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Lookout Landing Sep 26, 2015

Woof. Mariners lose.

Nuno can't hold up, the bats do very little good, and we are all very tired This is late September baseball. It featured a wonky strike zone, a bunch of boo birds, a couple of runs for the Mariners, and (sadly) more runs for the Angels. It's Friday, we're all a little tired, and this game was not super fun, so I'll keep it to the highlights. Excuse me. "Highlights." 1st Inning: Nelson Cruz GONNNNNNEEEEEEEE. Nellie's home run made that noise home runs make when you. Just. Freaking. Know. It was his 43rd home on a terrrrrible 97 mph dumb pitch in the middle of the plate that stat cast...

VIDEO: Cruz's homer puts Angels in early hole

The Mariners jumped out to an early lead Friday in Anaheim when designated hitter Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer off of Angels starter Garrett Richards in the first. It was Cruz's 43rd home run of the season, tying Baltimore's Chris Davis for most in...

VIDEO: Murphy hits three-run shot

After falling back 1-0 on a Nelson Cruz homer in the first, David Murphy put the Angels ahead in in the third inning with a three-run shot off of Felix Hernandez. The former Cy Young winner has actually been slightly worse against the Angesl as he...

VIDEO: Nelson Cruz hits a solo homer in the first inning

After the Angels turned in a 1-2-3 first inning, Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer to center off of Nick Tropeano. Ketel Marte also singled in the inning, but was cought stealing second right before Cruz's homer. Tropeano has had mixed results in the...
Lookout Landing Sep 12, 2015

The Mariners and maybe finally having another 100 RBI man

Nelson Cruz is having a monster offensive year. But will he get to 100 RBIs? Just yesterday, my good friend Meg wrote about Nelson Cruz and how he's mashed FORTY dingers so far this season.That is a very big number! Especially in the year 2015. Especially, especially when you're a right-handed hitter playing half of your games in Safeco Field. However, due to the continued advancement of sabermetrics, most folks who read this blog probably find longballs to be a little less sexy than they would've ten or twenty years ago. That being said, they're still very fun and very good. Another stat...
Lookout Landing Sep 11, 2015

In context: Nelson Cruz's 40 home run year

Dingers are fun and Nelson Cruz has hit a lot of them for the Mariners He did it, you guys. He did it. Yesterday, after missing the previous six games with a right quad injury, Nelson Cruz stepped into the batter's box against Derek Holland (who does not suck) and launched his 40th home run of the year the opposite way. With that two-run shot, Cruz became just the second Mariner in the Safeco Field Era with 40+ home runs since Alex Rodriguez hit 41 in 2000. With 21 games remaining in the season, it is hardly a stretch to expect Cruz to surpass ARod's 2000 total. For the record, I'm...

Nelson Cruz doesn’t miss a beat in return

Cruz smacks 40th homer and goes 2 for 4 after missing six games because of a strained right quadriceps.

Felix Hernandez earns 17th win, Nelson Cruz hits 40th HR as Mariners top Rangers 5-0

Hernandez worked eight scoreless innings, allowing just three hits with four walks and eight strikeouts. Cruz beame the fourth player in Mariners history to hit 40 homers in a season and the first since Alex Rodriguez in 2000.
Seattle Times Sep 10, 2015

Pregame notes and lineups: Nelson Cruz returns to the lineup

Thanks to Matt Pentz for covering Wednesday night’s game. He got a nice easy one to write about.  Thanks to I-5 and whoever hit the school bus around Federal Way. It was a lovely commute. Nelson Cruz is back in the lineup today for the Mariners.     Most Read StoriesSeahawks’ Russell Wilson buys $6.7 […]
Seattle Times Sep 7, 2015

Nelson Cruz hoping he’s close to returning to Mariners’ lineup

Nelson Cruz is hoping he’s close to a return to the starting lineup. With the M’s scheduled to face three quality left-handed starting pitchers — Cole Hamels, Martin Perez and Derek Holland — in the final three games of the series against the Rangers, having Cruz would be ideal.

Pregame notes and lineups: Mariners try for fourth straight win

With Nelson Cruz (strained quad) and Franklin Gutierez (tight groin) battling minor injuries, Shawn O’Malley gets the start in left field. “(Gutierrez) is feeling a little better,” he said. “It wasn’t as bad as we thought it was. He’s still day-to-day. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow.” Cruz? “Same thing,” McClendon said. Most Read StoriesState […]

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