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Walker has solid start for Mariners in 3-1 win at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Taijuan Walker pitched seven solid innings, Nelson Cruz had an RBI single against his former team and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 in a rain-delayed series opener Monday night. Walker (1-2) struck out five and allowed only an unearned run. The Rangers, on the same day they reacquired 2010 AL MVP and five-time All-Star slugger Josh Hamilton...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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...
Via NESN.com
4 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

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
6 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
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in With James Paxton

Coming into the season, you might have had a three-part checklist for Mariners’ lefty James Paxton. Can he throw more high fastballs, can he improve his changeup, and can he hold his velocity and command? We know his curve is good, and most years, he has the big velocity that has turned our attention to […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The Fernando Rodney experiment continues

Despite a great 2014 campaign, Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney has experienced some struggles to start off the 2015 season. Through five appearances, Rodney has posted an ERA of 12.46 and a WHIP of 2.54. These numbers are appalling for somebody who is usually near the top of the league in saves. His first blown save was against Oakland on April 12th. Felix Hernandez had pitched...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Going...Going...Gone! Seattle Mariners Slugger Nelson Cruz Hits Major League Leading 8th Home Run

When the Seattle Mariners acquired Nelson Cruz they were hoping he would bring some pop to Safeco Field. While he has yet to actually bring much to Safeco Field he has brought plenty to the Mariners. Just 12 games in to the 2015 season he had eight home runs (most in the league).No. 7 came in the first inning Sunday against his old team, the Texas Rangers, with No. 8 coming later...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robinson Cano makes awful baserunning mistake

Your browser does not support iframes. Professional athletes are not immune to baserunning blunders. We all make mistakes while on the job now and then, but very few of us embarrass ourselves the way Robinson Cano humiliated himself on Wednesday night. During the sixth inning of the Seattle Mariners’ loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Much Too Early Seattle Mariners 2015 Report Card

Are McClendon’s Bunch Who We Thought? With roughly a week’s worth of baseball in the books for the 2015 Seattle Mariners, I think it’s far, far too early to be judging their performances.  After all, there is a reason why all the good stats end with the words average or percentage. You have batting average, earned run average, on-base percentage and so on.  Those numbers...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Cruz extends homer streak to five straight games

  Nelson Cruz has homered in a career-best fifth straight game for the Seattle Mariners. Cruz, who signed a four-year, $47 million, contract with the Mariners in December after hitting a career-high 40 homers last season for Baltimore, drove a 1-1 pitch from Brett Anderson to right-center field in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers. Cruz, who led the...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Milton Bradley once texted his wife’s father video of the couple having sex

Former MLB outfielder Milton Bradley is a twisted individual. We have seen him blow up on fans, umpires and managers and heard disturbing stories about his history of domestic abuse with the late Monique Bradley, but apparently most people don’t know the half of it. A lengthy Sports Illustrated story that was published this week...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Get Well Soon, Seth Smith

Seth Smith sat out the Seattle Mariners’ 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday due to tightness in his groin. He’s currently listed as day to day. His absence from the lineup forced manager Lloyd McClendon to make some moves Mariners fans should hope he doesn’t have to make often, namely playing Nelson Cruz in right field and having Rickie Weeks in the lineup against...
Via Oregon Sports News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Seager Can Lead The Seattle Mariners To The Postseason

In 2009, the Seattle Mariners selected Dustin Ackley with the second overall pick in the MLB draft.  Looking back with the benefit of hindsight, one could question the logic of selecting Ackley ahead of arguably the best player in baseball, a 5-tool stud in Mike Trout. But that would be unfair. Several teams passed on Trout before he eventually went to the Anaheim Angels with the...
Via Oregon Sports News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Prospect Victor Sanchez Dies Six Weeks After Boating Accident

CARACAS, Venezuela — Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday night from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month, his Venezuelan team announced. The Caracas Lions issued a statement saying the 20-year-old player died after being in a coma 42 days. Sanchez was swimming on Feb. 14 when he was struck in the head...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died on Saturday, six weeks after suffering serious head injuries after an accident while swimming. Sanchez was hit in the head by a boat propeller while swimming in his home country of Venezuela on Feb. 14. The young pitcher was in critical condition after the accident and showing very...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano was 20 pounds heavier due to Seattle weather

When Robinson Cano signed his signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013, he presumably realized there would be some adjustments to be made after spending the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees. But who knew his move from the bright lights in the big...Read More The post Robinson Cano carried extra 20 pounds last season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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