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Bryce Harper’s Seattle Debut is a Good one

Fifty times now we’ve done a Bryce Harper Home Run post. Last night in his first career game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Harper collected three hits including two singles off King Felix Hernandez. The Nationals homered four times off Felix – the first time that’s ever happened in his career – and the Harper and Wilson Ramos went back to back off Joe Beimel. The Nationals...
Via Diamond Hoggers
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Mariners issue statement on incident, Montero will not play again in 2014

Earlier on Friday, we learned of an incident between Mariners first baseman Jesus Montero and scout Butch Baccala, which occured on Thursday. Long story short, Baccala sent Montero an ice cream sandwich in the dugout in an effort to embarrass him, and Montero went into the stands with a bat looking for Baccala. Needless to say, a scout heckling a player in his own organization is...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Deep Six! Nationals homer six times, pound Mariners, King Felix

Up above, King Felix's Court looking on stunned after Wilson Ramos connected for the fourth HR off Hernandez last night in Seattle. "We were running good today." (Jayson Werth, via Washington Post, 8/31/2014) Nationals 8, Mariners 3: Back on track. Nationals homer six times (video here), including four against Felix Hernandez, which made for many opportunities...
Via Nationals Enquirer
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nats blast King Felix, open series vs. Mariners with win

The Nationals entered Friday night in a three-game skid going up against the best right-hander of his generation. Few on their roster had ever faced Felix Hernandez, and those who had found no luck. But for some reason, in a development that no one could have predicted, the Nats slapped around King Felix for the worst start of his 2014 season, the worst start he's had in a calendar...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington 8, Seattle 3; 29 August 2014 (Washington 76-57, Seattle 72-61)

Photo Credit: seattlepi.com After getting swept in Philadelphia earlier in the week, and getting a travel day on Thursday, the Nationals started a weekend series in Seattle Friday night. The Mariners are in the midst of a good year of their own, and their starting rotation includes one the best pitchers in all of MLB. Felix Hernandez got an extra day off to prep for Friday night...
Via DC Sports-Kings
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nats Hammer King Felix, Crush Mariners

The Washington Nationals (76-57) pounded four home runs off of AL Cy Young frontrunner Felix Hernandez and knocked two more against the Seattle Mariners’ (72-61) bullpen, cruising to an 8-3 win and snapping a three-game losing streak. The impressive win maintains the Nats’ six-game lead in the NL East, as the Atlanta Braves wontheir third straight game tonight with a win over...
Via The Nats Blog
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals hammer four home runs off Felix Hernandez

When you’re riding a three-game losing streak, facing Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez isn’t exactly endearing. But that was the challenge the Washington Nationals were up against on Friday. It was a challenge they conquered early, hammering four home runs off the king in the first four innings en route to the Nationals 8-3 win. Felix Hernandez has never allowed four homers...
Via KCM Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals use long ball to beat Mariners 8-3

SEATTLE (AP) Anthony Rendon hit one of Washington's four homers off Felix Hernandez, and the Nationals showed off their power in an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night that snapped a three-game losing streak. Rendon hit a solo shot in the first, and Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos also connected against Hernandez (13-5). It was the first time Hernandez...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero Wastes a Perfectly Good Ice Cream Sandwich

Jesus Montero was once thought of as the top prospect in the Mariners farm system and top 10 in all of baseball. In more recent times, Montero has had a rough go at it in the minors. This year he came to spring training 40 lbs over weight and has battled injury. Why Waste Such a Delicious Snack!?! Thursday night his temper boiled over. He was being heckled by Mariners scout, Butch...
Via Sports Mockery
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero Benched For Season; Mariners Scout Awaiting Discipline

SEATTLE — Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners’ organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Friday that the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala were “unacceptable” and “embarrassing” for the...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Jesus Montero Suspended for Throwing Ice Cream Sandwich at Scout

  In a bizarre incident, Seattle Marinars Jesus Montero was cited for throwing an ice cream sandwich at Mariners scout, Butch Baccala. Montero was playing in a minor league game after coming off an injury, and Baccala was reportedly heckling the catcher by yelling “Rapido, rapido” as Montero walked off the field in between innings. Early reports say that Montero ignored Baccala...
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nats Aim To End Losing Streak Against Hernandez In Seattle

The Washington Nationals (75-57), who have surged through August, will arrive on the West Coast a bit deflated. After being swept by the Phillies, the Nats will face the task of breaking out of a rut against the pitching-strong Seattle Mariners (72-60). The Mariners claim the distinction of best ERA in Major League Baseball at 2.99, but the Nationals aren’t far behind with a second...
Via The Nats Blog
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

M's rule Montero done for year after altercation in minors

  Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Friday that the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala were "unacceptable" and "embarrassing" for the...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Jesus Montero, Scout In Altercation

Mariners catcher Jesus Montero has been bad news for the Seattle Mariners. He hasn’t performed well on the field, he was suspended for ties to the Biogenesis scandal and showed up overweight for camp this year. Not only that, but he admitted that he didn’t even care to stay in shape during the offseason. What recently happened in a minor league just adds insult to injury. Per...
Via Geeks and Cleats
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Montero done for year after altercation

SEATTLE (AP) Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners' organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday called the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala ''unacceptable.'' The argument came during...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alleged ice-cream-sandwich-ordering Mariners scout says everyone’s got the story all wrong

A Mariners scout involved in a confrontation Thursday night with minor-leaguer Jesus Montero says the incident has been wrongly portrayed. Butch Baccala, 52, the team’s national crosschecker, was in the stands for a Class A Northwest League rookie-level game in Boise, in which Montero was appearing on a rehabilitation assignment for the Everett AquaSox. A news account of the incident...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Scout: Jesus Montero Ice Cream Incident Not Accurately Reported

Jesus Montero’s alleged ice cream-throwing might not have gone down exactly as reported. Butch Baccala, the Seattle Mariners scout who reportedly heckled Montero, delivered an ice cream sandwich to the former stud prospect in the dugout and had said sandwich thrown back at him at a minor league game in Boise, told The Seattle Times on Friday that what occurred is “not what is...
Via NESN.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

We Can’t Even Be Sure of Uehara

Et tu, Koji? Going into last Friday’s contest with Seattle, Uehara had been one of the few bright spots in the dismal 2014 season. In 57 appearences, he had a 5-3 mark and 1.53 ERA, allowing 40 hits in 58 2/3 innings. His 26 saves and only 7 walks and 72 K’s helped enable the Sox to have a 44-0 team record when leading after 8 innings (which, of course, has been pretty rare)...
Via Fenway West
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Did The Seattle Mariners’ Jesus Montero Try To Fight A Mariners’ Scout? Because Of An Ice Cream Sandwich

The only reason this isn’t incredibly embarrassing for the Seattle Mariners organization is because for once, they’re actually having a solid season and could end up in the postseason for the first time since 2001. Had this happened last year though… So, here’s what happened. The Mariners’ Jesus Montero, who was once regarded as a promising propsect, was beginning his...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero threw ice cream sandwich at heckling Mariners scout

At one point, Jesus Montero was a promising prospect in the New York Yankees organization. He was later sent to the Seattle Mariners in the trade that brought Michael Pineda, yes that Michael Pineda, to New York. Since then, it’s been one bad thing after another. Last August, Montero was suspended 50 games for his […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

M's Jesus Montero Attempts to Attack Scout with a Bat

Seattle's Jesus Montero was involved in an altercation during short-season Everett's game at Boise on Thursday. The first baseman exchanged words with a Mariners cross-checker and reportedly had to be physically restrained while attempting to enter the stands with a bat during the argument. Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified cross...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Jesus Montero Throws Ice Cream Sandwich At Scout After Being Heckled

A perfectly good ice cream sandwich went to waste Thursday night as tempers flared at a minor league baseball game. Seattle Mariners farmhand Jesus Montero — once one of baseball’s top prospects — had to be restrained as part of an altercation with a scout. According to MILB.com, Montero was held back by coaches and teammates as he attempted to climb into the stands to fight...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeeze, M's Jesus Montero Attempts to Attack Scout with a Bat, Ice Cream

Seattle farmhand Jesus Montero was involved in an altercation during Everett's game at Boise on Thursday. The (now) first baseman exchanged words with a Mariners scout and reportedly had to be physically restrained while attempting to enter the stands with a bat during the argument. Tyler Maun reports:Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero Threw Ice Cream On Senior Mariners Scout

Jesus Montero, who was once one of the top prospects in baseball, is playing for the Seattle Mariners’ Class-A Everett AquaSox team having been on the disabled list with a strained oblique. Although he wasn’t suited up during Thursday’s game, Montero participated in the game in other ways. According to reports, Montero went into the stands to […] The post Jesus Montero...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did The Washington Nationals Pick The Wrong Guy? – Stephen Strasburg VS. Dustin Ackley

Stephen Strasburg is coming to Seattle this weekend with the Washington Nationals to face the Seattle Mariners in a rare interleague game. One of the intriguing storylines of this series is that the top two selections from the 2009 draft will be competing against each other. The Nationals selected Strasburg with the first pick of the draft and Dustin Ackley was selected second by...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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