Robinson Cano is the Mariners’ leader. But can he lead the Mariners to the promised land, the postseason? He hasn’t yet. He won’t this season. And at age 34, there are questions whether he ever will.
No matter what happens the final three weeks of the season, the Mariners’ record will probably finish somewhere in the neighborhood of .500.
Following the three-game sweep by the Houston Astros, the Mariners’ postseason hopes seem to be on life support, if not all ready ruled dead by some.
The calendar tells us fall arrives Friday, Sept. 22 this year. We all know that’s not true. Fall arrives, actually
One of my favorite summer pastimes as a boy was perusing the scoreboard page of our local newspapers.
An open date Thursday in the Mariners’ schedule offers a chance to assess before they begin a four-city trip Friday with the first of three weekend games at Tampa Bay. The Mariners are 61-61 and trail the Los Angeles Angels by 1.5 games in a crowded race for the American League’s two wild-card berths.
The Mariners still have a shot at the playoffs even after opening their only August homestand with a four-game sweep. The negative type. You know, four consecutive losses to the now wild-card holding Angels.
After his 107th pitch on Thursday, James Paxton signaled to the dugout that something was wrong – though everyone watching along could tell for several pitches prior that something wasn’t right.
Nelson Cruz hit two home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday to at least momentarily put the Mariners into the lead in the race for the second wildcard spot.
The cynic could see it coming. And even the most optimistic of analysts or fans still knew this was a possibility. In the sun-soaked days of spring training, when everything was possibility and positivity, even a cursory look at the Mariners’ projected starting rotation provided some level of skepticism.
A doubleheader split can be seen as half full. Or half empty.
Robinson Cano doubled in the first inning of the Seattle Mariners 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday for the 500th double of his illustrious career.