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Roenis Elias' left elbow injury is not considered serious.

He underwent a precautionary MRI, but Elias' exam with doctors went well and there wasn't a high level of concern. The left-hander won't pitch again this season, but it's sounding like he'll have a relatively normal offseason.
Sep 19 - 6:01 PM

Fernando Rodney allowed one run in the ninth inning against the Angels on Thursday but hung on to earn his 46th save of the season.

Rodney, tasked with protecting a 3-0 lead against an Angels team that more or less got the night off after clinching the AL West, retired the first batter of the frame before coughing up a Hank Conger homer to right. He evaded further danger, and struck out one, to improve to 46-for-49 in save opportunities to go with a 2.70 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.
Sep 19 - 1:26 AM

Logan Morrison blasted a game-winning three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to break a 0-0 tie and push the Mariners to a 3-1 win over the Angels on Thursday.

He finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Morrison has now homered in three of his last eight games, a stretch in which he also has a trio of doubles. It's certainly debatable whether Morrison is Seattle's best option at first base versus righties, but he's rewarded the club's patience with a strong September.
Sep 19 - 1:25 AM

Felix Hernandez fired seven shutout innings, striking out 11, in a no-decision against the Angels on Thursday.

He scattered three hits and walked two. The Mariners ultimately won 3-1, but we're not going to call this a "tough-luck" no-decision, because King Felix didn't exactly face a murderer's row. The Angels trotted out the following Little League World Series lineup after clinching the division last night: 1. Tony Campana CF, 2. Gordon Beckham SS, 3. Brennan Boesch RF, 4. C.J. Cron DH, 5. Efren Navarro 1B, 6. Grant Green 2B, 7. Hank Conger C, 8. Luis Jimenez 3B, 9. Shawn O'Malley LF. Hernandez is 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA across his last four outings. The soon-to-be Cy Young gets the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Sep 19 - 1:25 AM

Taijuan Walker will start for the Mariners on Friday night against the Astros.

He'll be filling in for Roenis Elias, who is likely done for the season with elbow troubles. Walker owns a 2.96 ERA and 21/15 K/BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings (three starts and three relief appearances) this season for the Mariners and makes for an intriguing fantasy streamer against the punchless 'Stros.
Sep 18 - 12:09 PM

James Paxton worked 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

Paxton matched Angels starter C.J. Wilson frame by scoreless frame until the seventh, when everything unraveled, though it looked worse on the box score than it was in reality. The left-hander induced a pop out in foul territory from Albert Pujols and then yielded a pair of singles. A throwing error allowed a run in and left a runner on second, so Paxton intentionally walked Erick Aybar. He got Chris Iannetta looking, but then Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon inserted Danny Farquhar. The reliever promptly gave up a homer. Paxton might forgive McClendon for not allowing him to clean his own mess, as the skipper has had kind words to say about Paxton recently, including calling him "the glue to this rotation." Paxton (6-3, 2.03 ERA) pitches north of the border in Toronto on Monday.
Sep 18 - 1:00 AM

Roenis Elias is scheduled to fly back to Seattle to undergo an MRI on his left elbow.

Elias was forced to leave Tuesday's start against the Angels with what the Mariners are now calling "flexor bundle tightness" in his throwing elbow. There should be more clarity on his status soon, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon acknowledged Wednesday that he's likely done for the year. No word yet on who will replace him in the rotation Sunday against the Astros, but Taijuan Walker is a strong possibility.
Sep 17 - 6:42 PM

Dustin Ackley went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI as the Mariners' stomped the Angels 13-2 on Tuesday.

Ackley has missed a lot of time recently with bone spurs in his ankle. The injury makes it difficult for him to plant and pivot off the foot. So long as Ackley can tolerate the pain, he'll be in the lineup. He's now slashing .251/.298/.397 through 133 games.
Sep 17 - 1:34 AM

Roenis Elias exited Tuesday's start against the Angels with left elbow stiffness.

Well, that's no good. Elias allowed two runs on five hits and a walk and had surrendered a leadoff single in the fourth inning before departing. More info on his long-term outlook probably won't be available until Wednesday, but the rookie's season is almost surely over.
Sep 16 - 11:46 PM

Roenis Elias left Tuesday's start against the Angels with an undisclosed injury.

Elias allowed a leadoff single to Josh Hamilton in the bottom of the fourth before the Mariners' trainer visited him on the mound and eventually walked off with him. It's not clear at this point what he's dealing with, but an update should be available shortly.
Sep 16 - 11:20 PM

Hisashi Iwakuma was knocked around by the Angels on Monday, allowing seven runs on six hits across 3 1/3 innings.

Iwakuma struck out four, walked two and gave up a homer. Seattle dug itself into an 8-0 hole before getting on the board in the eighth inning. The Japanese right-hander, who came into this outing 5-0 with a 1.75 ERA in seven career outings against the Angels, picked the wrong time to fall apart, allowing the Angels to improve to 94-56. Iwakuma (14-8, 3.42 ERA) is scheduled to take on the Astros in Houston on Saturday.
Sep 16 - 1:08 AM

Dustin Ackley is back in the Mariners' lineup Monday.

Ackley sat out the last two contests after his left ankle issue flared up, but he doesn't expect it to keep him out of action any more this season. It's possible that he'll require surgery over the offseason.
Sep 15 - 6:50 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

Jackson singled and stole second base in both the first and fifth innings. He's now got 18 stolen bases in 24 attempts this year. Jackson is hitting .264/.316/.363 between the Tigers and Mariners this season.
Sep 14 - 8:26 PM

Chris Young allowed just two runs over six innings but took the loss against the Athletics Sunday.

Young limited the A's to just four hits, with a pair of solo home runs serving as the two runs to cross the plate on Young's watch. He dropped to 12-8 with the loss, but Young has a 3.33 ERA on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Friday at the Astros.
Sep 14 - 8:15 PM

Felix Hernandez yielded two runs in seven innings and struck out eight in a no-decision against the A's on Saturday.

The eight strikeouts brought his season total to 225, leaving him just seven shy of his career high from his Cy Young season in 2010.... or as we'll soon refer to it, his first Cy Young season.
Sep 14 - 12:56 AM


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