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Mariners visit VA Hospital

Dustin Ackley, Brad Miller, pitching coach Rick Waits and the Mariner Moose paid a visit to the Seattle Veterans Administration hospital to sign autographs, pose for photos and thank the veterans for their service. The visit was part of the Holland America Line Get Well Tour. Miller and Ackely wore the Mariners special Memorial Day jerseys with camo lettering and coach Waits wore the Stars and Stripes July 4th jersey.

108 Year Old First Pitch

Evelyn Jones of Woodinville celebrated her 108th birthday in style on Saturday. It started with a party with 50 guests at the Fairwinds-Brittany Park retirement community in Woodinville. The next stop was Safeco Field, where she threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Mariners met the Angels.

Evelyn, who was born in 1907, beamed when she saw Felix Hernandez come out on the field to catcher pitch. After she tossed the ball to Felix and he autographed it, she asked for a hug, then the 30,000+ fans at the game serenaded her with Happy Birthday.

Evelyn was accompanied to the mound by her daughter Kay, and her grandson. Also on hand were great grandchild and great-great-grandchildren.

When asked what would make the day even more special, Evelyn replied, “a win.”

When she threw the ball to Felix, Evelyn became the oldest person to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game. The previous record holder was 105 year old Agnes McKee, who threw out a pitch before a San Diego Padres game on July 20, 2014.

Game Central – July 9 vs. Angels

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Game #86: Mariners (39-46) vs. Angles (46-38) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (10-5, 3.02) vs. RHP Garrett Richards (9-5, 3.35) 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 | Angels | Mariners-Angels History

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108-Year-Old Mariners Fan to Set Record with Saturday’s First Pitch

The Mariners are set to break another MLB record on Saturday, welcoming centenarian and lifelong Mariners fan Evelyn Jones to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Safeco Field on Saturday, July 11. Jones, who will be celebrating her 108th birthday on Saturday, will become the oldest person to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game. The previous record holder was 105-year-old Agnes McKee, who threw out a pitch before a San Diego Padres game on July 20, 2014.

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Evelyn Jones

Jones, who lives at the Fairwinds-Brittany Park retirement community in Woodinville, was born on July 11, 1907, in the tiny central Washington town of Leahy. She graduated from high school in nearby Brewster in 1925 and attended one year of college at Cheney Normal School, now known as Eastern Washington University. She met her husband of 55 years, Stanley Jones, at a Saturday night dance at a local community hall. They raised two daughters on a wheat and beef ranch outside of Almira, Washington.

In addition to daily crossword puzzles, reading and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, Evelyn tunes in to every Mariners game on ROOT SPORTS. Dressed in her Mariners gear, Evelyn retreats to her room to watch the broadcast by herself so the other residents don’t interrupt her while she concentrates on the game.

Evelyn credits her longevity to a diet of beef and lots of vegetables, exercise, and drinking alcohol only at Saturday dances. She also has good genes. Her mom lived to be 89, her father was 95, and she had an uncle who lived to be 104.

Mariners Game Central – July 2 at Athletics

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Game #79: Mariners (36-42) vs. Athletics (36-45) | 7:05 pm | O.co Coliseum
Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (4-5, 4.25) vs. LHP Scott Kazmir (4-5, 2.79)
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 | Athletics | Mariners-Athletics History

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Morning Recap – Montgomery’s 1-Hitter

Mike Montgomery threw a 1-hitter last night, not allowing a hit until 1 out in the 7th inning.

Mike Montgomery threw a 1-hitter last night, not allowing a hit until 1 out in the 7th inning.

Mariners rookie starting pitcher Mike Montgomery threw a 1-hit shutout last night, his second consecutive shutout (5-hit shutout 6/23 vs. KC).

Here are some pretty cool facts about Montgomery’s 1-hitter:

  • 1-Hitter – Recorded the 10th 1-hitter in club history, and first since Jarrod Washburn on July 6, 2009 vs. Baltimore…was the 13th 1-hit shutout in club history.
  • Back-to-Back Shutouts – Just the 7th time in club history a pitcher has thrown consecutive shutouts, and first time since Freddy Garcia July 1 & July 6, 2001.
  • Rookie Back-to-Back Shutouts – First rookie pitcher in MLB to throw back-to-back shutouts since Cleveland’s Jeremy Sowers in 2006…12th rookie since 1980 to throw back-to-back shutouts.
  • 6 Starts, 2 Shutouts – According to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the fourth pitcher over the last 40 years to record at pair of shutouts within the first 6 starts of a career: Fernando Valenzuela (1981), Orel Hershiser (1984) and Jeremy Sowers (2006).
  • Scoreless Innings – Will take a 18.0 scoreless innings streak into his next start.
  • What a June – Made 6 June starts, going 3-2 with a 1.62 ERA (8 ER, 44.1 IP)…8th-lowest June ERA in Mariners history (min. 5 GS) and led all MLB rookies in ERA for the month of June (K. Graveman, OAK, 2nd with 1.93 ERA)…2nd-lowest ERA by a rookie pitcher (min. 5 GS) in club history in any month trailing only a 1.45 mark by Matt Young in May 1983 (1.45 ERA).

Here is a video recap of Montgomery’s 1-hit gem:

And some social media posts that helped ‘Mike Montgomery’ trend nationwide last night:

Mariners send two to Pitch, Hit & Run National Finals

14 year Haley Loffer (left) and 10-year old Trevor Cogley (right), both of Hayden, Idaho, are headed to Cincinnati for the Pitch, Hit & Run National Finals next month during MLB All-Star Week.

14 year Haley Loffer (left) and 10-year old Trevor Cogley (right), both of Hayden, Idaho, are headed to Cincinnati for the Pitch, Hit & Run National Finals next month during MLB All-Star Week.

Two competitors from then Mariners Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championship last week have qualified for the National Finals of MLB’s skills competition.

Ten year old Trevor Cogley, and 14 year old Haley Loffer, both from Hayden, in North Idaho, will travel to Cincinnati, host of the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. The competition will be on field at Great American Ball Park on Monday, July 13 prior to the Home Run Derby.

Haley, who competed in the 13-14 Year Old Girls division, went to the National Finals in 2013 when the competition was at Citi Field in New York. Haley, who will be a sophomore in high school next year, plays on an 18-and-under travel team called North Idaho Xtreme.

Trevor, who goes to Atlas Elementary, plays on the Hayden Little League All-Stars. His mom says he’s been “smiling from ear to ear” ever since he found out he made the finals.

Both Haley and Trevor were among the approximately 625,000 kids who participated in Pitch, Hit & Run competitions across North America. They advanced through four levels of competition and emerged as one of the three top performers in their age groups.

Pitch, Hit & Run is part of “PLAY BALL,” MLB’s initiative aimed at getting kids to participate in all kinds of baseball and softball activities.

Mariners Game Central – June 27 at Angels

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Game #75: Mariners (34-40) vs. Angels (37-37) | 4:15 pm | Angel Stadium
Starting Pitchers: LHP J.A. Happ (3-4, 3.78) vs. RHP Garrett Richards (7-5, 3.66)
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 | Angels | Mariners-Angels 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

How to Watch Saturday’s Game

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The Mariners game tomorrow vs. the Angels will be televised as part of the national baseball package on FOX (channel 13 or 113 in the Seattle market) at 4:15 pm PT.

Matt Vasgersian and former Major Leaguer Eric Karros will handle the play-by-play, while FoxSports.com reporter Jon Morosi will be the sideline reporter.

This is currently the only game this season that won’t be televised by ROOT Sports NW.

You can also listen to the game on the radio with Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith calling the action on 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network.

 

#VoteCruz

Click on the image below to fill out your 2015 MLB All-Star Ballot…and be sure to give a good look at the statistics of Mariners DH Nelson Cruz (.308 batting avg, 19 home runs, 44 RBI, .559 slugging pct, 11 game-winning RBI).

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