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Moore tabbed for Saturday start vs. Tribe

Rookie right-hander Andrew Moore will start Saturday's game against the Indians, filling the one vacancy in the Mariners rotation for their weekend series against the American League's top team.

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Zach Gottschalk

9/21: Open Game Thread

Mathematically possible, rationally implausible

Hello, Happy Thursday, and welcome to James Paxton’s final home start (and possibly final start...?) of the year! This is cause for joy, because Maple Grove, and James Paxton, and seeing one of the team’s best players! It’s also cruelly ironic, as this team, which has floundered away this last chance at a playoff birth given to them by the Twins’ recent losing streak, turns to the man who might have led them to said birth had he not...

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Game 153: Rangers at Mariners – 10 More To Go

James Paxton vs. Cole Hamels, 7:10pm Felix clearly didn’t have it yesterday, and despite a few good innings, unraveled in the 4th. Despite all of that, it’s nice to see his velocity is right back where it was at the beginning of the year, right around 91. He’s de-emphasized his four-seam fastball, a pitch he was relying on more than he had in years just before he hit the DL, so that’ll be something to watch in his next start. Despite the short outing and mediocre results, there...

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Puerto Rico on the mind of several Mariners

For the second time this month, Mariners closer Edwin Diaz has spent anxious time waiting to hear from family members dealing with hurricane damage in Puerto Rico.

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Mariners to extend netting at Safeco Field

On the heels of a young girl getting hit in the face by a line drive at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, the Mariners said Thursday they'll be expanding the protective netting at Safeco Field in the future to protect more fans down the baselines.

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Lineups: James Paxton looks to end Mariners’ skid in finale vs Rangers

The Mariners will look to the Big Maple to keep them from losing their season-high sixth straight game. James Paxton, who has been Seattle’s unquestioned ace when healthy, will take the mound for the second time since returning from the disabled list as the Mariners finish up a three-game series against the Rangers at 7:10 on 710 ESPN Seattle. Drayer: Kevin Cremin nears final out of 35 years behind Mariners radio Paxton, who is 12-4 with a 2.98 ERA and 1.12 WHIP, gave up three runs on four...

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sanford_and_son

SoftbaLL Part II: The Reckoning

Lookout Landing is hosting another softbaLL game and you should come play and/or hangout

SoftbaLL! Last time was so much fun (and memorialized in song form by the incomparable Leonard Su) that we just had to do it again. So, to celebrate/mourn the end of the Mariners baseball season and before the darkness and cold gets us all, we’re playing a game of softbaLL.

Details!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

2 PM - 4 PM

Magnuson Park, Field #8

Click here for a map. It’s off of NE 65th and...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/21/17: Mariners All-Star Game, Raul Mondesi, and Eddie Lacy

It’s kind of annoying how “Tuesday” and “Thursday” start with the same letter.

But I suppose “Saturday” and “Sunday” do as well. Somebody didn’t think these things through. At my school, “Thursday” is designated with the letter “R”, which makes absolutely no sense.

Anyway, enough rambling about day names. Here are those links you were looking for.

In Mariners news... Some are saying this could “break the curse,” if you believe in that sort of thing.

Manfred...

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Mariners run, ultimately can’t hide from own mortality, lose to Rangers 8-6

Relive full season’s worth of anguish in the process Bear with me as I bravely attempt to make it through this recap without vomiting. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Sorry, let’s try that again. Today was Félix Day, which found the King coming off an encouraging first start back from his second DL stint of the season. Shockingly enough, he picked up right where he left off—9 Rangers up, 9 Rangers down. Félix was working his spots, staying down in the zone, and...

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Zach Milkis

Mariners run, ultimately can’t hide from own mortality, lose to Rangers 8-6

Relive full season’s worth of anguish in the process

Bear with me as I bravely attempt to make it through this recap without vomiting.

Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 20: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers greets Rougned Odor #12 after Odor hit a grand slam that also scored Mazara, Robinson Chirinos #61 and Adrian Beltre #29 during the fourth inning of a game at Safeco Field.

Sorry, let’s try that again.

Today was Félix Day, which found the King...

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After three strong innings, Felix faces trouble

For three innings, he looked like the dominant Felix Hernandez of old. Then, the wheels came off Wednesday, which may be a fitting metaphor for where the Mariners' season seems headed after Seattle lost its fifth straight game, 8-6, to the Rangers, on another night they could have made up ground in the American League Wild Card race.

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Paxton to face Rangers in second start off DL

Two left-handers go head-to-head on Thursday, as Seattle's James Paxton and Texas' Cole Hamels take the mound to close a three-game series between the Mariners and the Rangers at Safeco Field. Both teams remain in the mix in the American League Wild Card race.

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Zach Milkis

74-78: Chart

Hey, I ordered this game WITHOUT the salami

Trying desperately to dig yourself out of a hole: Ben Gamel (.105 WPA)

But the hole you dug yourself into is so deep. It’s just way too deep, man. It’s too deep *bawls furiously*: Félix Hernández (-.298 WPA)

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Mariners hit pair of HRs, but drop 5th straight

Rougned Odor capped a seven-run rally in the fourth inning with a grand slam, as the Rangers won their third straight game with an 8-6 victory over the Mariners at Safeco Field on Wednesday. The Mariners lost their fifth in a row.

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Zach Milkis

9/20/17: Open Game Thread

Félix Hernández vs. Father Time (+ Andrew Cashner)

Time to fish out the ol’ K-Card! It probably could use the love.

In what will be his second start back since returning from his second DL stint of the season, Félix Hernández will look to get the better of Rangers righty Andrew Cashner for the second time in less than a week.

I’d second that.

Last Thursday, the bats pounded Cashner for 5 runs in 4.1 innings, courtesy of 6 hits, 5 walks, and one very formidable Boomstick. Félix,...

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Mariners sticking with Vincent in setup role

Despite a recent rough stretch, Mariners manager Scott Servais' confidence in Nick Vincent as the team's primary late-inning option in front of closer Edwin Diaz is unwavered.

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Game 152: Rangers at Mariners

King Felix vs. Andrew Cashner, 7:10pm Happy Felix Day. Let’s hope the festivities last a bit longer than last time, when the M’s limited Felix to 3+ solid innings as El Rey worked on rebuilding his stamina after missing so much time. I spoke a bit about CF Guillermo Heredia in yesterday’s post. He’s perfectly good against lefties, but struggles against righties thus far in his MLB career. He’s a good but not great defender, but clearly has some modicum of value in the game. ...

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Kate Preusser

Mariners Minors All-Star Team: Outfield

Despite trades thinning the position, several outfielders turned in strong performances in 2017

On Monday I ran down the infield prospects who turned in particularly strong or interesting performances this year; today we’ll cover the outfield. The outfield isn’t quite as rich as it was last year at this time with the departure of Boooooog and Brayan Hernandez via trades, but there are still plenty of intriguing prospects at that position, including almost half of the players the Mariners...

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Ben Thoen

The Mariners should forgo “win now” mentality and set their sights on 2018.

While a 2017 playoff appearance looks unlikely, the Mariners can and should take these steps to better their odds for 2018.

As I type this, the Mariners have just 11 games remaining this season. With their Fangraphs playoffs odds now down to just 1.9%—they’ve now fallen behind the Rangers, and are 0.1% more likely than the Royals—it would take nothing short of a miracle for the M’s to sneak into the playoffs. The Twins, who currently possess a relatively secure lead on the second...

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Anders Jorstad

Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/20/17: Mariners Injury Updates, Ichiro, and Rhys Hoskins

It’s Wednesday!

Good morning everyone! As the season winds down, the stories around the sport are only going to get more intense. We’ll try to keep you up to speed.

In Mariners news... Here are some injury updates on a couple of Mariners pitchers.

No real surprise but Servais effectively rules out any comeback this year by Iwakuma.

— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) September 19, 2017

David Phelps underwent elbow surgery yesterday to remove a bone spur.

— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish)...

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