Being that it is Fan Appreciation Night — a night when countless prizes are given out to the Mariner faithful — coupled with an average attendance that hovers around 13,000 for the month of September, the odds of taking home a gift are decent. And on top of winning something for yourself, you may just catch a Felix Hernandez gem.
Since August 1st, the Mariners’ bats have cooled off and the bullpen has imploded — their record doesn’t lie: 15-23 (since then).
In addition to snapping a four-game losing streak, the Mariners aim to prevent Derek Holland from picking up his 10th win of the season Tuesday.
Jered Weaver gave up just three hits in eight strong innings, Kole Calhoun added a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Ken Griffey Jr. kept telling stories, continued to acknowledge his appreciation to the fans and reminisced about his career, even as the scheduled game time came and went.
Nick Franklin homered twice, including a three-run shot, and Miller had two hits and scored two runs in a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
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.
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.
Starling Marte hit two of Pittsburgh’s five home runs and Jeff Locke pitched seven sharp innings to lead the Pirates past Joe Saunders and the Seattle Mariners 9-4 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
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.