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#TheArrowHasLanded – Social Media Scavenger Hunt

RodneyArrow

Fernando’s arrows are taking flight. Follow the Mariners on Twitter after every Rodney save for clues to figure out where each one landed. The fan that finds each arrow will win four tickets to an upcoming home game and an on-field photo before the game.

The search was on after Fernando locked down his 39th save of the season in today’s 5-3 win over the Nationals.

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Mariners respond to Centerplate CEO’s animal cruelty incident

There are lots of animal lovers who work here at the Seattle Mariners and we were as outraged as everyone else at the video that shows the CEO of Centerplate abusing a dog.

Centerplate is an international corporation that provides concessions services here at Safeco Field and hundreds of other venues in the U.S.

When the video came to light, we communicated directly to Centerplate our concerns over Des Hague’s behavior (he’s their CEO), and that we expected them to take all appropriate disciplinary action.

Yesterday, the Centerplate Board of Directors announced their penalties for Hague (you can read the full statement from the Board here). In short, as a condition of his continued employment, Hague was ordered to make a personal donation of $100,000 to create a foundation, in honor of the dog that was mistreated, to support the protection and safety of animals in the city of Vancouver, B.C., where the incident occurred. Hague was also placed on indefinite probation and ordered to perform 1,000 hours of community service in support of an organization that protects animal welfare. He also faces the possibility of charges in Vancouver.

In solidarity with all of you who were as outraged by the video as we are, this morning, the Mariners announced that we will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales at Safeco Field concession stands during games in September to the Humane Society for Seattle/King County.

Our hope is that something good can come from this terrible situation.

Mariners Game Central – August 24 at Boston

Game #129: Seattle Mariners (70-58) at Boston Red Sox (56-73) | 10:35 am ET/1:35 pm PT | Fenway Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (12-6, 2.57) vs. RHP Allen Webster (3-1, 4.73)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTShome games feature SAP in Spanish on ROOT SPORTS & ESPN Deportes
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Red Sox | Mariners-Red Sox History

Mid-Season Report | Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

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The Mariners Remarkable Comeback

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After last night’s amazing 5-3 comeback win over the Red Sox, the Mariners dominated the daily feature of Elias Says via ESPN.com. The daily feature is a compilation of intriguing statistics provided by the Elias Sports Bureau.

Elias Says

How amazing was the comeback win, scoring all 5 runs off All-Star closer Koji Uehara starting with 2 outs and no runners on base? Well, check out this tweet from ESPN Stats & Info and Elias:

Here is a video highlight of the comeback win vs. the Red Sox:

Mariners Podcasts

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We’ve linked to a few of the Mariners Podcasts on this blog before, but now the daily audio recaps have a home via Mariners.com.

The official Seattle Mariners Podcast features programs that take a daily and long-range look at Mariners baseball.

Seattle Mariners Baseball:  Game highlights, analysis, exclusive interviews and previews, hosted Gary Hill.

MLB.com Extras: Beat reporters join national correspondents to take a look ahead at the developing story lines latest news.

Listen to or download single episodes below, subscribe via iTunes or use your RSS reader so you never miss an episode.

An Off Day For Charity

Cano vs Sabathia

The Mariners will have an off day tomorrow before opening a three-game series vs. the Boston Red Sox Friday at Fenway Park, and a few players will spend it raising money for charity. A host of Mariners will be in New York City for a charity basketball game held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia will serve as captains of teams in the Roc Nation Summer Classic Charity Basketball game. Proceeds from the event  will benefit Cano’s and Sabathia’s charities: RC22 Foundation and PitCCh In Foundation.

Mariners expected to be at the event, but not playing basketball, will be Felix Hernandez, Kendrys Morales, Fernando Rodney, Yoervis Medina, Jesus Sucre, Roenis Elias and Endy Chavez. Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik and scouting director Tom McNamara are also scheduled to be at the event to help support Robinson’s charitable efforts.

Here is an article on the game provided by MLB.com’s Cut4:

Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has faced his former Yankee teammate CC Sabathia three times this season and failed to reach first base on any of those occasions. But on Thursday, Cano has the chance to finally get a leg up on Sabathia … on the basketball court.

Those two will square off as part of the Roc Nation Summer Classic Charity Basketball game held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The two MLB All-Stars will be joined by a team of celebs and NBA and MLB players in a competition that includes a basketball game, a three-point contest and a slam dunk showcase.

Cano’s team will feature honorary team captain Kevin Durant, as well as fellow Mariners Felix Hernandez, Endy Chavez, Kendrys Morales, Fernando Rodney, Yoervis Medina, Jesus Sucre and Roenis Elias. They’ll be joined by others such as Fabolous and DJ Khaled.

Sabathia will line up alongside his team captain Carmelo Anthony and Yankees Derek Jeter and Dellin Betances. Filling out the roster are NBA players JR Smith and Rudy Gay, as well as other celebs including Ne-Yo, Tiki Barber and Vinny Guadagnino of Jersey Shore fame.

Tickets are available here, and all proceeds from the event will go to Cano’s and Sabathia’s charities: RC22 Foundation and PitCCh In Foundation.

Iwakuma – 12 Wins & 12 Walks

After last night’s performance of 8.0 scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts and zero walks, Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has now recorded 12 wins while walking only 12 batters THIS season. Yes, you read that correctly. Kuma is 12-6 overall with a 2.57 ERA (6th in the American League) and has a 10.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio (120 strikeouts, 12 walks) in 21 starts this season. Dating back to 1900, that is currently the 3rd-best strikeout-to-walk ratio in MLB history, trailing only 11.00 by Bret Saberhagen with the Mets in 1994 (13 BB, 143 SO, 177.1 IP) and 10.28 by Cliff Lee with the Mariners and Rangers in 2010 (18 BB, 185 SO, 212.1 IP).

Over his last 10 starts Iwakuma is 7-2 with a 1.63 ERA (13 ER, 72.0 IP) with 4 walks and 65 strikeouts. Here are the highlights from Iwakuma’s dominating start last night vs. the Phillies.

And here is a detailed blog post via ESPN.com on Iwakuma’s season:

Mariners Game Central – August 17 at Detroit

Game #123: Seattle Mariners (66-56) at Detroit Tigers (66-55) | 1:10 pm ET/10:10 am PT | Comerica Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Chris Young (11-6, 3.20) vs. LHP Robbie Ray (1-2, 5.31)
Radio: ESPN 710 Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTShome games feature SAP in Spanish on ROOT SPORTS & ESPN Deportes
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Tigers | Mariners-Tigers History

Mid-Season Report | Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

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Mariners Game Central – August 16 at Detroit

Game #122: Seattle Mariners (66-55) at Detroit Tigers (65-55) | 7:08 pm ET/4:08 pm PT | Comerica Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (13-3, 1.95) vs. LHP Davis Price (11-8, 3.21)
Radio: ESPN 710 Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTShome games feature SAP in Spanish on ROOT SPORTS & ESPN Deportes
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 | Tigers | Mariners-Tigers History

Mid-Season Report | Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

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Ace Off – King Felix vs. David Price

Felix vs Price

Today’s pitching match-up at Comerica Park features two of the elite pitchers in the game – Felix Hernandez &David Price. Felix was the 2010 AL Cy Young winner and Price was the recipient in 2012. The duo are among the American League leaders in several categories. Should be a fun game to watch today at 4:08 pm PT on ROOT Sports or listen on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Stat Felix Price
Wins 13 (T2nd) 11 (T13th)
Losses 3 8
ERA 1.95 (1st) 3.21 (16th)
SO 194 (4th) 205 (1st)
K/9.0 IP 9.68 (7th) 9.95 (5th)
Quality Starts 23 (1st) 18 (T6th)
Starts 25 (T6th) 25 (T6th)
Innings 180.1 (2nd) 185.1 (1st)
WHIP 0.860 (1st) 1.052 (6th)
H/9.0 IP 6.139 (1st) 8.21 (17th)
SO/BB 6.06 (6th) 7.88 (3rd)

And here is how Felix and Price have stacked up since 2009:

Player
W-L
ERA
G
GS
SHO
CG
INN
H
R
ER
BB
SO
QS
Felix
84-53
2.73
190
190
7
18
1338.2
1129
465
406
342
1304
147
Price
82-47
3.21
172
171
2
10
1144.1
1001
452
408
308
1069
117
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