3:24 AM EDT, Wed July 06, 2022
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A heating up Seattle Mariners offense brings the sizzle to San Diego and secures a two game sweep

A heating up Seattle Mariners offense brings the sizzle to San Diego and secures a two game sweep

Photo by Denis Poroy/ In two games the Mariners outscored the Padres 14 to 4, with every aspect of the team firing on all cylinders Yesterday was a day renowned as a holiday that features barbecues and explosive pageantry, and yesterday the Mariners did not disappoint in matching that theme. This season it has not been rare for the Mariners to occasionally light up like that. What is at the very least medium-rare this year is repeating those performances two days in a row. Fear not, for repeat they did, with a searing 6-2 victory today for the two game series sweep. It...
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41-42: Chart

41-42: Chart

Photo by Denis Poroy/ Never say the Seattle Mariners are not good house guests, because they just swept the Padres home stadium in San Diego Baseball Savant #SeaUsRise A two game sweep: Sam Haggerty .204 WPA A two game sleep: Eugenio Suárez -.072 WPA
9 hours ago
7/5/22: Game Thread, Part Two

7/5/22: Game Thread, Part Two

Photo by Denis Poroy/ More game thread!
11 hours ago
Julio Rodríguez follows AL Rookie of the Month Award with AL Player of the Week honors

Julio Rodríguez follows AL Rookie of the Month Award with AL Player of the Week honors

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports He’s rreal. On the heels of winning his second straight American League Rookie of the Month Award, Seattle Mariners wunderkind Julio Rodríguez has locked up a broader honor: American League Player of the Week. Can’t stop, won’t stop. @JRODshow44 is your AL Player of the Week! #SeaUsRise pic.twitter.com/VzLlr5VbhB— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 5, 2022 Considering Rodríguez almost single-handedly kept the M’s depleted offense afloat for several games this past week, which started with him being thrown at...
12 hours ago
7/5/22: Open Game Thread

7/5/22: Open Game Thread

Photo by Denis Poroy/ The Mariners take on the Padres in game two of two in San Diego, coming off of a dominant win After a fun holiday romp yesterday, Seattle hopes to continue the good vibes and seal a two game sweep in the Padres’ home turf. It looks to be a formidable pitching matchup as Logan Gilbert suits up on the mound for the Mariners, against Mike Clevinger for San Diego. Tonight’s lineup features a speedy outfield with Dylan Moore getting the start in right field and Sam Haggerty in left. With what looks to be a strong pitching performance on both...
15 hours ago
Sea Us Summarize: Mariners week in review 6/28-7/5

Sea Us Summarize: Mariners week in review 6/28-7/5

You want me, I want you, baby/Our ROY, he’s levitating | Photo by Denis Poroy/ It’s the J-Rod Show, and we’re all just lucky to be in the audience I’m not well-versed on the philosophy of anti-mimesis, but I do get a kick out of when the Mariners’ performance imitates my own life circumstances. Sometimes that means sinking in to the gloom - and there is a certain satisfactory comfort to be had in giving yourself over to a bad day - but in the case of this week we both were on the up and up. I’m feeling far more Act II Cinderella than Act I, and the Mariners...
17 hours ago
Mariners Moose Tracks 7/5/22: Julio Rodríguez, The Los Angeles Angels, and The Chicago White Sox

Mariners Moose Tracks 7/5/22: Julio Rodríguez, The Los Angeles Angels, and The Chicago White Sox

Photo by Denis Poroy/ History is being made, Shohei Ohtani should ask for a trade, and the White Sox were simply outplayed In Mariners news... Not only is Julio Rodríguez having a stellar rookie campaign so far, it’s a historic one that only keeps getting better and better Julio Rodríguez is the fastest player (81 G) in MLB HISTORY to reach 15+ home runs & 20+ stolen bases, surpassing Ellis Burks (82 G) & Barry Bonds (90 G).— Alex Mayer (@alexmayer34) July 4, 2022 I can think of no better excuse, not that we need one, to once again watch yesterday’s...
Jul 4, 2022
Unruly Seattle cousins cause ruckus at family picnic, defeat Padres 8-2

Unruly Seattle cousins cause ruckus at family picnic, defeat Padres 8-2

Photo by Denis Poroy/ Mariners get up to no good in America’s Finest City, win big behind strong effort from Flexen, young stars Rodríguez and Raleigh Maybe it’s the tongue-in-cheek forced rivalry between the two clubs, maybe it’s the fact that the Padres and Mariners share a facility in Arizona and see a lot of each other, but there’s something about a series against the Padres that always feels a little more familiar than a random interleague series. Today the Mariners visited their cousins down south and despite the Padres possessing the better record and...
Jul 4, 2022
40-42: Chart

40-42: Chart

Beef Boy near-bomb | Photo by Denis Poroy/ Mariners defeat Padres, 8-2 Mariners 8, Padres 2 Chris Flexen: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K (ties a career-high) Julio to the All-Star Game: Chris Flexen, .233 WPA Not seeing Julio in the HR derby: Justin Upton, -.086 WPA This day in Ichiro: 2009: Becomes the third player in franchise history to score 1,000 runs in a 3-2 win over Boston
Jul 4, 2022
7/4/22: Open Game Thread the Second

7/4/22: Open Game Thread the Second

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports More open! More game! More threading!
Jul 4, 2022
7/4/22: SEA at SD Open Game Thread

7/4/22: SEA at SD Open Game Thread

the beautiful game | Photo by Denis Poroy/ Mariners play the first of two in San Diego Sometimes scrolling through the pictures in the photo tool helps bring back memories long repressed. I was looking for some pictures from the Mariners’ improbable comeback win in 2016, but instead stumbled on picture after picture from the painful three-game sweep they suffered at the hands of the Padres in May of 2021. In case you too have repressed it, they lost the first game 16-1, the second game 6-4, and the last one 9-2, doing some irreparable damage to both the run...
Jul 4, 2022
Natural Rivals: Mariners at Padres Series Preview

Natural Rivals: Mariners at Padres Series Preview

Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via The 2022 edition of the Vedder Cup begins this week. The Mariners have crossed the halfway mark in their season and find themselves three games under .500 with 81 games left to play. This season hasn’t really gone to plan, but they’ve managed to fight their way closer to the fringes of the AL Wild Card race. They’re still feeling the effects of the fight with the Angels a week ago — J.P. Crawford served his suspension over the weekend and Jesse Winker will likely be sidelined for all six games...
Jul 4, 2022
Mariners Moose Tracks 7/4/22: Kyle Lewis, Austin Barnes, and Joey Chestnut

Mariners Moose Tracks 7/4/22: Kyle Lewis, Austin Barnes, and Joey Chestnut

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Long weekends are just the best, and are even better with good Kyle Lewis news! Good morning, folks! Regardless of your plans (or lack thereof) for the 4th, I hope you are enjoying the long weekend. Let’s get underway with some holiday links. In Mariners news: The news we’ve all once again been waiting for: Kyle Lewis started his second rehab assignment with Tacoma last night. K-Lew went 0-1 with a walk as the Rainiers’ DH before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning, but frankly, any sign of life is a welcome...
Jul 3, 2022
The Seattle Robbie Ray and Julio Rodríguezes do their job, beat Oakland 2-1

The Seattle Robbie Ray and Julio Rodríguezes do their job, beat Oakland 2-1

Bumps for a good day on the bump. | Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Despite the chilly temperature, Ray and Rodríguez continue their hot streaks. It’s often easy to forget that baseball players are just like us. They eat, they breathe, and they can even make poor decisions (see: Julio annoying his coworker, Jesse, in the 3rd game of the season). Sure, there’s a lot that separates professional baseball players from us plebes, like, say, a few million dollars worth of separation — but ultimately, they’re just like us. Sometimes they even move far away for a new...
Jul 3, 2022
39-42: Chart

39-42: Chart

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Sunday, Funday Seattle Mariners 2, Oakland Athletics 1 Number of first-pitch homers in Mariners history before Julio’s today: 11 Number of pitches from Robbie Ray before he gave up a run: 107 Total strikeouts by Mariners pitchers today: 16 83º, the temperature from where I’m typing this Chart: Robbie Ray (.294 WPA) 57º, the temperature in Seattle at the beginning of the game: Carlos Santana (-.104 WPA)