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May
17th

Mariners notes: Brad Miller continues hot streak, says he’s thinking less

SEATTLE – Brad Miller vows not to think when he plays. He isn’t good at it, he says.

The last week, then, must have produced as few in-game thoughts as possible.

In his last six games, Miller, converted two weeks ago from an everyday shortstop to a utility player, is hitting .429 (9-for-21) with four home runs, five RBI, three doubles and three walks.

He’s homered three times in the Mariners’ last two games, including a solo shot over the right field fence with one out in the fifth inning of Seattle’s 5-0 victory on Sunday over the Boston Red Sox.

And he’s raised his season batting average from .225 on May 10 – the day before this hot streak began – to a far more encouraging .264.

“I think the biggest thing is just try to treat each opportunity as a new one and go out there and play, and really not try to read too much into where I’m hitting in the order or where I’m playing – just kind of go out there and go after it,” said Miller, who batted in the leadoff spot on Sunday for the first time this season. Read more »

Sep.
15th

Sunday’s line-ups, official game notes, updated stats vs. the St. Louis Cardinals

Brad Miller is out for at least a few days with a strained hamstring.

“He’s not going to do anything today,” manager Eric Wedge said. “He’s sore and tight. We’ll just take it day to day. But it’s going to be at least a couple of days.”

Miller suffered the strain running to first on a sacrifice bunt in last night’s win.

“He runs hard and plays hard,” Wedge said. “I think it’s good we got him out of there when we did, so it doesn’t go to the next level.”

Carlos Triunfel will get the starts at shortstop

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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.
16th

Friday’s line-ups, pregame notes, official game notes, updated stats vs. the Texas Rangers

Big thanks to Don Ruiz for covering the Tampa series. I watched the games on my laptop and can’t say I was disappointed in not having to cover them.

Brad Miller and Nick Franklin are at the top of the line-up per usual. Yes, they both had their moments in the field in Tampa. It’s been a rough month for the two rookies in that regard. But really, it was expected. It’s something that was written about often before they were ever called up. They are rookies and had fielding issues in the minor leagues. Those aren’t

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July
22nd

Brad Miller named American League player of the week

Brad Miller has been named the American League Player of the Week. The announcement came this afternoon on the MLB Network.

In three games vs. the Astros in Houston,  Miller hit .385 (5-for-13) with four runs scored, two home runs, seven RBI and a 1.346 OPS. He hit the first two home runs of his career and drove in a  career-high 5 run in Friday’s win.

Miller becomes the first Mariners player to earn player of the week  honors since Felix Hernandez (8/20/12), and the first Seattle position player since Justin Smoak (6/4/12). He is the first Mariners rookie to earn

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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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June
1st

Mariners minor league report, June 1, 2013: Mike Zunino homers twice in Colorado Springs

Mike Zunino continues to hit away from Tacoma. Last night in Colorado Springs he hit a pair of home runs, including the g0-ahead game winner (above)  in the top of the ninth in the Rainiers 6-5 win. 

Zunino’s home/road splits are ridiculous …  From Minor League Central …

As a proud resident of Tacoma, someone needs to show Zunino that the Grit City is a great place to hit a baseball.  Take him to MSM Deli for a Mike’s Deluxe, or the Red Hot for a hot dog or DOA for breakfast

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