Game Central – April 12 at Athletics

 Lineup

Game #6: Seattle Mariners (2-3) at Oakland Athletics (3-3) | 1:07 pm | O.co Coliseum
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez vs. RHP Jesse Hahn
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-A’s History

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

Game Central – April 11 at Athletics

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Game #5: Seattle Mariners (1-3) at Oakland Athletics (3-2) | 1:07 pm | O.co Coliseum
Starting Pitchers: LHP J.A. Happ vs. RHP Sonny Gray
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-A’s History

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

Mariners Franchise Four

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Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs are celebrating the greatest players in the game’s history through the “Franchise Four” program…the promotion will stir debate among fans, while driving awareness and interest in the 2015 All-Star Game where those elected will be revealed.

Fans are invited to vote online (mlb.com/franchisefour) from April 8-May 8 selecting the “Mt.
Rushmore” for each team. The Mariners eight players to choose from are Jay Buhner, Alvin Davis, Ken Griffey Jr., Felix Hernandez, Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez, Jamie Moyer and Ichiro Suzuki.

Game Central – April 10 at Athletics

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Game #4: Seattle Mariners (1-2) at Oakland Athletics (2-2) | 7:07 pm | O.co Coliseum
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker vs. LHP Drew Pomeranz
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-A’s History

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

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Visits Mariners

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred during his visit to Seattle.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred during his visit to Seattle.

It was an exciting and informative day for the Seattle Mariners. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred flew in this afternoon and made time to talk to as many people as he could including the front office, players, coaching staff, owners as well as spending time in the TV and radio booths with Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith, Mike Blowers and Dave Sims.

Manfred arrived just after 2 pm and had a short meeting with Manager Lloyd McClendon before checking in with the entire front office. After he talked a bit about his first 74 days in office, he had a brief Q&A in which he discussed the challenges faced when making changes and used the pace of play initiative this season as an example.

Following his time with the front office in the main interview room, he went over to the Mariners clubhouse where he talked about what he was looking to accomplish in the immediate future. The Mariners players had plenty of questions for the commissioner which made it a great back-and-forth session that left everybody optimistic about the future.

In case you missed it, Manfred also sat down during the Mariners Pre-Game Show and discussed his day in Seattle.

You can listen to the full interview by clicking the link below:

A Historic Day for Baseball and, in a small way, for the Mariners

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Randy Adamack is in his 38th season with the Mariners.

 Forty years ago today, April 8, 1975, Frank Robinson made his debut as the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball history.

Robinson had been traded to the Indians in September of 1974, and in 1975 he took over as a Player/Manager.

Robinson managed his first game on April 8, at home versus the visiting New York Yankees. Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn was on hand, Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson, threw out the first pitch and over 56,000 fans and a hoard of national media were present to witness the historic game.

Also on hand was Mariners Sr. Vice President of Communications Randy Adamack.

For Randy, April 8, 1975, marked his first game as the Public Relations Director for the Indians.

Randy was responsible for working with the media that flocked to cover the Indians and the historic story of Robinson managing beginning during spring training (in Tucson, Arizona) and continuing through Opening Day and the 1975 season.

Robinson batted himself second in the first game, and he homered on an 0-2 count in the first inning, drilling a Doc Medich pitch over the left-field wall. Accounts of the day describe “the crowd going nuts.”

“I was screaming along with everyone else in the dugout when he hit the ball,” said Boog Powell, who was on his way to a Comeback Player of the Year season for the Indians, after the game.

The Indians won 5-3, their first victory on a year that would see them improve to a 79-80 mark. (The next season the Indians were 81-78, their first above-.500 finish since 1968.).

The winning pitcher that day was Gaylord Perry, who tossed a complete game, allowing 3 runs on 9 hits vs. New York.

Perry, of course, would win the 300th game of his career on May 6, 1982, for the Mariners in the Kingdome, also against the Yankees, and also a complete game in which he allowed 3 runs on 9 hits.

The Director of Public Relations for Gaylord in 1982 was the same as in Cleveland on April 8, 1975.

Randy Adamack started with Seattle as PR Director in 1978 and has remained with the club since. First as PR Director (1978-82), then Director of Marketing (1983-86), then Sr. Director of Communications (1987-Aug. 1990), VP of Communications (Sept. 1990-2012) and his current position of Sr. VP of Communications since January of 2013.

Game Central – April 8 vs. Angels

04.08.15 Lineup

Game #3: Seattle Mariners (1-1) vs. Los Angeles Angels (1-1) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma vs. RHP Matt Shoemaker
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 | Angels | Mariners-Angels History

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

Here are today’s Game Notes & Lineup Card:

Game Central – April 7 vs. Angels

04.07.15 Lineup

Game #2: Seattle Mariners (1-0) vs. Los Angeles Angels (0-1) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP James Paxton vs. LHP C.J. Wilson
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network
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 | Angels | Mariners-Angels History

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

Here are today’s Game Notes:

Opening Day Rewind

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In case you missed the amazing pre-game festivities, which served as a precursor to a pretty amazing day at Safeco Field, here is a video clip of the events. From the amazing National Anthem, to the Make-a-Wish run around the bases, to Joey Cora’s first pitch, relive another great Opening Day at Safeco Field. Oh, and that Felix guy and the team also gave a pretty good peformance in the 4-1 win over the Angels.

And here is a link to a photo gallery with pictures taken by Mariners team photographer Ben Van Houten:

And a pretty cool stat courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau:

Opening Day Primer – Instant Replay

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MLB implemented instant replay review for the first time in 2014.  All things considered, it was considered a success and went smoothly.  A total of 2,430 games were played by the 30 teams last year, and managers challenged a total of 1,377 calls, about 1+ every other game.  The number of calls overturned was 609, about 48%.

Mariners Manager Lloyd McClendon asked for replay reviews 35 times, and 20 (57%) of those calls were overturned after review.

After reviewing the results in 2014, MLB has made the following modifications to replay review for the 2015 baseball season:

  • Managers may now invoke instant replay from the dugout and will no longer be required to approach the calling umpire to challenge a call.  Managers may hold play from the top step of the dugout by signaling to players and the home plate umpire that he is considering a challenge.  A decision can be communicated verbally or with a hand signal.  To challenge an inning-ending call, managers will be required to leave the dugout immediately in order to hold the defensive team on the field.
  • Whether a runner left the base early or properly touched a base on a tag-up play was not reviewable in 2014, but will be in 2015
  • During Postseason games, regular season tiebreaker games and the All-Star Game, managers will now have two challenges per game vs. one in 2014.
  • A manager will retain his challenge after every call that is overturned.  Last year, a manager retained his challenge only after the first overturned call.
  • A manager must use a challenge in order to review whether a play at home plate included a violation of the rule governing home plate collisions.  However, in the event that a manager is out of challenges after the start of the seventh inning, the Crew Chief may still choose to review whether there was a violation of the rule.

Here is a good look at the Instant Replay modifications for 2015:

 

 

 

 

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