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Seattle Times Aug 26, 2015

Nelson Cruz homers, Felix Hernandez earns 15th win as Mariners top A’s

Ketel Marte had two hits, including a double, and scored twice, and Cruz finished 3 for 5 with a three RBI and his 39th home run of the season to lead the Mariners to a comfortable 8-2 victory Wednesday at Safeco Field.
Boston Herald Aug 16, 2015
Sox brass misses on Cruz control

Sox brass misses on Cruz control

If David Ortiz ran the Red Sox, well, let’s just say the middle of the order would look different.It would include Nelson Cruz.“Yeah, David always tried to get me here,” said Cruz, the Seattle Mariners right fielder, who belted his majors-leading 35th home run yesterday in a 22-10 loss to the Sox at Fenway Park. “It’s something he has always expressed to me. But it’s not his call.”And that’s why Cruz didn’t get a call from the Red Sox, not last offseason or the offseason before that.

Pregame notes and lineups: Nelson Cruz returns to the starting lineup

Nelson Cruz returns to the starting lineup after missing a game with neck spasms. He’s back and starting as the DH. So that means he’ll be trying to extend his hitting streak to 22 games. Logan Morrison gets the start in left field. He was working there during early batting practice, taking fly balls off […]
Seattle Times Aug 12, 2015

Mariners 6, Orioles 5 (11 innings) – postgame videos, notes and boxscore

Game story Notebook MLB.com Highlights 08.11.15 Box Score   *** Nelson Cruz left the game in the seventh inning with neck spasms. He talked at his locker postgame and said he isn’t sure what caused them. He said it started as he was sitting on the bench in the fifth inning. The neck was obviously bothering […]
MASN Sports Aug 10, 2015

Can the Orioles cool down Cruz? - School of Roch

A rotation that is seriously lacking in consistency must deal with Nelson Cruz for the next three games. Life isn't always fair. The former Oriole is riding a 19-game hitting streak with the Mariners. He's homered in seven of his...

Cruz, Cano help power Mariners to 4-3 win over Texas

Nelson Cruz smashed his 32nd home run of the season as the Mariners beat the Texas Rangers, 4-3

Mariners’ Nelson Cruz hesitant to discuss accomplishments, but teammates happy to do so

It’s worth talking about Cruz even if it makes him uncomfortable. In this season of unmet expectations for the Mariners, Cruz has been everything they hoped for and more when they signed him to a four-year, $58 million contract in the offseason.
Lookout Landing Aug 6, 2015

The Journal of a Nelson Cruz home run baseball

Life is pain. The year is 2287. The Calamity almost brought civilization to its end, but humanity survived. One of the tasks of the recovery was a combination large scale cleanup and cultural reconnaissance mission. Crews were told to sift through the wreckage of the past. "Look back before we step forward" they said. One day, along the coastline of what used to Denver, CO a tattered, worn notebook was found. The inscription read: "The journal of Al, a baseball in service of the Major League and his imperial majesty, Robert Manfred." The words made little sense to the squad, with ideas...
Lookout Landing Aug 6, 2015

Nelson Cruz: Complete hitter

Nelson Cruz definitely hits a lot of dingers... but that's not all! The Nelson Cruz era of the Seattle Mariners began on December 4, 2014. With this signing, the M's added what they hoped would be a power bat to instill some right-handed thump into the middle of their lineup. Many of us were worried about this acquisition at the time, but so far it's been workin' out pretttttty okay. The Mariners $58M-man has turned out to be much more than a simple slugger; although he is currently second in all of baseball in home runs, he's also in the top-10 in both batting average and on base...
Lookout Landing Aug 6, 2015

Has Nelson Cruz hit a home run to your house?

He hasn't quite reached mine yet, but he is on his way. As evidenced by Nelson Cruz's recent five-game streak with a home run, one thing is quite evident by the Mariners' slugger -- he can mash the living hell out of the ball. Cruz was signed for one thing and one thing only this season -- to club home runs. So far, Cruz has lived up to that minimal standard with flying colors. Excluding the month of June, where Cruz apparently struggled to adapt to the heat of the summer like the rest of us, he has been bashing balls with little to no remorse. Cruz is second according to ESPN's home run...
Lookout Landing Aug 6, 2015

Has Nelson Cruz Hit Home Runs?

Nelson Cruz hits the ball far and he hits the ball hard. Has Safeco Field sucked his power dry? Way back in December, I wrote a piece entitled "Will Nelson Cruz Hit Home Runs?" Like it was then, the answer to the question in the title of this post is unquestionably, "yes." He has hit 31 of them in fact. The aim of that post in December—and this post—was to try to determine the effect moving to Safeco Field might have on Cruz’s home run output. Spoiler alert: it hasn’t had much of an effect. Let’s start by revisiting Nelson Cruz’s raw batted ball distance. Year Average...

Nelson Cruz and the best debut seasons in Seattle Mariners history

The Seattle Mariners’ offseason signing of Nelson Cruz has been a home run for a team that’s underperformed in many other respects this season. Many experts were dubious Cruz could duplicate his 2014 performance in Baltimore with the M’s, but he actually might be having a better campaign in 2015. Cruz continued his 16-game hitting streak […]

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