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Tacoma gives out season awards, finish home schedule on high note

The AAA Tacoma Rainiers played their final home game of the season on Sunday, beating the Las Vegas 51’s 2-1. Alex Liddi hit a homer in the first and Carlos Peguero hit one in the 2nd (on an 0-2 pitch). Carlos Triunfel used his speed to beat out an infield single. Liddi also had a […]

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Mariners Lose to White Sox, Tacoma beats Las Vegas

The Mariners lost to the White Sox 5-4 Jose Quintana has been putting up really good numbers (2.76 ERA/3.83 FIP/4.30 SIERA before the game) despite a real lack of stuff (91-92 MPH fastball, occasionally hitting 93 MPH, without an elite breaking ball), but the Mariners made him regress to the mean. Dustin Ackley used his […]

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The Mariners Win Seven Straight

The Mariners have been playing encouraging baseball. Last Wednesday, King Felix threw a perfect game. This Tuesday, he had another good outing (2.18 FIP in 7.2 innings), although much different. John Jaso (151 wRC+ this year) did what we are used to seeing him do, hitting a big double. Jesus Montero also showed the power […]

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Tacoma continues to lose, Hultzen continues to struggle

Because I hadn’t written a recap on Tacoma in a while and Danny Hultzen was pitching, I foolishly decided to write about Monday’s game against the Colorado Rockies’ AAA in which Tacoma lost 9-1. The Rainiers were facing Alex White, who was mixing his pitches well, but was pretty wild for the most part.¬†Darren Ford […]

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Hultzen and Noesi pitch in Tacoma

The Mariners’ first round pick in 2011, Danny Hultzen, made his 4th AAA start for the Tacoma Rainiers. Hultzen had a lot of fastball command problems in the first at-bat. For most of the night, his velocity was at 89-91 MPH touching 92 MPH. The first at-bat lasted 9 pitches before he spiked a breaking […]

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All-Star Games and Hultzen and Franklin March On

The big news is that Nick Franklin and Danny Hultzen have been promoted from AA to AAA. I don’t have a lot of room for numbers, but Hultzen was nothing short of dominant in AA with a 1.19 ERA/2.84 FIP/3.35 SIERA. He gave up line drives just 11.4% of the time, leading to a .460 […]

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Organizational Offensive Woes and Jackson and Tacoma notes

Clinton pounded into 5 double plays in a 6-2 loss on Monday. It was just another example of a theme that we have seen in the Mariners’ organization over the past few years. The organization just doesn’t have much hitting, at either the big league level or in the minors. Clinton has been terrible this […]