2:45 AM EDT, Fri August 18, 2017

As Schoop, Cruz push for AL RBI crown, Orioles second baseman credits his longtime friend

On Sunday evening before their teams played each other in a pivotal three-game series, the top two run producers in the American League talked about life over barbecue and dominoes.The bond between Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop and Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz was created quickly...
Lookout Landing Aug 13, 2017
The Mariners most certainly did not win their baseball game

The Mariners most certainly did not win their baseball game

Not even a little bit. Before we dive in, let us address a few things. First off, there is still a lot of baseball left to play. Three games in August isn’t going to end your season. It will set you back. Tony Larussa will write a book about it. It won’t, however, be the finishing blow that sends you spiraling into the long, cold offseason. No, that blow doesn’t happen until Game 161 against the Oakland Athletics IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING A VERY DRAMATIC NELSON CRUZ HOME RUN. Secondly, oh my goodness the ceremony for Edgar Martinez was wonderful. What a human being. What a career. What...
Lookout Landing Aug 12, 2017
Mariners lose 6-5, crushing hopes and dreams everywhere

Mariners lose 6-5, crushing hopes and dreams everywhere

I mean...need I say more? Baseball can be an infinitely rewarding game. It’s the game I fell in love with, the sport that I stuck with for over a decade no matter how low my slugging percentage dropped, the lifeblood of my summer nights and the fuel of my dreams. Today, the Mariners did not play that game. For six-plus innings today, the Seattle Mariners looked like a real, live, competent baseball team. We had some delicious power, courtesy of Nelson Cruz: Nelson Cruz strikes again. Full clip: https://t.co/4oIuT8kEfp #GoMariners pic.twitter.com/S3HYytfT6N— Mariners (@Mariners) August...
Lookout Landing Aug 12, 2017
59-58: Chart

59-58: Chart

Well, we still love you, Edgar This is a roller coaster that causes immediate nausea for M’s fans. Edgar’s Light Bat bobblehead: Nelson Cruz (.184 WPA). Heathcliff Slocumb bobblehead: Andrew Moore (-.402 WPA).
Seattle Times Aug 11, 2017
Mike Trout’s bases-clearing double in 9th buries Mariners

Mike Trout’s bases-clearing double in 9th buries Mariners

Nelson Cruz had tied the score at 3-3 with a two-run homer in the eighth but the Angels’ superstar drives in three runs with double off Edwin Diaz.
Lookout Landing Aug 11, 2017
59-57: Chart

59-57: Chart

So much sadness No pictures, just sadness The Safeco Field crowd when Cruz tied it up: Nelson Cruz (.353 WPA) The wave: Edwin Díaz (-.468 WPA)
Seattle Times Aug 9, 2017
Nelson Cruz hits two homers, Mariners move three games over .500

Nelson Cruz hits two homers, Mariners move three games over .500

For the first time this season, the Mariners are three games over .500 at 59-56 with Wednesday’s 6-3 win over the Athletics.
Athletics Nation Aug 9, 2017
Game #114: Mariners cruz to 6-3 victory over A’s

Game #114: Mariners cruz to 6-3 victory over A’s

The Oakland A’s fell to the Mariners 6-3 on Wednesday, in the afternoon finale of a quick two-game series. Seattle got a pair of homers from Nelson Cruz and another from Kyle Seager, and their bullpen sealed the deal down the stretch. On the bright side, I’m pretty sure two games doesn’t count as a sweep. *** Click here to revisit today’s Game Thread! *** The A’s answered back every time the Mariners scored, just not loudly enough. Seattle got going right away with Seager’s three-run dinger in the 1st, but Matt Joyce’s response in the bottom of the frame was only a solo job....
Lookout Landing Aug 9, 2017
59-56: Chart

59-56: Chart

THREE GAMES OVER .500 KLAXON One game over .500: Nelson Cruz (.133 WPA) Two games over .500: Emilio Pagan (.169 WPA) ¡¡¡THREE GAMES OVER .500!!!: Kyle Seager (.243 WPA)
Washington Times Aug 9, 2017

Cruz homers twice to power Mariners past A's 6-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Nelson Cruz homered twice, Kyle Seager also went deep and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep. Robinson Cano had two hits and scored twice while Ben Gamel singled and made another sparkling defensive play to help Seattle ...
Seattle Times Aug 6, 2017
Mariners hang on for an 8-7 win over the Royals in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader

Mariners hang on for an 8-7 win over the Royals in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader

Nelson Cruz hit a pair of homers and Edwin Diaz closed out the ninth for his 23rd save.
Washington Times Aug 6, 2017

Cruz 2 HRs, Mariners top Royals 8-7 to open doubleheader

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Nelson Cruz homered twice and drove in four runs as the Seattle Mariners built a big lead, then held off the Kansas City Royals 8-7 Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader. Cruz, Danny Valencia and Kyle Seager homered in the first two innings, ...
Seattle Times Aug 5, 2017
Nelson Cruz hopes to be back in the Mariners’ lineup on Saturday

Nelson Cruz hopes to be back in the Mariners’ lineup on Saturday

Cruz was scratched just before Friday's game in Kansas City with neck spasms.
Lookout Landing Aug 5, 2017
Mariners outfielders sink Royals, other players involved also

Mariners outfielders sink Royals, other players involved also

The Mariners responded well to me yelling at James Paxton through my television That’s more like it. A night after a frustrating defeat at the hands of the Royals, who possess the second wild card spot, James Paxton and the Mariners outfielders bounced back to take game two of arguably their most important series of the season 5-2. Shortly before first pitch, M’s fans were treated to this delightful snippet piece of news: Nelson Cruz was scratched from the lineup. Waiting for details why— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) August 4, 2017 After Jean Segura singled in the top of the first...
Lookout Landing Aug 4, 2017
8/4: Open Game Thread

8/4: Open Game Thread

James Paxton at Kansas City Royals Holy shit it’s hot as heck still, but at least it’s Friday. Find somewhere cool to crack a beer, have some booze on the rocks, maybe some pinot grigio, or a got dang La Croix and settle in because IT’S JAMES PAXTON DAY, YOU FILTHY ANIMALS. Today's Lineups SEATTLE MARINERS KANSAS CITY ROYALS Ben Gamel - LF Whit Merrifield - 2B Jean Segura - SS Lorenzo Cain - CF Robinson Cano - 2B Melky Cabrera - LF Nelson Cruz - DH Eric Hosmer - 1B Kyle Seager - 3B Salvador Perez - C Danny Valencia - 1B Mike Moustakas - 3B Jarrod Dyson -...

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