Kyle Seager Named A.L. Player of the Week

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Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has been named the American League Player of the Week for June 23-29. It is the second Player of the Week honor of the season for Seager who shared the award for April 21-27 with Chicago’s Jose Abreu.

Seager batted .583 (14×24) with 5 runs, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 8 RBI and a 1.542 OPS in 6 games vs. the Red Sox and Indians (4-2 team record). This is the third weekly honor for the Mariners this season (Seager and Felix Hernandez, June 2-8). It is the first time since 2006 (Ibañez, Ichiro, Pineiro) the Mariners have had three Player of the Week awards in a season.

In six games last week, Seager paced the Majors with 14 hits and a .958 slugging percentage while leading the A.L. with eight RBI. The left-handed-hitting slugger had the second-highest batting average among qualifying A.L. hitters. He also ranked second in on-base percentage (.583) and total bases (23) and collected hits in every game last week including five multi-hit games during the week.

Mariners Game Central – June 29 vs. Cleveland

06.29.14 Lineup

Game #82: Seattle Mariners (43-38) vs. Cleveland Indians (39-41) | 1:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (9-2, 2.24) vs. LHP T.J. House (0-1, 4.88)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Indians | Mariners-Indians History

Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Game Central – June 28 vs. Cleveland

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Game #81: Seattle Mariners (43-37) vs. Cleveland Indians (38-41) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (7-5, 3.74) vs. RHP Josh Tomlin (4-5, 4.39)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised 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 | Indians | Mariners-Indians History

Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariner All Access

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This week on Mariners All Access on ROOT SPORTS, Jen Mueller introduces us to the Mariners first draft pick, we hear from Mike Blowers on playing in the Windy City, and spend some time on the golf course for a good cause.

All Access debuts on ROOT SPORTS on Sunday at noon, just prior to the Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians game (pregame starts at 12:30pm, first pitch is at 1:10pm). Here’s the lineup:

  • Alex Jackson – The #6 pick overall signed his contract and became part of the Mariners organization this week. Jackson suited up and took BP at Safeco Field. We’ll hear from Alex and his family.
  • Blowers on Chicago – With the team heading to the Windy City this week, Mike Blowers relives a memorable game in which the wind cost his teammate a no-hitter.
  • United Way All-Star Celebrity Softball Game Recap – The 2nd Annual All-Star Softball Classic raised money for homeless youth in Seattle, but also provided a number of smiles and highlights as Angie Mentink shows us.
  • James Jones Speed – Speed kills. We’ve seen that a number of times with James Jones on the bases. We’ll take a closer look at his swing and why he traded in power for consistency and how he better utilizes his speed on the bases.
  • Jones vs. Altuve – Jones gains an additional advantage being a left handed bat, but if you’ve ever wondered how Houston’s Jose Altuve puts up the numbers he does, you’ll want to see his swing compared to Jones.
  • Mariners Care Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament – The Mariners spent the off-day this week on the golf course, all for a good cause.
  • Bark in the Bark – The first ever Bark in the Park is coming up at Safeco Field on July 8. We’ll hear from the players who would love to bring their pooches with them to work.

Sir Rick Rizzs

Mariners broadcaster Rick Rizzs is knighted by Miss Seafair Rio Barber in recognition of his “contributions to Seattle’s quality of life.”

Mariners broadcaster Rick Rizzs is knighted by Miss Seafair Rio Barber in recognition of his “contributions to Seattle’s quality of life.”

The Mariners already have King Felix and the King’s Court. Now we have Sir Rizzs. The Mariners longtime broadcaster was “Knighted” by Miss Seafair Rio Barber in a special ceremony near home plate at Safeco Field.

Each year, Seafair royalty honor deserving individuals for their contributions to Seattle’s quality of life.

As Rizzs knelt before her, Miss Seafair tapped him on each shoulder with a sword, declaring him the “Royal Sage of Safeco Field and the Prince of Play-by-Play.”

Rio noted that Rizzs has been “admired by fans for many years.”

In addition to his broadcasting duties, Rizzs is committed to community service. Rick’s Toys for Kids, the charity he founded with former Mariners players, including Dave Henderson, raises funds to buy holiday gifts for children in the greater Seattle area who might not otherwise receive them. With the help of the Seattle Mariners RBI Club, which puts on a fundraising dinner each year, Toys for Kids has raised more than $1 million, purchased more than 40,000 gifts and helped host more than 50 holiday parties since 1995.

After the knighting ceremony Rizzs quipped that he would like to be called Sir Ricks-A-Lot.

Seafair president Beth Knox and Miss Seafair Rio Barber flank Sir Rick Rizzs, Seafair’s newly-knighted Royal Sage of Safeco Field and Prince of Play-by-Play.”

Seafair president Beth Knox and Miss Seafair Rio Barber flank Sir Rick Rizzs, Seafair’s newly-knighted Royal Sage of Safeco Field and Prince of Play-by-Play.”

Mariners Game Central – June 27 vs. Cleveland

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Game #80: Seattle Mariners (42-37) vs. Cleveland Indians (38-40) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Chris Young (6-4, 3.23) vs. RHP Trevor Bauer (2-3, 4.40)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised 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 | Indians | Mariners-Indians History

Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament

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The annual Mariners Care Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament was held Thursday at The Golf Club at Newcastle. Tournament co-hosts Dustin Ackley and Charlie Furbush (Justin Smoak, also a tournament co-host, was in El Paso on rehab with the Tacoma Rainiers) were joined on the links by teammates, manager Lloyd McClendon, General Manager Jack Zduriencik and a host of golfers to help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Final numbers are still being tallied, but the tournament and auction of sports memorabilia raised over $200,000 to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. Since 1986 the tournament has raised over $5.2 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

In addition to his duties as a co-chair, Charlie Furbush brought his “A” game. He was the winner of the “celebrity longest drive” and Dominic Leone’s foursome, along with Kyle Hall, Sam Kajani and Jerry Heuett won 3rd place.

Here are some pictures from the event:

 

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Mariners Game Central – June 25 vs. Boston

Lineup

Game #79: Seattle Mariners (42-36) vs. Boston Red Sox (35-43) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (5-3, 3.04) vs. RHP Clay Buchholz (2-4, 7.02)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live StatsMLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Red Sox | Mariners-Red Sox History

Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

 

 

Robinson Cano Twitter Takeover Rewind

Earlier today, Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano took over the Mariners Twitter account (@Mariners) to answer questions from fans.

Afterwards, Robbie gave away two tickets on Twitter to @IanKorzeniecki for correctly answering that he has earned four starts in the All-Star Game. You can help make it five starts in the Midsummer Classic by voting for Cano at Mariners.com/Vote. Each day, one lucky winner will receive an autographed “Yes We Cano” T-shirt and fans that vote at least 31 times are eligible to win the Grand Prize, four All-Star Club tickets and the opportunity to meet Robinson Cano in person.

Yes We Cano Signed T-shirt

 

Here’s is a quick recap of Robbie’s Twitter Takeover:

Mariners Game Central – June 24 vs. Boston

06.24.14 Lineup

Game #78: Seattle Mariners (41-36) vs. Boston Red Sox (35-42) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (1-4, 4.62) vs. RHP Jake Peavy (1-5, 4.52)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Red Sox | Mariners-Red Sox History

Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Here is today’s Game Information:

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