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Mariners-Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers are hoping their latest effort at the plate is the start of an offensive turnaround, and a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners could be just what they need. The Rangers look to take advantage of one of the worst pitching staffs in baseball Monday night when they try to win back-to-back games for the first time this year against the Mariners. Texas (7-11) owns...
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Sacramento River Cats v. Tacoma Rainiers Game Notes

As part of Baseball Hot Corner’s ongoing commitment to cover as much baseball around the country as possible, I attended today’s game between the San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats and the Seattle Mariners Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers. Before I begin the article I would like to offer my gratitude to the River Cats’ media relations department...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins come through in 11th for series win in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) -- Joe Mauer hit a two-run triple with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins over the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Sunday. Mauer got three hits and drove in three runs. In addition to his first triple of the season, he had an RBI double as the Twins won for the third time in four games. Seth Smith hit his first home run of the year and also doubled for...
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Mauer's triple in 11th lifts Twins over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Joe Mauer hit a two-run triple with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins over the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Sunday. Mauer got three hits and drove in three runs. In addition to his first triple of the season, he had an RBI double as the Twins won for the third time in four games. Seth Smith hit his first home run of the year and also doubled for the...
Via AP on Fox
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Mariners' Iwakuma staying optimistic despite lat strain

The Seattle Mariners will be without starter Hisashi Iwakuma for a few weeks, as the right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. Despite the setback, which the team expects will keep Iwakuma out approximately 2-4 weeks, the pitcher is maintaining a positive outlook.As he told Adam Lewis of MLB.com:So far in 2015, Iwakuma hasn't exactly been the pitcher he was...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins vs. Mariners preview

Minnesota is starting to figure things out on the road, but Kyle Gibson's struggles away from home have carried over from the end of last season. Gibson will try to shake his road woes Sunday against the Seattle Mariners and help the Twins to a rare series win away from Minnesota. The Twins (7-10) got off to a brutal start on the road, totaling 19 runs while going 1-7. Saturday's...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners fan throws popcorn bucket at foul ball, hilarity ensues (GIF)

A Seattle Mariners fan made an embarrassing attempt to knock a foul ball out of the air by tossing a bucket of popcorn at it during the seventh inning of Saturday's game against Minnesota. Naturally, the fan had no chance of catching the ball, but he did manage to make it rain popcorn all over the nearby fans.What he should have been doing was trying to catch the ball with the...
Via Holdout Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Balanced Twins turn back Mariners, 8-5

SEATTLE -- Eduardo Escobar hit a solo home run and six other Minnesota Twins drove in at least one run in a collective 8-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Eduardo Nunez had two hits and two RBIs and seven Twins scored a run. Minnesota took advantage of three Mariners errors and two wild pitches. Austin Jackson had a two-run home run for the Mariners in the seventh...
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Escobar's HR leads Twins' balanced 8-5 win over Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) Eduardo Escobar hit a solo home run and six other Minnesota Twins drove in at least one run in a collective 8-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Eduardo Nunez had two hits and two RBIs and seven Twins scored a run. Minnesota took advantage of three Mariners errors and two wild pitches. Austin Jackson had a two-run home run for the Mariners in the...
Via AP on Fox
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Mariners' Iwakuma to miss 2-4 weeks with strained muscle

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a strained muscle just under his right arm and is expected to miss two to four weeks. Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday. He felt discomfort on Tuesday, a day after his start against Houston and an MRI showed he had a strained right latissimus dorsi, a muscle which connects the back to the arm. Iwakuma...
Via AP on Fox
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Seattle Mariners Prospect Profile: Austin Wilson

If you read through my game notes (click her to view) that I took when I attended the Stockton Ports (Oakland A’s Single-A affiliate) v. Bakersfield Blaze (Seattle Mariners Single-A affiliate) game on Wednesday night, you will see that I started to talk about a prospect on the Blaze that I came away rather impressed by.  His name is Austin Wilson, and he’s an outfielder who...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Hernandez deals Twins 2-0 setback

SEATTLE (AP) -- Felix Hernandez tossed a five-hitter for his first complete game victory since August 2012, and Nelson Cruz gave him all the offense he needed with his major league leading ninth home run as the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Friday night. Cruz's homer led off the second inning and traveled 452 feet on a line five rows deep into the second deck above...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez dominant, Cruz goes deep as M's beat Twins 2-0

SEATTLE (AP) Felix Hernandez tossed a five-hitter for his first complete game victory since August 2012, and Nelson Cruz gave him all the offense he needed with his major league leading ninth home run as the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Friday night. Cruz's homer led off the second inning and traveled 452 feet on a line five rows deep into the second deck above...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Place Iwakuma on 15-Day DL

The Seattle Mariners have placed 2013 All-Star Hisashi Iwakuma on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain. The Mariners are recalling left-handed pitcher Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma to replace Iwakuma on the roster. Iwakuma, who turned 34 last week, has started in three games this year so far and is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA. The Tokyo native was set to pitch Sunday and...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle places RHP Hisashi Iwakuma on 15-day disabled list

SEATTLE (AP) Hisashi Iwakuma has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain, leaving a hole in Seattle's rotation. Iwakuma was placed on the DL prior to Friday's series opener against Minnesota, retroactive to April 21. The right-hander was scheduled to start the series finale against the Twins, and the Mariners did not announce who would start in Iwakuma's...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Room For Improvement – The Seattle Mariners After 15 Games

Fifteen games down, 147 to go. I wrote something similar last season when the Seattle Mariners got off to a slow start in April. Had the Mariners gone 6-9 in any stretch during, say, mid June, no one would even notice. But the freshness of the season and the high expectations surrounding this ball club this year magnifies the early issues scoring runs and the surprisingly poor pitching...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What In The World Is Wrong With The Seattle Mariners?

Don’t Hit The Panic Button Just Yet The Seattle Mariners are taking a much needed home off day today to re-think their efforts in the first two weeks or so of the season.  After 15 games the Mariners are in last place in the AL West with a not so pretty record of 6-9.   That record leaves many wondering if the Mariners really are the contenders everyone predicted they would...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins at Mariners

Felix Hernandez has been nearly unhittable in his first two home starts, and the team he's about to face hasn't won a road series since early August. The Seattle Mariners' ace will try to keep a promising start at Safeco Field going Friday night against the Minnesota Twins, who need their own No. 1 starter to get back to 2014 form. Hernandez (2-0, 2.37 ERA), who has made two home...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or sell on the Seattle Mariners’ trends

As the Seattle Mariners enter the off-day, they currently sit at 6-9, two games out of first place. There have been many trends so far this season, and some trends are bound to continue, while others won’t. Let’s analyze which trends I believe will and won’t keep up. The Mariners need the 2014 version of Danny Farquhar The subpar bullpen The Mariners’ bullpen has been...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Mariners To Wear Negro League Throwbacks May 16 In Seattle (Photos)

The Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox will turn back the clock next month at Safeco Field. The Mariners revealed Thursday the two teams will take the field in Negro League throwbacks on Saturday, May 16 in the middle of a four-game series in the Pacific Northwest. The Mariners will wear the uniforms of the Seattle Steelheads, a Negro League club from...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins-Mariners Preview

Felix Hernandez has been nearly unhittable in his first two home starts, and the team he's about to face hasn't won a road series since early August. The Seattle Mariners' ace will try to keep a promising start at Safeco Field going Friday night against the Minnesota Twins, who need their own No. 1 starter to get back to 2014 form. Hernandez (2-0, 2.37 ERA), who has made two home...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stockton Ports v. Bakersfield Blaze Game Notes

In our efforts to branch out and cover as much baseball as we possibly can, I made the 45 minute trek down to Stockton, California, where I was fortunate enough to take in the Stockton Ports (Oakland A’s Single-A affiliate) v. Bakersfield Blaze (Seattle Mariners Single-A affiliate) game, featuring some interesting prospects. First, I would like to give a big shout out and thank...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Interesting Life Unfolded For Ex-Expo Brian Holman After Baseball

The people at Ronald Blue admired Brian Holman so much that even a telephone receptionist at headquarters in Roswell, Ga. remembered him. Holman had never worked for the U.S. financial giant in Roswell but the receptionist recognized the name when I called to find out how I could get a hold of him after I had checked what was really an outdated website version of the company that...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Starting rotation blues

It’s been a sluggish start to the season for the Seattle Mariners, coming out of the gates at 5-8.  For a team with high expectations in the preseason, it’s a little surprising.  What’s more surprising though than the slow start is the performance of the starting rotation.  Going into the third week of the season, only one starter has won a game.  Felix Hernandez, who has...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adorable Mariners Fan Immediately Throws Foul Ball Right Back Onto The Field

Your browser does not support iframes. During yesterday’s Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros game, a Robinson Cano-hit foul ball made its way down the first base foul line. The ball was scooped up by a ballgirl who proceeded to give to a young fan in the crowd. However, rather than hold onto the ball, the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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