Game Central – April 24 vs. Twins

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Game #16: Seattle Mariners (6-9) vs. Minnesota Twins (6-9) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (2-0, 2.37) vs. RHP Phil Hughes (0-3, 5.30)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Twins | Mariners-Twins History

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2015 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners to Wear Seattle Steelheads Uniforms May 16 vs. Boston

Austin Jackson models the Seattle Steelheads uniform the Mariners will wear May 16 vs. Boston.

Austin Jackson models the Seattle Steelheads uniform the Mariners will wear May 16 vs. Boston.

On May 16, the Mariners and Red Sox will honor the Negro Leagues with a special Turn Back the Clock night. Seattle will wear the uniforms of the Seattle Steelheads while Boston will don the jerseys of the Boston Royal Giants.

The Steelheads were members of the West Coast Negro Baseball League, which formed in 1946. Despite originally planning a 110-game season against teams in five other cities, the league folded after just two months.

The Mariners honored the Steelheads during a Turn Back the Clock night during the 1995 season, but did not have any photos to go off of to design the uniforms. Working with a design company, the team was able to make an educated guess on what the jerseys may have looked like.

Recently, local baseball historian David Eskenazi unearthed a photo of Steelhead player Paul Hardy. The Mariners used the photo to create a new version of the uniform closer to the original. The photo is not in color and does not show the logo on the hat, but gave designers a good look at the stripes on the uniforms and stirrups, as well as the lettering on the jersey.

Paul Hardy Seattle Steelheads, 1946

 

Center fielder Austin Jackson modeled the uniform for promotional pictures. Eskenazi provided a bat and glove from the era to complete the throwback look.

The fascinating story of the Steelheads can be found in an article by Eskenazi: “Wayback Machine: Seattle Steelheads’ Short Life.”

Game Central – April 22 vs. Astros

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Game #15: Seattle Mariners (5-9) vs. Houston Astros (8-6) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field Starting Pitchers: RHP J.A. Happ (0-1, 2.70) vs. RHP Roberto Hernandez (0-1, 3.38) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv) TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available Game Information: Mariners | Astros | Mariners-Astros History

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2015 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Earth Day at Safeco Field

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In honor of Earth Day today the Mariners are staging a carbon-neutral game through carbon offsets, renewable energy credits and water restoration certificates purchased from Bonneville Environmental Foundation and Seattle City Light’s Green Up program.

The environment-harming impacts that have been offset include:

Impacts to be offset include:

  • Emissions associated with natural gas used to operate Safeco Field on April 22 (1,584 Therms of natural gas),
  • 138,220 gallons of water (185 CCF)
  • Disposal or recycling of waste generated during the game (estimated to be 5.5 tons, 90%+ of which will be recycled)
  • 47,000 kilowatt hours of electricity
  • Air travel emissions for the Astros from Houston to Seattle and on to Oakland, as well as the air travel emissions for the umpire crew from San Francisco to Seattle and on to Milwaukee.
  • Hotel-related emissions for the Astros and the umpires (50 hotel rooms)
  • Ground travel to and from the ballpark by staff and fans (180,000 car miles)

The Mariners have made a long-term commitment to sustainability, making Safeco Field one of the greenest ballparks in baseball.

The Mariners have increased the recycling rate for Safeco Field from 13% in 2006 to 85% in 2014.

Over 2.4 million pounds of recyclable materials, including paper, plastic, glass, aluminium, food waste, grass clippings and other organic matter was composted or recycled last season.

Mariners concessions partner Centerplate donated 6.9 tons of food to food banks and feeding programs in 2014. Almost 40 tons have been donated since the program began in 2011.

Solar panels now provide over half the electricity used on an annual basis at the Mariners Spring Training complex in Peoria, Arizona.

The Mariners are founding members of the Green Sports Alliance, a groundbreaking coalition of professional sports teams and sporting venues committed to promoting “greening initiatives” in sports.

The Mariners two Recycling Superheroes, Captain Plastic and Kid Compost, encourage fans to reduce, reuse and recycle at Safeco Field and at home.

Game Central – April 21 vs. Astros

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Game #14: Seattle Mariners (5-8) vs. Houston Astros (7-6) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (0-2, 17.18) vs. RHP Collin McHugh (2-0, 1.54)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Astros | Mariners-Astros History

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2015 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

 

 

Game Central – April 20 vs. Astros

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Game #13: Seattle Mariners (5-7) vs. Houston Astros (6-6) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (0-1, 6.55) vs. RHP Asher Wojciechowski (0-1, 4.50)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Astros | Mariners-Astros History

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2015 Schedule |  Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros

Here are tonight’s Game Notes:

Cruz Named Player of the Week

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Nelson Cruz has been named the American League Player of the Week for April 13-19. It is the first Player of the Week honor of the season for Cruz, and the fourth of his career.

Cruz hit .500 (12×24) with 7 runs, 6 home runs, 10 RBI and a 1.806 OPS in 6 games vs. the Dodgers and Rangers. He recorded a hit in each of the 6 games and reached base via hit or walk 15 times during that span.

In six games last week, Cruz paced the Majors with 6 home runs, 10 RBI, a 1.250 slugging percentage and a 1.806 OPS and 30 total bases. The right-handed-hitting slugger also was T2nd in the Majors with 7 runs, and T3rd in the Majors with 12 hits, while his .500 batting average was the 3rd highest among qualifying A.L. hitters. He also ranked third in on-base percentage (.556) and collected hits in every game last week including four multi-hit games.

This is Cruz’s fourth career Player of the Week honor, having won the award twice last year with Baltimore (June 2 & Sept. 8, 2014) and once with Texas (May 24, 2010).

On the season, he is hitting .354 (17×48) with 9 runs, 8 home runs, 14 RBI, a .404 on-base percentage, an .854 slugging percentage and a 1.258 OPS in 12 games. He also carries an active 8-game hitting streak that has included all 8 of his home runs this season.

Pictures Tell The Story Best…

They say a picture tells a thousand words…here are roughly 2,000 words!

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Game Central – April 19 vs. Rangers

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Game #11: Seattle Mariners (3-7) vs. Texas Rangers (5-6) | 6:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (1-0, 3.00) vs. RHP Colby Lewis (1-0, 3.38)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Rangers | Mariners-Rangers History

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2015 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

 

Game Central – April 18 vs. Rangers

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Game #11: Seattle Mariners (3-7) vs. Texas Rangers (5-6) | 6:10 pm
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (1-0, 3.00) vs. RHP Colby Lewis (1-0, 3.38)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Rangers | Mariners-Rangers History

Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2015 Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros

Here is tonight’s Game Information:

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