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Category: Postgame notes

Aug.
26th

Rangers 8, Mariners 3: The right decision, but the wrong result

The thinking behind the decision was right. The execution was fine. And the result?

Well, that pretty much cemented a loss for the Seattle Mariners on Monday night at Safeco Field.

With the Mariners trailing 4-3 in the top of the seventh inning,  manager Eric Wedge had pitcher Joe Saunders intentionally walk the white hot-hitting Adrian Beltre with two outs and a runner on second and first base open.

“It’s the right thing to do there,” Wedge said. “If you have a chance to pitch around Beltre you are going to do it, if he’s not the hottest hitter in

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Aug.
11th

Mariners 2, Brewers 0 — Felix Hernandez puts a stop to the losing

Felix Hernandez wasn’t going to let it continue. The Mariners’ losing, the Brewers’ hitting and his personal run of winless starts were going to come to an end, and they were going to end on Sunday.

The Mariners ace did what all staff aces are expected to do, giving his team a brilliant outing and leading it to a much-needed 2-0 win over Milwaukee at Safeco Field. The win helped Seattle

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July
28th

Mariners 6, Twins 4 — Franklin hits two homers, rolls into middle of ROY conversation

Endy Chavez yanked back a three-run homer Sunday. / AP photo, Elaine Thompson
Endy Chavez yanked back a three-run homer Sunday. / AP photo, Elaine Thompson

Nick Franklin threw his arms up, kicked his legs and turned a shout loose.

It was a pose akin to Felix Hernandez’s celebration when the ace finished his perfect game last season, immortalizing “Felixing.” Franklin’s display was an extrapolation born of having feigned the move so many times prior when clowning around.

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July
24th

Mariners Eric Wedge suffered mild stroke

A “dizzy spell” that forced Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge to miss the past three games against the Cleveland Indians and spend two nights in the hospital was revealed to be a mild stroke, the organization announced following Wednesday’s 10-1 loss.

Wedge was back at his home Wednesday afternoon and the team said he is doing well, but general manager Jack Zduriencik said he will stay home for the team’s upcoming four-game series with the Minnesota Twins as well as the ensuing road trip to Boston and Baltimore.

“We expect a complete recovery,” Zduriencik said during a press conference following

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July
23rd

Capps command issues continue – Pryor, Paxton notes and Mariners minor league report

Michael Morse, Jesus Montero and Stephen Pryor all made appearances pretty fresh off the disabled list in the Tacoma Rainiers 4-2 win over the Tucson Padres on Monday at Cheney Stadium, but Carter Capps also played and still had trouble with his command.

Capps entered in the eighth and gave up a leadoff double to Eddy Rodriguez (the ninth batter in the order) then hit Gregorio Petit two batters later.

He hit two batters Sunday in Fresno, so clunking Petit on Monday continues to hammer the point that he needs to make strides with his command.

Capps has hit between

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July
19th

Mariners 10, Astros 6: Brad Miller has himself a night

So this Brad Miller kid, he’s kind of good.

The Mariners rookie shortstop, who has looked like a rookie only in his baby-faced appearance, came out of the all-star break much like he went into it – playing like he belongs at the big league level.

Miller blasted the first two home runs of his career, driving in five runs and collecting another hit to help the Mariners outlast the Houston Astros, 10-7, on Friday at MinuteMaidPark.

Since he was called up on June 28, the bright lights of the big league have never seemed too

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July
14th

Mariners 4, Angels 3 — first sweep of season completed just before break

Tom Wilhelmsen, right, picked up his 19th save Sunday. / AP photo, Elaine Thompson
Tom Wilhelmsen, right, picked up his 19th save Sunday. / AP photo, Elaine Thompson

Hair disheveled, side and knee wrapped in ice, Justin Smoak was sure of his answer when asked if the All-Star break was coming at a bad time for the Mariners.

“Not at all,” Smoak said.

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