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Aug.
12th

Want to replace Aaron Harang? Well here’s the candidates

Following another less than stellar outing on August 7 against the Toronto Blue Jays where Aaron Harang never made it out of the third inning and gave up seven runs on five hits with three walks, acting manager Robby Thompson was asked if the veteran right-hander would remain in the starting rotation.

Thompson replied: “I can’t answer that right now. As far as I’m concerned, he’s still in the rotation.”

Barring an unexpected change in the next few days, Harang will start for the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

It’s a source of

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Aug.
7th

Smoak, Rainiers struggle. Tuesday’s game thread

The Tacoma Rainiers were shutout by the New Orleans Zephyrs 2-0 on Tuesday for their second straight loss. They had plenty of opportunities to push runs across the plate, but capitalized on none of them.

Justin Smoak had an especially rough night as he was thrown out at third on a play that would have scored Guillermo Quiroz and later robbed of what might have been his first home run with the Rainiers since his demotion from Seattle on July 24.

He is batting .224 in 15 games with the Rainiers with a .323 slugging percentage — where most people

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May
12th

Double-A Jackson pitchers begin onslaught of Triple-A

While Mariners fans impatiently wait for pitchers Danny Hultzen, James Paxton and Taijuan Walker to advance from Double-A Jackson, a couple recently-called-up Generals pitchers have made immediate impacts at Triple-A Tacoma.

Starter Andrew Carraway took a perfect game into the seventh inning Friday in his Triple-A debut and hard-throwing reliever Stephen Pryor has been dominant since joining the Rainiers Tuesday.

First, let’s get to Carraway. Here’s my game story from his flirt with a perfect game.

He didn’t overpower batters — Carraway admits he’s more crafty than flamethrower — but he kept hitters off balance and impressed Tacoma manager Daren Brown.

“He commands the strike zone,” Brown said. “He has an idea of what he’s trying to do with each pitch, uses both sides of the plate with all his pitches. He has different ways to attack hitters.”
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