Cano misses 1st game of season for Seattle with flu

SEATTLE (AP) Robinson Cano wasn't in the Seattle Mariners' lineup for the first time this season because of flu-like symptoms. Cano's first day off came Thursday night with the Mariners opening a four-game series against Cleveland. Manager Lloyd McClendon said the symptoms popped up overnight after the team had concluded its trip against Tampa Bay and returned to Seattle. McClendon...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Next Up: Indians vs. Mariners in Seattle

Two of the hottest teams in baseball faced off in Cleveland this week and over those three games the Indians outscored the Rangers 23-17 but the Texas Rangers proved to be more effective overall, winning two out of three. The Rangers won 10-8 and 4-3. The Indians won yesterday, 12-3. That puts the Indians at 21-25, seven games behind the Kansas City Royals. The Rangers, having completed...
Via Waiting For Next Year
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ Struggles Prompted by Those of Cano

Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano, right, watches his RBI single off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Steven Geltz during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 25, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mariners’ Seth Smith scored on the hit. Catching for the Rays is Rene Rivera. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) A season after only getting eliminated from postseason contention on the...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano's slump: The good news, the bad news

If you just look selectively at some of the names, it doesn’t seem so bad. So far this year, through a little more than a quarter of the season, Robinson Cano has hit about as well as Matt Kemp. He’s hit a little better than Troy Tulowitzki, and a lot better than Carlos Gonzalez and […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriotic fan snags foul ball, dances like crazy (GIF)

On Memorial Day, it seemed appropriate that a fan with a stars-and-stripes jacket snagged a foul ball and broke out some crazy dance moves during Monday's Tampa Bay Rays game against Seattle. It happened in the top of the third inning as Mariners batter Robinson Cano hit a foul ball into the stands near left field. The patriotic fan grabbed the ball on the aisle steps, then expressed...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays fall behind in 1st, can't rally against Roenis Elias, Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Robinson Cano drove in two runs, Roenis Elias threw six solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Monday night. Seattle took a 2-0 lead in the first on RBI singles by Cano and Nelson Cruz. Cano entered the game hitless in his previous 12 at-bats. He made it 3-1 on a run-scoring single in the eighth. Elias (2-1) gave up one...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cano drives in 2, Mariners beat Rays 4-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Robinson Cano drove in two runs, Roenis Elias threw six solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Monday night. Seattle took a 2-0 lead in the first on RBI singles by Cano and Nelson Cruz. Cano entered the game hitless in his previous 12 at-bats. He made it 3-1 on a run-scoring single in the eighth. Elias (2-1) gave up one run...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 2, Toronto Blue Jays 8: Blue Jays fly away from M’s, avoid the sweep

Another day, another disappointing Taijuan Walker start. The Mariners were denied the sweep of the Blue Jays today with a 4 run 5th inning that they were unable to overcome. Walker held his own until the middle of the 5th, when a missed pitch to Ryan Goins. From there, it all unraveled. The single bright spot today was the two runs scored by Kyle Seager. He hit his 2nd home run in...
Via Seattle Side Up!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' McClendon on Cano's continued struggles: 'He's real close'

The Seattle Mariners' star second baseman Robinson Cano still hasn't having a great time with the bat yet in 2015. Heading into play Sunday, Cano was slashing .253/.297/.341, which is significantly below the level of play he's come to be known for over the course of his career. His sluggish start to his second season with the Mariners had him 'concerned' a week ago, as he continues...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge: A baseballer in a footballer’s body

It’s no secret that the Yankees’ farm system has been rather lackluster since producing the Core Four, or Fab Five including Bernie. Brett Gardner, Robinson Cano and Dellin Betances are the only players worth noting in the last decade. But there’s something brewing down on the farm the last few years and I can’t wait until it gets here. I’m talking of course about Aaron...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano looking to heat up on Mariners' current road trip

With Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano off to an uncharacteristic start in 2015 (.260/.299/.357 with just one home run, 11 RBIs and only eight walks so far), he's looking for answers. Judging by his career numbers at the stadiums the Mariners will hit on this current road trip, he could find those answers in the coming week - if things go his way. As Brent Stecker of...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: The Fielding Chronicles — Second Basemen

View image | Why should I bother reading this article? Fantasy sports players are always looking for an edge. Any information we can get are hands on that will help us pick players is appreciated. At first glance, it may appear like fielding may have nothing to do with fantasy production. It doesn’t directly. However, with teams becoming more sophisticated...
Via The Fantasy Fix
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Dempsey throws first pitch at Mariners game, has photo-op with Robinson Cano

Clint Dempsey is a popular man. From starring on the U.S. Men's National Team and scoring a goal within the first 30 seconds of their first game in the 2014 World Cup to being a key player on the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer to his his days with Fulham and Tottenham in the English Premier League, he's done a lot within the world of soccer. The Seattle Mariners opted to...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Cano 'concerned' about slow start, wants to 'do better'

Robinson Cano is one of the premier hitters in all of Major League Baseball, and yet entering Sunday he's hitting just .260/.301/.363 with 1 home run, 11 RBIs and 25 strikeouts in 156 plate appearances. For comparison's sake, Cano only struck out 68 times in all of 2014.  In a recent chat with 710 ESPN Seattle, Cano vocalized his frustration with his tough start, saying that "I...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners have yet to see the Robinson Cano they paid for

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports For the New York Yankees, 2015 was supposed to be all about Robinson Cano, or, more specifically, his emergence as the next face of the franchise and heir-apparent to retired pin-striper Derek Jeter. Instead, now nearly 18 months removed from shattering the hearts of Yankee fans everywhere by signing a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Oakland Athletics 2, Seattle Mariners 7

The Mariners continued their momentum to righting the Good Ship Mariner tonight, with a 7-2 win over the visiting Oakland Athletics. They were aided by an incredibly sloppy night on the part of the Athletics, allowing 4 runs to be scored on errors. But the fact that the Mariners capitalized on their opponent’s mistakes is still a good sign. JA Happ turned in another strong 5 innings...
Via Seattle Side Up!
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cano has 3 hits, A's make 4 errors in Mariners' 7-2 win

SEATTLE (AP) Robinson Cano had three hits and an RBI, and the Seattle Mariners took advantage of Oakland's season-high four errors in a 7-2 victory over the Athletics on Saturday night. J.A. Happ (3-1) pitched five innings for the victory, allowing one run and four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Nelson Cruz and Seth Smith also each had a pair of hits and an RBI for Seattle...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Review After Month One

View image | As the first month of baseball comes to an end, the Seattle Mariners are not exactly in the spot they expected to be. Seattle came into April with high hopes, including many experts seeing them as AL contenders, and while they have had their share of bright spots, there are areas where Seattle needs to fix soon if they want to be a contender come October...
Via TopSportsReport
24 days ago  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Seattle Mariners 3 Houston Astros 4

Another game, another loss to the the Astros, as Houston takes their 8th straight game in defeating the Seattle Mariners 4-3. Houston roughed-up Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias early scoring 3 runs on an Evan Gattis homerun in the 1st followed by a Jake Marisnick homerun in the 2nd inning. Robinson Cano knocked in an RBI scoring Austin Jackson on a double in the 3rd.  And in the...
Via Seattle Side Up!
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Buy/Sell on These 8 Struggling Hitters

With 12-13% of the season already in the books, some players have not performed up to their draft day value. The question on the minds of every fantasy owner is whether these players improve the rest of the season. The following analysis of each hitter is from the point of view of the owner of the hitter. Before I go on it’s important to note we’re dealing with a small sample...
Via Baseball Professor
28 days ago  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Seattle Mariners 5, Texas Rangers 2

The King still reigns supreme, as Felix pitched his way to 4-0 on the season against the Texas Rangers completing a three game sweep. With a 5-2 win over the Rangers, the Mariners moved to 10-11 on the season, 1 game below .500. Felix as usual pitched a brilliant game, allowing only 2 runs over 6.2 innings pitched. He got some assistance from the offense as well, with Nelson Cruz...
Via Seattle Side Up!
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Young boy throws souvenir foul ball onto field, horrifying fans in section

In the first inning of Monday's Mariners-Astros game in Seattle, a ball girl scooped up a foul ball hit by Robinson Cano along the right field line and then handed it to a young boy who, everyone thought, would revel in delight over the souvenir. That's not what happened. The kid took the ball and as soon as the ball girl turned away, he chucked it back onto the field, causing an...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Points Leagues: The Little Mariner That Could

I think I can-o. I think I can-o. Opposing catchers are claiming to have heard Robinson Cano chanting these words to himself as he stepped into the batters box on numerous occasions during the first two weeks of the season. Sources have reported that Yasmani Grandal is confirming these allegations, saying he heard him mutter those exact words on Tuesday night right before he hit...
Via Razzball
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robinson Cano makes awful baserunning mistake

Your browser does not support iframes. Professional athletes are not immune to baserunning blunders. We all make mistakes while on the job now and then, but very few of us embarrass ourselves the way Robinson Cano humiliated himself on Wednesday night. During the sixth inning of the Seattle Mariners’ loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle's Robinson Cano jogged home on a walk because he 'thought the bases were loaded'

Used to Seattle Mariner Robinson Cano jogging to first. Last night? He jogged home on a walk. Only the bases weren't loaded. To Cano: Is that the dumbest thing you've ever done? Cano: I would say yes.Dodgers 5, Mariners 2[h/t Chad Moriyama]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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