Iwakuma (0-1) worked six innings, allowing nine hits, five runs, striking out three and walking none
While starting the season strong isn’t necessary, it’s much preferred to the alternative — a loss on Opening Day. At home. With your ace on the mound. Amidst a bevy of high expectations from across the baseball landscape.
Though it’s been clear enough for a few weeks and as close to official without being so, the club has set its starting rotation after optioning Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma. The Mariners also optioned right-handed reliever Carson Smith, which clarifies the bullpen too.
Seth Smith, traded to the Mariners after San Diego remade its outfield, had a solo homer, RBI double and stole second against former teammate Andrew Cashner
Seth Smith will be part of McClendon’s modified platoon with Ruggiano, as the left hand-hitting Smith has handles right-handed pitching well (.277) but hits .205 against lefties.
The Mariners have agreed to one-year deals with outfielders Dustin Ackley, Justin Ruggiano and Austin Jackson; relief pitcher Charlie Furbush; and first baseman Logan Morrison.
Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver debate the M’s offseason, the team’s ownership and its philosophy and the idea of shortstop Stephen Drew.
The Seattle Mariners have acquired Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres.
In this week’s episode of The Hot Stove Report, Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss Seth Smith, Allen Craig, Mike Zunino, and more.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.