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July
24th

Mariners 10-1 loss to Cleveland Indians a double-dose of bad news

 

Seattle Mariners: Hottest team in baseball.

That news lasted until Wednesday afternoon. The unstoppable force that was the Mariners into All-Star weekend and five games into the second half of the season was rocked to a halt in a 10-1 old-fashioned romp at the hands of the visiting Cleveland Indians.

Then the worse news.

Manager Eric Wedge’s “dizzy spell” before Monday’s series opener that kept him in the hospital two nights was revealed by the organization to be a minor stroke. Far more serious than at first thought, but at least by Wednesday afternoon he was back home.

“Not

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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
24th

Eric Wedge out for third consecutive game

 

Eric Wedge won’t be with the Seattle Mariners for a third consecutive game as he continues to recover from a dizzy spell that caught almost everyone by surprise when the incident occurred two days ago.

Even more shocking is how long it has kept him away. Bench coach Robby Thompson took over managing duties after Wedge left before Monday’s opener of the three-game series against the visiting Cleveland Indians and he said the team expects to have more information this afternoon.

“Obviously we were hoping to get him out right away, but under these circumstances he has been through,

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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
17th

Poll: The future of Jack Zduriencik and Eric Wedge

 

News Tribune columnist John McGrath wrote today about the future of general manager Jack Zdruiencik and the manager Eric Wedge, which he believes will be determined over the next 67 games.

He lists the good and the bad of both and why they could stay or go.

From John’s column ….

But 67 games without a sniff of a playoff possibility doesn’t translate into 67 meaningless games. Between the resumption of the post-All-Star break schedule and the Sept. 29 season finale, the not-so-public front of the Seattle front office will collect evidence on whether general manager

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June
15th

Saturday’s line-ups, official game notes, updated stats and pregame Wedge video vs. the Oakland A’s

Mike Zunino is out of the line-up today. Mariners manager Eric Wedge wanted to get recent signee Henry Blanco some game action. It works out well since Blanco has caught Felix Hernandez in games before for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. Zunino has only caught Hernandez in bullpen sessions in spring training. I don’t know that he ever caught Hernandez in a Cactus League game. He may have caught him in a simulated game. We didn’t get a chance to talk to Zunino because he was busy with the strength coach while also doing some pregame

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June
11th

Some comments from Jack Zduriencik and Eric Wedge on calling up Mike Zunino

Mike Zunino just wrapped up batting practice and met with the media. The roster move is now official.

But the lingering question is still, “why now?”

There were kind of different responses from general manager Jack Zduriencik and manager Eric Wedge.

“He’s played down there and all of us feel strongly this guy was going to be here at some point in time,” Zduriencik said. “We had a little bit of a later target date, but when you look at we had an injury right now, there’s no harm in bringing him up. Let’s see where we’re at. The move

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