Archive: April, 2020

ootpscreen31

Virtual Season: Astros' Tucker homers in 10th as Houston beats M's

The Houston Astros used a trio of homers to score all four of their runs and defeat the Mariners 4-3 in ten innings tonight in Seattle. Domestic abuser Roberto Osuna (1-1) got the win for Houston with two scoreless innings of relief.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Astros' Tucker homers in 10th as Houston beats M's"...

ootpscreen30

Virtual Season: Mariners survive 9th-inning errors, edge Angels 4-3

31,000+ fans at the ballpark by Elliott Bay saw high drama in the 9th inning tonight, as the Mariners threatened to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory yet ultimately prevail by a score of 4-3 against the Los Angeles Angels.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Mariners survive 9th-inning errors, edge Angels 4-3"...

ootpscreen29

Virtual Season: M's fail Marco again, lose to Angels in 10 innings

Marco Gonzales pitched another fine game for the Mariners tonight at the ballpark by Elliott Bay, and once again he has nothing to show for it, as the Angels came back to defeat the M's 5-3 in ten innings.


See full post: "Virtual Season: M's fail Marco again, lose to Angels in 10 innings"...

ootpscreen28

Virtual Season: Mariners implode, lose 10-6 in Texas

Taijuan Walker was solid through five innings today, allowing only a solo home run to Joey Gallo, and was enjoying a 5-1 lead when the wheels fell off his wagon. In just a matter of minutes, the Texas Rangers erased that cushion in the bottom half of the 6th inning on a pair of homers.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Mariners implode, lose 10-6 in Texas"...

mallexsteal

What do you know? It's the Trivia Challenge Mark II

While we continue waiting out the COVID-19 hiatus, why not indulge in a little baseball quiz-taking? In the spirit of last year's Mariner-centric Trivia Challenge, we present this year's more generalized (with plenty of M's stuff too) baseball trivia quiz. Click below to begin, then when you're done you'll be brought back here so you can tell us what you think.

See full post: "What do you know? It's the Trivia Challenge Mark II"...

glf

Virtual Season: 2-run 12th gives M's win over Rangers

It took 12 innings, but the Mariners came through to beat the Texas Rangers tonight, 5-3 in Arlington. Tim Lopes drove in Mallex Smith with the go-ahead run to break a 3-3 tie and Evan White added an insurance tally with  sacrifice fly.


See full post: "Virtual Season: 2-run 12th gives M's win over Rangers"...

calhoun

Virtual Season: M's squander opportunity, lose to Rangers in 10

Notes from around the leagueJeff McNeil went 4-for-4 with two home runs for the Mets today in New York's 9-3 win over Atlanta. The Astros have now won eight straight, having beaten the Oakland A's 5-1 tonight. They are 13-1 in Houston. On the Farm/Prospect WatchThe Tacoma Rainiers also lost in extra innings tonight, dropping their game with Albuquerque 7-6 in 11 innings. Jered Kelenic had two hits and three RBI in Double-A Arkansas' 8-3 loss to Tulsa. Julio Rodríguez went 2-for-3 as the Class-A Modesto Nuts lost to Stockton 6-1.

See full post: "Virtual Season: M's squander opportunity, lose to Rangers in 10"...

ootpscreen27

Virtual Season: Mariners win 6-3, take series with Twins

Yusei Kikuchi pitched seven innings for the win and Daniel Vogelbach clubbed his sixth home run of the season as the Mariners defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 today at Minneapolis' Target Field. The victory gives the Mariners their second straight series win after splitting the two-game set with Washington last week.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Mariners win 6-3, take series with Twins"...

GordonIcon

Gordon wins 2020 Hutch Award

Dee Gordon, the Mariners' second baseman and sometime-outfielder, was honored today with the 2020 Fred Hutch Award, bestowed upon a Major League player who exemplifies courage and fortitude in off-the-field community activity in the manner of the late Fred Hutchinson.

See full post: "Gordon wins 2020 Hutch Award"...

ootpscreen26

Virtual Season: M's, Twins trade homers in Minnesota walk-off win

Byron Buxton connected for a game-winning, walk-off home run off reliever Nestor Cortes in the 9th inning tonight at Minneapolis' Target Field to end the Mariners-Twins contest with a final score of 4-3.


See full post: "Virtual Season: M's, Twins trade homers in Minnesota walk-off win"...

ootpscreen25

Virtual Season: Walker sharp; CarGo, JP, Seager homer in win vs. Twins

Taijuan Walker took a no-hitter into the 7th inning and Kyle Seager, Carlos González, and J.P. Crawford each hit home runs as the Mariners defeated the Minnesota Twins by a score of 8-3 in Minneapolis.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Walker sharp; CarGo, JP, Seager homer in win vs. Twins"...

ootpscreen24

Virtual Season: Mariner homers enough to beat Buxton and Odorizzi in Minneapolis

The Mariners overcame a tremendous outing by Minnesota pitcher Jake Odorizzi to squeak by the Twins tonight 3-2 at Target Field in Minneapolis.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Mariner homers enough to beat Buxton and Odorizzi in Minneapolis"...

ootpscreen23

Virtual Season: Mariners take 3 of 4 in Oakland

Kyle Seager drove in two runs and J.P. Crawford hit a two-run homer to provide all the runs the Mariners needed today to defeat the A's and cap off a three-win effort in the four-game series in Oakland.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Mariners take 3 of 4 in Oakland"...

ootpscreen22

Virtual Season: Vogey awakes, drives in 5 in M's win vs. Oakland

Daniel Vogelbach drove in all five Mariner runs today as Seattle defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-1. Vogelbach had been struggling mightily, riding an 0-for-33 streak coming into today's game that saw his batting average dip to .162 and his playing time curtailed. But against Oakland starter Sean Manaea today, Vogey came up big.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Vogey awakes, drives in 5 in M's win vs. Oakland"...

ootpscreen21

Virtual Season: M's drop nailbiter to A's 3-2

The Mariners and Oakland Athletics dueled in the East Bay tonight with runs at a premium. Both Seattle starter Marco Gonzales and Oakland hurler Jesús don't-call-him-Emilio Luzardo brought their A games and made few mistakes.


See full post: "Virtual Season: M's drop nailbiter to A's 3-2"...

ootpscreen20

Virtual Season: Walker wins pitchers' duel with A's

Taijuan Walker pitched eight innings of near-perfect ball and Evan White drove in Dee Gordon with what would be the winning run for the second game in a row as the Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 1-0.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Walker wins pitchers' duel with A's"...

ootpscreen4

About the Virtual Season on grandsalami.net

Good afternoon everybody, wherever you may be. I hope you all are doing as well as can be expected during our time of coronavirus-enforced isolation A few notes to update you all on what we're doing here on the site with our virtual 2020 season, especially given that there are no encouraging developments in the real world that suggest we'll see a real 2020 season anytime soon, if at all.

See full post: "About the Virtual Season on grandsalami.net"...

ootpscreen19

Virtual Season: Mariners beat Nats in extras

This post chronicles a virtual 2020 season played on the computer game Out of the Park Baseball 21. See the virtual opening day post for details on the setup. We’ll be updating this “season” as our coronavirus-enforced life without real baseball continues.

See full post: "Virtual Season: Mariners beat Nats in extras"...

ootpscreen18

Strasburg dominates as M's lose 4th straight

Stephen Strasburg schooled the Mariners in the art of pitching Monday night at TMP in Seattle. The Washington Nationals right-hander pitched 81⁄3 innings of shutout baseball as Washington won 6-0.


See full post: "Strasburg dominates as M's lose 4th straight"...

ootpscreen17

Virtual Season: Errors, wildness sink Mariners against Boston

Dee Gordon had a banner afternoon, but it wasn't enough to overcome several defensive lapses by the Mariners as the visiting Boston Red Sox defeated Seattle 6-4.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Errors, wildness sink Mariners against Boston"...

ootpscreen16

Virtual Season: McHugh, Gonzales duel in 2-1 Boston win

This post chronicles a virtual 2020 season played on the computer game Out of the Park Baseball 21. See the virtual opening day post for details on the setup. We’ll be updating this “season” as our coronavirus-enforced life without real baseball continues.

See full post: "Virtual Season: McHugh, Gonzales duel in 2-1 Boston win"...

ootpscreen15

Virtual Season: Red Sox get revenge, beat M's 7-1

Smarting from the drubbing they took yesterday, the Boston Red Sox took their revenge on the Mariners Friday night at TMP, clubbing three home runs en route to a 7-1 win.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Red Sox get revenge, beat M's 7-1"...

FLAfield

Another 2020 plan that won't happen

A few days ago, Major League Baseball was discussing a 2020 season played entirely in Arizona. Today the talk is around playing a season with all teams using their spring training facilities as their home fields.

See full post: "Another 2020 plan that won't happen"...

ootpscreen14

Virtual Season: Mariners clobber Red Sox 8-0 behind Sheffield

This post chronicles a virtual 2020 season played on the computer game Out of the Park Baseball 21. See the virtual opening day post for details on the setup. We’ll be updating this “season” as our coronavirus-enforced life without real baseball continues.

See full post: "Virtual Season: Mariners clobber Red Sox 8-0 behind Sheffield"...

mcgee

Home runs are boring

Those that know me well know that my favorite ballclub of all time has nothing to do with the Mariners. Long before I became a Northwesterner, way back in the pre-Internet days, I followed the Majors the best I could from a minor-league town. We had the newspaper box scores. The NBC Game of the Week on Saturday afternoons and Monday Night Baseball on ABC. Cable TV was a novelty, but my mom splurged for it so I had access to a few "superstations" that carried National League games from Chicago, Atlanta, and New York and our local radio carried...

See full post: "Home runs are boring"...

ootpscreen13

Virtual Season: Murphy, CarGo power M's over ChiSox

The Mariners were decided underdogs on paper for this afternoon's rubber match concluding the three-game series in Chicago against the White Sox. The palehose were starting former Cy Young Award winner and two-time All-Star Dallas Keuchel, who came into the game with an 0.79 ERA, while the M's went with reclamation project Kendall Graveman in his third start after recovering from Tommy John surgery. But it would be Keuchel that got sent to the showers early, driven from the game after just 22⁄3 innings in the eventual 11-5 Mariner win.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Murphy, CarGo power M's over ChiSox"...

ootpscreen12

Virtual Season: Kikuchi victorious in Windy City pitchers' duel

Yusei Kikuchi and Lucas Giolito locked horns in a classic pitchers' duel Tuesday night at New Comiskey Park. The Seattle lefty and Chicago right-hander traded scoreless innings through five full frames, though Kikuchi did it with more efficiency—through five, Kikuchi had thrown 59 pitches while Giolito needed 80.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Kikuchi victorious in Windy City pitchers' duel"...

chaseaerial

2020 season to start up? Don't hold your breath

The last few days have seen some reporting that suggests Major League Baseball is preparing to start the season sometime late next month or early in June. Don't read too much into it, though.

See full post: "2020 season to start up? Don't hold your breath"...

ootpscreen11

Virtual Season: Mariners shut out against White Sox

This post chronicles a virtual 2020 season played on the computer game Out of the Park Baseball 21. See the virtual opening day post for details on the setup. We’ll be updating this “season” as our coronavirus-enforced life without real baseball continues.

See full post: "Virtual Season: Mariners shut out against White Sox"...

ootpscreen10

Virtual Season: Mariners take series in KC

This post chronicles a virtual 2020 season played on the computer game Out of the Park Baseball 21. See the virtual opening day post for details on the setup. We’ll be updating this “season” as our coronavirus-enforced life without real baseball continues.

See full post: "Virtual Season: Mariners take series in KC"...

ootpscreen9

Virtual Season: Crawford powers M's to extra-inning victory

J.P. Crawford homered and tripled to lead the Mariners to a 4-1 victory in ten innings over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium Saturday. Crawford's 3-for-5 performance accounted for two runs scored and three batted in.


See full post: "Virtual Season: Crawford powers M's to extra-inning victory"...

ootpscreen8

Virtual Season: Off day stats

This post chronicles a virtual 2020 season played on the computer game Out of the Park Baseball 21. See the virtual opening day post for details on the setup. We’ll be updating this “season” as our coronavirus-enforced life without real baseball continues.

See full post: "Virtual Season: Off day stats"...

cora

History: This Week in Mariners Transactions

The COVID-19 crisis has all rosters frozen (again) for the time being. But with no real baseball happening (though we are doing our virtual season), we thought we'd look into the wayback machine and see what interesting moves happened in the first week of April in seasons past (plenty of boring ones will be ignored). We'll continue this sort of thing in the weeks to come.

See full post: "History: This Week in Mariners Transactions"...

ootpscreen7

Virtual Season: Royals win home opener vs. Mariners 4-2

This post chronicles a virtual 2020 season played on the computer game Out of the Park Baseball 21. See the virtual opening day post for details on the setup. We’ll be updating this “season” as our coronavirus-enforced life without real baseball continues.

See full post: "Virtual Season: Royals win home opener vs. Mariners 4-2"...

ootpscreen6

Virtual Season: Twins, Berrios blank Mariners 7-0

 


See full post: "Virtual Season: Twins, Berrios blank Mariners 7-0"...