 22-year-old...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners' Cruz declines Home Run Derby invitation, thanks fans for All-Star votes

Despite being among the league leaders in home runs thanks to his prolific start to his Seattle Mariners career, slugger Nelson Cruz will not take part in the Home Run Derby during All-Star Week. Cruz made the announcement on Tuesday night, and cited the same reason he gave the Baltimore Orioles for opting out of the event last season.As he told Greg Johns of MLB.com, he's all about...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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