Mariners Care Golf Tournament to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

For several Mariners players and coaches, Monday’s off day was spent helping raise money for charity. The team hosted the 30th Annual Mariners Care Golf Tournament to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

Since 1986 the tournament has raised approximately $5.3 million for cystic fibrosis research. A silent auction and dinner will follow today’s 18-hole tournament.

Here are some photos of the event:

Felix Records 2,000th Career Strikeout

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Felix Hernandez recorded his 2,000th career strikeout in his start yesterday vs. the Athletics, becoming the 4th-youngest pitcher in Major League history to reach the milestone:

He also recorded his 131st career victory (and is off to a 6-0 start to 2015), passing Jamie Moyer for the 2nd-most wins in Mariners history:

Here is a fun look at Felix reaching the 2,000 strikeout milestone:

Mariners Honorary Bat Girl

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Kathleen Sutton takes the field

The Mariners Honorary Bat Girl Kathleen Sutton was nervous about throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday’s game. But her softball skills kicked in and she threw a strike that nipped the outside corner and landed in catcher Taijuan Walker’s glove.

Sutton was accompanied to the mound by her husband Mike and their five and a half-month old baby boy Spencer.

Sutton was six months pregnant with Spencer when she found out that she has inflammatory breast cancer, which is rare and aggressive. Because she was pregnant, Kathleen was only able to have one round of chemotherapy. About six weeks after her diagnosis, Spencer was born, healthy and with a full head of hair. By then, Sutton had learned that her cancer had spread to her liver and bones. Since then, she has undergone weekly chemo treatments with baby Spencer in tow.

Kathleen is one of 30 Honorary Bat Girls, a program introduced by Major League Baseball in 2009 to raise awareness and support for breast cancer research.

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Taijuan Walker signed a bat for Kathleen.

During the Mother’s Day game at Safeco Field, Mariners and Oakland A’s players wore pink MLB Pink Ribbonspikes, undershirts, wristbands, and played with special game balls with pink stitching. Several players even used special pink Louisville Slugger bats with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. Many of the bats will be auctioned exclusively on MLB.com to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

Kathleen hopes her story will help raise awareness of her rare cancer.

“If I had heard about inflammatory breast cancer and its symptoms before, I would have gotten it checked out sooner and caught it before it became Stage 4. Everyone thinks breast cancer and thinks to look for lumps, but there are no lumps with inflammatory breast cancer, and no one has heard of it or knows its symptoms, so they don’t think to look for it.”

15 HBG Kathleen SuttonSutton credits her husband Mike with helping her through this emotional ordeal, calling him “my rock.” Despite the chemo, Sutton has gone back to work baking wedding cakes for the Lake Union Café Custom Bakery. Her husband, her son, and her work are helping Kathleen maintain a positive outlook.

“I’d like to let people know that because you have an incurable disease doesn’t mean you have to stop living. You don’t have to be a ‘Debbie Downer.’ You can still be you and live your life,”
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Game Central – May 10 vs. Athletics

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Game #31: Mariners (13-17) vs. Athletics (12-20) | 1:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (5-0, 1.73) vs. RHP Jesse Chavez (1-2, 1.80)
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 | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Game Central – May 9 vs. Athletics

May 9 - Mariners vs. A's Lineups

May 9 – Mariners vs. A’s Lineups

Game #30: Mariners (12-17) vs. Athletics (12-19) | 6:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP J.A. Happ (1-3, 8.74) vs. RHP Jesse Hahn (4-0, 1.67)
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 | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners All-Access

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This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS we get a look at Felix Hernandez through the eyes of opposing hitters, rookie fire baller Carson Smith tells us how he throw a slider and we check in on Danny Hultzen’s rehab.

  • Maddux & Beltre on Felix – The King reached a strikeout milestone this week. He’s facing a string of AL East opponents in the coming weeks, but Mike Maddux and Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers give a report on what the upcoming opponents can expect to see from Felix.
  • Cruz POM – Nelson Cruz is the American League Player of the Month for April. We take a look at his red not stats and impressive home run count.
  • Technically Speaking – Hard-throwing rookie reliever Carson Smith describes how he throws his slider and how he developed his delivery.
  • Mark Lowe back in the bigs – Carson broke a record set by Mark Lowe for consecutive scoreless innings to start a career. Injuries and maturity have caused a change in Lowe’s approach on the mound, but the former flamethrower is still loving the game and explains how he approached his time in the minor leagues.
  • Danny Hultzen 1-on-1 –Danny Hultzen reached an important milestone last week as he made his first regular season start in 20 months. The voice of the Jackson Generals sits down with Hultzen to find out how he felt after the game and what the next steps are for the former first round draft pick
  • Clubhouse music – It’s rare to walk into a silent clubhouse before the game. Find out who’s responsible for playing tunes and how they keep everyone happy.

Mariners All Access airs on ROOT SPORTS:

  • Sunday — noon, 4:30pm, 10pm
  • Tuesday — 6pm
  • Thursday — 3pm, 10:30pm
  • Saturday — 5pm

Game Central – May 8 vs. Athletics

05.08.15 Lineup

Game #29: Mariners (11-17) vs. Athletics (12-18) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (1-3, 8.74) vs. RHP Sonny Gray (4-0, 1.67)
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 | Athletics | Mariners-A’s History

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

Here are today’s Game Notes:

Game Central – May 6 at Angels

05.06.15 Lineup

Game #28: Mariners (11-16) at Angels (12-15) | 7:05 pm | Angel Stadium
Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (0-1, 3.86) vs. LHP C.J. Wilson (1-2, 2.73)
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 | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Game Central – May 5 at Angels

Mariners vs. Angels lineups (May 5).

Mariners vs. Angels lineups (May 5).

Game #27: Mariners (11-15) at Angels (11-15) | 7:05 pm | Angel Stadium
Starting Pitchers: LHP James Paxton (0-2, 5.74) vs. RHP Garrett Richards (2-1, 3.00)
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

Game Central – May 4 at Angels

Mariners vs. Angels Lineups (05.04.15)

Mariners vs. Angels Lineups (05.04.15)

Game #26: Mariners (10-15) at Angels (11-14) | 7:05 pm | Angel Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (4-0, 1.82) vs. RHP Matt Shoemaker (2-1, 6.00)
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

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