3:49 AM EDT, Mon September 25, 2017

Talking with ... Padres pitcher Travis Wood

Travis Wood’s 11 regular season home runs rank third among active pitchers behind the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner (17) and the Mariners’ Yovani Gallardo (12). A second-round pick out of high school in 2005, the 30-year-old Wood has always viewed his job at the plate as another way to help him on...
Lookout Landing Sep 6, 2017
9/6/17: Open Game Thread

9/6/17: Open Game Thread

Andrew Moore vs. Lance McCullers After last night’s karmic debacle/Kate Upton face fest of a ballgame, the Seattle Mariners will arrive at Safeco Field hoping to avoid a series sweep at the hands of the Houston Astros—a fate they’ve somehow managed to escape all year. Noted Mariners-destroyer Lance McCullers gets the nod for Houston, his first appearance since spending a month on the DL with back discomfort. Impeccable timing, as always. José Altuve mercifully has the day off. On the mound for the Mariners is Andrew Moore, assuming the rotation spot of an embattled Yovani Gallardo,...
Lookout Landing Sep 6, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/6/17: JP Sears, Apple Watches, and Star Wars

Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/6/17: JP Sears, Apple Watches, and Star Wars

What a weird combination of topics. Hello folks! Another day, another fresh batch of links for ya. Enjoy! In Mariners news... Congrats, Robinson! Robinson Cano has been selected as the Mariners nominee for The Roberto Clemente Award.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) September 5, 2017 David Laurila at Fangraphs profiled under-the-radar Mariners 2017 draft selection JP Sears, who strikes out batters like it’s nobody’s business. The M’s have cut ties with reliever Evan Scribner, who just couldn’t seem to get healthy. It looks like the M’s took Ashley’s advice. Yovani Gallardo...
Lookout Landing Sep 4, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/4/17: The Diamondbacks, Carlos Correa, and Rubik’s Cube

Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/4/17: The Diamondbacks, Carlos Correa, and Rubik’s Cube

Happy Labor Day! Good morning and Happy Labor Day everyone! Most people consider this weekend to be the final weekend of the summer. But heck, baseball is still around. In my mind, it’s still gonna be summer for a while. Let’s celebrate with some links! In Mariners news... Former Lookout Landing writer Ashley Varela doesn’t think Yovani Gallardo can be relied upon as a starter anymore. In Mariners minors news... Yesterday was the final day of the MiLB regular season. Ryan Divish gave out fake awards to the best players in the Mariners’ minor league system this year. The...
Lookout Landing Sep 2, 2017
9/2/17: Open Game Thread

9/2/17: Open Game Thread

M’s shoot for .500 against the A’s. Yesterday was an exciting day of new toys, with Mike Leake on the mound and the roster expansions of Sept. 1 giving the Mariners a deep bench. Today, however, is almost the polar opposite, with cold reality hitting the fanbase in the form of Yovani Gallardo. But! It’s Lookout Landing Night at the ballpark, and that should give any M’s fan (especially any fan reading this on Lookout Landing dot com) reason to celebrate. Hopefully Yo will do the same later tonight. Lineups! #Mariners Gameday Info - Sept. 2 vs. #Athletics. Lineups, Game Notes &...
U.S.S. Mariner Sep 2, 2017

Game 136, Athletics at Mariners – Roster Moves and Lookout Landing Night

Yovani Gallardo vs. Jharel Cotton, 6:10pm As mentioned yesterday, the A’s offense hasn’t been too bad. They’re not great defensively, but they’ve hit the ball hard, and they’re doing it with a lot of homegrown young talent. The A’s are also 18 games under .500, which tells you something about their pitching staff. Sonny Gray […]
Lookout Landing Aug 29, 2017
Playing with fire: Erasmo Ramirez and his fastball(s)

Playing with fire: Erasmo Ramirez and his fastball(s)

Erasmo Ramirez has made some notable changes to his pitch mix since rejoining the Mariners. Throughout this past offseason, we saw the Mariners acquire pitchers with “rising” fastballs over and over again. Drew Smyly, Yovani Gallardo, Chase De Jong—these are prime examples of the type of pitcher Jerry Dipoto was targeting. The theory was that the outstanding vertical movement on their fastballs would make up for their lack of velocity. It’s true that a fastball with lots of backspin, properly located, will generate more swings and misses than a sinking fastball. But the unfortunate...
Lookout Landing Aug 27, 2017
Open Game Thread: 8/27/17

Open Game Thread: 8/27/17

The Mariners turn to their newest "ace" in the Sunday rubber match Good morning and happy Sunday! What better way to spend a relaxing Sunday than to kick back with some coffee, put on the Mariners, and take a look at the starting lineups, and- Oh, it's Andrew Albers vs. Masahiro Tanaka. Probably should have expected something along those lines. Whelp, it can't be any worse than Yovani Gallardo vs. Sonny Gray was! Here are those lineups, by the way: Today's Lineups SEATTLE MARINERS NEW YORK YANKEES Jean Segura - SS Aaron Hicks - LF Yonder Alonso - 1B Starlin Castro -...
Lookout Landing Aug 26, 2017
66-64: Chart

66-64: Chart

Mariners pitching walks more batters than it strikes out; surprisingly, this strategy does not lead to winning Sitting on the porch with a glass of lemonade: Carlos Ruiz, .077 WPA The short porch in Yankee stadium: Yovani Gallardo, -.205 Walks given up by Mariners pitching vs. strikeouts recorded: 7 vs. 6 Walks given up by Yankees pitching vs. strikeouts recorded: 2 vs. 12 At least no one got injured, and we only used two pitchers.
Seattle Times Aug 26, 2017
Mariners miss chance to take hold of second wild card with 6-3 loss to Yankees

Mariners miss chance to take hold of second wild card with 6-3 loss to Yankees

With Yovani Gallardo on the mound and Robinson Cano out of the lineup, a win looked unlikely from the outset — and it played out as such.

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