Yusei Kikuchi allows four hits, three walks and strikes out five over six scoreless innings for the Mariners against the Athletics
Posted: September 26, 2020, 3:54 am
He will almost certainly start one of the games in the upcoming Wild Card Round playoff series next week. On the other side is Yusei Kikuchi, who is having another rough year after after his disappointing rookie campaign in 2019. The lefty’s peripherals are good, with a 3.33 FIP, and his hit rate is reasonable, but the runs just seem to find their way across the plate — at least four of them in five of his eight starts, for a 5.93 ERA.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 1:30 am
The Mariners have just four games left this season, but that doesn’t mean general manager Jerry Dipoto is done making moves. On Friday, the team announced that it had claimed right-handed pitcher Ian Hamilton, a Washington native who played college ball at WSU for the Cougars, off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. Hamilton, 25, was designated for assignment last week after pitching in four gamesin relief in 2020, posting a 4.50 ERA (two runs in four innings) with four strikeouts.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 8:34 pm
Now with the help of Hometown Nine, created by the Mariners this summer, the costs of participating in elite baseball and softball programs will be covered for nine area eighth graders. The Hometown Nine program was created by the Mariners and given a $50,000 donation from T-Mobile as the first and founding partner to help bridge the gap that prevents a more diverse pipeline of players.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 7:13 pm
They were used by NBA players in the Orlando bubble, and now they’re reaching Major League Baseball, as the Seattle Mariners will use Oura Rings to monitor player sleep patterns and overall health metrics. Oura Rings are designed to generate biometric data about sleep, activity and recovery habits, while delivering a holistic overview of health and performance readiness.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 7:09 pm
RHP James Kaprielian Jesús Luzardo was scheduled to start the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader but he pitched three innings of relief on Thursday to give the A’s more flexibility to set their postseason rotation. If he had pitched on Saturday, he likely wouldn’t have been able to make a start during the A’s first round series. It’s likely they’ll turn to their bullpen on Saturday with James Kaprielian a candidate for bulk innings in the first game and Mike Minor starting the second game.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 7:00 pm
We’re giving out awards! That are totally made up and hold no actual value or contributions to society! YAYYYYYYYYY!
Posted: September 25, 2020, 3:00 pm
Oakland has hit 67 home runs as a team this season. Matt Olson leads them with 14, averaging one every 14.1 at-bats. The Mariners are 18-18 against teams from the AL West.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 8:03 am
1903 – The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Pilgrims 7-3 in the first World Series game. Jimmy Sebring hits the first Series homer, Deacon Phillippe is the winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser. 1961 – Roger Maris hits his 61st home run of the season, against Tracy Stallard of the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
Posted: September 24, 2020, 5:01 pm
In what was supposed to be a rebuilding season the Seattle Mariners will go into the final weekend with an outside shot at the postseason. Nick Margevicius tossed six shutout innings, France drove in a pair of runs and the Mariners kept their slim postseason hopes alive with a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday. Seattle closed out the home portion of its schedule taking two of three from the Astros and enter the final weekend three back of Houston with four games to play for second place in the AL West.
Posted: September 24, 2020, 2:55 am
Mariners second baseman Dylan Moore’s season is over after he was placed on the seven-day concussion list.
Posted: September 23, 2020, 2:59 am
Louis Cangiano goes over tonight’s top MLB GPP pivot plays. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: September 22, 2020, 6:52 pm
___ West Ham manager David Moyes and players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have contracted the novel coronavirus. West Ham says the trio are asymptomatic and will now self-isolate in line with government rules. Alan Irvine took charge of West Ham in Moyes’ absence.
Posted: September 22, 2020, 11:13 am
Regardless of how well Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano perform with the Mets, that Jarred Kelenic was included in the trade that brought them over from the Seattle Mariners will always be an enormous blunder. And it’s one that almost didn’t happen.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 5:27 pm
After sinking into postseason jeopardy and then reeling off a 10-game winning streak, the Yankees are officially in the American League field.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 7:23 am
Mitch Moreland’s bloop double down the left-field line scored Manny Machado with the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning Sunday as the San Diego Padres clinched their first National League playoff berth in 14 years with a 7-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park. Wil Myers hit a three-run homer for the Padres (34-20), who captured at least a wild-card berth. Right-hander Trevor Rosenthal (1-0) got the victory with two innings of relief.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 6:49 am