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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
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lucas Duda’s 446 Foot Blast Of A Home Run vs Seattle

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. Your browser does not support iframes. 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...
Via The Daily Stache
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 100 for 2nd Half of 2014 Fantasy Baseball

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...
Via Razzball
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch a Seattle Mariners Coach and Player Go Nuts When “Turn Down For What?” Comes On

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. [Sporting News] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Pitching Coach Strips, Dances To ‘Turn Down For What’ During BP (Video)

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...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners coach, pitcher dance to 'Turn Down for What'

Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits and pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen turn down for what with serious dance moves.
Via Gamedayr
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

It's "Dance Fever" With Your Seattle Mariners

((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...
Via Online Sports Guys
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 2014, 3 Week Pitching Report

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. Injuries...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Run Aground For 8th Straight Loss

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. Think Again. Despite a team batting average of .191 the Astros...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Three-game sweep swings Marlins' early season back in right direction

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins rally in 8th, finish off home sweep of Mariners

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Replace Good Closer with Good Closer

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, […]
Via Fangraphs
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners rumors: Closer edition

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...
Via isportsweb.com
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Mariners that are likely trade bait at the winter meetings

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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 25, 2013  |  3 Comments

Detroit's Iglesias hit by pitch, leaves game

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  |  Discuss

Iglesias leaves game with left hand contusion

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. Iglesias...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners' Closer Danny Farquhar’s Curveball And MLB Closers

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...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite first blown save, the M’s Farquhar is the “Real Deal”

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. Fast forward...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners salvage one of three, but Jays take series and the crowd

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 Temperature: 72° Umpires: Home – Dale Scott, 1B – Todd Tichenor, 2B – CB Bucknor, 3B – Quinn Wolcott Attendance: 34792 It is the worst when the Blue Jays come to town, the amount of blue in the stands of SafeCo Field is infuriating...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners demote Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A

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.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners’ heartbreaking loss signals where they’re at

Almost There 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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox score six in the ninth, tally second consecutive walk-off win

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...
Via The Nosebleeds
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Comeback kids do it again, score six in the 9th to walk off with the win

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...
Via Ted's Army
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners/Orioles rumors: OF Michael Morse, relievers Tom Wilhelmsen and Oliver Perez on the block

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...
Via MLB Injury News
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The bandwagon is still in motion, Mariners take two of three

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 Temperature: 69° Umpires: Home – Lance...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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