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Archives: April 2009

April
30th

Michael Saunders activated for Rainiers (updated 7:41)

UPDATED: Saunders crushed a 3-run homer to right in his second at-bat, first three-run homer for the Rainiers this season.



Since there is no Mariners game, I’m at the Rainiers’ game tonight. And I’d thought I’d pass on the news that outfield prospect Michael Saunders has been activated. Saunders had offseason surgery on his left shoulder (his throwing shoulder) at the end of last season, and his start had been delayed as he rehabbed. I know I mentioned a few days, he’d be back in mid-May, but he’s back sooner than

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April
30th

Corcoran placed on disabled list, Vargas called up

The Mariners may have the day off, but there are roster moves being made. Right-handed reliever Roy Corcoran is being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained neck. The injury is retroactive to April 29th, meaning he’s eligible to come off on May 14.


In his place, the Mariners will call up lefty Jason Vargas, who has been solid for Triple A Tacoma this season.


Corcoran, 28, has appeared in eight games this season, all in relief. He has posted a 1-0, 7.27 mark, allowing 13 hits,

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April
30th

Mariners Minor League Report, — April 30th

Just make to sure there is no confusion. I do not compile this information, that job falls to the Mariners’ Kelly Munro, who does this every day, I’m just copying and pasting to pass along to you.


AAA Tacoma Rainiers (PCL)

Tacoma OFF DAY


Of Note: Mike Carp (right) is hitting .455 (10×22) with 6 runs scored, 3 extra-base hits and 5 RBI during his current 5- game hit streak. Prentice Redman has hit safely 16 of 19 games this season, batting .321 (25×78)

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April
30th

A few changes to the blog …


First of all, we’re going to have Carlos Silva as a guest blogger as he and Larry have made up after their little dust up in Chicago. Ok, that’s a lie. That’s not going to happen. Carlos would probably only make it through four paragraphs before we’d have to go to a blog reliever.


Ok, I’m kidding.


No, the changes are relatively minor, are still in progress, but will be relatively useful. Since I started working on this blog, I asked, then begged and then demanded for a

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April
29th

Mariners Minor League Report, April 29th – Halman homers twice

AAA Tacoma Rainiers (PCL)
Here’s Mike Curto’s game story
Tacoma 6 runs, 13 hits, 2 errors
Colorado Springs 3 runs, 6 hits, 1 error
Pitching Lines:
RH Andy Baldwin (right)(W, 1-0) 6.0,3,1,1,0,5,2HB
RH Brodie Downs 1.0,1,0,0,0,0,HB
LH Justin Thomas 1.0,1,1,0,0,1
RH Randy Messenger 1.0,1,1,1,0,0
With the Bats:
C Jeff Clement 2×5, R, HR, RBI
3B Chris Shelton 2×5, R, HR, RBI
CF Freddy Guzman 2×4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 SB
1B Mike Carp 2×5, R
SS Chris Woodward 1×5, R, HR, 2 RBI
Of Note: Chris Woodward and Jeff Clement hit back-to-back home runs in the 5th inning to back Andy Baldwin’s solid pitching as Tacoma beat Colorado Springs 6-3 on Tuesday night. Chris Shelton also homered for the Rainiers, who had 13 hits, 5 for extra bases. Mike Carp is hitting .455 (10×22) with 6 runs scored, 3 extra-base hits and 5 RBI during his current 5-game hit streak. Prentice Redman has hit safely 16 of 19 games this season, batting .321 (25×78) with 18 runs scored, 4 doubles, 6 home runs and 10 RBI. Since starting the season batting .045 (1×22), Clement is batting .375 (15×40) with 7 runs scored, 7 extra-base hits and 8 RBI in his last 9 games. Tacoma placed starting pitcher Chris Seddon on the 7-day disabled list with soreness in the back of his left shoulder. Seddon, who is 1-2 with a 6.86 ERA, felt his shoulder act up in the 5th and final inning he pitched Monday night at Colorado Springs.
Today’s probable starter:
OFF DAY

AA West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (Southern League)
Mississippi 6 runs, 8 hits, 2 errors
West Tennessee 12 runs, 12 hits, 2 errors
Pitching Lines:
RH Luis Munoz 5.2,3,2,2,0,7,HR,HB
LH Nick Hill 0.1,0,0,0,0,1
RH Marwin Vega 0.2,2,3,0,0,1
RH Mumba Rivera 0.1,1,0,0,0,0
RH Jared Wells (W, 1-0) 1.0,0,0,0,0,2
RH Aaron Cotter 1.0,2,1,1,0,1
With the Bats:
CF Greg Halman (right) 2×5, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI
LF Ezequiel Carrera 3×3, 3 R, 3B, RBI, SB, SH
PH/2B Jeff Dominguez 2×3, R
DH Marshall Hubbard 2×3, 2B, 2 RBI, SF, BB
3B Matt Mangini 1×5, R, HR, 2 RBI
Of Note: Behind an 8 run 8th inning, the Diamond Jaxx took game 4 and the series against Mississippi on Tuesday night, 12-6. The Diamond Jaxx sent 13 batters to the plate in the 8th and Greg Halman would cap the inning off with a grand slam. Halman also recorded a career-high 6 RBI in the game and his 2nd multi-HR game of the season. He has hit 3 home runs in his last 2 games and 6 in his last 8. Since April 21, Halman is batting .300 (10×30) with 8 runs, 1 double, 6 home runs and 17 RBI. He currently leads the Southern League with 23 RBI this season.
Today’s probable starter:
LH Danny Christensen (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Mississippi

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April
29th

Mariners @ White Sox – Game No. 22

Yes, it’s another day game, the last game of a road trip on which the Mariners have gone 3-2.

Erik Bedard vs. Gavin Floyd, and a healthy Bedard has been a force in April. He has struck out 29 batters in 26 innings and walked only four. That’s the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in the game.


What the Mariners need today is some production from No. 3 hitter Ken Griffey Jr. (.196) and No. 4 hitter Adrian Beltre (.169)- as much for those players as for the team.

Here’s the Seattle lineup:

Ichiro RF

Lopez 2B

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April
29th

For Jakubauskas, abuse follows a loss



There is no mercy in baseball, so when Chris Jakubauskas got to the hotel lobby about 9 a.m. in Chicago, most of the Seattle Mariners bullpen was waiting for him.


“You can’t ride in our cab,” Mark Lowe told him. “Don’t you have any friends in the rotation?”

Yes, he was joking – and rookie Jakubauskas took the abuse with laughter. He was faulted for pitching and not getting any runs, accused of stealing innings from relievers and of watching Baseball Tonight.

“They were trying to spell your name,”

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April
28th

Mariners @ White Sox – Game No. 21

After losing a 2-1 game in chilly weather, the Mariners play the nightcap of this double-header in even chillier weather.

If pitching dominated the first game, it should own Game 2 – Felix Hernandez vs. John Danks, a lefty with a 0.95 earned run average.


Gentlemen, find your bats. First team to score wins.


Ok, that’s that


Ichiro singled, Chavez bunted him to second and Ichiro stole third base.


DH Sweeney singled home a run, and that should be enough, don’t you think?

After half an inning: Mariners 1, White Sox 0


Yuni

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