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Mariners All-Access from ROOT SPORTS

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This week on Mariners All-Access from ROOT SPORTS we get an inside look at pitching mechanics, what players talk about on the field during games and a talk with Dae Ho Lee

Pitching Mechanics with Edwin Diaz – The rookie reliever gave fans a 101 MPH reason to be impressed with his debut. This week, Diaz talks about his fastball.

The 1996 Brawl – Scott Servais and Pete Harnisch are friends and now working in the same organization. But there was a day that would test their friendship. They re-live the brawl.

On-base Conversations – What do the players really talk about on the field during the game?  We get the inside scoop.

Sitdown with Dae-Ho Lee – We know the South Korean rookie can hit the long ball, we get to know more when he sits down for our cameras.

Mariners All Access airs:

  • Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday at 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 6:00 p.m.

 

Turn Back the Clock Night Headshots

We headed back to 1984 for Turn Back the Clock Night this year. Miss out on some of the fun on MarinersVision tonight? Here’s a quick look at the Mariners headshots used when introducing the guys.

 

 

And as an added bonus, here are some fun movie posters. Just because.

Mariners Gameday Information – June 24 vs. Cardinals

Game Information06.24 LineupGame #74 (6/24): Mariners (36-37) vs. Cardinals (38-33) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers:  LHP Wade LeBlanc (0-0, –) vs. RHP Carlos Martinez (7-5, 3.17)
Radio: 710 ESPN & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (MLB.tv subscribers)
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 | Cardinals | Mariners-Cardinals History

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Gameday Information – June 23 at Detroit

Game Information

 

Lineup

Game #73 (6/23): Mariners (36-36) at Tigers (37-35) | 10:08 am PT | Comerica Park
Starting Pitchers:  RHP Adrian Sampson (0-1, 7.71) vs. LHP Daniel Norris (0-0, 0.00)
Radio: 710 ESPN & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (MLB.tv subscribers)
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 | Tigers | Mariners-Tigers History

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Gameday Information – June 21 at Detroit

Game Information

Lineup

Game #71 (6/21): Mariners (36-34) at Tigers (35-35) | 4:08 pm PT | Comerica Park
Starting Pitchers:  LHP James Paxton (1-2, 2.86) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (7-5, 3.87)
Radio: 710 ESPN & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (MLB.tv subscribers)
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 | Tigers | Mariners-Tigers History

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Turn Back the Clock to 1984: Mariners vs. Cardinals

Turn Back the Clock to 1984: Mariners vs. Cardinals
Saturday, June 25 at Safeco Field

When the St. Louis Cardinals come to Safeco Field for a weekend series June 24-25-26 against the Mariners, it will be just the second regular season trip to Seattle for the Cards.  The Mariners won two of three games in 2002.

The Saturday evening game (7:10 pm PT) will be Turn Back the Clock Night, and both teams will be wearing their 1984 uniforms. In the 1980’s, both teams played on Astroturf. And there will definitely be a 1984 theme throughout the ballpark.

’84 Mariners
In 1984, the Mariners had the look of a homegrown team in the franchise’s eighth season, led by two products of the farm system who spent 1983 at the Double A level (Chattanooga).  Rookie first baseman Alvin Davis and starting pitcher Mark Langston joined Spike Owen, Jim Presley, Dave Henderson, Phil Bradley, Matt Young, Mike Moore and Ed VandeBerg as major parts of the club.  In addition, several other products of the minor league system played parts of the season with the Mariners: Dave Valle, Harold Reynolds, Ivan Calderon, Edwin Nunez, and Darnell Coles saw a good amount of playing time.

Alvin was the American League Rookie of the Year (27 HR, 116 RBI), and good friend Mark Langston was the Rookie Pitcher of the Year (17-10 and league-leading 204 strikeouts).

’84 Cardinals
The Cardinals were World Series champions in 1982, and National League champions in 1985 and 1987, but finished third in the National League East in 1984.  The Cards in the ‘80s were built for speed and the Astroturf at Busch Stadium under future Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog.  Led by Lonnie Smith (50 stolen bases), Willie McGee (43 steals) and future Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith (35 steals), they stole 220 bases in 1984, far and away the most in MLB.

In addition to Whitey and Ozzie, the Cardinals had a future Hall of Famer in the bullpen.  Bruce Sutter saved 45 games in 1984, the most in MLB.  Joaquin Andujar was their top starter with a 20-14 mark.

Here are the teams’ primary lineups in 1984:

C          Bob Kearney                           C          Darrell Porter

1B        Alvin Davis                              1B        David Greene

2B        Jack Perconte                         2B        Tom Herr

SS         Spike Owen                           SS         Ozzie Smith

3B        Jim Presley                              3B        Terry Pendleton

LF         Barry Bonnell                          LF         Lonnie Smith

CF        Dave Henderson                     CF        Willie McGee

RF        Al Cowens                               RF        George Hendrick

DH       Ken Phelps

 

Mariners Gameday Information – June 19 at Red Sox

Game Information

Lineup

Game #69 (6/19): Mariners (36-32) at Red Sox (38-29) | 10:35 am PT | Fenway Park
Starting Pitchers:  RHP Taijuan Walker (3-6, 3.69) vs. LHP David Price (7-4, 4.52)
Radio: 710 ESPN & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (MLB.tv subscribers)
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 | Red Sox | Mariners-Red Sox History

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Gameday Information – June 18 at Red Sox

Game Information

 

Lineup

Game #68 (6/18): Mariners (36-31) at Red Sox (37-29) | 1:05 pm PT | Fenway Park
Starting Pitchers:  RHP Adrian Sampson (MLB Debut) vs. RHP Rick Porcello (7-2, 3.81)
Radio: 710 ESPN & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (MLB.tv subscribers)
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 | Red Sox | Mariners-Red Sox History

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Ken Griffey Jr. appointed MLB Youth Ambassador

IMG_1226“The Kid” has been appointed by Major League Baseball to help grow youth baseball.

MLB and the MLB Players Association on Thursday announced that Ken Griffey Jr. will serve as Youth Ambassador.

In his role as Youth Ambassador, Griffey will serve as an advisory and spokesman for a variety of baseball and softball initiatives by MLB and MLBPA. He’ll also appear in instructional and promotional videos and attend special events, camps, clinics and tournaments. So far, he’s scheduled to attend the 2016 All-Star Week events, the Elite Development Invitational at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida, and the RBI World Series in Cincinnati.

Griffey said: “I’m excited to be joining the Players Association and Major League Baseball as Youth Ambassador, and I look forward to using my passion for the game to help inspire and encourage children to play baseball. I have loved the sport for as long as I can remember because it’s fun to play, and I’m going to do my best to share that with kids.”

Griffey’s appointment is part of MLB and the Players Association’s commitment to work together to grow youth baseball and softball across the U.S. and Canada.

The announcement included a donation of nearly $2 million to youth baseball projects supported by Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson and former All-Stars Marquis Grissom and John Franco.

MLB and the Players Association have pledged $30 million to support the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation to improve the caliber, effectiveness and availability of amateur baseball and softball programs across North America. Additionally, the initiative aims to enhance the quality of baseball and softball education, address overall youth participation in baseball and softball and help youth, including those from underserved communities, strengthen connections to the game.

Mariners Gameday Information – June 15 at Tampa Bay

Game Information

Lineup

Game #65 (6/15): Mariners (34-30) at Rays (30-32) | 4:10 pm PT | Tropicana Field
Starting Pitchers:  RHP Nathan Karns  (5-2, 4.09) vs. LHP Drew Smyly (2-7, 4.94)
Radio: 710 ESPN & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (MLB.tv subscribers)
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 | Rays | Mariners-Rays History

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

 

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