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Welcome to the only daily podcast covering your Seattle Mariners. Every afternoon, Monday-Friday, hosts Ty Dane Gonzalez and Colby Patnode will take you through the latest happenings in the world of the Mariners with game recaps and deep-dives, analytical breakdowns, trade and free agency speculation, prospect insights and much more! Email lockedonmariners@gmail.com if you have a question you want answered on the show.

Trades, Trades and More Trades!
39 min
Casting the 2021 Mariners as Avengers
31 min
What If... the Mariners Didn't Trade Kendall Gr...
34 min
The Wacky World of Baseball Trade Values
37 min
Mailbag: Haniger's Future, J.P. at Leadoff and ...
34 min
Mariners' Hitter and Pitcher of the Year
30 min
Kyle Seager vs. Jerry Dipoto?
27 min
Scott Servais Deserves AL Manager of the Year
29 min
Playoff Predictions + Mariners ROTY and SPOTY
28 min
We Love Our 90-Win Baseball Team
39 min
BONUS: Locked On MLB Playoff Preview Special Te...
29 min
The Mariners Control Their Own Destiny
32 min
37 min
The 2021 and 1995 Mariners Are Nothing Alike
35 min
Offensive Explosion Keeps Mariners Alive in Pla...
30 min
Crafting a 26-Man Wild-Card Roster
32 min
Mariners Head to Anaheim
37 min
Mops Out! Playoffs Back in Play?
35 min
J.P. Crawford Is Good at Baseball
31 min
Tyler Anderson Does Tyler Anderson Things vs. A's
34 min
Jarred Kelenic's September Tear Continues
35 min
A Goal the M's Can Still Strive For
31 min
5 Mariners Who Won't Be Back in 2022
38 min
Issa Wrap
32 min
The Midsummer Classic Is Coming Back to Seattle!
31 min
Sweep or Bust
31 min
Should the M's Consider Calling Up Julio Rodrig...
35 min
Time to Face Facts: The Mariners Won the Trade ...
33 min
Done With the Astros!
33 min
Won't Win Any Games Playing Like That
30 min
Mariners Take Care of Business in Arizona
31 min
Logan Gilbert Good Enough as Mariners Shutout A...
27 min
Jerry Dipoto and Scott Servais Are Here to Stay
28 min
Remembering the Day(s) Jerry Dipoto Fleeced A.J...
32 min
Missed Opportunities Lead to Frustrating Series...
33 min
Reshuffle the Lineup, Scott
35 min
Hey, Neat. Sean Doolittle's a Mariner.
27 min
Well, We Told You So
32 min
Go Go, Bauers Rangers!
28 min
Mariners Kicking Off Crucial Series vs. A's
29 min
Vive la France + Matt Brash's Near No-Hitter
25 min
This Episode Aged Poorly
35 min
Mariners Barely Scrape by Rangers, But Look Goo...
29 min
The Ups and Downs of the Mariners' August
31 min
Baseball America Ranks Mariners Farm System Fir...
32 min
A Not So 'Boring' Start For Marco Gonzales
27 min
Should the Mariners Pick Up Kyle Seager's Club ...
28 min
Mariners Sink Themselves Against Rangers
26 min
Can Logan Gilbert Sustain Command Vs. Texas?
30 min
M's Survive Ump Show to Stave Off Sweep in New ...
28 min
Fare Thee Well
This is D.C. Lundberg's final episode of Locked On Mariners, but much of the show is largely the same as it ever was. The Mariners executed another trade Thursday night, acquiring relief pitcher Diego Castillo from the Tampa Bay Rays for JT Chargois (whom D.C. dubbed "The Avocado") and minor league infielder Austin Shenton. D.C. talks about the three players involved. Unfortunately, the Mariners have another PED suspension on their hands, and it's a man who's had a very rocky season: Hector Santiago. After glossing over that news, D.C. talks about the Cleveland Indians' impending name change, and also ties it in with a northwest team, his hometown Spokane Indians. At the end of the show, D.C. explains why he is leaving the show, and also thanks those who have made his tenure on Locked On Mariners possible and enjoyable.
27 min
Mailbag Finale
D.C., Locked On Mariners Contributor Jon Miller, Locked On Anaheim Ducks hots Jason Hernandez, and Clive Braithwaite IV dip into the fan mailbag for the final time. Lots of messages this time around, talking about the Kendall Graveman Trade, distinguishing between celebrating and insulting the opposition, flowers, and the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
44 min
Mariners' Two-Trade Tuesday (Or Twosday)
Yes, we're focusing Tuesday's wheeling-and-dealing rather than the final two games of the M's/Trashtros series. The third game in particular was terrible, so D.C. spends the majority of the episode speaking of the two trades the Mariners executed on Tuesday. In the first segments he talks about the trade which sent Kendall Graveman and Rafael Montero to Houston for Abraham Toro and Joe Smith. In the second segment, he discusses the acquisition of Tyler Anderson for two minor leaguers. He finally glosses over the last two games against the Trashcan Bangers at the end of the show, but he keeps it short.
24 min
Get Out the Rye Bread and Mustard, Grandma!
My oh my, what a finish last night! D.C. spends two segments talking about last night's incredible and exciting come-from-behind victory against the Houston Asterisks, which was capped off with a Dylan Moore grand slam. D.C. breaks down the two plate appearances which led to the salami, which were almost as key as the grand slam itself. D.C. spends the last segment talking about two infielders whom the Mariners are reported to be interested in acquiring prior to Friday's trade deadline; he speaks about how they both might fit in with the Mariners.
25 min
M's Weekend Report Card: Straight A's
After dropping the first game of a four-game series against the Oakland A's on Thursday, the Mariners win the final three in succession. Guest host Jason Burke talks about the final three games of the series, and in particular talks about Logan Gilbert's pitch selection and why it did not work for him on Saturday, leading to a very short outing. Jason also speaks about a couple players the M's had been said to be targeting, including one veteran with an inexpensive contract who has a skillset the Mariners are lacking.
32 min
Logan Gilbert For Prez
Locked On A's host Jason Burke fills in for D.C. on today's show. He talks briefly about last night's Mariners loss to the A's; there wasn't much notable about the game, it was another anemic performance by the Mariner offense, and A's starting pitcher Sean Manaea collected a career high 13 strikeouts. While he is obviously an Oakland A's fan, Jason likes what he's seeing with the Mariners, and is very high on the team's future. He speaks about young Logan Gilbert in the second part of the show, and also talks about some trades that may be worth considering at the deadline involving Kendall Graveman and Mitch Haniger
30 min
Blandly Titled A's/Mariners Series Preview
Locked On A's host Jason Burke joins D.C. to talk about the upcoming four-game series in Seattle. The two talk about each of the starting pitchers, and also speak about their team's respective offense. Jason has some questions for D.C. about the Mariners, including some trade deadline talk, and when the team may be able to come together for a playoff run.
43 min
Connor Joe, Darren McCaughan, and Pitch Clocks
The Mariners split the two-game series in Colorado against the Rockies. D.C. talks about both games, and talks about Rockies rookie Connor Joe. Incidentally, D.C. cannot say "Rockies rookie" ten times fast -- try it at home. In this afternoon's game Darren McCaughan made his Major League debut for the Mariners and gave the bullpen much needed length, tossing five innings. To close out the show, Locked On Mariners Contributor Jon Miller and Clive Braithwaite IV join D.C. to read the two listener emails that they did not get to yesterday. A fan from Clive's home country wrote in describing a parallel between baseball and cricket.
29 min
Foreign Substances and Poor Sportsmanship
D.C. is joined by Locked On Mariners Contributor Jon Miller and Clive Braithwaite IV to open up the fan mailbag. D.C. and Jon answer questions about the changes baseball made this year in regards to pitchers' use of foreign substances, what the rotation may look like a couple years from now, and hitters showing up pitchers after hitting a home run. They spent so much time answering these questions, they ran out of time before getting to all the emails.
34 min
Scott Servais Almost Gives the Game Away
Chris Flexen was terrific. The Mariner offense was great. And Scott Servais was very close to screwing the whole thing up. D.C. talks about tonight's game in a very rare overnight edition of Locked On Mariners. David Fletcher is one player who seems to step up his game just a bit when facing the M's, and he now has a 25-game hitting streak. D.C. talks about Mr. Fletcher, and the plethora of high scores across Major League Baseball on Friday. He ends the show with an important, but unhappy announcement regarding the future of Locked On Mariners.
23 min
Mariners' Midterm Report Card
Before handing out mid=season grades to the Mariners, D.C. goes over the two bits of news that came out today regarding both Hector Santiago and Jarred Kelenic. D.C. then gives each position a letter grade on how he thinks that position has fared over the course of the first half of the season. Finally, he recalls the first game in Safeco Field history on its anniversary.
29 min
Did Rob Manfred Actually Do Something Good For ...
Two rules implemented last year may not be around much longer, much to the delight of D.C. and Locked On Anaheim Ducks host Jason Hernandez. The two talk about Commissioner Rob Manfred's comments alluding to the possibility that the extra-inning free-runner rule and seven-inning games in double headers will both be things of the past come next season. Both men are very happy to learn about these facts, and also surprised, and would also like to see pitch clocks implemented to speed up the pace of play. Finally, NHL hockey is coming to Seattle, and the expansion draft is imminent. Jason explains how the NHL expansion draft works, and also talks about the first three exhibition games the Seattle Cracken will play at the end of September.
30 min
Will Vest DFA'ed? Yep, Will Vest DFA'ed
In what D.C. thought was a very bizarre roster move, the Mariners designated pitcher Will Vest for assignment the other day. D.C. explains why he thought the move was bizarre, and talks about who he thought would have been the next to go if a 40-man roster spot needed to be cleared. With Cal Raleigh's call up to the Mariners over the weekend, the M's now have three catchers on the roster... or do they? D.C. explains what Mr. Raleigh's promotion might mean for Luis Torrens. Also, this is episode 300 of Locked On Mariners. D.C. takes some time out of the end of the show to note this, ahem, momentous occasion, which he didn't know was approaching until last night.
23 min
Mariners Clip the Angels' Wings
It was a pretty good weekend of Mariners baseball. Not perfect, of course, but they did take two of three games against the Los Angeles Angels. D.C. talks about all three games, including another gem from Chris Flexen on Saturday, and Cal Raleigh's first big league game on Sunday. D.C. spends some times diving into Mr. Flexen's numbers, and also highlights David Fletcher, one of his favorite players, who had a fantastic series in Seattle.
26 min
Logan Gilbert, Shortened No-Hitters, and the Ne...
Jon Miller guest hosts today's episode, and he's joined by Locked On Anaheim Ducks host Jason Hernandez. The two of them are still abuzz about Logan Gilbert's stellar outing against the Yankees from the previous afternoon, so the two of them talk about their impressions of how the young right-hander did. They also talk about some of the more disappointing teams around the league, and ponder whether or not the Cubs will be buyers or sellers at the deadline. A discussion on shortened no-hitters follows, and to close out the show, the two discuss the integration on Negro League statistics in the Major League Baseball record books; Jon doesn't think they went far enough and has a very interesting point to make about who should be the all-time home run leader.
29 min
Logan Gilbert Has Arrived!
Two games to talk about on today's episode. D.C. begins with yesterday's game, which was not a Mariners victory. Yusei Kikuchi struggled through the first couple innings, but then settled down. In the second segment, Locked On Mariners contributor Jon Miller joins D.C. to talk a little bit about Justus Sheffield, as it's been revealed that he's not only dealing with arm trouble, but also an oblique strain. Finally, D.C. talks about Logan Gilbert's spectacular performance this afternoon against the Yankees. He was sharp, had command, his slider was great, and the Yankees only were able to manage one base hit. Brilliant game for the young right-hander.
26 min
Sheff's Struggles Continue
Justus Sheffield once again did not have it last night against the Yankees. D.C. and Locked On Yankees host Stacey Gotsulias discuss last night's blowout Mariner loss. (Or Yankee win, depending on your perspective.) Stacey offers some insight as to how the Yankees have been faring this season, highlighting the two starting pitchers who'll be opposing the M's over the course of the next two days, as well as the bullpen and Yankee offense.
34 min
Mariners Win Weird Series vs. Rangers
The first game was a cheap extra-inning win, the second game was a blowout, and the third a nice, quick two-and-a-half hour victory. D.C. talks about all three games of the Rangers series on this "Catch-Up Monday" edition of Locked On Mariners. He ends with some calculations of what some 2021 Mariner batting averages might look like under last year's conditions, and conditions five years ago.
26 min
M's Take Two of Three in Buffalo
Locked On Mariners Contributor Jon Miller guest hosts today's episode, and he has two Mariner wins to talk about. He runs down both wins in Buffalo against the Toronto/Buffalo Blue Jays, on extra-inning victory, and a semi-blowout. He then sets up the pitching match-ups for the upcoming series against the Rangers in Seattle, and ends the show with another story about his umpiring days.
20 min
Hector Santiago's Sticky Situation: Part II
D.C. was rather salty in this episode at times. Maybe it's the heat. In any case, the Mariners got blown out by the Toronto/Buffalo Blue Jays yesterday afternoon, but that's not the lead story. Hector Santiago was suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball for using an illegal glove. D.C. reacts, and he's not very pleased. He also wasn't pleased by what the bullpen did yesterday, and one certain relief pitcher has earned his ire. D.C. goes off Rafael Montero in the final segment of the day.
25 min
Preview of the Upcoming Series With the Blue Ja...
While it may be cooling off in the Puget Sound region, in the Inland Northwest, it's supposed to be hotter today than yesterday. (In fact, Spokane is supposed to set an all-time record for highest ever temperature.) So D.C. is a little out of it today because of the heat, leading to the unimaginative episode title. But at least it says what happens in the show. D.C. does go over the numbers of the Toronto Blue Jays (or "Buffalo Blue Jays?"), as they begin a three-game series against the Mariners this afternoon in Buffalo. D.C. talks about their pitching & hitting, and previews all three pitching match-ups in the series.
32 min
Hector Santiago's Sticky Situation
It was a weird weekend of Mariners baseball, highlighted by Hector Santiago's ejection upon being removed from the first game on Sunday. D.C. talks about this ejection, what the umpires found, possible ramifications, and talks about what Mr. Santiago and Scott Servais said in post-game press conferences. The rest of the series was surrounded by weirdness, as well, including the delayed start to Saturday's game, and its eventual suspension until Sunday morning. D.C. talks about the three games, which the Mariners won two of three against the White Sox.
26 min
Dodger Blues: No-Hitter Edition
D.C. had already scheduled Dodger fans Jon Miller and Jason Hernandez to appear on today's program, and then the Dodgers wind up getting no-hit by the Cubs last night. The three gentlemen discuss last night's historic, record-tying 7th no-hitter of the season -- which none of them remembered to mention on the air. The discussion of foreign substances continues, as well, sparked by an incident in which Joe Girardi requested Max Scherzer be checked twice in one inning. The trio discuss this incident, and Jon Miller gives the umpire's point of view,
34 min
Potential Peak Years, Ejections, and Flan
Jon Miller joins D.C. to dive into the fan mailbag, where they field questions on many different subjects. When do the two of them think the Mariners will finally be ready to compete in the American League West? What does a normal day look like for D.C.? And most importantly, what did he find on his quest to find the perfect flan recipe? Also, it appears as if at least one listener is not a fan of Clive Braithwaite IV. Jon ends the show with a couple more umpiring stories, including a story which D.C. calls his favorite.
30 min
Mariners Were Flexen Their Muscles/Justus Didn'...
Two games to discuss today on Locked On Mariners. First, last night's great pitching match-up between Chris Flexen and Kyle Freeland, in which the M's had the upper hand, albeit slightly. Shed Long Jr. did his thing again, hitting the go=ahead home run in the 8th inning. This afternoon's game did not go as well, as Justus Sheffield again struggled with the feel for his secondary pitches, and command of all of them. D.C. talks about both games, and then goes on another rant about modern-day baseball. But the big question: What did he learn on his quest to find the perfect flan recipe? And the bigger question: Was Clive serious when he talked about D.C.'s pursuit of a waitress named Mazey on yesterday's show, or did he make the whole thing up?
29 min
Brooms Up! Mariners See Rays of Hope
The Mariners earn another four-game sweep, and D.C. isn't here to celebrate by saying "brooms up." Instead, Clive Braithwaite IV fills in for him, and he talks about the pitching and the offense in the four-game series sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays. The M's put together a few big innings, including two grand slam home runs. One Mariner who struggled last year is off to a pretty good start this year, and Clive talks about him, as well as some other Mariner hitters. He also highlights one player down on the farm who pay play into the Mariners' future plans at second base.
31 min
Mariners Come Back to Win in the Bottom of the 9th
Locked On Mariners Contributor Jon Miller is given the reigns for this episode, and he lucks out by getting to talk about a very exciting come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Jon talks about the game, which wasn't all good; starter Justin Dunn had to leave the game early. Jon then talks about the pitching match ups for the remaining three games of the series, and also discusses a very unusual triple play, which was a Major League Baseball first.
19 min
Sweepless In Seattle
The Twins salvaged the final game of the three-game series in Seattle by jumping all over starting pitcher Justus Sheffield. D.C. talks about Sheff's performance, and also another weak day for the offense. Shifting gears in the next segment, Locked On Mariners Contributor Jon Miller joins D.C. to talk about expanded playoffs. Not entirely about last year's expanded playoffs, or proposed plans for the near future, but the 1994 playoff structure, and a little history on when and why playoffs have expanded. This leads to a brief discussion about some teams that missed out on playoff opportunities in the late 80s and early 90s, when only two teams per league qualified for postseason play, and THAT leads to a conversation about those great Atlanta Braves teams of the 1990s, featuring the man D.C. called his favorite pitcher.
35 min
Flexen Fuel
Yes, the Mariners were certainly "Flexen" their muscles last night, eh? Anyways... The Mariners did crush the Twins last night, every aspect was on point, not the least of which was starter Chris Flexen. D.C. talks about the right-hander's best game as a Major Leaguer, and also about the offensive explosion, including big nights from about half the starting lineup. It was announced yesterday that Major League Baseball would officially begin cracking down on pitchers using foreign substances on baseballs to improve their spin rates. D.C. and Locked On Mariners Contributor Jon Miller talk about the implications of these new protocols.
31 min
Mitch Haniger's Knee Contusion, Et Al
Failing to come up with a clever title for today's program, D.C. leads off the program with an update on Mitch Haniger. With two men named Jake (Fraley & Bauers) filling the void quite well at this time, Taylor Trammell patrolling center field, and also with the Mariners not in contention this year, does all this point to Maniger being traded? Several members of the media think so, but D.C. disagrees, and he explains why he thinks Maniger will remain a Mariner. There are also roster notes aplenty at the end of the show, including updates on Kyle Lewis and Evan White.
28 min
Doctor, Doctor Give Me the News
Jonathan Miller guest hosts today's episode, and he's joined by Locked On Anaheim Ducks host Jason Hernandez. The two of them discuss one of the contemporary hot button issues in baseball: pitchers' [alleged] use of foreign substances. The two of them talk about how this might impact accused pitchers' legacies, and Jon talks about how and when umpires are allowed to check pitchers for anything that could doctor baseballs. The two of them then discuss some of the more bizarre plays that have taken place in recent weeks, and Jon dives into the rule book to explain the legalities of these plays. He then relays a couple of the more bizarre plays he saw -- and had to call -- as an umpire.
32 min
Ace Fraley Flies High Again
Wednesday night's game was certainly one of the most memorable games thus far, and a prime reason for that is Mr. Jake Fraley. D.C. talks about this fun game -- fun despite it being an extra-inning game -- and talks about the exploits of Mr. Fraley. In addition, this was the first Major League game for Dillon Thomas, who had been in the minor leagues for almost a decade. And while he did go 1-5, he impacted the game with his glove, and his one hit was crucial. Ace Fraley also had a good game Thursday morning, though he was one of the few Mariners who could make that claim.
26 min
Has J.P. Crawford Turned the Corner?
Is this the first time an episode of Locked On Mariners has been titled with a direct question? I don't remember... Anyways, one of the bright spots in yesterday's loss in Detroit was shortstop J.P. Crawford. He's been coming on strong lately, and D.C. dives into his numbers to illustrate how much better his offense has been lately. Taylor Trammell has also been doing much better since his recall, and D.C. looks into his stats as well. As for the game, it was frustrating for multiple reasons.
26 min
More Umpiring Talk With Jonathan Miller
The title says it all. Jonathan Miller is back to talk about umpiring again. He and D.C. talk about pitch framing a little bit, the differences between minor league and Major League umpiring, and also a little bit about how umpires are trained. Prior to that discussion, however, there were some notable roster moves made by the Mariners. Chiefly, Jarred Kelenic's demotion to AAA Tacoma. However Shed Long Jr. is back, and the Mariners also called up a minor league veteran who will be making his Major League debut once he gets into a ballgame, outfielder Dillon Thomas.
26 min
M's Split Series in Anaheim; Jake Fraley Comes ...
The Mariners lost two of three over the weekend to the Los Angeles/Anaheim/California Angels to split the four-game series. Southern California's Jason Hernandez, who covers a different Anaheim team for the Locked On Podcast Network, joins D.C. to talk about the final three games of the series. Jake Fraley put together a good piece of hitting and was rewarded with a grand slam, and J.P. Crawford proved he's more than a slap hitter. Both teams had bullpen problems, which cost the Mariners on Saturday, and was getting close to costing them on Sunday. There's good news about Yusei Kikuchi, too. Also, Jason drags out the Hall Pass just about as long as at can go.
34 min
Ace Fraley: No Trouble Walking
Justus prevailed in Anaheim last night, as the Mariners won 6-2. D.C. talks about the game, including Justus Sheffield's semi-rocky evening, the M's offense getting it done in the middle innings, and Jake Fraley drawing lots of walks. Again. D.C. then dives into Ace's numbers a bit, and the difference between his on base percentage and batting average is almost laughable. He compares Ace's stats to a player from around 30 years ago who was known for drawing lots of walks. In the second and third segments, Jonathan Miller is back; he and D.C. talk about umpiring once again, including talking about the biggest misconception there is about how games are umpired.
30 min
One Inning Costs Flexen, But Mariners Can't Sco...
Chris Flexen was one poor inning away from tossing another very good game. But even with that bad inning, the Mariners couldn't scratch any runs across, so it made little difference in terms of a W or an L. D.C. talks about the game, and then dives into the offensive numbers of several Mariners hitters. Some are starting to come around, some aren't, and a couple have been pretty consistent all season. He then complains some recent defensive alignments, which had an excellent second baseman playing left field, and a mediocre corner infielder at second base.
24 min
Afternoon Delight
In the first regular afternoon episode of this show, D.C. goes over the previous two Mariner games -- one a fun win, the other an embarrassing loss. He's then joined by Jonathan Miller and Clive Braithwaite IV for two Mailbag segments. Questions include a question about the physicality of umpires, the future of the minor league system, and a comment on one fan's preference to see the Everett AquaSox instead of the Mariners while in town.
33 min
Brooms Up! Mariners Earn First Sweep of 2021
The Mariners' first sweep of the season was of the four-game variety. D.C. talks about all four games on Catch-Up Monday. Sunday's game particularly pleased him, and Ty France looks like he's back to himself, as well.
25 min
Number Crunchers
Failing to come up with anything interesting to say about yesterday's loss to Oakland, D.C. spends the entirety of B block diving in to the Mariners' offensive numbers to try to see exactly what the heck is going on. It's mostly the same group of hitters as we saw last year, yet they're not doing nearly as well. He comes up with a couple answers, but it still doesn't explain everything.
24 min
The Host Has No Imagination
No, D.C. couldn't come up with an adequate title for today's show. But on this particular episode, we feature the remainder of the conversation he had with Jason Burke of Locked On A's about the Mariners and Athletic. This portion of the conversation focuses on the Mariners. Jason likes the Mariners, and was excited to learn that they were slumping horribly prior to the first game of the series. (Which the Mariners won.)
21 min
M's Snap Losing Streak... In Oakland?!
Having been swept in the last two series, the Mariners headed to Oakland, where they have perennially had problems. Such was not the case last night. Guest host Taylor Blake Ward takes you through the M"s 4-2 victory, and then discusses the Seattle Mariners from a national perspective. There's a shortstop currently playing in the M's minor league system for the Modesto Nuts with whom Taylor is very impressed, and that would be Noelvi Marte. Taylor gives his impressions in Mr. Marte, and talks about what kind of player he could potentially develop into. Finally, more of D.C.'s conversation with Locked On A's host Jason Burke; they discuss the Athletics' offense and defense.
30 min
M's Are Lousy; Everyone Goes on the IL
Not only are the Mariners playing poorly, but their problems with the injured list continue. D.C. talks about the three-game series in San Diego against the Padres. It was an uninteresting series for the most part, aside from Mariner sluggers Justus Sheffield and Justin Dunn getting it done on offense. Yes, that's right, the pitchers can hit, but the hitters can't. D.C. is not thrilled with the state of the team, to say the least, although there was some bad luck involved in Sunday's game, including one play that led to an inning spiraling out of control. Jason Burke of Locked On A's talked to D.C. about the upcoming series in Oakland, and today, we present the first part of that conversation.
30 min
No-Hitter Blues, Protection Lists, and Anti-Cur...
There was quite a bit of roster shuffling yesterday in Mariner-land. D.C. talks about the comings and goings before opening up the fan mailbag with Clive Braithwaite IV and Jonathan Miller. D.C. & Jon talk about the Mariner offense following two no-hitters (though the email was sent to the show after the first one), and also discuss which players in the M's organization they'd protect in a potential expansion draft. Also, D.C. re-starts a project he talked about last Fall.
33 min
Mariners Squander Scoring Opportunities
Which is worse: Getting no-hit, or having men on base in multiple innings yet only taking advantage in one of them? D.C. talks about last night's frustrating game; this is the most frustrated he's been on the air in a while. Logan Gilbert's second big league start wasn't good, either, but he did have a good first inning. D.C. talks about that as well.
23 min
M's Get No-Hit For the Second Time in Two Weeks...
Yes, gang, the Mariners have been no-hit twice now, this season. D.C. talks about last night's game -- a gem turned in by Spencer Turnbull. Justin Dunn looked good for much of the game, but a couple things here and there spoiled his outing. As did the bullpen, who gave up three runs, and catcher Luis Torrens', whose poor defensive play may have led to another Tiger run. D.C. crunches some numbers to find out how worse than the average Major League catcher Torrens has been this year in regards to pitch handling.
20 min
Casey Mize Facilitates the Mariners' Demise
Yes, that's unfortunately the best pun I could come up with. But Casey Mize spun 7,2 great innings against the Mariners last night. D.C. talks about his performance, and why he thinks his already good fastball looks may look faster than it really is. Yusei Kikuchi started slowly, but wound up pitching well for most of the game, but the story of the day was too much Mr. Mize. There's an updated to Marco Gonzales' rehab, and D.C. has some kind words to say about now-former Mariner Braden Bishop.
25 min
Moore Offensive Output
The Mariners took the final three games of the four-game series over the weekend against the Cleveland Indians. Dylan Moore looks to have found his stroke and his timing, and his numbers have much improved over the previous few weeks. D.C. talks about Moore's improvement, and the improved offense at large. In addition, the bullpen had a much better series following a really bad road trip. D.C. dives into some pitching numbers, along with some offensive numbers.
30 min
Back to the Future: Part II & III
Both Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert made their Major League debuts last night. How'd they do? If you want to know, listen to Locked On Indians. Just kidding. D.C. talks about both players' performances in depth in the second and third segments, and goes over the bulk of the game in the first segment. He talks a little about Luis Torrens' defense behind the plate, which he's not a fan of. On the bright side, the bullpen did well for the first time in several days.
24 min
Back to the Future
Yes, there was a Mariner game last night, but that's not the main topic of discussion on today's episode. Not only was the game awful, but there is much more important Mariner news: Two highly-touted prospects will be making their Major League debuts tonight! Both Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert will play their first big league game. D.C. talks about the two young men, dives into their minor league numbers a bit, and also talks about possible roster moves which will be necessary to not only call the two up to the big leagues, but also add them to the 40-man roster.
26 min