Mariners Game Central – Aug. 24 vs. Athletics

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Game #125 (8/24): Mariners (57-67) vs. Athletics (54-71) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (5-2, 3.74) vs. LHP Felix Doubront (0-0, 2.70) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…also 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

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Nelson Cruz, Brad Miller and Mike Zunino taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Nelson Cruz, Brad Miller and Mike Zunino taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The Mariners answered a challenge (by the Orioles) and are now challenging the Rays in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Nelson Cruz, Brad Miller and Mike Zunino were showered with ice cold water to help raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

A special guest joined the Mariners players for the Ice Bucket Challenge, as Spokane native John Oakley helped count them down to the ice bath. Oakley is a middle school coach and has been diagnosed with ALS. He is on a mission to to visit every Major League Baseball stadium with his kids.

John Oakley of Spokane is on a mission to visit every Major League Baseball Stadium.

John Oakley of Spokane is on a mission to visit every Major League Baseball Stadium.

The Mariners and Major League Baseball are participating in the second year of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. Throughout the month of August, each club will host its own challenge and will then challenge another franchise, along with two other local personalities or organizations, to partake.

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As a part of the initiative, MLB is donating $100,000 to The ALS Association. The funds will be used to further collaborative efforts between several organizations. Fans can join MLB by donating at ALSIceBucketChallenge.org and to make donations to an ALS organization of their choosing.

Here is more information on MLB’s ongoing support of The ALS Association.

Brad Miller, Nelson Cruz, John Oakley and Mike Zunino.

Brad Miller, Nelson Cruz, John Oakley and Mike Zunino.

 

Mariners Game Central – Aug. 23 vs. White Sox

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Game #124 (8/23): Mariners (56-67) vs White Sox (58-63) | 1:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (8-7, 4.60) vs. LHP John Danks (6-10, 4.61)
Radio: 710 ESPN & Mariners Radio Network…also 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 | White Sox | Mariners-White Sox History

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Game Central – Aug. 22 vs. White Sox

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Game #123 (8/22): Mariners (56-66) vs White Sox (57-63) | 6:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP Vidal Nuño (0-1, 3.67) vs. LHP Carlos Rodon (5-5, 4.42)
Radio: 710 ESPN & Mariners Radio Network…also 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 | White Sox | Mariners-White Sox History

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners All-Access

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This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS – more with Nelson Cruz, and a look at how Danny Farquhar has gotten himself back on track with his favorite pitch.

  • Nelson Cruz – More from the conversation between Mike Blowers and Nelson Cruz on his approach at the plate, specifically on how it changes with two-strikes in the count, what he does when he’s in a slump and the signals he’s looking for from both pitchers and catchers to give him an upper hand in an at-bat.
  • Hitters approach to first pitch – Cruz and other Mariners hitters explain how they approach the first pitch in an at-bat. Find out what they say about whether it’s worth taking it to try and drive the pitch count up, or swing away.
  • Manny Machado on Nelson Cruz – Cruz makes a bigger impact in the clubhouse than the numbers he produces on the field. His former Baltimore teammate dishes on what makes Cruz a special player and how he impacts teammates with his approach.
  • MVP conversation – Brad Adam and Jason Bay offer their thoughts on where Cruz fits into the conversation for American League MVP.
  • Danny Farquhar Technically Speaking – Danny explains how he developed his favorite pitch – the cutter.

Mariners All Access airs:

  • Sunday noon & 7:30pm
  • Monday 6pm
  • Tuesday 6pm
  • Friday midnight
  • Saturday 3pm

 

Game Central – Aug. 21 vs. White Sox

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Game #122: Mariners (56-65) vs White Sox (56-63) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (14-7, 3.65) vs. LHP Chris Sale (11-7, 3.32)
Radio: 770 KTTH & 570 KVI & 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 | White Sox | Mariners-White Sox History

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners

Here are tonight’s Game Notes:

PLAY BALL!

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Robinson Canó, the Mayor of Seattle and a group of kids from the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club had a friendly game of Wiffle® Ball in downtown Seattle. It was part of the Major League Baseball-U.S. Conference of Mayors PLAY BALL initiative.

Mayor Ed Murray issued an official proclamation declaring August “PLAY BALL Month” in Seattle in recognition of “the importance and influence of the sport of baseball in the City of Seattle.”

Robinson Canó took a turn pitching to the kids, and Mariners team President and COO Kevin Mather stepped up to the rubber when Canó moved behind the plate to give the kids some tips on hitting.

With the “outfield wall” only 60-feet away from home plate there were a few homeruns, including a couple by Canó. The Moose van took a couple of direct hits, but no windows were broken.

PLAY BALL is an MLB campaign to engage youth and families in baseball. The initiative encourages widespread participation in all forms of baseball activities among all age groups, especially youth.

Iwakuma No-Hitter Celebration

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Seattle Mariners fans can celebrate pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma’s no-hitter with a limited edition T-shirt and specially priced tickets for Monday, August 24, Kuma’s next scheduled start at Safeco Field.

Iwakuma threw the fifth no-hitter in Mariners history on August 12 against the Baltimore Orioles. He also became the second Japanese-born pitcher with a Major League Baseball no-hitter, joining Hideo Nomo who had two in his career (1996, 2001).

In honor of Kuma’s gem, fans can get select Main Level seats for Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics for $18 (Iwakuma wears #18). In addition, the first 20,000 fans through the gates will receive a commemorative T-shirt designed by Gary Chen, a fan and artist who lives in Taiwan.

Chen posted his artwork on Instagram the day after the no-hitter. The image was shared on the Seattle Mariners official Instagram account. That post began a conversation with Chen, via social media, about creating a commemorative T-shirt from his artwork. After a few tweaks to the original concept, the design was finalized.

The T-shirts are only available at the gates of Safeco Field on Monday. They will not be sold online or in stores.

Specially priced tickets for Monday’s game are available beginning today at Mariners.com, as well as the Safeco Field ticket windows, Mariners Team Stores, Ticketmaster Ticket Outlets and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS (732-4487). Tickets will be available at the special price right up until game time.

Game Central – Aug. 19 at Texas

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Game #121 (8/19): Mariners (56-64) at Rangers (60-58) | 11:05 am PT | Globe Life Park
Starting Pitchers: LHP Mike Montgomery (4-5, 4.14) vs. LHP Derek Holland (0-1, 9.00)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & 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 | Rangers | Mariners-Rangers History

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners

Here are today’s Game Notes:

Mariners Game Central – Aug. 18 at Rangers

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Game #120 (8/18): Mariners (55-64) at Rangers (60-57) | 7:05 pm CT/5:05 pm PT | Globe Life Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (4-2, 3.86) vs. RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-4, 4.22)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…also 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

Iwakuma No-Hitter | Roster | 2015 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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