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Rainiers lose must-win in 13 against Salt Lake

The Tacoma Rainiers still have a chance of making the playoffs.

It’s just an exceptionally improbable one.

That’s because the Rainiers 8-6 loss in a 13-inning bout against Pacific Coast League northern division-leader Salt Lake on Wednesday puts Tacoma four games back of the Bees with five games left.

But this might as well have been the Rainiers season-finale, considering how inconceivable their postseason probability became.

It took five hours and seven minutes to end the 13-inning contest Wednesday (actually, Thursday by the time it was over). The teams combined to use 13 pitchers – the game-winning one, Bees reliever

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Mariners minor league report, August 27, 2013: Proscia blasts three homers in a game

The Tacoma Rainiers haven’t given up on their postseason hopes. On Monday night, they roughed up Tommy Hanson and picked up an 11-5 win to trim Bees lead in the PCL North Division. Ji-Man Choi, who was recently called up from Double A, hit his first home run (above).

Mike Zunino will join the Rainiers tonight on a rehab assignment. He’s scheduled to catch five innings. Mike Curto has the dirt in his blog. 

Double A

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Monday’s line-ups, pregame info, official game notes, updated stats vs. the Oakland A’s

It appears that Eric Wedge will be back in the dugout and leading the Seattle Mariners this weekend.

Last week in Tampa, acting manager Robby Thompson and general manager Jack Zduriencik both said there was a strong possibility that the Mariners manager could return to his position during the upcoming six-day, six-game home stand that starts Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.

On Monday, Thompson was even a little more definitive saying Wedge will “be back on Friday.”

“He’s champing at the bit,” Thompson said.

Thompson did not say whether Wedge would be back managing in a

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Mike Zunino placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken hamate bone

The postgame hopes that the injury to  Mike Zunino’s left wrist wasn’t serious were crushed on Friday afternoon, much like the bone in his wrist.

After a MRI on Friday morning, Zunino was diagnosed with a broken hamate bone in the wrist. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

The corresponding roster move has yet to be announced. But according to a source within the Mariners’ organization, it will be veteran Humberto Quintero, who was designated for assignment by the Phillies two days ago.


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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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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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Video: Mike Zunino meets with the media

Mike Zunino arrived at Safeco Field about midway through Mariners batting practice. He hit some impressive homers into the seats.

He was obviously excited about being called up as you can see above. He was talking pretty fast.

One thing he was asked is his response to people, who don’t believe he’s ready.

“For me, all I can do is go out there and play the best ball I can,” he said. “If I can help them ball team win in any way, I think that’s being ready. So that’s what I’m going to do.”


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