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The Seattle Mariners are ready for the gauntlet

The Seattle Mariners have been the surprise team of the season in Major League Baseball this year with a record of 46 wins and 26 losses, a full twenty games above five hundred, five hundred referring to the teams wining percentage. The M’s have been competing with the defending champion Houston Astros for the top spot in the American League West since the month of May and currently hold an eight game lead on the second wildcard spot, a stark contrast to their performances of seasons past...

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College World Series Open Game Thread: Oregon State University vs. University of Washington

CWS first timers the Huskies are looking to make some noise!

Sorry for the delay! Here is your CWS game thread. Go nuts, Huskies and Beavers fans!

Follow along online here.

Game Info

Oregon State vs. Washington | 2 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN | Announcers: Tom Hart, Chris Burke, Ben McDonald, Mike Rooney

Online: Watch ESPN

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‘It’s just a different team’: How the Mariners have built chemistry under Scott Servais

Does chemistry lead to winning, or is there chemistry because a team is winning? That age old baseball debate will go on, but one thing is certain – the Mariners have both. In-game or before in the clubhouse, it is impossible to miss. These guys clearly like each other, and they like playing together. Moore: 2018 could end up being best Mariners’ season yet “The team as a whole, there’s no factions on this team,” said Wade LeBlanc. “Everybody is pulling on the same end of the...

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Jake Mailhot

Wade LeBlanc is foolin’ everyone

The reason behind LeBlanc’s success is difficult to pin down, but it all comes back to his ability to keep batters off balance.

Among all the implausible happenings the Mariners have benefitted from this season, the transformation of Wade LeBlanc might be the most surprising. In nine starts, LeBlanc has allowed more than two runs just once. He’s posted an excellent 3.64 strikeout-to-walk ratio and has held opposing batters to a .267 wOBA as a starter. It’s all incredibly impressive...

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Moore: 2018 could end up being best Mariners’ season yet

A lot of people wondered how the Mariners would do against tougher competition, and we found out last week when they swept the Angels and split with the Red Sox. Going 3-0 against a division rival and 2-2 against one of the best teams in baseball, Scott Servais’ team showed that it certainly measured up. Table setter: M’s core may be young, but vets are playing big roles too And it was nice to see them win with so many fans at Safeco Field. Nearly 160,000 showed up for the four-game...

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Nicasio, Herrmann come off disabled list

The Mariners activated right-hander Juan Nicasio and catcher Chris Herrmann from the disabled list on Monday. Seattle optioned right-hander Rob Whalen and catcher David Freitas to Triple-A Tacoma after Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Red Sox.

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Kate Preusser

Checking in on the 2018 Mariners’ playoff odds

The AL might be dominated by a bunch of A-students but C’s get degrees, baby

In case you missed it, over at MLB Daily Dish they’re doing a weekly playoff odds tracker that posts on Friday each week. As of this past Friday, the Mariners’ chances stood at 73.4%, also known as the highest percentage not owned by a team not named the Astros, Yankees, Red Sox, or Cleveland, who are all in the upper 90s by dint of being very good (the first four) or fortunate enough to play in the smoking...

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Ben Thoen

Mariners activate Juan Nicasio and Chris Herrmann, option Freitas and Whalen

SuperBullpen (re)asseeeemmmbblllleeeee!!!

After a promising 2-2 start to the toughest stretch of their season, the Mariners made a pair of moves to reinforce the back end of their bullpen and backup catcher spots prior to heading out to the East Coast.

The Mariners have activated Juan Nicasio and Chris Herrmann from the DL. Whalen and Freitas optioned back to Tacoma.

— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) June 18, 2018

Nicasio has been nearly untouchable in eight appearance from May 18 -...

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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/18/18: Ichiro, Billy Hamilton, & Nick Vincent

It’s gonna be a gorgeous Monday in Seattle, so get link’d up first!

Good morning and welcome to a Monday off-day. Gross, right? Well, I guess it’s not THAT bad. For one thing, the Mariners deserve a day off, just like all hard-workin’ folk do. The Mariners put in some good work this last week, going 5-2 against the Angels and Red Sox. And today they get a day of rest before playing the Yankees in the den of inequity known as new Yankee Stadium. Because this is 2018 and everything is...

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Table Setter: Mariners’ core may be young, but veterans are playing big roles too

Be honest – at the start of the season, you didn’t think the Mariners would be 20 games above .500 after splitting a four-game series against the AL East-leading Red Sox in mid-June. Nobody did. MLB.com’s Jon Morosi: Where the Mariners still need to add Now the Mariners are over halfway through the toughest stretch of their schedule, and they haven’t just survived but in fact have stayed hot through it all. They went 4-2 on their last road trip, including handing Houston its last...

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Felix Hernandez celebrated Father's Day by catching a first pitch from his son

Felix Hernandez caught a first pitch from his son Jeremy on Father's Day.

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Gonzales starts opener vs. Yankees in Bronx

After an off-day on Monday, lefty Marco Gonzales will look to get the Mariners' 10-game East Coast road trip off on the right foot in a 4:05 p.m. PT start Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. The 26-year-old has gone 4-0 with a 1.41 ERA over his last six starts, though he gave up seven hits and three runs in a five-inning no-decision on Wednesday against the Angels. This will be his first time facing the Yankees.

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Mariners can't keep pace in finale vs. Boston

The Mariners got a big blast from Nelson Cruz and beautiful bunt from Dee Gordon, but that was no match for Boston's bats as the Red Sox rolled to a 9-3 win and pulled out a series split Sunday at Safeco Field.

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Matthew Roberson

Mariners give disappointing Father’s Day “gift”, lose 9-3

Red Sox are not a fun present

All across the world today, families applied varying amounts of efforts to give their fathers something special. Some surely knocked it out of the park, getting Dad something far beyond his wildest dreams. Others had their hearts in the right place, but ultimately fell short in the “actual value” department of gift-giving. Fathers far and wide deployed their yearly acting routine, feigning excitement over macaroni art and hand-painted coffee mugs.

The...

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Matthew Roberson

46-26: Chart

Let’s just pretend this never happened

Easy like Sunday morning: Dee Gordon (.150 WPA)

Terrible like this Sunday afternoon: Mitch Haniger (-.131 WPA)

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Vincent set to begin rehab stint Monday

Mariners reliever Nick Vincent, on the 10-day disabled list for the past three weeks with a strained right groin, will begin a Minor League rehab stint with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday and could be back with the team by next weekend in Boston.

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Game 72, Red Sox at Mariners

Mike Leake vs. Eduardo Rodriguez, 1:10pm Last night, Wade LeBlanc, the guy the M’s signed off of waivers at the end of spring training, tossed 7 2/3 brilliant innings at one of the top offenses in the league, yielding 2 hits and no runs with *9* strikeouts. If this blog has any sort of purpose (don’t answer that), it would be to help explain a result like that. Sure, we need explanations of the macro phenomenon, with the M’s 21 over .500 and swatting away good teams – even teams that...

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Mariners lineup, injury updates: Latest on Nick Vincent and Juan Nicasio

The Mariners will wrap up a seven-game homestand with Sunday’s 1:10 p.m. game against the Boston Red Sox on 710 ESPN Seattle, and the good news about their upcoming road trip is that they could have three players come off the 10-day disabled list in quick succession. MLB.com’s Morosi: Where M’s need to add ahead of trade deadline Right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio, who hit the DL on June 8 with a right knee effusion, is set to rejoin the active roster in New York, where the Mariners...

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Matthew Roberson

6/17/18: Open Game Thread

Mariners go for the win in a wicked hard series

It looks as though we’re reaching the point of the year where blue skies and 70-degree weather is the norm. Beauty and sunshine setting the city’s backdrop is always spectacular, but now that our neighborhood nine is playing at such a high level, the weather is accentuated by Mariner wins.

Taking three of four from the mighty Boston Red Sox would be another checkpoint in the race toward legitimacy. Yesterday’s Wade LeBlanc showcase,...

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Luke Mounger

Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/17/18: Bryson Brigman, Wade LeBlanc, and Golf

Father’s Day Links!

Happy Father’s Day! If you’re anything like me, Father’s Day has come out of nowhere. I have no card or anything yet, which I feel pretty bad about; however, I shall provide him with the gift of the links. That should suffice.

In Mariners News... Bryan Evans is rejoining the Mariners organization after 11 starts in Mexico. Also, I can’t decide if Evans looks more like Nick Vincent of Joe Beimel.

Starter Bryan Evans is heading back to the Mariners organization...

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