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Lookout Landing Jun 24, 2016

Sporcle Friday: Mariners hitters who've grounded into double plays in the most consecutive games

Grounding into double plays is bad and not good. Hello, friends. Yesterday sure wasn't a fun day for Mariners baseball. Neither was Wednesday. Or Tuesday. Or the three days before that... I reckon that most of the folks who read this blog are well aware that the Mariners have been Very Bad and Very Frustrating lately. But did you know that Nelson Cruz tied a 28-year-old team record this past week? Because he did! Cruz grounded into a double play in four consecutive games. What an accomplishment! Nelson is obviously a supremely talented batter (in that absurdly dumb loss yesterday his two...
Seattle Times Jun 21, 2016

Nelson Cruz gets a start in right field in hopes of breaking out of a minor slump

Pregame notes, quotes, lineups and matchups for Tuesday's game between the Mariners and Tigers from Comerica Park. Manager Scott Servais moved Nelson Cruz to right field for the game in hopes of breaking him out of a minor slump.
Lookout Landing Jun 20, 2016

36-34: Chart

Hey where does this well end Summer: Adam Lind (.381 WPA) Baseball: Nelson Cruz (-.365 WPA) Jerry's: ( 9 + 2 ) - ( 10 + 4 ) = -3 JerryCoins
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 8, 2016

Late Tuesday / Mariners 7, Indians 1: Nelson Cruz, Wade Miley help Mariners end Indians streak

SEATTLE: Wade Miley credited mechanical adjustments rather than his razor for regaining his pitching form.Nelson Cruz homered twice and an almost-clean shaven Miley pitched seven scoreless innings to pace the Seattle Mariners to a 7-1 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night, snapping the Indians’ six-game winning streak.Cruz hit a two-run homer in the first inning off starter Cody Anderson (1-4) and added a solo shot in the fifth, his 15th, to put the Mariners up 7-0. Cruz has five homers in his last six games.Miley (6-2), who shaved off his full beard following his last disastrous start...
Lookout Landing Jun 2, 2016

Buying low on Nelson Cruz

A low money grab for a big money slugger In December of 2014, Jack Zduriencik made perhaps one of the Jack Zduriencik-iest of moves when he signed a thirty-four year old Nelson Cruz. It was the sort of move we all knew was coming. The Mariners had just missed the playoffs by something like five innings, and more offense was the shout. Nelson, having just come off a monster year in Baltimore where he played on a one-year, eight-million dollar "prove it" deal, looked to have made the greatest choice of his career. There was no way that he had much left in the tank, certainly not more than a...

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