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Lookout Landing 10 hours ago
9-13: Chart

9-13: Chart

In which James Paxton keeps us all hanging on Not giving up 19 runs: James Paxton (0.260 WPA) Having one of your best games and still ending up here: Danny Valencia (-0.09 WPA)
U.S.S. Mariner 14 hours ago

Game 22, Mariners at Tigers

James Paxton vs. Daniel Norris, 4:10pm It’s been a rough 24 hours. The M’s gave up 19 runs in Comerica as Felix and then Chris Heston and Evan Marshall imploded. The M’s then lost their best hitter thus far, Mitch Haniger, to an apparent oblique injury that he’ll fly back to Seattle tonight to have […]
Lookout Landing 16 hours ago
Mariners send Félix Hernández, Mitch Haniger, hope, to the DL, call up extra hair & height

Mariners send Félix Hernández, Mitch Haniger, hope, to the DL, call up extra hair & height

Après Detroit, le déluge. After yesterday’s loss (can a loss be Pyrrhic? It felt Pyrrhic) the Mariners had several moves to make. Mitch Haniger has a strained oblique that could sideline him for up to a month or more. Félix Hernández has a “dead arm” that has been updated to “right shoulder inflammation” which is just delightful. Both have been placed on the 10-day DL. In a dance they began a few weeks ago, Evan Marshall waved to Casey Fien, who he replaced just a couple weeks ago, as they passed one another on I-5. Simultaneously, Dillon Overton gave an Oklahoma shake of his...
Lookout Landing 17 hours ago
The Curse of the Amazon

The Curse of the Amazon

Everything is terrible and it’s pretty clearly Amazon’s fault April 6, 1936: A tornado kills more than 200 people in Gainesville, GA April 6, 1199: Richard the Lionheart dies from wounds sustained in battle April 6, 1903: The Kishinev pogrom drives thousands of Jews out of Bessarabia April 6, 1667: An earthquake devastates the city-state of Dubrovnik April 6, 2017: The US launches 59 Tomahawk Missiles at Syria April 6, 1917: Woodrow Wilson declares war on Germany ... April 6, 1977: the Seattle Mariners begin franchise history with a loss against the California Angels, 7-0. For 108...
Lookout Landing 22 hours ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/26/17: Injuries, Ariel Hernandez, and Star Wars Release

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/26/17: Injuries, Ariel Hernandez, and Star Wars Release

Here’s to hoping Wednesday is better than Tuesday! Yesterday was a horrible day for the Mariners. If you missed it somehow, the team lost 19-9 to the Tigers, Mitch Haniger strained his oblique, and Felix Hernandez has a “dead arm.” It was no fun. Things will get better for the team. Hopefully we’ll either forget all of this happened or look back on it as a “rough patch” that didn’t have much of an impact in the big picture. Losing Felix is bad, but he was struggling this year. Hopefully it’s a minor issue and the team can get it right to help him pitch effectively in the...
Lookout Landing Apr 25, 2017
8-13: Chart

8-13: Chart

Evan Scribner just gave up a home run Taken at the start of the bottom of the 8th inning. Tack another two runs minimum onto this. A few specks of mold on the bagel that you can kind of pinch off: Danny Valencia (0.050 WPA) *Mitch Haniger, who left with an oblique strain in the third inning, technically had the highest WPA, but to list him here felt too much like breaking your pinky finger after already breaking every other bone in your body. The thing at the back of your fridge which can no longer be identified: Félix Hernández (-0.316) A few Miles for RISP? Maybe?...
U.S.S. Mariner Apr 25, 2017

Game 21, Mariners at Tigers

King Felix vs. Jordan Zimmermann, 4:10pm Happy Felix Day! The M’s take on a Tigers team that’s tied for the lead in the AL Central, and – if the projections are any guide – one of their primary rivals in the hunt for a wild card. They’ll do so with Felix on the mound against […]
Lookout Landing Apr 25, 2017
Hands Across Comerica: A Q and A with Bless You Boys’ Ashley MacLennan

Hands Across Comerica: A Q and A with Bless You Boys’ Ashley MacLennan

They dem (blessed) boyz This week, we are joined by Ashley MacLennan of Bless You Boys, who was gracious enough to answer some questions for us about the Tigers. Follow her on Twitter @90feetfromhome, or you can read her writing at BYB. If you’d like to see the series preview I did with Ashley for BYB, you can find it here. I promise they’ll take less time to read than the fifteen-inning game. The Tigers and the Mariners enter this season diametrically opposed--the Tigers sit atop the AL Central, while the Mariners reside in the basement of the AL West. What has been the key to the...
Lookout Landing Apr 25, 2017
Series Preview: Mariners (8-12) at Tigers (10-8)

Series Preview: Mariners (8-12) at Tigers (10-8)

The Mariners make their first trip to the Midwest this week. Despite winning just two games on the road so far, the Mariners run differential away from home is just -6. A 10-run victory on Sunday afternoon certainly helps buoy that number but the Mariners largest margin of defeat on the road has been just four runs with a bunch of one- and two-run losses. The road wins will come, and hopefully getting away from the AL West for a brief Midwest pit stop will help. The Tigers are tied with the Indians for the AL Central division lead but they’re in a much worse position. J.D. Martinez has...
Tigers vs. Mariners Preview: Felix Hernandez, Jordan Zimmermann struggling to find past success

Tigers vs. Mariners Preview: Felix Hernandez, Jordan Zimmermann struggling to find past success

The Tigers and Mariners kick off a three-game series at Comerica Park. It’s tough to watch a once-great player go through the decline phase of his career. Detroit Tigers fans are watching Anibal Sanchez’s precipitous drop-off first-hand, while players like Victor Martinez and Jordan Zimmermann are teetering on the edge of a similar decline. A more gradual decline may be even more difficult to watch, though. Seattle Mariners righthander Felix Hernandez was once one of the best pitchers in baseball. His starts were events, much in the same way that we call Justin Verlander “Must See...
Lookout Landing Apr 25, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/25/17: Pokemon Cards, PEDs, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/25/17: Pokemon Cards, PEDs, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Tuesdays are kinda boring and uninspiring, but hopefully these links can add some spice to your day. Good morning everyone! Moose Tracks and Mariners baseball both took breaks yesterday, but both are back and ready to go! Here’s what you need to know to start your day. In Mariners news... The Mariners will take the sabermetric route and use Edwin Diaz in an ace-of-the-bullpen role rather than strictly as a ninth-inning closer. Taylor Motter is turning into Brian Dozier according to Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs. I didn’t even realize how good Motter has been in his limited action this...
Lookout Landing Apr 24, 2017
Mike Freeman optioned to Tacoma to make room for Jean Segura, the 8-man bullpen lives

Mike Freeman optioned to Tacoma to make room for Jean Segura, the 8-man bullpen lives

Hate it or love it relievers are staying on top. The offensive eruption of Taylor Motter has been lifesaving for the Mariners over the past couple weeks as they’ve had to overcome offensive slumps from several of their expected contributors and shaky bullpen work. The first two weeks or so of the season were marked by just two position players performing. One is Mitch Haniger: current Rookie of the Year front-runner. The other returns today. #Mariners confirm UTL Mike Freeman optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. Clears space for SS Jean Segura to return Tuesday from disabled list.— Bob Dutton...
U.S.S. Mariner Apr 24, 2017

Off-day Stuff: Leonys, Pitcher Value, Segura’s Return

No M’s game today, as the club travels to Detroit and a series with the Tigers, but there’s still things to talk about. 1: The biggest news of the day yesterday wasn’t the recall of Dan Vogelbach, another El Motterdor homer, or even Nelson Cruz getting his first HR of the year. Instead, it was […]
Lookout Landing Apr 24, 2017
Mariners DFA Leonys Martin: What the Internet Thinks

Mariners DFA Leonys Martin: What the Internet Thinks

Y’all are some emotional people. Yesterday, the Mariners made a pretty surprising move. Dan Vogelbach was coming up to the majors after hitting the snot out of the ball in Tacoma. Going down was...Leonys Martin?! Leonys Martin has been designated for assignment.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) April 23, 2017 Martin had been lauded as one of Jerry Dipoto’s best pickups in his first offseason. Seattle acquired him from the Rangers for Tom Wilhelmsen and Patrick Kivlehan (who were later sent back to Seattle for free) alongside bad-outfielder-turned-worse-pitcher James Jones. With...
Outside Pitch Apr 24, 2017

Ex-Tampa Bay Rays utility man Taylor Motter swinging hot bat with Seattle Mariners

Taylor Motter did a little bit of everything during his brief stint with the Tampa Bay Rays. The only positions he didn’t play throughout last year’s 34-game Major League Baseball debut were catcher and center field. The Rays even threw Motter out on the mound to pitch to two batters at the tail end of […] The post Ex-Tampa Bay Rays utility man Taylor Motter swinging hot bat with Seattle Mariners appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Lookout Landing Apr 24, 2017
The Case for Yovani Gallardo

The Case for Yovani Gallardo

Was Gallardo’s best start of the season a fluke or a sign of things to come? I think it’s safe to say that the expectations for Yovani Gallardo heading into this season were as low as they could go. Between his rough season a year ago and a disastrous performance in the World Baseball Classic, many were calling for Gallardo’s job before the season even started. We’re four starts into his Mariners career, but I’d say that Gallardo has pitched much better than anyone expected. Just glancing at his statline gives us a pretty good idea of how Gallardo has improved this season. His...
U.S.S. Mariner Apr 23, 2017

Game 20: Mariners at Athletics – Sweep-Avoidance Sunday

Yovani Gallardo vs. Andrew Triggs, 1:05pm Last year, the M’s hosted the A’s in their first homestand after opening the season in Texas. The A’s swept the M’s, kicking off an abysmal start at home that left fans wondering why the M’s were so much better on the road. This year, it’s just the reverse, […]
U.S.S. Mariner Apr 22, 2017

Game 19, Mariners at Athletics

Ariel Miranda vs. Jharel Cotton, 1:05pm The M’s are now 1-8 on the road, and in serious danger of a sweep in their current series in Oakland. After James Paxton’s unexpectedly poor start, the M’s got a remarkably encouraging game from Hisashi Iwakuma, but it still wasn’t enough. Now, they’ll face intriguing young change-up maven […]
U.S.S. Mariner Apr 21, 2017

Game 18, Mariners at Athletics

Hisashi Iwakuma vs. Sean Manaea, 7:05pm Hmmm. This series takes on a different look now that the M’s dropped game 1 – the one pitching match-up that looked completely lopsided in the M’s favor. Now it gets a bit trickier, as the M’s face a decent young pitcher and have to hope that Iwakuma brings […]
U.S.S. Mariner Apr 20, 2017

Game 17, Mariners at Athletics

James Paxton vs. Cesar Valdez, 7:05pm The M’s head into Oakland for a series against the surprisingly resilient Athletics. Before the season, the A’s looked like a team that simply wasn’t built to compete in the AL. With a questionable rotation and a line-up that’d struggle to make contact, it looked like a rebuilding year […]

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