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Mariners look to stay hot in Houston

A Mariners team riding six straight series victories opens a four-game set at Minute Maid Park on Thursday with Wade Miley facing Astros rookie Chris Devenski.
Via Mariners.com
5 hours ago

Seattle Mariners complete first sweep of the season

It took twenty-seven games, but the Seattle Mariners have notched their first sweep of the season, taking three games in a row on the road from the Oakland A’s.  Besides getting revenge for a sweep they suffered at the hands of the A’s in the season’s first week, it was the sixth straight series they have won.  In addition, the Mariners have won every road series they’ve...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Power move: Mariners complete sweep of A's

Rookie first baseman Dae-Ho Lee launched two home runs and Nelson Cruz added a bomb of his own as the Mariners outslugged the A's, 9-8, on Wednesday to finish off a three-game sweep at the Coliseum.
Via Mariners.com
6 hours ago

Cruz crushes HR out to CF seats in Oakland

Nelson Cruz is a strong man, as evidenced again by a thunderous home run hit by the Mariners' designated hitter in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the A's at Oakland Coliseum.
Via Mariners.com
8 hours ago

Seattle Mariners Down on the Farm: The Catchers

Pringles Park in Jackson, Tennessee (Photo Credit https://runningthroughthisworld.com) Up in the Show, your Seattle Mariners just got back above .500 and are competing. A reason is that they have been doing acceptably at the catcher position. Chris Iannetta has been solid on defense and at least hits his weight (.238). But there is room for improvement. Down on the farm, there are...
Via Seattle Side Up!
22 hours ago

The Mariners Go Up on a Tuesday

Martin, Cano and Seager all go long, Iwakuma shines and Ketel Marte shows us what a real MLB shortstop looks like. You know the narrative. Oakland is generally a place where the Mariners don't play well. The games take forever, are always down to the wire, and have inexplicable strike zones. We're up against Sonny Gray and he normally does pretty well historically agains the Mariners...
Via Lookout Landing
23 hours ago

Mariners hit 3 home runs to power past the Athleti

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Hisashi Iwakuma felt the game was on the line when he faced a bases loaded situation in the second inning. After getting through it unscathed, the offense came alive to give him some breathing room. Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, Iwakuma pitched seven solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-2 on Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners place RHP Tony Zych on 15-day DL, recall RHP Steve Johnson

According to a statement released by the club Tuesday evening, the Seattle Mariners have placed right-handed pitcher Tony Zych on the team’s 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 2.  Sidelined due to rotator cuff tendinitis, Zych will be replaced on the Mariners’ 40-man roster by fellow right-handed hurler Steve Johnson. The Mariners also announced that Johnson would be recalled...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Mariners almost lose to A's, don't

Dorothy, we're not in 2015 anymore. In another year, this might have been a loss. With the Mariners up 4-3 and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, a wild pitch from Steve Cishek sent Stephen Vogt to first. Tyler Ladendorf came in to pinch run and stole second. Chris Coghlan walked. With Jed Lowrie up to bat, the stage seemed set for a same-old-Mariners late-inning collapse. But...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Mariners back Karns with enough offense in 4-3 win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Robinson Cano had three hits and scored twice, Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Monday night. Nelson Cruz added three hits, and Chris Iannetta and Adam Lind drove in runs for the Mariners, who have won five straight at the Oakland Coliseum. Nathan Karns (3-1) gave up three runs...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Wieland Outrighted Off 40-Man Roster

Mariners clear space on the 40 man by outrighting Joe Wieland's contract to Tacoma The Mariners cleared space on their 40-man roster today by outrighting Joe Wieland's contract to Triple-A Tacoma; he has already passed through waivers. If the last two clauses are confusing, don't worry, only the first part is important. The Mariners now have 39 players on the roster, which gives...
Via Lookout Landing
2 days ago

Here Comes Taijuan Walker

You’ve read articles like this before. That’s because Taijuan Walker has been a somebody for years, and we’ve all been waiting for him to kick it up. When you know a player is already hyped, you’re predisposed to think the most of any encouraging performances. It’s a bias, is what it is, leading observers to get ahead of themselves. I think, in the past, it’s been easy...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals will try to snap road losing streak in Seattle

Felix Hernandez broke a franchise record in his latest start but didn't get enough support to match a second.The Seattle Mariners' ace tries again to tie Jamie Moyer's wins mark as the Mariners welcome the Kansas City Royals to Safeco Field on Friday night.Hernandez surpassed Randy Johnson's team strikeout record Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels, finishing with 2,166, but...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ketel Marte Starting To Find His Niche For Seattle

The Seattle Mariners have been on a hot streak as of late, and with hot streaks come players starting to click. That label sums up Ketel Marte perfectly. The Mariners’ shortstop is currently riding a six-game hitting streak which includes three hits in each of the last two games. To add to that, Marte has seen his batting average rise 100 points up to .288 in just a matter of...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Majority stake of Seattle Mariners sold to John Stanton Group

The Seattle Mariners on Wednesday announced that a 90 percent stake in the team has been sold by Nintendo of America, the team’s majority ownership group, to a group led by current minority owner John Stanton.   Nintendo of America plans to sell a majority of its interest in the #Mariners to other members of the current ownership group. — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

With new gaming console coming, Nintendo bows out of Seattle Mariners’ ownership

Hours after announcing its plans to release a new console in 2017, Nintendo is stepping away from its majority ownership of the Seattle Mariners after 24 years, the team announced Wednesday. The Mariners announced the decision on their Twitter account hours before Seattle takes on the Houston Astros. According to the team, Nintendo will retain 10 percent of the franchise while...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nintendo is selling its majority ownership of the Mariners

It's been a busy day for Nintendo. The video game company announced earlier Wednesday that its new NX console will debut in 2017 and then dropped a real bombshell: Nintendo of America is selling a majority of its ownership in the Seattle Mariners.The company plans to retain a 10 percent stake in the team while the rest will be sold to other members of the current ownership group...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln To Step Down

According to multiple reports out of Seattle, Seattle Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln will be stepping down. The news was first reported by Mike Salk of 710 ESPN Seattle. Major breaking news. Sources say major shakeup at Mariners ownership with Howard Lincoln retiring. Not confirmed by team. — Mike Salk, 710 ESPN (@TheMikeSalk) April 27, 2016 Lincoln has been in his position since...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez Makes Record Comeback After Illness

The weekend has been a mixed ride for starting pitcher Felix Hernandez; having initially missed out on the game against the Angels Friday night due to a suspected flu bug, the 30 year old then came back Saturday and smashed a Mariners club record. When the news hit Friday that Hisashi Iwakuma would replace the pitcher that evening, all speculation was focused to whether the seasoned...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners crush it on the road to claw back to .500

For the Seattle Mariners, it’s been a strange three weeks.  The Mariners dropped their first five home games, and they stand at 1-5 at home.  Not the best of starts to be sure, so with a nine game cross country road trip on the horizon, it looked like a slow start was going to take place for the Seattle Mariners.  However, the Mariners won all three road series against the Yankees...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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