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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
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Weekly Preview Motor City Kitties & Angels in the Outfield

Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers Monday, July 6th vs Detroit Tigers 7:10 PST Hisashi Iwakuma (RHP) 0-1 vs. Alfred Simon (RHP) 7-5 Tuesday, July 7th vs Detroit Tigers 7:10 PST Taijuan Walker (RHP) 7-6 vs. Kyle Ryan (LHP) 1-2 Wednesday, July 8th vs Detroit Tigers 12:40 PST JA Happ (LHP) 3-5 vs. Anibal Sanchez (RHP) 7-7 Last week, the Mariners played in 4 shutout games...
Via Seattle Side Up!
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano dealing with stomach ailment all season

It’s been a disappointing second season in Seattle for Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, but we finally may know one of the reasons he’s struggling – Cano is reportedly dealing with acid reflux, a stomach ailment that came about when Cano was treated with antibiotics for a stomach parasite in October. Some of the details via USA Today… Cano was in the midst of...
Via The Outside Corner
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano has been dealing with stomach ailment all season

It’s been a disappointing second season in Seattle for Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, but we finally may know one of the reasons he’s struggling – Cano is reportedly dealing with acid reflux, a stomach ailment that came about when Cano was treated with antibiotics for a stomach parasite in October. Some of the details via USA Today… Cano was in the midst of his sixth...
Via Bloguin Best
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

McClendon to miss Mariners vs. Tigers series after death in family

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon will not manage the Mariners for the club's series with the Detroit Tigers that kicks off Monday night at Safeco Field.  Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reported the news Sunday on Twitter, as apparently McClendon's sister has passed away. In his absence, bench coach Trent Jewett will take over manager duties until McClendon returns later...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers look to get on track against Mariners Monday

Hisashi Iwakuma's injury has been one of many factors behind the Seattle Mariners' disappointing first half. They're hoping Iwakuma, making his first start in more than two months, can help open the team's final pre-All Star break homestand with a victory Monday night against the Detroit Tigers (9 p.m. pregame, 10:10 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit). Iwakuma (0-1, 6.61 ERA) went...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours 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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers look to get on track against Mariners Monday

Hisashi Iwakuma's injury has been one of many factors behind the Seattle Mariners' disappointing first half. They're hoping Iwakuma, making his first start in more than two months, can help open the team's final pre-All Star break homestand with a victory Monday night against the Detroit Tigers (9 p.m. pregame, 10:10 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit). Iwakuma (0-1, 6.61 ERA) went...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: M’s display Fireworks on Friday, but still struggle to get the offense going splitting 2 games vs. Oakland

Games Recap This Fourth of July weekend, the M’s faced the hapless Athletics, pulling a 2-2 record in the four game series. Game 1 was an exercise in futility.  Oakland ‘s Scott Kazmir retired 21 of his first 22 players.  The Mariners mustered a paltry 2 hits in the slaughter. ”He’s become a leader here the last couple years, by performance and in the clubhouse,” Melvin...
Via Seattle Side Up!
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers-Mariners Preview

Hisashi Iwakuma's injury has been one of many factors behind the Seattle Mariners' disappointing first half. They're hoping Iwakuma, making his first start in more than two months, can help open the team's final pre-All Star break homestand with a victory Monday night against the Detroit Tigers. Iwakuma (0-1, 6.61 ERA) went to the disabled list with a strained back muscle after just...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Montgomery solid into 6th, Mariners beat Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Seattle rookie Mike Montgomery put together another fine start, pitching the Mariners past the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Sunday. Coming off two straight shutouts, Montgomery (4-2) gave up one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. He walked one and struck out two. Montgomery was trying to join Randy Johnson as the only players in franchise history to pitch three consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

McClendon to take leave from Mariners for sister's funeral

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon will miss his team's upcoming three-game series against the Detroit Tigers to attend a funeral for his sister. McClendon was expected to fly back to Seattle with the team following its game in Oakland on Sunday afternoon, then will travel to Indiana to be with his family. Bench coach Trent Jewett will assume the managerial...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A's end home skid against King Felix, beat Mariners 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Rookie Kendall Graveman pitched seven innings to help hand Seattle ace Felix Hernandez his first loss in Oakland in nearly seven years, as the Athletics beat the Mariners 2-0 on Saturday. The A's only scored twice off Hernandez (10-5) but peppered him for 10 hits - the most he has allowed this season. Hernandez, who struck out six and walked two, had gone 13...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Make A Bevy Of Roster Moves

After Seattle’s win Friday night in Oakland, the Mariners announced that they were sending down three pitchers in Tom Wilhelmsen, Roenis Elias, and Vidal Nuno. The corresponding moves weren’t released until Saturday morning, but now that mystery is solved as they will be recalling RHP Mayckol Guaipe and OF James Jones from Tacoma and will reinstate Rule 5 pick, LHP David Rollins...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Guns — Taijuan Walker and Mike Montgomery

Seattle Mariners Starting Pitching Continues To Flourish It’s very difficult to get excited about the 2015 Seattle Mariners season at this point.  This was supposed to be our year.  Finally we’d be back in the playoffs.  Felix would pitch in the post season for the first time and just maybe we’d have a baseball world championship trophy come to Seattle. The writing is on...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners hit 4 HRs in 9-5 win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison all hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 Friday night for their third win in four games. J.A. Happ (4-5) snapped a personnel four-game slide with six strong innings, giving up three runs and eight hits. He struck out five and walked none. Mark Canha had two hits and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison rips cover off baseball on foul ball (Video)

Logan Morrison has become quite popular due to his use of the social media platform Twitter. After Thursday, the Mariners first baseman will be known as the guy who hit a baseball hard enough to rip a portion of the cover off of it. Your browser does not support iframes. During the fifth inning, Morrison...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Bloomquist out, Taylor in

Willie Bloomquist spent more than half his career with the Seattle Mariners On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners designated utilityman Willie Bloomquist for assignment and recalled shortstop Chris Taylor from AAA Tacoma to replace him. Bloomquist was drafted twice by the Mariners and has played two separate stints with the ball club. Bloomquist, who spent the majority of his career...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Rookie Report – Heaney, Matz and Montgomery

Andrew Heaney – Heaney debuted in the Majors last year for the Marlins, but he struggled in his 29.1 innings, allowing six home runs. So he was traded twice this offseason and ended up an Angel after being dealt to the Dodgers from Miami. Heaney’s 4.71 ERA in Triple-A this year looks bad, but he had some bad luck due to a high BABIP and low left-on-base rate. His FIP was a nice...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Willie Bloomquist era is over in Seattle

On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners officially cut ties with infielder Willie Bloomquist.  The rumors began last night when word broke that the Mariners were going to promote shortstop Chris Taylor from Triple-A Tacoma. Considering Seattle's roster issues, Bloomquist's continued presence did seem a bit odd in the context of what he offered the club as a bench player.  Bloomquist...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Swiss Army Utility Player, Willie Bloomquist DFA’ed, Youngster Chris Taylor gets the Call

Journeyman utility player, Willie Bloomquist has been designated for assignment. This most likely marks the end of the Port Orchard native’s career in the Pacific Northwest. From 2002-2008, Bloomquist was one of the more beloved players by fans. He consistently embodied the term “scrappy player,” by making the most of every opportunity he got on the field in his role as...
Via Seattle Side Up!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners To Recall INF Chris Taylor; DFA Willie Bloomquist

Wednesday night, Chris Taylor was removed from his game with the Tacoma Rainiers in AAA because of an impending recall back to the Major Leagues with the Seattle Mariners. It was unsure who exactly would be sent down or DFA’d at the time, but that has been cleared up Thursday morning via the Twitter page of Mariners utility-man Willie Bloomquist, thanking the Mariners for his...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A tale of two seasons for Seattle Mariners’ Taijuan Walker

Taijuan Walker of the Seattle Mariners took a while to get warmed up this season.  But he’s gone from ice-cold to red-hot in a very short time. On Memorial Day, only five weeks ago, Walker had made nine starts and could have been wondering if he would get a tenth.  His record: 1-5 with a 7.33 ERA and 23 walks in only 43 1/3 innings.  He had managed only two quality starts in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Mike Montgomery and Taijuan Walker

There’s a lot of buzz about how well two members of the Mariners rotation have pitched. Those pitchers are Taijuan Walker and Mike Montgomery. Of the two I believe one of the breakouts has a shot at being legitimate and other looks like a fluke. Mike Montgomery In Montgomery’s last two starts he’s been fantastic – against the Royals and Padres, respectively, with two complete...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The Mariners Half Sweep the only team that hits worse than them

Mike Montgomery mowing down Padres The Mariners got the week off to a very good start, with a pair of shutout wins in sweeping the San Diego Padres.  Well, really only half a sweep as it was only 2 games but we will take what we can get.  The games were dominated by pitching although there was a bit of offense to go with it. In the first game on Tuesday, Mike Montgomery threw...
Via Seattle Side Up!
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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