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John Trupin

Mariners evoke the past, lose 1-0, but Félix pitches like a man with a future

Whatever the opposite of a Pyrrhic Victory is for one lordly Mariner.

Félix Hernández was the best part about the Mariners today. It’s been years since that was definitively the case, and yet today, even in a 1-0 loss, The King’s performance stood out. One poor pitch to Ian Kinsler was the difference, but it can’t be overstated - this Félix, and the similarly decent Félix we’ve seen so far this year, is one that has a future. That future is based around command, curveballs, and...

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John Trupin

16-11: Chart

Efficiency is the mayonnaise of life.


Sharknado: Félix Hernández - WPA .185

Meteor Crash: Domingo Santana - WPA -.154

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John Trupin

4/24/19: Open Game Thread

The Road Warriors are on the ropes.

Things come at you quickly in a two-game series. The Mariners have had a dominant start to the season on the road, but with yesterday’s loss they’ve officially failed to win a road series for the first time all season. A split is still within reach, but the matchup is a tricky one today.

King Félix has looked reasonable enough, but Padres starter Chris Paddack has looked every bit the budding stud he’s seemed in the minors. When the Padres played...

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Desperately seeking Sadzeck: Mariners acquire embattled RHP Mike Wright Jr. in return for SS Ryne Ogren

Farewell, Ryneocerous, we will miss your excellent twitter handle and walk-up music choices The Mariners hear your concerns about the bullpen, and they have addressed those concerns by adding...Mike Wright Jr.? The Orioles drafted Mike Wright in the third round in 2011 out of East Carolina; Baseball America identified him as a likely reliever and put a sixth-round projection on him, but Baltimore thought Wright had starter potential and took him much sooner. The Orioles were aggressive with...

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Game 27, Mariners at Padres

King Felix vs. Chris Paddack, 12:40pm Happy Felix Day. It’s an early game today as the M’s try to resume their HR barrage after getting skunked by the Padres last night. Today they face heralded rookie Chris Paddack, who’s been devilishly hard to hit this year, though he’s yet to record his first big league win. Of note, the M’s will be the first team to face him for a second time. No, he hasn’t faced them in a real MLB contest yet, but he just pitched against much the same...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/24/19: Justus Sheffield, Tim Anderson, and Rich Hill

Happy Wednesday!

Hey folks and happy Wednesday! While you prepare for today’s lunch-time matchup with the Padres, we’ve got some links to keep you busy.

In Mariners news... We’ve got an important minor league update.

Andy McKay said that Evan White will be back in the lineup tomorrow for AA Arkansas. He’s been dealing with some hip flexor stuff

— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) April 23, 2019 Sound the alarms!

Servais that Kikuchi will make the shortened start on Friday. Sheffield...

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Kate Preusser

Midshipman’s Log: April 23rd, 2019 - the Power are electrifying, the Travelers look lost, and forecasting potential moves

Your tri-weekly minor league highlights roundup

The Mariners farm is both more exciting and more functional than it’s been in a long time, which means it’s worth paying attention to how the prospects are performing down at the lower levels of the organization. In addition to our stalwart State of the Farm weekly roundup that takes a longer view on the farm, we’ll have minor league roundups thrice a week or so to share some highlights, gifs, and notes in our Midshipmen’s Log (it’s...

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Mariners Snooze, Lose

The opposite of what the doctor ordered We all have bad days at work. Maybe getting just four hours of sleep drags us down, or maybe we just can’t seem to focus, no matter how hard we try. It happens. We’re humans. We come back the next day, and are usually back to normal. In the meantime, we try not to drag everyone else down around us. The difference between us and the Mariners, besides pay, of course, is that we aren’t in the public eye. The Mariners are humans too, and they have...

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Zach Gottschalk

16-10: Chart

Not the best

Damian Lillard: Mitch Haniger (0.131 WPA)

Russell Westbrook: Erik Swanson (-0.232 WPA)

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Zach Gottschalk

4/23/19: Open Game Thread

Two bitter rivals enter...

After seventeen straight days of baseball, yesterday’s day off felt a bit strange. What do you mean, there’s no game? What else am I supposed to do at 7:10 PM? Read? Watch a .500 team play in the NBA playoffs? Nah.

Rejoice, for baseball is back, and it’s back in style: the Mariners will be taking on the San Diego Padres for their first taste of National League action in 2019. Hopefully the Dads don’t wear their camo uniforms. It might throw off the...

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Game 26, Mariners at Padres

Erik Swanson vs. Nick Margevicius, 7:07pm I’ve talked a lot about the M’s low-strikeout rotation and how Yusei Kikuchi’s doing perhaps a bit too much to fit in, with his fastball not missing many bats despite solid velocity. Today, though, we get someone who really doesn’t fit in. Erik Swanson’s only pitched in two games, and only one start, but what we’ve seen thus far is essentially the anti-Marco Gonzales. Where Marco mixes his pitches and keeps hitters guessing, Swanson’s...

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Kate Preusser

Lookout Landing Podcast 72: Live from the Irish Pub

In which we sacrifice some audio quality for some soda bread and Guinness

This week we sacrifice some audio quality for the spontaneity of recording an in-person pod at an unnamed Local Irish Bar to talk the latest happenings in Mariners-land and answer some listener questions.

0 - 8:00: The gang gets their Irish bona fides out of the way and catches up with where the team is on their first off day in over two weeks. Kate points out that both Houston and Cleveland brought their A-games to...

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Chasen Bradford activated from 10-day IL, R.J. Alaniz returned to AAA with “See me” circled on his paper

The floor rises in the Mariners bullpen. Despite the rocky moments, Chasen Bradford is returning to a bullpen that is in better shape than when he hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. When Bradford hit the IL, he’d been used heavily, including in several high-leverage situations where his mere ability to throw a strike made him vital. Now, with Anthony Swarzak, Roenis Elías, and Brandon Brennan all looking capable enough in high-leverage moments, Bradford can return to a role he served...

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Jake Mailhot

Rivalry Renewed—Mariners at Padres Series Preview

The Mariners make a brief stop in San Diego to renew their “natural” rivalry.

With their series win over the Angels last weekend, the Mariners have now compiled an 11-2 record on the road this season. They’re scoring almost eight runs a game and have a +30 run differential while away from home. The Mariners have traditionally faced the Padres in interleague play every year despite rotating through the National League divisions each year. In 2017, that tradition changed, with the...

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Kate Preusser

Should the Mariners sign Craig Kimbrel?

File to: things we guess we have to talk about

The 2019 Mariners have been a barrel of fun to watch offensively. Watching the bullpen, however, has been watching that same barrel gradually build pressure and then explode, driving shards of barrel directly into our collective retinas. This has led, obviously, to some calls that the team should sign Craig Kimbrel, the best free agent reliever left on the market. Setting aside the fact that this isn’t a path we believe the team would take in...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/23/19: Jarred Kelenic, Brad Miller, and Christian Yelich

Baseball is back in full swing on this Tuesday.

Hey folks! We’ve got a good dose of stories for a Tuesday morning, so let’s get to ‘em.

In Mariners news... Even if the Mariners don’t make the playoffs this year, at least they’ll make the season interesting, writes Corey Brock at The Athletic. ($) In case you haven’t been keeping up with the Power...

Watch out, Sally League: @JKelenic_1019 is heating up.

The teenager has hit safely in eight straight, with a 1.199 OPS over that...

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Sailor’s Delight: Darren McCaughan swears he is not jealous of Ljay Newsome

Darren McCaughan’s offseason changes have paid dividends in his first taste of Double-A This series is named for the rhyme ancient Mariners allegedly used to predict weather patterns: Red sky at night, sailor’s delight; red sky in morning, sailor’s warning. Last week we judged the sky for Ljay Newsome and found conditions favorable. My hypothesis about Gas Camp, increased velocity, and continued performance has what? John? Which means he is now great forever and everything I say comes...

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Matthew Roberson

Checking in on the Mariners’ bullpen experiment

The highs are high, but the lows? Oh, they’re low

Remember Edwin Díaz? He of the top-five finish in 2016 AL Rookie of the Year voting, 34 saves in his first full year as a closer, and league-leading 57 saves as a 24-year-old All-Star? He’s traded in his springtime teal for a more autumnal New York orange, signaling a momentous change in the season. Since becoming a Met, the former Mariner has introduced himself rudely to National League hitters. The rambunctious reliever is an equal...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/22/19: Chasen Bradford, James Paxton, and Ramon Laureano

The grind of the season continues.

Good morning everybody! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to take on this Monday. Here are some links to help you get there.

In Mariners news... The bullpen could use all the help it could get right now.

Chasen Bradford threw live BP this morning. He threw 28 pitches and came out of feeling fine. He could be activated from the IL in San Diego.

— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) April 21, 2019

Around the league... It’s been a long time coming for...

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Angels flip script on Mariners, hit more HRs, win

but the Mariners still hit three because that’s how they do I watched today’s Mariners game, admittedly, not very carefully. There was Easter brunch to assemble and eat, a nephew to watch run around enjoying his new tee ball set, an elderly cat to protect from said nephew and his new tee ball set. Mike Leake didn’t do a ton to inspire interest in the game, either, as his command was a little shaky and he gave up an early two-run home run to Kevan Smith. Then, just when the Mariners had...

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