Notebook: Versatile bullpen a plus in Mariners’ must-win situation
Shannon Drayer | September 29, 2016 7:05 pm
The Mariners have shifted from a trio of high-octane relievers in key situations to a more nuanced way of getting to closer Edwin Diaz in the ninth.
Podcast: Shannon Drayer talks Mariners’ postseason scenarios
Shannon Drayer | September 29, 2016 12:28 pm
Shannon Drayer joined John Clayton on Thursday to detail the Mariners’ chances to make the postseason and the potential of a game Monday at Safeco Field.
Notebook: Scott Servais sticks with Ketel Marte, plus Mariners’ wild-card scenarios
Shannon Drayer | September 28, 2016 11:10 am
Manager Scott Servais is trying to keep his team loose in the final regular-season games and that includes sticking with Ketel Marte at shortstop.
Mariners have no choice but to put costly loss behind them
Shannon Drayer | September 28, 2016 6:12 am
Tuesday’s 8-4 loss left the M’s two games back of the second wild-card spot entering Wednesday. “We have got to come out with some piss and vinegar and get after it,” Scott Servais said.
Rick Rizzs on Cano’s go-ahead HR: ‘Robbie went up there looking to do something special and he did’
Shannon Drayer | September 27, 2016 1:34 pm
Mariners broadcaster Rick Rizzs shares his thoughts on what he saw Monday from Robinson Cano, whose go-ahead home run in the 11th inning helped Seattle beat Houston.
Mariners notebook: Nelson Cruz will play through wrist pain
Shannon Drayer | September 26, 2016 5:01 pm
Dings, dents and major pain do not factor into the equation for Nelson Cruz during the Mariners’ playoff push, as he will stay in the lineup even while dealing with a wrist issue.
Mariners need Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager for Astros series
Shannon Drayer | September 26, 2016 9:24 am
With no room for error, the Mariners hope Nelson Cruz’s wrist issue won’t hinder him and that Kyle Seager will bounce back from a rough stretch for their three-game set in Houston.
Steve Cishek, Mariners express shock over news of the death of Marlins ace José Fernández
Shannon Drayer | September 25, 2016 10:58 am
Steve Cishek, who played with José Fernández in Miami, and Leonys Martin, who is from the same hometown in Cuba as Fernández, were both shook up by the news of the Marlins ace’s death.
Mariners prospect Daniel Vogelbach working to improve at first base
Shannon Drayer | September 24, 2016 5:34 pm
Fielding is an area first baseman Daniel Vogelbach must improve if he wants a shot at fitting into the Mariners’ everyday plans in 2017
Mariners notebook: Scott Servais doesn’t expect Steve Clevenger story to be a distraction
Shannon Drayer | September 23, 2016 5:08 pm
Scott Servais said he and the Mariners were surprised by the news of Steve Clevenger’s controversial tweets and subsequent suspension, but the skipper doesn’t think it will be a distraction.