M’s finally break through — Kyle Seager’s run-scoring double in the eighth finally has Seattle on the board. Seager has two well-struck hits, and along with Blake Beavan, is the only Mariner bright spot. It’s 6-1 after eight. At least Beavan is a bright light — Through seven innings, the Yankees are holding onto the 6-0…More
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Ichiro took a seat in a corner of the visiting clubhouse Thursday night a couple of hours before the Yankees met the Mariners. He was light-hearted but hardly introspective, high-spirited but displaying the same veil of enigma for which he was known in almost 12 seasons with the M’s. He remarked that he wasn’t used to…More
NEW YORK Gardner, CF Cano, 2B Teixeira, 1B Hafner, DH Youkilis, 3B Wells, LF Ichiro, RF Nix, SS Romine, C Hughes, P SEATTLE Bay, RF Seager, 3B Ibanez, LF Morales, 1B Morse, DH Franklin, 2B Saunders, CF Shoppach, C Ryan, SS Harang, PMore
Oliver Perez finishes with a flourish, striking out the side in the ninth for the M’s. After 8, M’s, 6-1 — Should be a fourth series victory in the last five (with one push in Pittsburgh), assuming the M’s close out the A’s in the ninth. Bay gets M’s one more — Jason Bay whacked a Jerry…More
After slotting Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse in the 3-4 spots the first two games of the series, Mariners manager Eric Wedge has put Kyle Seager back in the three hole for the first time since Wednesday in Pittsburgh. “I’m playing around with it a little bit,” Wedge said before Sunday’s game. “I still stand by…More
Michael Saunders (L) CF Adam Rosales SS Jason Bay LF Jed Lowrie (S) 2B Kyle Seager (L) 3B Yoenis Cespedes CF Kendrys Morales (S) DH Josh Donaldson 3B Michael Morse RF Luke Montz DH Justin Smoak (S) 1B Derek Norris C Jesus Montero C Nate Freiman 1B Robert Andino 2B Brandon Moss (L) RF Brendan Ryan SS Michael Taylor LF Starting Pitcher Starting Pitcher Joe Saunders LHP Tommy Milone LHPMore
M’s wrap it up – Mariners win it 6-0 behind Brandon Maurer’s strong effort on the mound and homers from Carlos Peguero and Kyle Seager, who stretched his hitting streak to 14 games. M’s, 4-0 after 7 — Jason Bay doubled the Mariner lead with a two-run single off Angels starter Garrett Richards with the bases…More
From different sides of the Mariner clubhouse, covering two different experiences, the verdict was the same: The heat is on, and much of it’s self-induced.
“I just put so much pressure on myself at times,” said Brendan Ryan, replaced at shortstop by Robert Andino at least in the near-term. “The thing with me, you know what you get defensively, that there should be so little pressure offensively. I know how athletic I am. I know there’s so much more there.
“I just try too hard, I don’t know. I get in my own way.”
Across the way was Michael Morse, who got off to a sizzling start, then was hit in the right hand by a pitch against Texas April 11, breaking his pinky finger. He’s hit just .162 since.
“It has nothing to do with my finger; I’m not hitting,” Morse insisted. “I need to make an adjustment. I’ve got to play better.
“I’m putting a lot of pressure on myself. I just need to go out and relax and have fun.”More
“All right,” Eric Wedge said, settling back into his office chair for the daily pregame media chat. “Let’s have at it.” And for the next 15 minutes, Wedge, the Mariner manager, had at it. In what was part stern lecture, part pep talk, he took on critics of his lineup choices, preached fan patience as well…More
ANGELS COMPLETE THE SWEEP — LA got a run in the top half of the ninth on Kendry Morales’ double, and eventual sacrifice fly by Howie Kendrick. Seattle got a two-out hit from Justin Smoak</strong, but Kyle Seager grounded out to end it with Smoak at third. 3-2 AFTER EIGHT, ANGELS — M’s had…More