A 4-2 week included two wins by James Paxton and a club-record six in the month, but the Mariners made no progress in the wild-card race, nor in securing by trade a top starter.
Author: Steve Rudman
The Mariners took two of three at AL-leading Houston, then dropped three of four at home to the Yankees, the 13th series win in the past 15 series for New York at Safeco.
Nelson Cruz hit a go-ahead home run Sunday that lifted the Mariners to their fourth consecutive win and a rate sweep of the White Sox in Chicago.
A 4-10 finish to the season’s first half was a major blow to the Mariners, whose starting rotation (14 pitchers so far) faltered numerous times to kick Seattle to the wild-card outskirts.
The 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game, slated for Cheney Stadium, provides an opportunity to re-examine one of more remarkable figures in Northwest sports history.
The Mariners had a horrible week (1-5) heading into Sunday, when Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz led a 4-0 whitewash of Oakland at Safeco Field.
Thanks in part to big months by Mike Zunino and Ben Gamel, the Mariners finished June 15-12 and started July winning two of three in Anaheim.
The Mariners, who have averaged one playoff appearance every decade, reach the halfway point of the 2017 season Friday.
The Mariners had a season-high six=game win streak, welcomed Felix Hernandez and Andrew Moore to the rotation, but had cold water tossed by the Astros upon the hot week.
Only three active MLB pitchers have logged more innings than Felix Hernandez, who returns to action Friday. His WAR says he’s a bit below an average MLB pitcher. Is that a help?