Nothing is set in stone, but it’s hard to imagine infielder Nick Franklin starts the 2014 season anywhere but Tacoma.
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight scoreless innings in Seattle’s 6-0 win against Kansas City on Wednesday, eliminating the Royals from the playoff hunt.
The Tigers added three runs in the bottom half of the eighth inning en route to a 6-2 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night. Seattle twice rallied from one-run deficits, but lost for the eighth time in nine games.
The Seattle Mariners haven’t had much of a problem getting runners into scoring position. Getting them home has been a disaster.
The Indians couldn’t capitalize on scoring chances early, and Seattle made solo homers from Kendrys Morales and Mike Zunino stand up in a 2-1 win over Cleveland on Monday night.
Todd Pheifer of the Bleacher Report gives his take…
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge wasn’t ready to make a change at closer in the immediate aftermath of their 6-1 loss at the hands of the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. But after yet another blown save by Tom Wilhelmsen, Wedge is being forced to re-evaluate his options.
Sandmeyer takes a different route on the Zunino promotion saying it’s not permanent by any means.
Now in his 15th major league season, Aaron Harang still is looking for consistency. On Tuesday night he found it. The Seattle Mariners’ 35-year-old right-hander locked into a groove against the Houston Astros, matching a career low in yielding just two in a complete-game 4-0 shutout victory.
The Seattle Mariners are taking a gamble by promoting catcher Mike Zunino to the Majors despite having mediocre offensive numbers at Triple-A Tacoma.