Cruz Named Player of the Week

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Nelson Cruz has been named the American League Player of the Week for April 13-19. It is the first Player of the Week honor of the season for Cruz, and the fourth of his career.

Cruz hit .500 (12×24) with 7 runs, 6 home runs, 10 RBI and a 1.806 OPS in 6 games vs. the Dodgers and Rangers. He recorded a hit in each of the 6 games and reached base via hit or walk 15 times during that span.

In six games last week, Cruz paced the Majors with 6 home runs, 10 RBI, a 1.250 slugging percentage and a 1.806 OPS and 30 total bases. The right-handed-hitting slugger also was T2nd in the Majors with 7 runs, and T3rd in the Majors with 12 hits, while his .500 batting average was the 3rd highest among qualifying A.L. hitters. He also ranked third in on-base percentage (.556) and collected hits in every game last week including four multi-hit games.

This is Cruz’s fourth career Player of the Week honor, having won the award twice last year with Baltimore (June 2 & Sept. 8, 2014) and once with Texas (May 24, 2010).

On the season, he is hitting .354 (17×48) with 9 runs, 8 home runs, 14 RBI, a .404 on-base percentage, an .854 slugging percentage and a 1.258 OPS in 12 games. He also carries an active 8-game hitting streak that has included all 8 of his home runs this season.

Pictures Tell The Story Best…

They say a picture tells a thousand words…here are roughly 2,000 words!

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Game Central – April 19 vs. Rangers

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Game #11: Seattle Mariners (3-7) vs. Texas Rangers (5-6) | 6:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (1-0, 3.00) vs. RHP Colby Lewis (1-0, 3.38)
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 | Rangers | Mariners-Rangers 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 – April 18 vs. Rangers

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Game #11: Seattle Mariners (3-7) vs. Texas Rangers (5-6) | 6:10 pm
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (1-0, 3.00) vs. RHP Colby Lewis (1-0, 3.38)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com
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

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

Here is tonight’s Game Information:

Mariners All Access

root_sports_northwestThis week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS we learn a secret about Nelson Cruz’s early career aspirations, find out how to grip a four-seam fastball, and get an update on the No. 3 prospect in the Mariners farm system.

  • Nelson Cruz – His talent and power is obvious, but there was a time he dreamed of playing basketball. Find out what changed his mind and what the scout who signed him said about an 18-year old Cruz.
  • Sound Tracks – Speaking of Cruz, his home run streak highlights the best plays from the week.
  • Technically Speaking – Reliever Dominic Leone shows us the grip on his 4-seam fastball, explains why it’s his favorite pitch and the key to throwing it effectively.
  • Ketel Marte – He’s rated as the No. 3 prospect in the entire organization. Find out why Mariners fans should keep an eye on him in Tacoma this year and what fellow Dominicans Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano say about his talent.
  • Vin Scully –The Legendary Dodgers broadcaster sits down with Dave Sims to share stories and insight on Jackie Robinson.
  • Chore they get out of…. – The grueling baseball schedule means that players get out of doing some of their regular chores around the house. Find out the ones they look forward to avoiding during the season.
  • CF Golf Tournament – The annual Mariners Care Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament is a good time for a great cause.

Mariners All Access Airs this week:

  • Sunday at Noon, 4:40pm and 11:30pm
  • Monday at 6p
  • Friday at 6pm

Game Central – April 17 vs. Rangers

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Game #10: Seattle Mariners (3-6) vs. Texas Rangers (4-6) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP J.A. Happ vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo
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 | Rangers | Mariners-Rangers History

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

King’s Court – Bobblehead Edition

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How good is our Marketing Department? So good that they scheduled Felix Hernandez “The King” Bobblehead Night for a game that Felix is scheduled to start.

Bringing those two occasions together on the same night isn’t as much of a longshot as winning the lottery. You figure Felix will be the starter on Opening Day (a pretty safe bet), then do some math for every fifth game, minus off-days, etc., which gives you an April 18th start for Felix.

But since the promotions schedule is determined in January/February, a lot of good luck has to factor into the process to make it all come together. A rainout, a blister, any number of things could change the starting rotation at a moment’s notice.

Since none of those things happened, we have the harmonic convergence of King Felix Bobblehead Night with King’s Court. A special King’s Court T-Shirt has been created to mark the occasion. Fans who buy tickets in the King’s Court seating section for Saturday’s game (6:10pm start), will get the special edition T-Shirt and a K-Card for $35. This is an online-only offer and is available only while tickets remain for the King’s Court sections.

Disclaimer – If you buy a ticket for the King’s Court, you’re not guaranteed a bobblehead. You’ll need to arrive early for the best chance to score both.

This is the ninth consecutive season featuring the likeness of King Felix in bobblehead form (every season since 2007), and this will be the third time he pitches on his bobblehead night. King Felix is 1-1 with 17 strikeouts in 11.2 innings pitched in those games.

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National High Five Day (Mariners Style)

Today is National High Five Day…or so we have seen on the Internet.

Here is to some more high-fiving tonight (and this weekend) at Safeco Field.

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I-90 Construction Project Could Impact Weekend Travel Time to Safeco Field

If you’re coming westbound across I-90 this weekend to see the Mariners play the Texas Rangers, you might want to give yourself some extra time to get to the ballpark because of a construction project on I-90.

Beginning at 11pm Friday, April 17, the Washington State Department of Transportation will close westbound lanes of I-90 east of Mercer Island and detour traffic onto the express lanes.

If you can, detour around the area by taking I-405, SR 520 or even I-5, you might save yourself some time.

The closure will be in effect until 5am Monday, April 20.

A similar closure is planned for May 15-18, when the Mariners play the Boston Red Sox.

Here is a look at the map of the construction project:

I-90 Detour Map

Game Central – April 15 at Dodgers

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Game #9: Seattle Mariners (3-5) at Los Angeles Dodgers (5-3) | 7:15 pm | Dodger Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker vs. LHP Brett Anderson
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 | Dodgers | Mariners-Dodgers History

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

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