Mariners’ slugger Michael Morse, currently tied for the major league lead with six homers, could be out up to a week after suffering a small fracture in the little finger of his right hand.
Felix Hernandez allowed three earned runs, was knocked around for 10 hits by Texas’ potent lineup and the Mariners lost their third straight 4-3 to the Rangers.
The Mariners lost to the White Sox 403 on Sunday thanks to a walk-off homer from Chicago’s Dayan Viciedo.
Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Yoenis Cespedes added a two-run shot in the sixth to lead the Oakland Athletics to an 8-2 victory over the Mariners on Thursday.
Michael Morse hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, Hisashi Iwakuma followed up Felix Hernandez’s gem with an impressive outing of his own, and Seattle beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Tuesday night.
Michael Morse hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Mariners back from a six-run deficit for an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds Thursday in spring training.
Aside from now going by “Michael,” Mike Morse’s annual income went from the $407,000 he was making when he was traded from the Mariners to the Washington Nationals in June 2009 to the $6.75 million in base salary he’ll make in 2013.
Head to Safeco Field on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27 for the 2013 Mariners FanFest!
While there is a great deal of enthusiasm about the Seahawks and their prospects for next season, the Mariners are still a team that could make its hometown proud.
The Seattle Mariners’ offseason focus was on adding bats to the worst offense in baseball. They believe they accomplished their goal with the additions of Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse, and they hope Jason Bay and Raul Ibanez still have some pop left in their bats.