In surprising spot, Scribner plays stopper

As the Mariners make a push for October, they're getting a big boost from a guy who didn't play a game for them until September. Reliever Evan Scribner, who spent the season's first five months on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, slammed the door on the Astros' comeback bid with two more scoreless innings of relief before Seattle pulled away for a 12-4 win in Wednesday...
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Martin dedicates big performance to Fernandez

For Leonys Martin, this win carried a little something extra. And not just because he had three hits, three runs and a pair of stolen bases as the Mariners kept a postseason bid in their sights with a 12-4 victory over the Astros on Wednesday. This one, the 28-year-old Cuban said, was for his childhood friend, Jose Fernandez.
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Fighting for WC berth, Mariners call on Miranda

As the Mariners cling to slim hopes of claiming an American League Wild Card berth, they'll turn to rookie left-hander Ariel Miranda on Thursday night against A's right-hander Kendall Graveman in the first game of the season-ending series at Safeco Field.
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Cano's homers Mariners top Astros 12-4, boost playoff hopes

HOUSTON (AP) Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 12-4 Wednesday to keep pressure on the other AL wild-card contenders. Kyle Seager added another three-run drive in the eighth, his 30th home run this season, as Seattle pulled within 1 1/2 games of Baltimore for the second AL wild card. Houston dropped three games...
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Houston presenting a problem for Felix Hernandez

The Mariners began the final week of the season 2.5 games out of the second wild card spot, and their three-game series with the Astros looked like a do-or-die proposition. Not only would the Mariners need at least a series win to stay alive but also to shake the Astros, who started the week only […] The post Houston presenting a problem for Felix Hernandez appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
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6 hours ago

Game 157, Mariners at Astros

King Felix vs. Mike Fiers, 5:10pm Happy Felix Day. Yes, Felix wasn’t at his best the last time he had a must-win game against these Astros, but hey, he bounced back in his next start. The M’s finally won a game started by Collin McHugh last night – now they need their ace to show he’s ready to dominate this Houston club. I really thought they’d blown it. The M’s...
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Cano's homer in 11th lifts Mariners to 4-3 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Robinson Cano hit his second homer of the game with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Houston Astros 4-3 on Monday night. Houston scored two runs in the ninth, but then Cano sent a slider from Luke Gregerson (4-3) into the second deck in right field to win. The victory moves Seattle two games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild...
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Mariners name Scott Hunter director of amateur scouting

The Seattle Mariners tabbed Scott Hunter the director of amateur scouting on Monday, promoting him from the role of international cross-checker within the Seattle organization. Mariners executive vice president and general manager Jerry DiPoto released a statement, qualifying Hunter by saying, “His [Hunter’s] diverse experiences have produced a well-balanced set of skills as...
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1 day ago

What needs to go right, for it all to go right

If it all goes right...and then some Hello, this is your captain speaking. We have precisely seven games left until landings, and there's probably going to be some turbulence along the way. Please prepare your preferred beverage accordingly, release all your hot takes into the internet-sphere, and buckle you seatbelts; we've got one more week of baseball coming at you.Exactly six...
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2 days ago

Steve Clevenger and the Precedent for Insensitive Comments

Seattle Mariners’ backup catcher Steve Clevenger is not particularly sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement. Rather than keep his feelings on the matter to himself, however, he decided to share them with the world on Thursday afternoon in the following tweets: Not surprisingly, the public response to Clevenger’s comments was swift and unforgiving. Within hours, the Mariners...
Via Fangraphs
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Twins fall to Mariners in 100th loss of the season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nelson Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness, Jesus Sucre homered for the first time in 14 months and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Sunday. Nick Vincent, Steve Cishek and Edwin Diaz combined for 3 1/3 innings of no-hit relief for Seattle, including Diaz's 17th save in 19 chances. Trying to make the postseason for the first...
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82-73: Chart

Sucre saves the day and the M's manage to hang on to their slim playoff odds. when the math tells u the playoffs will be tough: Jesus Sucre (.304 WPA) math sucks: Guti (-.174) Jerry's: ^did I stutter?
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3 days ago

Mariners’ trouble with the curve has just begun

On Saturday night, the Seattle Mariners had an opportunity to keep themselves close to the second spot in the American League wild card race. Instead, they dropped a 3-2 contest against the lowly Twins and fell 2.5 games behind the Orioles for the final wild card berth. With Ariel Miranda gunning for his fifth straight […] The post Mariners’ trouble with the curve has just begun...
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3 days ago

Mariners suspend catcher Steve Clevenger following racially-charged Twitter rant

The Seattle Mariners did not take kindly to some racially-charged tweets posted by backup catcher Steve Clevenger on Thursday night. After a brief review of the social media posts targeting the Black Lives Matter movement and national anthem demonstrations, as well as calling the president “pathetic,” the Mariners decided it was best to keep their distance from Clevenger....
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Seattle Mariners: 3 steps to making the playoffs

For the fans of the Seattle Mariners, it has been a disappointing week.  The Mariners had a chance to make up some big ground in the Wild Card race, but they lost back-to-back series against the Astros and Blue Jays going 2-4 over that stretch.  The good news is the Mariners are only two games behind for the Wild Card.  The bad news is they are behind four teams: the Blue Jays...
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Mariners’ Steve Clevenger tweets poorly about Charlotte protests

We have another white athlete throwing out some hot takes on the protests in Charlotte and Black Lives Matter. This time, it’s Seattle Mariners backup catcher Steve Clevenger. Clevenger, who is currently on the 60-day disabled list, tweeted two different things dissing the protests in Charlotte and the Black Lives Matter movement. The controversial tweets were deleted, but the...
Via The Comeback
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WATCH: Jose Bautista does backwards home run trot to admire dinger

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is just as good at celebrating home runs as he is hitting them. Bautista delivered one of the most epic bat flips we’ve ever seen last season, but he changed his tune a bit during Wednesday night’s game. This time, after hitting a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, he elected to do a backwards trot down the first-base line to celebrate...
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