Manager Scott Servais reaffirmed on Tuesday that Hisashi Iwakuma won’t throw for the Mariners again in 2017 and is weighing his options with doctors about different alternatives.
The Rangers struck for two runs in the top of the eighth inning to continue their Wild Card postseason push with a 3-1 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night.
Jarrod Dyson hits free agency for the first time this winter and the surgery shouldn’t affect that as he’ll be fully recovered in plenty of time to resume workouts. I think the Mariners will have interest, but where he lands is anybody’s guess at this point.
As the Mariners watched the Astros celebrate their first division title since 2001 — when Scott Servais was a backup catcher for Houston — one thing was clear in the wake of Sunday’s 7-1 loss.
A chance to clinch the American League West title and the home debut of Justin Verlander had the Astros in the mood to party on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
Mitch Haniger has come full circle this season and that’s a welcome sign for the Mariners’ future.
Newly-acquired Mariners right-hander Mike Leake will square off against Rangers southpaw Martin Perez for the second time in the past week when the two American League West rivals open a three-game series on Tuesday at Safeco Field still clinging to AL Wild Card hopes.
It was a simple infield single, a slow roller to Astros shortstop Carlos Correa. But for Mariners rookie outfielder Jacob Hannemann, that pinch-hit in the eighth inning of Saturday’s 8-6 loss will forever be a thing of beauty.
Even with James Paxton struggling in his first game back off the disabled list on Friday, the Mariners will stick with their big lefty and could get both him and Felix Hernandez three more starts in the closing two weeks of the regular season.
After topping the Mariners, 8-6, on Saturday afternoon behind a pitching gem from Dallas Keuchel at Minute Maid Park, the Astros need only an Angels loss to the Rangers on Saturday night in Anaheim to clinch their first division crown since moving to the American League West in 2013.
When Andrew Albers joined the Mariners in mid-August in a cash trade from the Braves’ Triple-A club, it’s fair to say that manager Scott Servais didn’t have much of an advance scouting report. “I knew nothing about him,” Servais said Friday with a smile. Servais does now, though. Albers is 5-1 with a 3.09 ERA […]
Turns out, the challenge of coming off a five-week stint on the disabled list without benefit of a rehab start isn’t such an easy thing, as James Paxton and the Mariners were reminded Friday night in a 5-2 loss to the Astros. Paxton allowed three runs before leaving after 1 1/3 innings.