June 4, 2011
May was the worst month in Ichiro Suzuki's career, as he hit .210 with a .270 on-base percentage. Oddly, the Mariners played great, seemingly proving the theory that for a future Hall of Famer he has very little effect on winning. … What does Jair Jurrjens have in common with Lefty Gomez , Randy Johnson and Ubaldo Jimenez ? According to the Elias Sports Bureau, those are the only big leaguers to begin a season with nine straight starts of six-plus innings giving up two or fewer runs in each game.
July 24, 2012 |
Your browser does not support iframes. Ichiro Suzuki was cheered by fans at Safeco Field when he made his first appearance during the Seattle Mariners' game against the New York Yankees on Monday night. Nothing unusual about that -- it's been happening for more than a decade. But this time he trotted toward the outfield from the visitors' dugout wearing Yankees pinstripes. There was something very unusual about that. After spending more than 11 seasons -- his entire major league career -- with the Mariners, the team pulled a surprise trade Monday with that night's opponent just 3 1/2 hours before the game.
June 10, 2011 |
Ichiro Suzuki was not in the starting lineup for the Seattle Mariners for Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers. Manager Eric Wedge said he wanted to give his slumping outfielder the night off, although he did not rule out the possibility that Suzuki would pinch-hit or pinch-run. Suzuki has played in 255 consecutive games, the third-longest streak in team history. Suzuki, who is hitting .252 this season, didn't speak to reporters before the game. He's hitting .149 since May 19. Etc. Atlanta left fielder Martin Prado has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a staph infection in his right calf.
June 6, 2010 |
Reporting from Seattle — The Angels did not sweep a three-game series at Safeco Field because they shut down Seattle leadoff batter Ichiro Suzuki . The speedy outfielder had seven hits in 10 at-bats and walked three times, bumping his average to .358, third best in the American League, and increasing the Angels' admiration for him. "You're not going to stop Ichiro," Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke said. "It's like he looks out and sees where the defense is and then hits the ball accordingly.
December 9, 2009 |
He has been an Angels sparkplug for most of the past seven years, a speedy leadoff batter who had a .395 on-base percentage, 114 runs and an American League-leading 101 walks in 2009. But after finalizing a four-year, $36-million deal with Seattle on Tuesday, Chone Figgins will be part of a twin-turbo engine at the top of the Mariners order, teaming with baseball's best leadoff hitter, Ichiro Suzuki, to give Seattle a dynamic one-two punch. "To be able to create havoc with Ichiro at the top of the order is going to be a whole lot of fun," Figgins said on a conference call Tuesday night.
November 11, 2000 |
Japan is in mourning for perhaps its most popular baseball hero ever, Ichiro Suzuki, who appears headed for a spot on the Seattle Mariners' roster. But his departure from Japan could be more significant than simply losing a seven-time batting champion, ace right fielder and national heartthrob. It could presage a major loss in stature for baseball here, if the man who is known by his first name, Ichiro, does well.