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...
With the Mets leading 2-1 in the top of the 8th inning, Lucas Duda came up to bat and put a charge into one that only landed because Safeco Field happened to get in the way.
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The reaction as the ball was leaving the park from Seattle pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen was even better…
Wilhelmsen's face after Duda's bomb says it all…. #Mets #Mariners...
So it’s not really the 2nd half mark in the fantasy baseball season, but it’s the All-Star Break so what else are we going to talk about? Hell’s Kitchen? Is it even believable that these people would one day be in charge of a kitchen? There’s Real World castmates who seem like they have their shizz together better than these schmohawks. I like the one guy who burps a...
Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen and pitching coach Rick Waits aren’t about to turn down, and you can’t blame them for that. Check out their dance moves when Lil Jon comes through the loudspeaker.
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Some things are just awesome, and a 62-year-old baseball coach dancing uncontrollably in the outfield to a hip hop song is, quite frankly, one of those awesome things.
That’s what Seattle Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits recently did during Mariners batting practice when the song “Turn Down For What” came on the Safeco Field speakers.
Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen immediately...
Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits and pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen turn down for what with serious dance moves.
((HT: MLB.com))The HQ admits that, sometimes, there's a lot of time where baseball players and coaches are waiting around to do stuff...Could be anything... so, just "stuff..."Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits paired off with reliever Tom Wilhelmsen's in his tradition of dancing to a song during batting practice...Here's the dance-off...Your browser does not...
The Hits Just Keep On Coming
The news on the pitching front continues to worsen for the Seattle Mariners who seem lost at sea in the midst of an eight game losing streak. Injuries, youth, defensive miscues, and flat out incompetence have all contributed to the mess the M’s hurlers find themselves currently in.
Let’s break out the mess to see if we can find any clarity.
Is it time to jump ship yet?
After losing 6 games in a row to the Texas Rangers and Miami Marlins one would think that coming home, having ace hurler Felix Hernandez on the hill, and having the luxury of the abysmal hitting Houston Astros to punch around that the Seattle Mariners would snap out of their losing streak.
Despite a team batting average of .191 the Astros...
MIAMI -- Baseball is cyclical over the course of a 162-game season.
One week, everything goes right. During the following stretch, everything goes wrong. Just as quickly as a losing skid develops, a winning streak begins.
Down by one heading into the eighth inning, the Marlins produced two runs on one hit en route to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Mariners on Sunday afternoon.
MIAMI (AP) -- Adeiny Hechavarria hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after an instant replay went in Miami's favor and the Marlins beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep.
Mike Dunn (1-2) picked up the win in relief and Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his third save of the season and 32nd in a row.
Tom Wilhelmsen (0-1) took the loss for the...
The Mariners lost Tom Wilhelmsen last year, not to injury, but to whatever it is that capriciously claims the effectiveness of relievers with otherwise quality stuff. In stepped Danny Farquhar, one of two guys the Mariners got for Ichiro in a deal interpreted as nothing other than a dump and a favor. At the time, […]
The position of closer looked to be one of strength for the Seattle Mariners going into 2013. Tom Wilhelmsen stepped into the closer’s role after Brandon League was traded to the Dodgers, and he had a fine 2012 saving 29 games with a 2.50 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. He came hot out of the gate in 2013 saving 8 games in April with a 0.75 ERA, but a disastrous June (0-2, 4 saves, 3...
Nice knowing you guys
The hot stove is already cranking out deals, and it’s not even time for the annual December winter meetings.
Heck, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. Were’ getting the offseason fire cranking early this year, and the Seattle Mariners are not going to be left out for long.
The Mariners have been linked to virtually every free agent out there and even a...
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has left Thursday's game against the Seattle Mariners after with a bruised left hand after being hit by a pitch near the wrist.
Iglesias was doubled over in pain after Tom Wilhelmsen's pitch caught him in the sixth inning. The Tigers said X-rays are negative and Iglesias is day to day.
Detroit acquired Iglesias from Boston in a trade shortly...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013
DETROIT -- Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is fortunate to be day to day.
Iglesias, 23, was hit on the left hand by Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Iglesias immediately crumpled to the ground, holding his left hand.
Athletic trainer Kevin Rand rushed out to look at him and was finally able to get Iglesias' batting glove off.
The Seattle Mariners have a new closer: Danny Farquhar. The former M’s closer, Tom Wilhelmsen, has been cast aside after repeated implosions and losing the ability to consistently strike out MLB hitters. Strikeouts are incredibly important for closers, because they limit the chances for batters to get hits. Now, Wilhelmsen is in Tacoma playing triple-A baseball and the Mariners...
The Kid can K
The Seattle Mariners have had difficulty finding a consistent performer in the closer role, something they did not expect coming into this year. Last season, Tom Wilhelmsen found success converting 29 of 34 save opportunities over 79.1 innings with a 2.50 ERA. Of all the positions the Mariners thought they may be weak, the closer was not one of them.
Series recap full of love and hate
Seattle 9, Toronto 7
When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Umpires: Home – Dale Scott, 1B – Todd Tichenor, 2B – CB Bucknor, 3B – Quinn Wolcott
It is the worst when the Blue Jays come to town, the amount of blue in the stands of SafeCo Field is infuriating...
Mariners optioned RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma.
Wilhelmsen was the Mariners' closer just one week ago but his implosion against the Red Sox last Thursday was apparently the last straw. The 29-year-old has a disappointing 4.37 ERA and 35/26 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 inning this season. Danny Farquhar is the pitcher to own in his bullpen right now.
Heading into the Seattle Mariners‘ series against the Boston Red Sox, there were many fans throughout the Pacific Northwest who had the faintest hopes of the Mariners making a 1995-esque type of run into the playoffs this year, myself included. Seattle was streaking, had been arguably the hottest team in baseball in July, and was getting Michael Morse back from the...
The Red Sox pulled off a stunning comeback victory on Thursday, scoring six runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Mariners 8-7 at Fenway Park. Daniel Nava’s game-winning RBI base hit to deep center field gave the Red Sox their league-leading 11th walk-off victory, and their second in less than 24 hours.
The epic comeback started after Felix Hernandez’s departure following...
The Red Sox keep finding new ways to win.
Already leading baseball with ten walkoffs on the year, Boston notched its 11th tonight at Fenway with a remarkable six-run 9th to overcome a 7-2 lead and a start by Felix Hernandez to defeat the Seattle Mariners 8-7.
Like many long innings, the bottom of the 9th started with a walk. Daniel Nava coaxed the walk out of Seattle closer Tom...
The Seattle Mariners are in trade talks involving two members of their bullpen and outfielder Michael Morse, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Closer Tom Wilhelmsen and left-hander Oliver Perez are both reportedly candidates to get moved along with Morse as the 50-56 Mariners make a late move to sell before tonight's deadline. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun tweeted...
M’s win another series
The Seattle Mariners have been good, great and incredibly lucky during their eight-game win streak that ended at SafeCo, but enough progress has been made for #KeepStreaking to remain on fans’ minds.
Cleveland 10, Seattle 1
When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Umpires: Home – Lance...