12:25 PM EDT, Fri April 19, 2019
25 mins ago
Midshipman’s Log: April 18th, 2019 - the first organizational sweep!

Midshipman’s Log: April 18th, 2019 - the first organizational sweep!

Your tri-weekly minor league highlights roundup The Mariners farm is both more exciting and more functional than it’s been in a long time, which means it’s worth paying attention to how the prospects are performing down at the lower levels of the organization. In addition to our stalwart State of the Farm weekly roundup that takes a longer view on the farm, we’ll have minor league roundups thrice a week or so to share some highlights, gifs, and notes in our Midshipmen’s Log (it’s a baby sailor, get it? **waits patiently for ‘ba dum tiss’ on the drums** yeah yeah). At long...
1 hour ago
Sporcle Friday: Most Walks by Mariners

Sporcle Friday: Most Walks by Mariners

The Mariners walked 11 times last night! The Mariners walked 11 times en route to a 11-10 win over the Angels last night. Daniel Vogelbach led the way with free passes. In honor of the walk theme, this quiz will ask you to name the organization’s 25 players with the highest walk totals in their Mariners careers. Good luck! Link!
2 hours ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/19/19: Ryon Healy, Bartolo Colon, and Patrick Corbin

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/19/19: Ryon Healy, Bartolo Colon, and Patrick Corbin

It’s Friday! In Mariners News... Awesome throwback from the Mariners, can you recognize everyone in the picture? Broadcasters in the outfield. ️ #TBT pic.twitter.com/i1CElB5N7I— T-Mobile Park (@TMobilePark) April 18, 2019 Crafty. A nifty double play turned by Dee Gordon. pic.twitter.com/pznnm62PRh— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) April 19, 2019 Did someone say multi-homer night? Ryon hit that one Healy far. #TrueToTheBlue x Ryon Healy pic.twitter.com/zuhsFwvp4n— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 19, 2019 What a beauty. Mariners└ Offense └ Highlights ...
8 hours ago
Mariners produce critically acclaimed seasons 1-6, jump the shark in season 7; still win, somehow

Mariners produce critically acclaimed seasons 1-6, jump the shark in season 7; still win, somehow

still better than the later seasons of Dexter SEASON ONE: A cast of plucky underdog characters is introduced, but fails to gain traction with audiences, as it lasts just 13 pitches. There are a couple of early standouts, including the well-known actor with a long track record who looks reinvented in this new role, like Ted Danson in The Good Place, and a formerly comedic actor being asked to take on a role requiring more gravitas: Keep an eye on that kid, he might be a star. SEASON TWO: An immediate fan favorite makes the first appearance of what will be a successful...
10 hours ago
14-8: Chart

14-8: Chart

Mariners blow big lead but eke out win (this is the correct spelling of “eke,” let this be a lesson to you “eek”-ers out there) Tonight was like the 2010s all over again, with Félix putting up a strong start and the rest of the team promptly crapping all over it. The non-Félix pitching was bad, but hey, remember when the Saints won the Super Bowl for a revitalized New Orleans? That was pretty cool. The Chilean miners rescue: Jay Bruce, .359 WPA BUT ACTUALLY, we all know who the real WPA winner is tonight (.153): MY LIEGE pic.twitter.com/7eY9mflfBG— Lookout...
14 hours ago
Poll: who wins when teams hand out long-term extensions to young players?

Poll: who wins when teams hand out long-term extensions to young players?

That and other results from this week’s FanPulse voting Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in-fans from each team. If you’d like to be included in the survey of Mariners fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. This week’s FanPulse voting features another general question, with responses pulled from across the network: In case you missed it (and given the level of horror induced by Tee’s photoshopped Jerrie Mandipoto, maybe that’s a lucky thing for you), earlier this month Tim and Grant examined potential...
15 hours ago
4/18: Open Game Thread

4/18: Open Game Thread

Landslide: a good song, a terrible way for a baseball team to behave We all knew the Mariners couldn’t continue the .800 clip at which they were playing, but that doesn’t make back-to-back sweeps on the homestand any less painful. The Mariners will look to get right in this series against Angels, although per Jake’s series preview, the Angels are favored in every game. While it was encouraging to see Erik Swanson make a strong start yesterday, backed up by a solid performance out of the bullpen, the offense has to get the bats going, especially since theoretically two of the strongest...
23 hours ago
Down the Coast—Mariners at Angels Series Preview

Down the Coast—Mariners at Angels Series Preview

After a rough homestand, the Mariners head down the coast for a four-game series in Anahiem. That was a rough homestand. After scoring more than seven runs per game over the first fifteen games of the season, the Mariners scored less than three runs per game over their last six games. What’s funny is that they still lead the majors in total runs scored, home runs, and wRC+. That’s how good the Mariners were playing to start the year. It was never going to last the entire year, but it would have been nice if they hadn’t crashed so hard during these last two series. After facing the...
Apr 18, 2019
State of the Farm: 4/18/19

State of the Farm: 4/18/19

It’s shaping up to be a fun summer down on the farm! It’s been a successful opening to the 2019 Mariners Minors season, but boy is it not what we were expecting. With a significant influx of talented outfielders, it’s been the pitching that has stolen the show in the early going. And it’s not just the new guys. A handful of 2018 holdovers have seemingly made significant strides over the offseason. The organization’s choice to exercise caution with it’s pitching prospects by allowing them to open the season at a level they’ve already pitched is proving fruitful and could also...
Apr 18, 2019
Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/18/19: Erik Swanson, Joey Votto, and Brandon Lowe

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/18/19: Erik Swanson, Joey Votto, and Brandon Lowe

Happy Thursday! Well after a hot start to the season, the Mariners are now on a 6-game losing streak. They face the Angels today at 7:07 with hopes of returning to their winning ways. In Mariners News... Amazing debut for Erik Swanson, sadly couldn’t get any help from the offense. Final line for Erik Swanson in his first career start: 6 innings, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 5 strikeouts, 0 walks, 81 pitches. Heckuva debut, but won't be a win.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) April 18, 2019 The Mariners are still leading the AL in a few other categories: Domingo Santana leads in RBIs and Marco...
Apr 17, 2019
Pitchers order pizza for team, offense promises to Venmo them, does not

Pitchers order pizza for team, offense promises to Venmo them, does not

not cool, guys We all have that friend who makes promises they intend to keep but just...don’t. They aren’t bad people, exactly, they just aren’t realistic when it comes to estimating their available resources. Today the Mariners offense was that friend, as they continually promised Erik Swanson they’d get him a run next inning, and continually failed to fulfill that promise. To be fair, Carlos Carrasco was very, very good today, making it all the way through the seventh against the Mariner batters, who looked hapless against Carrasco’s fastball-slider-changeup. The Mariners would...
Apr 17, 2019
13-8: Chart

13-8: Chart

it’s one run, Michael, what could it cost, ten dollars? this graph also represents the amount of time that will be devoted to talking baseball on sports radio this week Doing all he can: Erik Swanson, .159 WPA Not doing all he can: Tim Beckham, -.122 WPA Mariner pitcher strikeouts: 11Mariner pitcher walks: 1 Mariner batter strikeouts: 14Mariner batter walks: 2
Apr 17, 2019
4/17: Open Game Thread

4/17: Open Game Thread

the Mariners try to avoid back-to-back series sweeps at home The high-flying Mariners have come crashing back to Earth lately, and are facing back-to-back series sweeps if they can’t pull out a win today. That’s a tall order with Carlos Carrasco on the mound facing off against rookie Erik Swanson making his first-ever MLB start. Mariners with a lineup change. Mitch Haniger is sick, so Mallex Smith back in CF and leading off. First pitch 3:40 p.m. at T-Mobile for series finale. pic.twitter.com/y0sSxqDN4q— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) April 17, 2019 Also, Mitch Haniger has a sinus...
Apr 17, 2019
This Year’s Can’t-Miss Ballpark Promos

This Year’s Can’t-Miss Ballpark Promos

They’re the best team in baseball - here’s the best stuff they’re going to give us This past weekend saw some of 2019’s most anticipated ballpark promotions, with Mariners Hoodie Night on Friday and the first Bark at the Park on Sunday. Here at LL, we’ve got the inside scoop on a few not-yet-announced promos you’ll definitely want in on. Here’s what you have to look forward to later this season: Also: hi everyone! My name is Denise and I’m new to writing for Lookout Landing but I’m a longtime reader. I have an MFA in creative writing from UW Bothell. I’ve never written...
Apr 17, 2019
Sailor’s Delight: Ricardo Sánchez is making it look easy

Sailor’s Delight: Ricardo Sánchez is making it look easy

Another solid start for the smooth lefty is a positive step for the M’s pitching depth. If it all goes right over the next couple years in the Mariners farm, the 2021 roster will feature a litany of exciting position players. J.P. Crawford will be at shortstop, with Shed Long bouncing all over the field and Evan White corralling every ball in his hemisphere. Any of the several young outfielders could join Mitch Haniger, Domingo Santana, and/or Mallex Smith for a lineup that is balanced and deep. But even if they’re all shining, Seattle’s rotation will be a question mark. Marco...