Taylor Motter has turned into a bit of a rock star in the early going this year for the Mariners as the new super utility man who keeps providing timely hits, but the versatile rookie with the flowing hair added his glove to the equation Thursday.
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At 10-13 following a series win over the Tigers, the Mariners are still trying to break out from their slow start, and a pair of big injuries early in the week did them no favors. Here are three things to keep in mind about the M’s head to Cleveland to wrap up their road trip with three games against the Indians. 1. How will Seattle fare without Felix Hernandez and Mitch Haniger...
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Leonys Martin is still a member of the Seattle Mariners franchise. The 29-year-old outfielder cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma after being designated for assignment last Sunday, which keeps some valuable outfield depth in Seattle’s system with Mitch Haniger having landed on the disabled list with an oblique strain he suffered Tuesday. As a player with...
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Center fielder Leonys Martin will remain in the Mariners' organization after clearing waivers and being outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.
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Rehabbing reliever Steve Cishek threw a perfect seventh inning in Double-A Arkansas' 6-5 loss at Tulsa on Wednesday night and appears close to rejoining the Mariners as he works back from microfracture hip surgery.
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Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Justin Verlander, 10:10am Not going to spend a long time on this one, as the tarp’s on the field and it may not happen, but the M’s go for a series win today following yesterday’s command performance by James Paxton. Paxton tossed 103 pitches, 74 of which were fastballs. The heater averaged 97, generated 12 swinging strikes, and essentially gave the Tigers...
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Some interesting trends are starting to emerge in this young Seattle Mariners 2017 season, some encouraging, some not so encouraging. A quick glance at team statistics reveals a pretty good offense, a pretty good defense, and woefully bad pitching, with some individuals outpacing expected production and others lagging behind expected production – typical of an early, small sample...
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In which James Paxton keeps us all hanging on Not giving up 19 runs: James Paxton (0.260 WPA) Having one of your best games and still ending up here: Danny Valencia (-0.09 WPA)
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James Paxton vs. Daniel Norris, 4:10pm It’s been a rough 24 hours. The M’s gave up 19 runs in Comerica as Felix and then Chris Heston and Evan Marshall imploded. The M’s then lost their best hitter thus far, Mitch Haniger, to an apparent oblique injury that he’ll fly back to Seattle tonight to have evaluated. And, worst of all, Felix Hernandez has been placed on the DL...
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Mariners breakout star Mitch Haniger encountered some bad luck on Tuesday.The Seattle outfielder suffered a strained oblique during his team’s game against the Detroit Tigers. He appeared to hurt himself on a swing that produced a single in the third, as he was lifted for a pinch runner.Haniger had been one of the most productive players in baseball prior to his injury. He was...
The Seattle Mariners currently hold an 8-12 record, and currently sit in last in the American League West. They have fallen well short of the expectations set for them in preseason, namely that they could compete for a division title and, at the very least, make an appearance in the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Their offense has struggled mightily to open the season. However...
Statcast! Who doesn’t love playing with Statcast? Baseball Savant makes it all possible, so let’s take a quick look at a 2017 vs. 2016 comparison. I looked at every hitter with at least 30 batted balls in each of the last two seasons. Here’s a plot of all of their changes in average exit velocity and average launch angle. One data point is highlighted. The point I highlighted...
Apparently, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais has quite the hipster side.After the Mariners defeated the AL West rival Oakland Athletics on Sunday by the final of 11-1, designated hitter Nelson Cruz posted a priceless picture to Instagram of Servais celebrating the win by wearing chains in the clubhouse. Jen Mueller of Root Sports reports that the outfit was part of a deal Servais...
Things kept on the up and up for the Seattle Mariners to start this week, as they finished their home stand by taking two of three games from the Miami Marlins. Seattle inched closer to .500 after their 2-8 start, and they now stand at 7-9 for the season. They passed the Angels the standings in the A.L. West, and they are a half game behind their next opponent, the Oakland A’s...
So far, Mitch Haniger has been one of the best hitters in baseball. He’s not alone — Freddie Freeman has also been one of the best hitters in baseball. Eric Thames and Francisco Lindor and Khris Davis have been some of the best hitters in baseball. By definition, we’re talking in pluralities, but Haniger is one of a small group, and I would like to write about him. This is...
Christian Yelich is on his way to winning another Gold Glove award with plays like these.The Miami Marlins outfielder made a ridiculous over-the-shoulder catch in Wednesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners, robbing outfielder Jarrod Dyson of an extra-base hit in the bottom of the first inning. Yelich caught the ball on the heel of his glove before crashing face-first into the...
After what looked like the start of a waste of a season, the Seattle Mariners fought back from the edge of desperation and captured three important wins against division rivals Texas this last weekend. The Mariners came alive this weekend at home, playing up to their potential for the first time this season. The M’s held an explosive Texas team to one run in the first two games...
The Seattle Mariners announced this week there will now be an order limit imposed on the wildly popular toasted grasshoppers, a new concession item introduced this season at Safeco Field.The toasted grasshoppers, called chapulines in Mexico, come from Poquitos, a Seattle restaurant which was called upon by concessionaire Centerplate to provide the edible insects.The first three home...
It’s been a pretty good year for Ken Griffey Jr.The greatest player in the history of the Seattle Mariners franchise was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame last year, and now he’s been immortalized outside of Safeco Field. As you can see, the statue is a prominent location, and sits on the corner of Edgar Martinez Drive and Dave Niehaus Way. The reason the statue was unveiled...
Matt Harvey’s night ended early on Tuesday, with a leg ailment being the culprit.The Mets pitcher was working in the sixth inning when he needed to be checked out by the team’s trainer. It was later announced Harvey was dealing with a tight left hamstring. If there is a silver lining, it’s that Harvey did not exit due to discomfort in the shoulder he had surgery on last year...
Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Seattle Mariners farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Have you ever wondered what toasted grasshoppers taste like? Apparently a ton of people in the Pacific Northwest were curious about that because the concession stands at Safeco Field sold out of the new product Monday at the Seattle Mariners’ home opener — a new treat that was well publicized before the game.Seriously. Some of the folks at the park tweeted out they had tried...
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