4:22 PM EDT, Mon May 23, 2022
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A Brief Respite: Mariners vs. Athletics Series Preview

A Brief Respite: Mariners vs. Athletics Series Preview

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Mariners limp home to face the A’s for the first time this season. After their long East Coast road trip and a cross-country flight on Sunday night, the Mariners are back at it on Monday night. More importantly, they won’t get any respite after getting swept away in Boston. An ugly series like that almost demands an off day to get their heads straight and figure out a way to get back on the right track. It’s a small mercy, then, that the Athletics are in town for a three-game series before their off day at home on Thursday....
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On Baseball

On Baseball

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Opening ourselves to the gentle indifference of the sport So, the Mariners suck right now. That’s a shame. It’s a shame because this was supposed to be The Year, right? That’s what all the marketing said, that’s what Dipoto said, that’s what the players said, and so far, it’s just not been the year. Getting swept in four games by the Red Sox is just the latest of a long list of struggles the Mariners have endured in this young season. For those of us aboard this rendition of the S. S. Mariner, it can feel like we’ve fallen...
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About Last Night: If it all goes wrong

About Last Night: If it all goes wrong

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Let’s explore some emotions Construction delays, am I right? Thus far, it sure feels like Dipoto has been more focused on “under budget” than “on time,” as the completion date for this “re-imagining” kept getting pushed back. I was willing to grant them an extra year given that 2020 was, you know, 2020, but we’re supposed to be done by now. It feels unjust to be stuck either languishing in anger and self-pity or making justifications for why things aren’t as bad as they seem. Let’s start with the facts: the second...
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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/23/22: Taylor Trammell, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Brandon Belt

Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/23/22: Taylor Trammell, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Brandon Belt

Photo by Kathryn Riley/ Injury updates and more injury updates. In Mariners news... Prior to yesterday’s game, the Mariners made a number of roster moves: We've made the following roster moves: OF Taylor Trammell recalled from Triple-A Tacoma INF Sam Haggerty selected from Triple-A Tacoma INF Abraham Toro placed on the 10-Day IL OF Steven Souza Jr. designated for assignment— Mariners PR (@MarinersPR) May 22, 2022 Newly acquired outfielder Justin Upton will begin his time with the team in Arizona before reporting to Tacoma for games. Scott Servais said...
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Mariners continue to swim upstream, lose to dam Boston Red Sox

Mariners continue to swim upstream, lose to dam Boston Red Sox

For a brief moment, there was hope | Photo by Kathryn Riley/ Seattle offense still struggles to climb, trying to find way back home to winning waters, bullpen continues to block path This year, for the first time since 1783, alewives made a 70-mile journey from the ocean to China Lake in Maine. The alewives, a type of river herring, are a sea run fish that migrate to fresh waters for their spawning season, much like the salmon in the Pacific Northwest the Seattle Mariners call home. The Seattle Mariners are attempting to find their way back to important waters as well,...
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17-25: Chart

17-25: Chart

Despite solid outing from Gilbert, Mariners still manage to lose spectacularly | Photo by Kathryn Riley/ Tied up, loaded up, and a grand loss in extras Times the Mariners tied the game: 2 Mariners home runs: 2 Red Sox home runs: 3 Baseball Savant That upward spike is an illusion, the Mariners never had a chance New England crab: Adam Frazier 0.419 WPA Crabby demeanor: Andrés Muñoz -0.557 WPA OTD in Ichiro: Ichiro leads off and collects two hits on his first bobblehead day for another team as the Marlins lose to Washington.
May 22, 2022
5/22/2022: Open Game Thread

5/22/2022: Open Game Thread

Maybe, with Julio’s help, the Mariners can get one win in Boston this trip | Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ Seattle Mariners’ slowly waking up offense hopes to become fully alert and avoid four game sweep With one last game in a four game set, the Mariners are sending out Logan Gilbert to battle Nathan Eovaldi and hopefully avoid the sweep so that they can carry that momentum forward to a home series against the division rival Athletics. Today’s lineup looks rather familiar for what they’ve been trotting out with one notable exception in the nine hole, Taylor...
May 22, 2022
Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/22/22: Justin Upton, Tim Anderson, and Chris Bassitt

Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/22/22: Justin Upton, Tim Anderson, and Chris Bassitt

Looked at the camera Justin time. | Photo by Chris Bernacchi/ I tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen...and I forgot why I came here in the first place. Happy Sunday, Mariners fans! I’ll be at the game in Boston today so if you see a small woman wearing a Griffey jersey and crying on tv...no you didn’t. In Mariners news.. The Mariners have signed former All-Star Justin Upton to a 1-year Major League contract. The team is on the hook for $550,000 of the $28 million owed to Upton. We have signed outfielder Justin Upton to a 1-year Major League contract. He...
May 21, 2022
Is Julio’s performance a footnote in the Mariners’ 6-5 loss to Boston or is the Mariners’ 6-5 loss to Boston a footnote in Julio’s performance?

Is Julio’s performance a footnote in the Mariners’ 6-5 loss to Boston or is the Mariners’ 6-5 loss to Boston a footnote in Julio’s performance?

Photo by Kathryn Riley/ Flowers for Julio One of the defining storylines of this MLB offseason (tough certainly not the storyline) was the debate over who was the top prospect in baseball: Bobby Witt, Jr., Adley Rutschman, or Julio Rodríguez. After making their respective Opening Day rosters, Julio and Witt have graduated from prospect lists. But Adley made his debut moments before today’s Mariners game ended. Having been ranked below Adley on every major list, Julio was not willing to cede the day’s baseball headlines to him so easily. Julio didn’t wait long to...
May 21, 2022
17-24: Chart

17-24: Chart

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Horror Devers Red Sox 6, Mariners 5 Hard hit balls allowed by Chris Flexen: 11 Games back of the third Wild Card spot: 5.5 Game thread comment of the day: From Corked Bat, “The worst part about this baseball game is that win or lose we have to stay in Boston.” via Fangraphs An affinity for dirty words: Julio Rodríguez, +.136 WPA An affinity for “Dirty Water”: Drew Steckenrider, -.247 WPA
May 21, 2022
05/21/2022: Open Game Thread

05/21/2022: Open Game Thread

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ [my grandmother’s voice]: Again with the Red Sox When I sat down to put up a game thread, I was thinking about the cosmic injustice of this game. Even though the Mariners are the ones disappointing us, they’re the ones who get to play baseball today in the low 70s with partly cloudy skies. But I’m trying very hard to have a more generous spirit, so let’s look at it this way: surely no one is more disappointed with the Mariners than the players themselves. So maybe it’s cosmic justice after all. Speaking of cosmic...
May 21, 2022
Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/21/22: Los Angeles, Adley Rutschman, and Bartolo Colón

Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/21/22: Los Angeles, Adley Rutschman, and Bartolo Colón

Baseball’s (other) top prospect has arrived. Greetings and welcome to Saturday! Here are some bits of news to kick off your weekend. In Mariners news... Scott Servais is taking the full blame for the pitching management mishap that occurred during the George Kirby start. Around the league... This dog has terrific coordination. First #MLB player you think of when you see this swing. #CompareTheSwing pic.twitter.com/tTzCOrNwiQ— Eduardo Perez (@PerezEd) May 19, 2022 Bill Shaikin at The Los Angeles Times wonders what comes next for the Angels new stadium plans now that...
May 21, 2022
Mariners channel the State of Rhode Island, score very little runs and lose 7-3

Mariners channel the State of Rhode Island, score very little runs and lose 7-3

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Tonight the Red Sox were hot winners and the Mariners were hot wieners. In a few short weeks I’ll have lived in Rhode Island for seven years. I moved out here in 2015 to be with my girlfriend at the time and since then I’ve fallen in love with this silly little state and all that it can possibly offer. My love has even gone as far as majoring in this state’s history for my undergraduate degree, working for the City Archives in the state’s capitol, and finally switching my driver’s license from WA to RI even though I took a banger of a...
May 20, 2022
17-23: Chaht

17-23: Chaht

Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/ Wicked sucks. Boston Red Sox 7, Seattle Mariners 3 Times Ty France hit the ball: 7 (2 hits) Times the ball hit Ty France: 0 Number of times the Red Sox ran into each other: 2 Number of ballparks Toro’s home run would’ve been a home run: all of them Enjoying a nice lobstah roll: Abraham Toro, 0.43 WPA Complaining that lobstah rolls are too expensive: Robbie Ray, -.151 On This Day in Ichiro: (05/20/2005) Ichiro is featured on the cover of Sporting News and gives insight into his hitting philosophy with this...
May 20, 2022
Open Game Thread: 5/20/22

Open Game Thread: 5/20/22

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports ray day! Well, Julio dinger notwithstanding, last night was kind of a stinker. Thankfully, a new game is upon us, and after a couple of overall very encouraging starts, it’s Robbie Ray’s turn to take the mound for the M’s. All things considered, this is probably the best lineup the Mariners can put out sans Mitch Haniger, Tom Murphy, and Kyle Lewis - and Scott Servais mentioned today that we’ll be seeing Dylan Moore earn some more playing time. Despite an ugly batting average, DMo’s rocking a 135 wRC+ over 42...