You probably won’t see a beanball more obviously deliberate than the one Jered Weaver laid on Kyle Seager in last night’s 3-1 Mariners win. Or one more nonchalant.
It hit 93 degrees in Denver today, and with the sun beating down through the thin Rockies air, Mariners closer Fernando Rodney decided to take a short siesta in the Swill Beer Field shrubbery:
It definitely ain’t over ‘til it’s over. The 116-win 2001 Seattle Mariners were one of the greatest teams, in any sport, to not win a championship. Led by Lou Piniella, the team was built for success: they boasted great pitching, an impeccable knack for getting on base (their .360 OBP was the highest in the majors), a
You want to see a 3-6-2 triple play? Here’s one, courtesy of some putrid baserunning by the Toronto Blue Jays. How rare is this play? The last time it happened was in 1955, according to SABR.
It’s been a disappointing season for the Detroit Tigers, who won 90 games last year and expected to be a playoff team again this season. After blowing a late lead and losing 11-9 to the Mariners last night, the Tigers’ record sits at 46-47, and there is talk about the team unloading talent at the trade deadline. Last…
Yesterday was a throw day for David Price, and with the Tigers on the road in Seattle he used the visiting bullpen at Safeco Field. He wasn’t a fan:
Sunday’s Mariners-Angels game featured an Idiot on the Field who lasted quite a while. The shirtless guy made it from center field to the pitcher’s mound and even pretended to throw a pitch. Security eventually corralled him near the dugout.
A bad warmup throw knocked Robinson Canó out of tonight’s game against the Angels when the Mariners second baseman got drilled in the head by a baseball.
The Seattle Mariners did a cute thing before yesterday’s Father’s Day game, having a few of the players line up to catch first pitches from their kids. Keep an eye on the last kid in line, who is Felix Hernandez’s son.
Last night, CSN Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury reported that the Mariners are “checking in” on speedy Phillies outfielder Ben Revere. This makes sense: Revere has been squeezed out of his natural left-field role, and despite a down year, is still miles better than what Seattle has been getting from its leftfielders this…
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was extremely mad at the umpires in tonight’s contest against the Yankees, so mad that he made sure to yell at three different umps individually.
It can be hard to maintain focus throughout an entire baseball game, because baseball games are long as hell and there are a lot of lulls in the action. If Robinson Cano had been watching this game from the stands, he would have been deep in a game of Candy Crush rather than wandering toward home plate for no reason.
Hardball Talk has a running gag where they chronicle every instance of a player getting described as being in the "best shape of his life." In the case of Seattle's former wunderprospect Jesus Montero, this might be the first time that it's no exaggeration.
The Seattle Mariners weren't going to make the playoffs this season. Going into yesterday's games, they were three back of both the Royals and A's for the final wild card playoff slot, with five games left to play. ESPN's playoff odds calculator gave them only a 0.1 percent chance. But did the Mariners have to fall…
Last week we told you about an incident involving Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, a heckling team scout, and a hurled ice cream sandwich. In light of what happened, the Mariners have decided to suspend Montero for the rest of the season.
Jesus Montero was a can't-miss catching prospect who appears to be missing, badly, and an incident last night during a minor league rehab appearance in which he tried to fight a scout who had been heckling him is probably not going to speed his trip back to the majors. It's a pretty incredible story, though.
Robinson Cano wasn't quick enough to touch Adrian Beltre's head in last night's game. Take notes from Miggy, Robinson.
Tony Randazzo ejected Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon Saturday night for arguing balls and strikes and he just tossed him again today for waving his hand in disagreement with a check swing call on Alex Avila. Last night, McClendon was tossed before he could step onto the field, but when he did Randazzo said "I've seen…