Mariners team up to fight hunger on Saturday

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SEATTLE MARINERS, KIRO RADIO 97.3 FM & NORTHWEST HARVEST TEAM UP FOR FIGHT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE

Annual food drive at Safeco Field scheduled for Saturday, June 11 vs. Texas Rangers

 The Mariners are once again joining with KIRO Radio 97.3 FM and Northwest Harvest for the annual food and donations drive at Safeco Field known as Fight Hunger Night.

 

On Saturday, June 11, when the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers, volunteers will be outside all the entrances to the ballpark accepting donations of cash and non-perishable food items starting at 5:00 p.m. Game time vs. the Rangers is 7:10 p.m. Donations are also being accepted online at NorthwestHarvest.org.

 

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In Washington, one in five kids doesn’t get enough to eat and during the summer months they don’t have school meal programs to rely on. Last year, Northwest Harvest distributed more than 34 million pound of food to 380 food banks across the state, setting a distribution record and serving millions of meals to hungry people. Because Northwest Harvest deals in such volume, and has low administrative costs, it can provide a nutritious meal for a family of four for just 67 cents.

 

Suggested non-perishable food donations include oatmeal, whole grain pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, fish or meat, shelf-stable milk, baby formula, infant cereal, jarred baby food, powdered or canned milk. Cash donations are also appreciated as they allow Northwest Harvest to purchase fresh produce that supplements canned products available at food banks.

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Mariners Gameday Information – June 7 vs. Cleveland

Game InformationGame #58 (6/7): Indians (32-24) vs. Mariners (31-26) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Cody Anderson (1-3, 6.81) vs. LHP Wade Miley (5-2, 5.85)
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
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
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Mariners Gameday Information – June 6 vs. Cleveland

Game InformationGame #57 (6/6): Indians (31-24) vs. Mariners (31-25) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Trevor Bauer (3-2, 4.27) vs. RHP James Paxton (0-1, 7.36)
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
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
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Mariners Gameday Information – June 5 at Rangers

Game InformationGame #56 (6/5): Mariners (31-24) vs. Rangers (33-22) | 12:05 pm PT | Globe Life Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (4-4, 4.41) vs. LHP Derek Holland (4-4, 4.78)
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
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
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Mariners Gameday Information – June 4 at Rangers

Game InformationGame #55 (6/4): Mariners (31-23) vs. Rangers (32-22) | 6:05 pm PT | Globe Life Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Nathan Karns (5-1, 3.43) vs. LHP Martin Perez (3-4, 3.12)
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
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
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06.04 Lineup SEA-TEX

Recapping The Greatest Comeback Win In Mariners History

With one out in the top of the 6th inning Thursday night at Petco Park, Seth Smith worked a walk against Padres starter Colin Rea – and thus began the largest comeback win in Mariners club history. At that point, the Mariners trailed the Padres, 12-2, but over the course of the next 18 at-bats, Seattle would score 14 runs on 12 hits on the way to a 16-13 victory.

“Everybody was involved in this win,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “It really says a lot about this team…I can’t say enough about our guys and their belief in each other.”


After Smith’s walk and back-to-back singles from Robinson Canó and Nelson Cruz, the Mariners picked up 2 runs on a bases-loaded, 2-run double off the bat of Kyle Seager, who went 3-for-3 with 5 RBI with runners in scoring position in the game. Since April 30, Seager is batting .483 with 24 RBI with runners in scoring position.


Next up, Dae-Ho Lee crushed a pinch-hit, 3-run home run into the 2nd level of the Western Metal Supply Co. building down the left field line. In the span of five at-bats, the Mariners put up five runs to cut San Diego’s lead in half, 12-7. Lee’s home run gave him 7 RBI as a pinch hitter, which is tied-for-2nd–most in the Major Leagues.

After loading the bases once again in the top of the 7th, the Mariners reeled off 7 consecutive 2-out RBI singles to plate 9 runs and take a 16-12 lead over San Diego. Since 1974, the Mariners are the only Major League team to post seven straight 2-out RBI singles.

“That’s what we’ve talked about all year,” Servais said. “Just do your job, keep the line moving and trust the guy behind you. And that’s really what you saw.”


With the victory, the Mariners became just the 7th visiting team in MLB history to overcome a double-digit deficit to win and the 21st overall to come back and win having trailed by 10 or more runs after 5 innings.

Leonys Martin did not stop tonight, just screaming and yelling, getting the energy going. The guys fed off of it.” – Scott Servais

Comeback Notes

  • Seattle’s comeback win marked the first comeback win in the Major Leagues when the winning team trailed by 10+ runs after 5 innings since Cleveland defeated Seattle, 15-14, in 11 innings, on August 5, 2001 in Cleveland. It also marked the first 9-inning comeback win in the Majors when the winning team trailed by 10+ runs after 5 innings since Philadelphia came back from a 11-1 deficit after 7 innings to defeat Los Angeles-NL, 12-11, on August 21, 1990 at Los Angeles.
  • Seattle’s 9-run 7th inning marked a club record for runs scored in an inning without an extra-base hit.
  • Seattle scored 9 runs with 2 outs in the 7th inning, the 2nd-most runs scored with 2 outs in club history, trailing only 10 runs with 2 outs in the 5th on August 30, 2003 vs. Baltimore.
  • Since 1974, the Mariners are the only team to have 2 or fewer extra-base hits while overcoming a double-digit deficit to win (Seattle recorded 3 extra-base hits overall, but only 2 while scoring 14 runs over final 4 innings).
  • The Mariners were 11-for-12 with 15 RBI with runners in scoring position. It marked Seattle’s highest batting average with runners in scoring position (minimum 4 at-bats with runners in scoring) in club history (previous: 6-for-7, 5/29/94 at MIL).
  • The Mariners recorded a club-record 8 RBI by players off the bench (previous: 6 RBI, 9/8/02 at KC). Coming off the bench, the Mariners combined to go 6-for-9 with 5 runs, 1 home run, 8 RBI and 1 BB.

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Mariners Gameday Information – June 3 at Rangers

Game InformationGame #54 (6/3): Mariners (31-22) vs. Rangers (31-22) | 5:05 pm PT | Globe Life Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (2-5, 3.31) vs. RHP Yu Darvish (1-0, 1.80)
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 | Rangers | Mariners-Rangers History

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Mariners Gameday Information – June 2 at Padres

Game InformationGame #53 (6/2): Mariners (30-22) vs. Padres (21-33) | 6:10 pm PT | Petco Park
Starting Pitchers: LHP Wade Miley (5-2, 4.95) vs. RHP Colin Rea (3-2, 4.47)
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
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Padres | Mariners-Padres History

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Mariners Gameday Information – June 1 at Padres

Game InformationGame #52 (6/1): Mariners (30-21) vs. Padres (20-33) | 7:10 pm PT | Petco Park
Starting Pitchers: LHP James Paxton (0-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Christian Friedrich (1-1, 1.65)
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 | Padres | Mariners-Padres History

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06.01 Lineup SEA-SD

Mariners Memorial Day Observance

16 Memorial Day Burke Waldron

World War II veteran, 92-year old Burke Waldron, delivered a strike with his ceremonial first pitch at Safeco Field on Memorial Day.

Yesterday was a very good day at Safeco Field. Even before the Mariners came back for a 9-3 win over the Padres. And although Dae-Ho Lee’s huge three-run homer into The ‘Pen was impressive, the highlight of the day may have come during the pregame ceremony that saluted members of “The Greatest Generation.”

With the help of Puget Sound Honor Flight, an organization that takes veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials for the wars in which they fought, the Mariners paid tribute to 30 veterans of World War II. They lined up along the first and third base lines with Mariners and Padres players for the presentation of the colors and singing of the National Anthem.

Mariners legend Edgar Martinez wanted to meet Burke Waldron, a 92-year old World War II veteran who threw out Monday’s Ceremonial First Pitch at Safeco Field.

Mariners legend Edgar Martinez wanted to meet Burke Waldron, a 92-year old World War II veteran who threw out Monday’s Ceremonial First Pitch at Safeco Field.

A few minutes later, some 30,000 fans were charmed by 92-year old Burke Waldron of Bremerton as he sprinted out to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Waldron, who wore his vintage U.S. Navy uniform, waved to the crowd, wound up and threw a strike to catcher Steve Clevenger. And instead of going off the field, Waldron was called over to the Mariners dugout where Edgar Martinez and Robinson Canó both asked to meet him.

Waldron attained the rank of Second Class Petty Officer while serving in the Navy from 1943-46. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor and was on a troop ship as part of the invasion of the Makin Islands and participated in the Saipan Invasion with the Ground Forces of the Pacific.

In honor of Memorial Day, Mariners and Padres players wore special jerseys and caps with camouflage developed by the U.S. Marine Corps. All fans entering the ballpark got miniature American flags, courtesy of KeyBank.

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