If Raul Ibanez continues his hot streak and the Mariners cannot miraculously climb into contention, the 41-year-old will more than likely be dealt at the trade deadline at the end of the month.
The Red Sox lost their third straight game Monday night — matching their season high — in an 11-4 defeat to the Seattle Mariners.
Raul Ibanez homered for the fourth time in four games, but Seattle missed a couple of late chances and lost to Pittsburgh 4-2 Wednesday. The Pirates won their season-high sixth in a row.
Justin Smoak talked with 1090 The Fan’s Bill Swartz about importance of this charity and how the Mariners are doing this season.
As the Mariners approach the halfway mark of the 2013 season, they’ll have to decide whether they’ll be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. Based off what we’ve seen so far, we’re pretty confident a handful of the team’s veterans will be for sale in July.
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.
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.
Hisashi Iwakuma allowed an unearned run in seven innings and the Seattle Mariners beat Houston 3-2 on Monday night, sending the Astros to their fifth straight defeat.
Chris Stewart had a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and David Phelps matched efforts with Felix Hernandez for six innings to help the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Sunday.
Aaron Harang was coming off consecutive strong starts that gave the Seattle Mariners optimism one spot in the back end of their rotation might be settled. Then came Thursday night when Harang couldn’t make it out of the third inning.