High Heat

If the M’s come back from two games out with three games to go, they wouldn’t be the fi...
Gary Hill

Is all hope lost for Mariners? It wasn’t for the 1999 New York Mets

The Mariners may be two games out of the playoffs with three games to go, but a comeback isn't completely unprecedented.
8 years ago
James Paxton was called up earlier Wednesday to start in place of the injured Felix Hernandez. (AP)...
Gary Hill

Mariners looking at the most important day of their season

The Mariners are 1.5 games out of the second wild-card heading into their series opener with Toronto. Time is running out to make up ground, and today might be their best chance to do so.
8 years ago
Conor Gillaspie’s bases-clearing triple helped the M’s gain some precious ground on Kan...
Gary Hill

White Sox factoring heavily into Mariners’ postseason chances

If the Mariners are going to surpass Kansas City for the second wild-card spot, they could use some help from the White Sox, who play the Royals five more times.
9 years ago
Mariners left-hander James Paxton owns a miniscule 1.83 ERA in 39.1 innings this season. (AP)...
Gary Hill

Paxton, Walker can help Mariners’ suddenly struggling rotation

The Mariners' starting rotation has improved significantly from last season, but with that group struggling of late, Seattle could use a boost from James Paxton and Taijuan Walker down the stretch.
9 years ago
The Mariners swept the Red Sox in Boston over the weekend for the first time in franchise history. ...
Gary Hill

Looking back on the Mariners’ epic sweep in Boston

The Mariners swept aside the Red Sox at Fenway Park for the first time in club history over the weekend thanks to an epic comeback on Friday night and a bare-knuckle slugfest on Sunday.
9 years ago
With another gem Tuesday against the Phillies, Hisashi Iwakuma is putting together one of the best ...
Gary Hill

No. 2 starter? Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma is more like another ace

With another gem in the Mariners' 5-2 win over Philadelphia, Hisashi Iwakuma continues to be one of the best -- and most underrated -- pitchers in baseball.
9 years ago
Brady Henderson

Mariners podcast: Seager’s defense, Felix’s MVP candidacy

The latest Mariners podcast with Gary Hill includes a conversation with ESPN's Mark Simon, who talks about Kyle Seager's defense, the postseason race and Felix Hernandez's MVP candidacy. Rob Rogacki of blessyouboys.com also helps preview the Tigers.
9 years ago
The Mariners outscored opponents by 35 runs while going 8-1 on their recently-completed homestand. ...
Gary Hill

Looking back at one of the best homestands in Mariners history

The Mariners' 2-0 win over the Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep and put the finishing touches on one of the best homestands in team history. Here's a look back at some of the numbers.
9 years ago
At 28, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is in position to win the second Cy Young Award of his career. ...
Gary Hill

Felix is strengthening his HOF resume with another stellar season

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has raced to the front of the American League Cy Young Award race and the chase pack is not in sight. Here's a look at how he's done it.
9 years ago
Robinson Cano leads the American League in hitting and on-base percentage since July 1. (AP)...
Gary Hill

Mariners’ Robinson Cano has gone from hot to scorching since July 1

Since July 1, Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is hitting .374 and reaching base at a .459 clip, which are both league bests.
9 years ago
Gary Hill

Mariners podcast: Revisiting Seattle’s rout of the White Sox

The latest Mariners podcast with Gary Hill includes highlights of Seattle's 13-3 win over the White Sox, an interview with reliever Joe Beimel and a conversation with White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson.
9 years ago
Fernando and the rest of Seattle’s relievers have combined to post the best bullpen ERA in ba...
Gary Hill

Mariners’ bullpen has gone from bad to historically good

A year after finishing 29th in baseball in ERA, Mariners relievers are in the midst of a historic turnaround.
9 years ago
Brady Henderson

Mariners podcast: A busy trade deadline, Orioles preview

In the latest Mariners podcast with Gary Hill, you'll hear from general manager Jack Zduriencik on the additions the team made at the trade deadline -- Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia -- as well as from those players themselves. Also, a preview of the Orioles series.

 


9 years ago
Brady Henderson

Mariners podcast: Dustin Ackley, Mike Zunino shine in win

The latest Mariners podcast with Gary Hill includes reaction to the performances of Dustin Ackley and Mike Zunino in Seattle's series-opening win over the Mets. Also, Felix Hernandez discusses his experience at the All-Star game.
9 years ago
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Gary Hill

Math is on the Mariners’ side, though they’ll be tested early

Maintaining a .500 record through the beginning of August will be key for the Mariners given their competition to start the second half.
9 years ago
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Gary Hill

Revisiting the turning point of the Mariners’ season

April 23 was a major turning point for third baseman Kyle Seager and the Mariners.
9 years ago
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Gary Hill

Wrapping up the Mariners’ stellar month of June

The Mariners' 18 wins in June were tied for the most during that month along with the Reds, Dodgers and Brewers.
9 years ago
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Mariners’ improved rotation could use an upgrade

As good as the Mariners' starting rotation has been this season, solidifying the fifth spot could be the difference between making and missing the postseason.
9 years ago

Mariners podcast: Red Sox next after sweep of Royals

The latest Mariners podcast with Gary Hill recaps Seattle's three-game sweep of the Royals and includes another edition of "Bullpen Banter" with Charlie Furbush and guest Mike Zunino as well as a preview of the upcoming series against Boston and more.

9 years ago
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Gary Hill

Felix Hernandez and the ‘mega quality start’

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez leads the MLB in a stat called "mega quality starts" since 2010.
9 years ago

Mariners podcast: Remembering Tony Gwynn

The latest Mariners podcast with Gary Hill remembers the Hall of Fame career of Tony Gwynn, the Padres legend who passed away Monday at the age of 54. It also includes discussion about the Mariners' win over San Diego in the series opener and a preview of Tuesday's game.



9 years ago

Mariners podcast: Hisashi Iwakuma does it again

The latest Mariners podcast with Gary Hill includes thoughts from Rangers manager Ron Washington on Hisashi Iwakuma's latest start and more.
9 years ago
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Gary Hill

Revisiting Felix Hernandez’s 15 best starts

In honor of Felix Hernandez notching a career-high 15 strikeouts in his last performance, here's a look at the 15 best starts of his career.
9 years ago

Mariners podcast: Looking at Seattle’s top two picks

The latest Mariners podcast with Gary Hill includes reaction to Seattle's series-opening loss to the Yankees, a chat with second-round pick Gareth Morgan and a look at top pick Alex Jackson as well as Mike Blowers' take on how he helped shape Derek Jeter's Hall of Fame career.
9 years ago