Mariners Gameday Information – May 5 at Astros

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Game #28 (5/5): Mariners (16-11) vs. Astros (10-18) | 5:10 pm PT | Minute Maid Park
Starting Pitchers: LHP Wade Miley (2-2, 5.06) vs. RHP Chris Devenski (0-1, 1.45)
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 | Astros | Mariners-Astros History

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Gameday Information – May 4 at Athletics

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Game #27 (5/4): Mariners (15-11) vs. Athletics (13-15) | 12:35 pm PT | Oakland Coliseum
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (2-2, 1.38) vs. LHP Sean Manaea (0-0, 7.20)
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 | Athletics | Mariners-Athletics History

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Gameday Information – May 3 vs. Athletics

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Game #26 (5/3): Mariners (14-11) vs. Athletics (13-14) | 7:05 pm PT | Oakland Coliseum
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (0-3, 4.65) vs. RHP Sonny Gray (3-2, 3.81)
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 | Athletics | Mariners-Athletics History

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Gameday Information – May 2 at Oakland

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Game #25 (5/2): Mariners (13-11) at Athletics (13-13) | 7:05 pm PT | Oakland Coliseum
Starting Pitchers: RHP Nathan Karns (2-1, 3.63) vs. RHP Kendall Graveman (1-2, 4.03)
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 | Athletics | Mariners-Athletics History

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Honorary Bat Girl is Kennewick Cancer Survivor

Mariners Honorary Bat Girl, Betsy Haffner (second from right, front row, holding baby), is surrounded by her family, whom she calls “multi-generational Mariners fans.”

Mariners Honorary Bat Girl, Betsy Haffner (second from right, front row, holding baby), is surrounded by her family, whom she calls “multi-generational Mariners fans.”

A Kennewick woman who has twice battled breast cancer is the Mariners 2016 Honorary Bat Girl. On May 15, she will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and will spend time pregame with Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor.

Betsy Haffner, who fought cancer the first time in 1994, recently learned the disease has returned, this time as Stage IV metastatic breast cancer.

Haffner was nominated by her son Eric as a way to “honor her for her courage and bravery.”

After her first diagnosis over 20 years ago, Haffner had a mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and five years of hormone treatments. She was cancer-free until late last summer. Currently, she is undergoing oral chemo and hormone therapy. If her doctors can hit on a combination that keeps her condition stable, she could stay on it for the rest of her life. Haffner says there are women on the online support community she belongs to who have survived with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer for 10 or more years.

Haffner says she is nervous about her pitching skills (she quips that she “throws like a girl”), but several family members have volunteered to give her some pointers.

Haffner, who has five grown children (four girls and a boy) and 13 grandchildren, says baseball is a big part of their lives. She describes them as “multi-generational Mariners fans,” and says her husband Mark and son Eric are “bordering on fanatical.”

Although they live in Kennewick, Betsy says she and Mark come over to Safeco Field several times a summer. They have been fans since 1977, when the team was founded, and over the years, the family has bonded over Mariners baseball.

“It’s kind of a special thing to connect a lot of things that we love, you know, each other, and the game and the Mariners. Put them all together, it’s really special,” says Haffner.

Haffner admits that she’s nervous about being the center of attention, but she says it will be worth it to bring attention to the fight against metastatic breast cancer.

“There are a lot of amazing women out there who fight this disease every day for both long and short periods of time with only one way out. We need research for cures as well as awareness. I didn’t even know what it was until I got it myself,” said Haffner.

In his nomination, Betsy’s son Eric noted that his mom is facing her future with “unimaginable contentment,” and that she meets every challenge with “dignity and fearlessness and lifts up our entire family in the process.”

MLB introduced the Honorary Bat Girl program in 2009 to raise additional awareness and support for the annual “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” initiative. In seven years, thousands of unique testimonials have been submitted and millions of fan votes have been cast. Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer is a Major League Baseball initiative supported by its charitable partners, Stand Up To Cancer and Susan G. Komen. The initiative raises awareness about breast cancer, while also raising funds to support breast cancer research.

For more information, please visit HonoraryBatGirl.com.

Mariners Gameday Information – May 1 vs. Kansas City

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Game #24 (5/1): Mariners (13-10) vs. Royals  (12-11) | 1:10 pm PT | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (2-0, 1.44) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (2-2, 2.77)
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 | Royals | Mariners-Royals History

Roster | 2016 Media Guide | Game Notes | Standings | Schedule | MarinersMedia.com | Promotions
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @MarinersPR | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Gameday Information – April 30 vs. Kansas City

Game Information

Game #23 (4/30): Mariners (12-10) vs. Royals  (12-10) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP Wade Miley (1-2, 7.04) vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (2-0, 2.35)
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 | Royals | Mariners-Royals History

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Mariners Gameday Information – April 29 vs. Kansas City

Game Information

Game #22 (4/29): Mariners (11-10) vs. Royals  (12-9) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (1-2, 1.80) vs. RHP Kris Medlen  (1-1, 6.00)
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 | Royals | Mariners-Royals History

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ROOT SPORTS Mariners All-Access

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This week on Mariners All-Access from ROOT SPORTS:

Milestone moments – A recap of the career milestones reached by the Mariners this week including Steve Cishek, Kyle Seager, Robinson Canó, and a statistical mark that Felix Hernandez is closing in on.

Edgar’s Impact – Kyle Seager and Robinson Canó are benefiting from the extra work they’ve done in the batting cage with the help of Edgar Martinez. See how the best DH in baseball history is impacting the current Mariners and why they enjoy working with ‘Gar.

Howard Lincoln’s Legacy – Howard Lincoln announced he’s stepping down as Chairman and CEO in August. We look at the legacy he’s leaving behind after 17 years at the helm of the Mariners.

Iannetta/Weaver no hitter – May 2nd marks the 4th anniversary of Jered Weavers’ no-hitter in 2012. It’s a date that wasn’t significant to Mariners fans until now. Chris Iannetta was behind the plate for that game and suffered a broken wrist that changed his career and made him the catcher Mariners fans see today.

Pitching Mechanics – Wade Miley demonstrates the first pitch he ever learned to throw.

Mother’s Day Cards – In advance of Mother’s Day next week we take a look at the cards drawn by the Mariners for their mom’s. After all, you know the best gift is the one that’s handmade.

Griffey hat backwards? – We won’t know what the artwork will look like on Ken Griffey Junior’s Hall of Fame plaque until his July induction, but the players ask the Magic 8 Ball for a hint on whether his hat will be backwards or not.

High Speed Review– A look back at the best moments from the week – particularly on defense.

The latest edition of Mariners All Access airs:

  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. and 7:30p.m.
  • Monday: 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:30a.m.
  • Thursday: 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 4:00 p.m.

From (Center) Field to Table – Safeco’s Urban Garden

Safeco Field Executive Chef Michael Johnson harvests mixed greens from the Safeco Field Urban Garden, which will be made into a Hit It Here Salad.

Safeco Field Executive Chef Michael Johnson harvests mixed greens from the Safeco Field Urban Garden, which will be made into a Hit It Here Salad.

Right behind the 401’ marker on the center field wall at Safeco Field is a new Urban Garden that will supply fresh herbs and vegetables that will be incorporated into the ballpark menu.

The project is a collaboration between the Seattle Mariners, Centerplate (the ballpark’s concessions provider), Cedar Grove Composting and BASF.

The garden is located at the base of the Batter’s Eye in a raised bed. The 450-square foot container was prepared, and will be maintained by Seattle Urban Farm Company, a local business that uses sustainable farming principles to create “unique, productive outdoors spaces.”

The first crop was planted in late March — lettuce, greens, onions, radishes.

Safeco Field Executive Chef Michael Johnson says he worked with Seattle Urban Farms to help determine what crops will be planted over the course of the growing season.

“Colin and I have talked about tomatoes, cucumbers, spicy chili peppers, kind of playing around with the stuff that’s cool and things that translate into what we do here,” says Johnson.

The early produce is being incorporated into the Hit It Here Salad, from the Hit It Here Café, which consists of mixed greens, English cucumber, heirloom cherry tomatoes, Rogue creamery Oregonzola cheese and bacon bits tossed in roasted red pepper vinaigrette.

Colin McCrate, of Seattle Urban Farm Company, uses sustainable practices to maintain the Safeco Field Urban Garden.

Colin McCrate, of Seattle Urban Farm Company, uses sustainable practices to maintain the Safeco Field Urban Garden.

Colin McCrate, co-founder of Seattle Urban Farm Company, says the Safeco Field garden is a good way to demonstrate what can be done in a relatively small space, 450-square feet.

“I think it’s important for people to know that they can grow a lot of food in a pretty small amount of space with a pretty limited amount of time. I encourage everybody to think about growing some food at home.

The garden was created with and is being maintained with sustainable practices such as water-saving drip irrigation and the use of organic products and nutrient-rich compost from Cedar Grove Composting.

“This garden brings the Mariners organics recycling program full circle,” said Karen Dawson, Director of Community Relations, Cedar Grove. “Using compost, manufactured by Cedar Grove in part from food scraps collected at Safeco Field, to grow vegetables at the ballpark for fan consumption.”

Safeco Field has been recycling compostables since 2007, resulting in the diversion of 9.4 million pounds of food and yard waste from the landfill. Cedar Grove transforms food scraps and grass clippings, mingled with organic matter collected from businesses, restaurants, and homeowners across the greater Seattle area, into compost.

In 2011, BASF became the Mariners founding sustainability partner, supporting Safeco Field’s waste diversion program by encouraging fans to compost and recycle. Organic waste bags made of BASF’s certified compostable polymer, ecovio®, make organic waste collection cleaner, safer, and easier.

“This unique partnership demonstrates an innovative solution for urban growth through a closed loop system,” said Charlene Wall-Warren, Director of Sustainability, BASF. “When fans visit the stadium, they can see first-hand how BASF technologies contribute to sustainability.”

Safeco Field Sustainability

Safeco Field is one of the most sustainably operated facilities in the world. Almost 87% of all waste generated at the ballpark was recycled or composted last year, diverting almost 3,000,000 pounds of recyclable material from the waste stream.

Every year since 2010, the Mariners have been honored by Major League Baseball as American League Recycling Champions.

Additionally, Safeco Field has the lowest “energy intensity” of any ballpark in Major League Baseball. Energy intensity is a measure of a facility’s energy efficiency. In 2015, the Mariners became the first MLB team to install LED lights to illuminate the playing field. The LED lights use 60%-70% less energy than old-technology metal halide lamps.

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