Bob Dutton

Resurgent Cano a welcome sign for M’s in playoff push

After an extended power slump, Robinson Cano shows signs of heating up as the Mariners attempt to mount a postseason push over the… Continue reading

Albers, Cano lead Mariners to 10-2 win over A’s for sweep

Albers, Cano lead Mariners to 10-2 win over A’s for sweep

So far, this “No Sucking in September” campaign is off to a great start at Safeco Field. The Mariners completed a three-game sweep… Continue reading

Albers, Cano lead Mariners to 10-2 win over A’s for sweep

Mariners notebook: Hernandez, Paxton report positive results

Felix Hernandez and James Paxton continued to push toward a possible return to the Mariners’ rotation by mid-September. Hernandez reported no day-after problems… Continue reading

M’s add 7 players to roster in first wave of reinforcements

M’s add 7 players to roster in first wave of reinforcements

As anticipated, the first wave of September reinforcements joined the Seattle Mariners prior to Friday’s series opener against Oakland at Safeco Field. In… Continue reading

M’s add 7 players to roster in first wave of reinforcements
September reinforcements might be too late for Mariners

September reinforcements might be too late for Mariners

By Bob Dutton The News Tribune Long-awaited reinforcements begin arriving Friday for the Mariners prior to their series opener against Oakland at Safeco Field. Are… Continue reading

September reinforcements might be too late for Mariners

Mariners notebook: Phelps injured again

Phelps injured again By Bob Dutton The News Tribune Reliever David Phelps exited the game in the sixth inning because of an injury. He signaled… Continue reading

Mariners cough up early lead in 5th straight loss

Mariners cough up early lead in 5th straight loss

By Bob Dutton The News Tribune It isn’t as if the gophers only run when Ariel Miranda pitches, although that’s the rush hour. Miranda gave… Continue reading

Mariners cough up early lead in 5th straight loss
Mariners acquire pitcher Mike Leake from the Cardinals

Mariners acquire pitcher Mike Leake from the Cardinals

Can Mike Leake plug a hole in the Mariners’ pitching rotation? Not only now but for years to come? Mired in a four-game losing streak… Continue reading

Mariners acquire pitcher Mike Leake from the Cardinals

Mariners need consistent offense to make wild-card push

By Bob Dutton The News Tribune If the Mariners, with their patchwork rotation, are to make a genuine postseason push over the season’s final 30… Continue reading

Sliding Mariners drop third straight, fall 7-6 to Orioles

Sliding Mariners drop third straight, fall 7-6 to Orioles

By Bob Dutton The News Tribune In the end Monday, it was Chris Davis’ line-drive RBI double in the seventh inning against Emilio Pagan that… Continue reading

Sliding Mariners drop third straight, fall 7-6 to Orioles
Mariners make 5 errors in the first, lose to Yankees 10-1

Mariners make 5 errors in the first, lose to Yankees 10-1

FIVE ERRORS — in the first inning Sunday in an epic breakdown that led to… Continue reading

Mariners make 5 errors in the first, lose to Yankees 10-1
Gallardo struggles in M’s loss to Yankees

Gallardo struggles in M’s loss to Yankees

By Bob Dutton The News Tribune Here was Yovani Gallardo’s disappointing season condensed Saturday to one afternoon in the Bronx: A promising performance completely undone… Continue reading

Gallardo struggles in M’s loss to Yankees

M’s give Cano Friday off, but MRI only reveals inflammation

By Bob Dutton The News Tribune The news Friday on All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was about as good as the Mariners could have hoped… Continue reading

Mariners’ OF Martin clears waivers, headed to Triple-A Tacoma

By Bob Dutton The News Tribune Outfielder Leonys Martin is remaining with the Mariners and returning to Triple-A Tacoma. Martin, 29, accepted an outright assignment… Continue reading

Mariners rally for win, but lose Cano to injury

Mariners rally for win, but lose Cano to injury

The game, a wild ride that ended well, almost became secondary Wednesday night for the Mariners from the point that second baseman Robinson Cano limped… Continue reading

Mariners rally for win, but lose Cano to injury
Seattle relief pitcher David Phelps claps his hand into his glove at the end of the Mariners’ 4-0 victory over Boston on July 24, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mariners activate Phelps, designate Martin for assignment

The Seattle Mariners bolstered their bullpen by rolling the dice on outfielder Leonys Martin prior to their series finale Wednesday against the Braves in Atlanta.… Continue reading

Seattle relief pitcher David Phelps claps his hand into his glove at the end of the Mariners’ 4-0 victory over Boston on July 24, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Mariners notebook: Zych to disabled list, Altavilla recalled

Mariners notebook: Zych to disabled list, Altavilla recalled

By Bob Dutton The News Tribune It wasn’t the need for a fresh arm that prompted the Mariners’ latest bullpen move. It was the need… Continue reading

Mariners notebook: Zych to disabled list, Altavilla recalled
Error-prone Mariners blanked by Braves 4-0

Error-prone Mariners blanked by Braves 4-0

The Seattle Mariners survived a sloppy defensive effort Monday night in holding on to beat the Atlanta Braves. But not Tuesday. Two costly errors helped… Continue reading

Error-prone Mariners blanked by Braves 4-0
Mariners hang on to beat Braves 6-5, despite sloppy defense

Mariners hang on to beat Braves 6-5, despite sloppy defense

To break the humdrum — or the tension, take your pick — of trying to mount a… Continue reading

Mariners hang on to beat Braves 6-5, despite sloppy defense

Mariners notebook: Help may be coming for starting rotation

By Bob Dutton The News Tribune Some encouraging news for the Mariners’ beleaguered rotation: Lefty James Paxton and right-hander Felix Hernandez are scheduled to begin… Continue reading