J.P. Crawford scored the winning run on Mitch Haniger’s 10th-inning single and hit a grand slam to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Saturday night. Tampa Bay pinch-hitter Brandon Lowe tied it 5-all with a solo home run in the top of the ninth off Kendall Graveman. Crawford had a chance to end it in the bottom of the inning, but struck out with a man on third.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:14 pm
That all adds up to a nearly unbelievable four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, the defending American League champs who came into the series as the AL East leaders and the team with the most wins in baseball. Those last two titles no longer belong to the Rays, and the Mariners – who have won seven of their last eight to get their record (38-36) back over . are the reason why.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:46 am
So, in salute to him, and hopefully to aid in his upcoming voyage to T-Mobile, here is today’s lineup as cars that have spent time in our garage over the years. Notes on today’s game and performances in brackets, because I know this is still a baseball blog and not an adequate substitute for a real gift. J.P. Crawford – 1970 Dodge Supercharger [It was a slightly off day for the offensively scorching hot J.P., but he did maintain his hitting streak with a single in the third and, of course, turne…
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:22 am
Ty France crushes a solo home run to deep center field, tying the game at 2 in the bottom of the 7th inning
Posted: June 20, 2021, 10:11 pm
Tampa Bay Rays (43-29, second in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (37-36, fourth in the AL West) Seattle; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Shane McClanahan (2-2, 4.42 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 46 strikeouts) Mariners: Marco Gonzales (1-4, 5.44 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 36 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners +136, Rays -156; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay enters the game as losers of their last five games. The Mariners are 22-15 on their home turf.
Posted: June 20, 2021, 9:00 pm
For Vinny Nittoli, 30, perseverance paid off. The Mariners pitching prospect was called up to the majors on Friday seven years after he was drafted.
Posted: June 18, 2021, 6:08 pm
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB DFS Plays for Friday, June 18. (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 18, 2021, 5:28 pm
The Kraken are coming, but the Metropolitans, the Totems, and other professional teams are part of a proud century of Seattle hockey history.
Posted: June 18, 2021, 12:00 pm
D.J. Short looks at some injury replacements for top-tier starting pitchers in the newest edition of Waiver Wired. (Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 17, 2021, 5:07 pm
SEATTLE – This is Bailey Ober’s team now.OK, not in a literal sense, but if the Twins are going to accomplish anything of value during this lost 16-games-back season, it’s probably going to have to be development of young players. And nowhere do they need that development more than their starting rotation.Enter Ober, a 25-year-old rookie who has looked increasingly confident and effective in …
Posted: June 17, 2021, 5:42 am
Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer against his former team, rookie starter Bailey Ober struck out six and the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2 on Wednesday night. Cruz’s second-deck shot to left field in the fifth inning made it 6-0 and helped snap the Twins’ three-game losing streak. “It’s fun to watch,” Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 5:13 am
Jake Fraley has been an on-base machine lately, and NBC Sports EDGE’s Chris Crawford suggests managers should ride his hot streak as long as it lasts.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 9:45 pm