The Seattle Mariners are looking to the past to reinvigorate the worst hitting team in baseball, hiring Edgar Martinez as their hitting coach on Saturday and reassigning Howard Johnson to the minor league system.
In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Driveline Baseball’s Kyle Boddy stops by to discuss player development and training, including rehabbing from injuries. Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson chat about what to do with Robinson Cano, whether or not it’s time to stick a fork in the Seattle Mariners and why the club isn’t likely to be an aggressive seller at next month’s trade deadline.
On August 12 of 1987, the Detroit Tigers were just one and one-half game behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East division and were intent on improving their odds of catching Toronto. Back in those days, there was a heightened sense of urgency in finishing first place because there were only two divisions in each league and no wild card berths.
With two starters scratched from the lineup just before the game, an early three-run deficit proved insurmountable for a Mariners team that has been struggling offensively.
Felix Hernandez pitched eight innings of four-hit ball, Austin Jackson delivered a go-ahead RBI triple in the sixth, and the Seattle Mariners beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 Wednesday night.
Seattle Mariners closer Carson Smith chatted with Steve Sandmeyer and guest host Scott Soden from Safeco Field Wednesday.
Matt Duffy homered and drove in three runs to help the San Francisco Giants snap a nine-game home losing streak by beating the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday.
The best word to describe the Seattle Mariners offense may be “enigmatic”
Kyle Seager hit his 11th home run with a solo shot in the eighth, Taijuan Walker struck out six in seven innings and the Mariners beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Monday night.
The Seattle Mariners recalled outfielder James Jones from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday for his first stint on the big league roster this season.
Photos from the Seattle Mariners home opener at Safeco Field
Scenes from the Mariners-Rockies game on March 11th, 2015.
Scenes from the Mariners’ second win of Cactus League play.
Scenes from the 4-3 win over San Diego.
It’s “Photo Day” in Peoria for the 2015 Seattle Mariners.