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Game 19, Mariners at Athletics

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:51:00 +0000

Ariel Miranda vs. Jharel Cotton, 1:05pm The M’s are now 1-8 on the road, and in serious danger of a sweep in their current series in Oakland. After James Paxton’s unexpectedly poor start, the M’s got a remarkably encouraging game from Hisashi Iwakuma, but it still wasn’t enough. Now, they’ll face intriguing young change-up maven […]



Game 18, Mariners at Athletics

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:17:10 +0000

Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Sean Manaea, 7:05pm Hmmm. This series takes on a different look now that the M’s dropped game 1 – the one pitching match-up that looked completely lopsided in the M’s favor. Now it gets a bit trickier, as the M’s face a decent young pitcher and have to hope that Iwakuma brings […]



Game 17, Mariners at Athletics

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:10:50 +0000

James Paxton vs. Cesar Valdez, 7:05pm The M’s head into Oakland for a series against the surprisingly resilient Athletics. Before the season, the A’s looked like a team that simply wasn’t built to compete in the AL. With a questionable rotation and a line-up that’d struggle to make contact, it looked like a rebuilding year […]



Motter with Intent

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:13:43 +0000

The other day, I wrote about Leonys Martin’s struggles, and how he’s hitting the ball hard into the ground, and softly in the air, a combination that produces…well, 2017 Leonys Martin. Anyway, Jake Mailhot at Lookout Landing wrote about Taylor Motter’s success at doing the opposite. It’s great, and you should read it. Today, he […]



Game 16, Marlins at Mariners

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:58:52 +0000

King Felix vs. Edinson Volquez, 12:40pm Edinson Volquez is on the Marlins now? I know I read this article about it, and. Volquez’ admirably consistent velocity, but must’ve forgotten the specifics. I felt the same last night watching Brad Ziegler pitch. The Marlins? Really? Sooo, the M’s came very, very close to being no-hit by […]



Game 15, Marlins at Mariners

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:10:20 +0000

Yovani Gallardo vs. Wei-Yin Chen, 7:10pm It was great to see the M’s honor Ichiro before yesterday’s game, and I’m glad they’re marking his return with a bobblehead giveaway that honors his time in Seattle as well as his current status as a Marlin. He’s simply one of the most interesting stars Seattle’s had the […]



Game 14, Marlins at Mariners

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:10:26 +0000

Ariel Miranda vs. Tom Koehler, 7:10pm Ah, the fish against the fishermen. This sounds like a promising match-up. Sorry for the lack of a game post yesterday, but hey, the M’s apparently didn’t need it, wrapping up a timely sweep of the reeling Rangers. By BP’s playoff odds (I know, I know), the M’s gained […]



Game 12, Rangers at Mariners

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 23:21:46 +0000

James Paxton vs. Andrew Cashner, 6:10pm (Note the early start time) Paxton’s been the brightest star in the Mariner sky this season in part because he’s shown that last year’s big velocity spike wasn’t just a temporary thing. It’s a part of his skillset, and it has all sorts of downstream effects, from a lower […]



Game 11, Rangers at Mariners

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:10:51 +0000

King Felix vs. Martin Perez, 7:10pm Happy Felix Day. Felix’s subjects grow restless, frustrated by another poor harvest, and a steady drip of stories of defeat and mismanagement in the army’s campaign against the southern kingdoms. But the King himself remains beloved, a symbol of nobility and wisdom. Of effortless leadership and resolve. His confidence […]



Game 10, Astros at Mariners: Check-up on Offseason Plan

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:10:05 +0000

Yovani Gallardo vs. Mike Fiers, 7:10pm There’ve been a number of games that felt pretty critical already in 2017, and that’s not a good thing. Neither is handing the ball to Yovani Gallardo in one of those “this feels important” games, but hey, stranger things have happened. Including Gallardo’s placement on this list of highest […]