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Lookout Landing Apr 20, 2014
The insanely encouraging April of Dustin Ackley

The insanely encouraging April of Dustin Ackley

Is this really, finally happening? Yesterday, I tried to convince you not to give up on the Mariners by pointing out that many of their perceived problems are not sustainable. Today, I'm going to take a different tack and observe something encouraging: Dustin Ackley looks amazing. Editors' note: insert a couple of paragraphs here about small sample size. The readers always love those. A website that you'll probably be seeing me reference a lot more in the future is the fabulous Baseball Savant, which burst onto the scene last year as a cleanly organized and beautiful data repository with a...

Sunday's pregame notes and line-ups vs. the Marlins

  I was waiting on the Marlins line-up, but why bother. As expected, the Mariners optioned James Jones back to Tacoma to make room for today's starter Brandon Maurer. What does manager Lloyd McClendon hope/expect from Maurer? "I'm hoping he can give us five innings, that would be great," McClendon said. "In a lot of respects, it would be great for our bullpen." As you see Brad Miller, Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino all get days off today, which isn't completely surprising. Dustin Ackley has moved up in the order, which will make some people happy. McClendon knows that Miller is pressing and...

Mariners get just two hits in 7-0 loss to Miami

MIAMI — At least this one wasn’t gut-wrenching. The Mariners didn’t kick away a late lead Saturday night or suffer any walk-off misery. Nope, this 7-0 loss to Miami was notable primarily for what didn’t happen. The Mariners weren’t no-hit. That seemed a real possibility through the early innings when Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez rolled through the first 15 hitters. Dustin Ackley ended that drama with a clean single to start the sixth. That was it, though. Alvarez, 1-2, allowed just one other hit, a one-out double past third by Mike Zunino in the ninth inning. Alvarez...
Seattle Times Apr 10, 2014

A few thoughts from Michael Saunders on his role as fourth outfielder

Michael Saunders has played in seven of the Mariners eight games. But he's started just two of those games. With Abraham Almonte seemingly locked into center field and Dustin Ackley getting every day starts in left field and manager Lloyd McClendon using giving starts to Stefen Romero and Logan Morr

Hernandez, Mariners survive late threat in 3-1 victory over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — It all almost got away from Felix Hernandez and the Mariners on one pitch Saturday afternoon in the ninth inning when Yoenis Cespedes sent a drive to deep left field. For an instant, a magnificent performance, and a victory, swayed in the balance before the ball hooked foul. Instead of a tie game, Felix and the M’s still held 3-1 lead over the Oakland A’s. “I knew, off the bat, it was pretty fair from where I was,” left fielder Dustin Ackley said. “I’m glad that thing hooked like it did. Right off the bat, I was expecting … Read more »
Athletics Nation Apr 5, 2014
Game Thread #5: A's vs. Mariners (2)

Game Thread #5: A's vs. Mariners (2)

Halfway through, the Mariners lead 3-0. Felix Hernandez is dealing, having allowed just two hits. Dan Straily, meanwhile, was effective through four innings before allowing the Mariners to take the lead on a two-run Dustin Ackley home run, then add to it on a solo shot from Abraham Almonte.

Dustin Ackley, Jayson Werth and the biggest and baddest beards in baseball

Monday is opening day of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. Which means it’s time for the return of big, bushy beards to the ESPN highlight reels. Seattle Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is sporting a colossal crumb catcher. As is new M’s pitcher Joe Beimel, whose whiskers are running wild. Even second baseman Robinson Cano’s […]
Tacoma News-Tribune Mar 28, 2014

Mariners' Dustin Ackley sees strong spring as continuation of last year's second-half success

The old adage that stresses a need to disregard spring-training stats generally holds true. Generally. But Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley sees it differently.

Game capsule: Mariners 6, A’s 4

MARINERS 6, A’S (SS) 4 (AT PEORIA STADIUM) The facts: Stefen Romero’s three-run, walk-off homer capped a four-run ninth inning against A’s reliever Evan Scribner. The victory boosted the Mariners to 16-9-3 and clinched a winning spring record. Play of the game: Kyle Seager was hitless in three at-bats before delivering an RBI double in the ninth that put the tying and winning runs in scoring position for Romero.. Plus: Dustin Ackley continued his hot spring with a two-run homer in the fifth on an 0-2 slider from Oakland starter Josh Lindblom…Logan Morrison had the Mariners’ first...

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