MARINERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mariners face uphill climb on final weekend

The Mariners put single-game tickets for potential playoff games at Safeco Field on sale Friday. For any of those games to be played, the Mariners need to win while either Toronto or Baltimore, plus Detroit, stumble ahead of them.
Via Mariners.com
29 minutes ago

Mariners potential playoff tickets on sale today

The Mariners will put single-game tickets for potential playoff games at Safeco Field on sale today at noon PT. Of course, it's still a tough task for Seattle to gain access to the postseason party for the first time since 2001.
Via Mariners.com
12 hours ago

Mariners host Athletics with slim playoff hope

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners' slim chances of reaching the postseason took a hit Thursday night, despite their win over Oakland, but they head into a Friday game against the A's with a remaining shred of hope. Baltimore's win over Toronto gave Seattle (85-74) even less room for error as the Mariners prepare to play their third-to-the-last game of the season trailing the Orioles...
Via FOX Sports
12 hours ago

Zunino's HR spurs Seattle past A's 3-2

SEATTLE (AP) Struggling Mike Zunino delivered the go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and Seattle held on for a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night, keeping the Mariners on the edge of the AL wild card chase. Seattle is two games behind Baltimore and Toronto with three games to play. The Orioles defeated the Blue Jays 4-0 to pull even atop the wild card...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 159, Athletics at Mariners

Ariel Miranda vs. Kendall Graveman, 7:10pm Baltimore’s late comeback spoiled a perfectly good opportunity to gain some ground. The Tigers earned a rain-shortened win last night, but their game against Cleveland today was rained out, which introduces an odd possibility: if the Tigers are within a half game of the wildcard at season’s end, they’ll need to make that game up...
Via USS Mariner
20 hours ago

Former top prospect Jesus Montero suspended 50 games

Jesus Montero was once a top prospect. Now, after spending the entire 2016 season in the minors with the Tampa Bay Rays’ organization, Montero will start 2017 serving a 50-game suspension. Former top Yankees prospect Jesus Montero, now with the Blue Jays, has been suspended 50 games for stimulant use. He was at AAA this year. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 29, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Mariners Won Rookie Dress-Up Day, and It Wasn’t That Close

The franchise continues to collect championships of the non-pennant variety The ritual of rookie dress-up is something I have complicated feelings about. At its most benign, it is gentle hazing, meant to promote team unity and recognize a bridge that has been crossed in an MLB player’s journey; at worst, it trades on the very stereotypes and caricatures that linger, cobweb-like...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Series Preview: Mariners (84-74) vs. Athletics (67-91)

The Mariners wrap up the season with a four-game series against the Athletics. They need to win all of the games. At a Glance: Thursday, September 29 | 7:10 pm Away Team vs. Home Team Athletics Mariners RHP Kendall Graveman LHP Ariel Miranda 40% 60% Friday, September 30 | 7:10 pm Away Team vs. Home Team ...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Jordan Taylor offers heartwarming goodbye message to race car

Saturday’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta will play host to the final round of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.The Prototype teams and drivers head into the race with extra motivation knowing that it will be the final race for their Daytona Prototype machines, before the class switches to Daytona Prototype international (DPi) cars in 2017.Jordan Taylor, one of the...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Mariners make rookie hazing fun with hilarious costumes

The Seattle Mariners love their rookies, but boy do they take hazing to the next level. In the social-media world, the last thing a rookie wants to do is get caught doing something silly. The Mariners didn’t give them much of a choice, though, not with getups like this: Rookie Day pic.twitter.com/UiL0ZFklKz — Edwin Diaz (@EdiDiaz44) September 28, 2016 That’s just the...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cano's homers Mariners top Astros 12-4 to press playoff bid

HOUSTON (AP) Robinson Cano continued his dominance against the Houston Astros on Wednesday to keep Seattle's playoff hopes alive. Cano hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Mariners kept pressure on the other AL wild-card contenders with a 12-4 win over the Astros. Kyle Seager added another three-run drive in the eighth, his 30th home run this season, as Seattle remained...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reaction: Mariners take series from and inch closer to Wild Card

Sep 26, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino (3) and relief pitcher Nick Vincent (50) celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros 4-3 in eleven innings at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Reaction: Mariners take series from and inch closer to Wild Card The Seattle Mariners took two of 3 games against the Houston Astros...
Via Seattle Side Up!
1 day ago

The Seattle Mariners crush the Houston Astros: A play in five acts

This felt good, didn't it? *This will not follow the traditional structure of a dramatic five act play, because the 2016 Mariners refuse to conform to any reasonable narrative. Act I: The eternal melancholy of Doug Fister (Innings 1 and 2) Before many of us had even settled into the baseball mindset the Mariners found themselves ahead 3-0 in the first after Robinson Can...
Via Lookout Landing
1 day ago

Houston presenting a problem for Felix Hernandez

The Mariners began the final week of the season 2.5 games out of the second wild card spot, and their three-game series with the Astros looked like a do-or-die proposition. Not only would the Mariners need at least a series win to stay alive but also to shake the Astros, who started the week only […] The post Houston presenting a problem for Felix Hernandez appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Mariners suspend catcher Steve Clevenger following racially-charged Twitter rant

The Seattle Mariners did not take kindly to some racially-charged tweets posted by backup catcher Steve Clevenger on Thursday night. After a brief review of the social media posts targeting the Black Lives Matter movement and national anthem demonstrations, as well as calling the president “pathetic,” the Mariners decided it was best to keep their distance from Clevenger....
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: 3 steps to making the playoffs

For the fans of the Seattle Mariners, it has been a disappointing week.  The Mariners had a chance to make up some big ground in the Wild Card race, but they lost back-to-back series against the Astros and Blue Jays going 2-4 over that stretch.  The good news is the Mariners are only two games behind for the Wild Card.  The bad news is they are behind four teams: the Blue Jays...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Steve Clevenger tweets poorly about Charlotte protests

We have another white athlete throwing out some hot takes on the protests in Charlotte and Black Lives Matter. This time, it’s Seattle Mariners backup catcher Steve Clevenger. Clevenger, who is currently on the 60-day disabled list, tweeted two different things dissing the protests in Charlotte and the Black Lives Matter movement. The controversial tweets were deleted, but the...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Bautista does backwards home run trot to admire dinger

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is just as good at celebrating home runs as he is hitting them. Bautista delivered one of the most epic bat flips we’ve ever seen last season, but he changed his tune a bit during Wednesday night’s game. This time, after hitting a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, he elected to do a backwards trot down the first-base line to celebrate...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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