King Felix Adds to All-Star Resume

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2015 Mariners All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Lloyd McClendon and Felix Hernandez.

Felix Hernandez, Nelson Cruz and Lloyd McClendon represented the Mariners in tonight’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati, won by the American League 6-3.

Felix threw a 1-2-3 3rd inning with one strikeout, needing only 8 pitches to take care of  DJ LeMahieu (flyout), Andrew McCutchen (strikeout) and Todd Frazier (groundout). Felix has now worked 4.0 scoreless innings in his four All-Star game appearances (6 ASG selections). Felix is now one of 21 pitchers in All-Star Game history with 4.0 scoreless innings, and joins Tigers LHP David Price for most scoreless All-Star Game innings amongst active players.

Cruz went 0-for-2 making the start for the American League at designated hitter.

The American League beat the National League 6-3 to earn home field advantage for the AL in the World Series. The AL has won three consecutive Midsummer Classics, and 15 of the last 19.

Mariners Franchise Four

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The votes are in, and the fans have spoken! Here are the four players you have voted as the Mariners Franchise Four:

  • Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Felix Hernandez
  • Edgar Martinez
  • Ichiro Suzuki

Felix and Ichiro are 2 of 15 active players to be included on a Franchise Four list, with 11 of those players (including Felix) still active on the clubs they represent. Here are the complete results of each teams’ Franchise Four:

 

Tune in to tonight’s All-Star Game

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Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz will play for the American League in tonight’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

The 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played tonight at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Live coverage of the game starts at 4 pm PT and will be televised on FOX (channel 13/113 in Seattle market). Fans can also listen to the game in the Seattle area on ESPN 710 Seattle (ESPN Radio/check local listings).

The Mariners are represented by starting designated hitter Nelson Cruz (batting 4th) and RHP Felix Hernandez (scheduled to pitch in relief). This is Felix’s 6th All-Star selection and Cruz’s 4th (second straight year starting at DH).

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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 12 vs. Angels

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Game #89: Mariners (41-47) vs. Angles (47-40) | 1:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (7-6, 4.53) vs. LHP Andrew Heaney (2-0, 1.77)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle & 97.3 KIRO FM 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

Here are today’s Game Notes:

Mariners Game Central – July 11 vs. Angels

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Game #88: Mariners (40-47) vs. Angles (47-39) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (0-1, 7.17) vs. LHP C.J. Wilson (7-6, 3.82)
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

Mariners Game Central – July 10 vs. Angels

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Game #87: Mariners (40-45) vs. Angles (46-39) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP Mike Montgomery (4-2, 1.62) vs. LHP Hector Santiago (5-4, 2.40)
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 – 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

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

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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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.

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