Justin Smoak http://www.kplu.org en Young Mariner veterans need to step up this season http://www.kplu.org/post/young-mariner-veterans-need-step-season <p>The Mariners begin spring training play this weekend in Arizona.&nbsp;</p><p>KPLU sports commentator shares his thoughts on the new additions to the team and his concerns about some young returning players.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 7841 at http://www.kplu.org Young Mariner veterans need to step up this season Mariners savor big win in 'up and down' season http://www.kplu.org/post/mariners-savor-big-win-and-down-season <p>The Mariners 21-8 victory over the Rangers this week is something to be celebrated. But KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it&#39;s also an example of the extremes the team has experienced this season. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 5157 at http://www.kplu.org Mariners savor big win in 'up and down' season Preview: Young hitters shine for the Mariners, but is it enough? http://www.kplu.org/post/preview-young-hitters-shine-mariners-it-enough <p>The Mariners routed the Texas Rangers last night 21-8. Justin Smoak hit two three-run homers against his former team and the Mariners had two eight-run innings. Jesus Montero homered among his three hits and drove in four runs. And Kyle Seager had four hits and two RBIs.</p><p>It was their second win in a row against the AL West-leading Rangers. And you can certainly say the Mariners have been &quot;streaky&quot; lately.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 5153 at http://www.kplu.org Preview: Young hitters shine for the Mariners, but is it enough?