Mariners Bullpen Implodes

Week 7 Recap

Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Result
5/13
5/14 Yankees 4 Mariners 3 L
5/15 Yankees 2 Mariners 12 W
5/16 Yankees 2 Mariners 3 W
5/17 Indians 6 Mariners 3 L/10
5/18 Indians 5 Mariners 4 L
5/19 Indians 6 Mariners 0 L
5/20 Indians 10 Mariners 8 L/10
  • A week that started off so well, taking two of three from the Yankees, turned pretty sour this weekend. The Mariners were swept in Cleveland and lost three of their games in walk-off fashion. That’s only par for the course. The Mariners haven’t won in Cleveland since 2011 and five of their last seven games against the Indians have been walk-offs. A optimist would call that fighting against a tough opponent. A pessimist would call a loss, a loss and would have stopped being a fan 10 years ago.

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Mariners Now on the Cusp of Second Place

Week 6 Recap

Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Result
5/6
5/7 Pirates 4 Mariners 1 L
5/8 Pirates 1 Mariners 2 W
5/9
5/10 Mariners 6 Athletics 3 W
5/11 Mariners 3 Athletics 4 L
5/12 Mariners 6 Athletics 1 W
  • During this short week, the Mariners won three of five games and launched themselves to within half a game of second place in the AL West and just two games under .500. The results were pretty predictable, Felix and Hisashi Iwakuma won their games and Joe Saunders won his, but only because he was pitching at home. Overall, another solid week.

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Mariners Kill Two Birds With Thirty Runs

Week 5 Recap

Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Result
4/29 Mariners 6 Orioles 2 W
4/30 Mariners 2 Orioles 7 L
5/1 Mariners 8 Orioles 3 W
5/2
5/3 Blue Jays 0 Mariners 4 W
5/4 Blue Jays 1 Mariners 8 W
5/5 Blue Jays 10 Mariners 2 L
  • The Mariners took two of three from both the Orioles and the Blue Jays and have now won seven of their last ten games. It seems like the team is beginning to heat up after a month of frustration. We do have to remember who our most recent opponents have been though. The Angels and Blue Jays both came into the season with expectations sky high and have disappointed in the early goings. Our last three opponents have pitching staffs that rank in the bottom third of the league. So the Mariners have been beating up on weak teams, that’s necessary for any competitive team. I’ll start believing the Mariners have turned a corner when they start beating quality teams like the Athletics or the Yankees.

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Mariners Lose, Then Win, Confuse Everyone

Week 4 Recap

Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Result
4/22 Astros 1 Mariners 7 W
4/23 Astros 3 Mariners 2 L
4/24 Astros 10 Mariners 3 L
4/25 Mariners 6 Angels 0 W
4/26 Mariners 3 Angels 6 L
4/27 Mariners 3 Angels 2 W
4/28 Mariners 2 Angels 1 W
  • Well that was an interesting week. After dropping two of three to the Astros, the Mariners returned home to face the Angels and won three out of four. We’re now sitting in sole possession of third place in the AL West despite losing four of six against the Astros. If we had just gone 4-2 against them, we would be just one game behind Oakland and four behind Texas. 

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Mariners Vanquished by Strikeouts, Pitching

Week 3 Recap

Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Result
4/15
4/16 Mariners 2 Tigers 6 L
4/17 Mariners 1 Tigers 2 L/14
4/18 Mariners 2 Tigers 0 W
4/19 Rangers 7 Mariners 0 L
4/20 Rangers 5 Mariners 0 L
4/21 Rangers 11 Mariners 3 L
  • The Mariners had some tough pitching matchups this week, facing Doug Fister, Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, and Yu Darvish all in the span of four days. But they didn’t do any better against the likes of Nick Tepesch, Derek Lowe, and Justin Grimm. Mariner hitters were flailing at pitches this week with a combined total of seventy-two strikeouts. Their swing happy ways are reflected in their record this week. We we’re lucky to escape with a single win (against Justin Verlander!).

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A Double Helping of Mariners Goodness

This is the first in a new series of weekly recaps for the 2013 Seattle Mariners season. Every Monday, I’ll recap the past week’s games, take a look at individual performances and preview the upcoming week. I missed the first week so this week only will be a double helping of Mariners goodness.

Week 1 & 2 Recap

Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Result
4/1 Athletics 0 Mariners 2 W
4/2 Athletics 1 Mariners 7 W
4/3 Athletics 6 Mariners 2 L
4/4 Athletics 8 Mariners 2 L
4/5 White Sox 7 Mariners 8 W/10
4/6 White Sox 4 Mariners 3 L
4/7 White Sox 4 Mariners 3 L/10
4/8 Mariners 3 Astros 0 W
4/9 Mariners 9 Astros 16 L
4/10 Mariners 3 Astros 8 L
4/11 Mariners 3 Rangers 4 L
4/12 Mariners 3 Rangers 1 W
4/13 Mariners 1 Rangers 3 L
4/14 Mariners 4 Rangers 3 W
  • The Mariners got off to a decent start on the road splitting their series in Oakland and coming very close to winning the series in Chicago. Once the Mariners got home, their results were a mixed bag, losing their series with Houston and splitting their series with the Rangers. Overall, I think it was a positive two weeks, especially considering the state of our rotation and the injuries to Michael Saunders and Mike Morse.

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