BY SPNW Staff 10:33AM 09/12/2012

Mariners To Launch 2013 Home Season Vs. Astros

The Mariners, who still have 20 games remaining in 2012, including a 4:05 p.m. contest Wednesday at Toronto, have announced their tentative 2013 regular-season schedule. The Mariners open April 1, 2013, at Oakland and will play their first Safeco Field contest Monday, April 8 against the Houston Astros, who will switch from the NL Central to the AL West.

Houston’s move to the AL West will give the division five teams. The move also gives the American League and the National League 15 teams each, guaranteeing interleague match-ups every day of the 2013 season.

The Mariners will open 2013 on the road for the fifth consecutive season, and will play Oakland for the fourth straight year (this season, the Mariners and Athletics opened at the Tokyo Dome in Japan).

The season-opening home stand will include 10 games, including three vs. Houston, four vs. Texas and three vs. the Detroit Tigers.

The Mariners launch interleague play May 7-8 at Pittsburgh. The Mariners will be matched against the NL Central in 2013 and will play 20 interleague games over the course of five months, May through September.

Home interleague opponents include the San Diego Padres (two games May 27-28), the Pirates (two games June 25-26), the Cubs (three games, June 28-30) and the Milwaukee Brewers (three games, August 9-11).

The Brewers will make their first trip to Seattle as a member of the National League. The Brewers faced the Mariners in the Kingdome as members of the American League from 1977-1997.

Seattle will travel to San Diego, Cincinnati and St. Louis, in addition to Pittsburgh, for interleague contests.

The Yankees will make their only trip to Seattle for a four-game set June 6-9, while the Red Sox will play at Safeco Field for the only time July 8-11 in another four-game set. The Mariners will play three series at home, and three on the road, against each AL West rival (Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland and Texas).

The tentative Mariners schedule, both home and away, is available on www.mariners.com. The tentative complete MLB schedule is now available on www.mlb.com.


YourThoughts

  • Brett

    I agree with everything you two said, except that Dalton has a chance to be special.  Nothing he did today indicated such.  Yes, the Seahawks’ current QB situation is a mess, but I’m not torn up about them passing over Dalton.  His upside appears to be serviceable game manager, but nothing more.

    • Alofland

      or Seattle beater, but you have two QBs that are Seattle beaters lol

  • Brett

    I agree with everything you two said, except that Dalton has a chance to be special.  Nothing he did today indicated such.  Yes, the Seahawks’ current QB situation is a mess, but I’m not torn up about them passing over Dalton.  His upside appears to be serviceable game manager, but nothing more.

    • Alofland

      or Seattle beater, but you have two QBs that are Seattle beaters lol

  • cruddly

    Monday we will be hearing idiots on the radio debating whether Carrol should be fired or not. 
    I still think this team is making progress.  The safeties are better.  The corner backs are better.  The linebackers are better.  The defensive line is better.  The receivers are better.  The tight ends are better.  And believe it or not, the offensive line will be better.  The running backs are about the same.  The quarterback?  Not so much.  Heck, this is a rebuilding year, despite what happened last year. 
    Who really thinks they had a chance to go to the Super Bowl this year any way?  Just relax and enjoy the ride.  Even Tjack has showed improvement, and he is just a stand in.  Everybody lighten up.  You live in Seattle, you should be used to this by now.

  • cruddly

    Monday we will be hearing idiots on the radio debating whether Carrol should be fired or not. 
    I still think this team is making progress.  The safeties are better.  The corner backs are better.  The linebackers are better.  The defensive line is better.  The receivers are better.  The tight ends are better.  And believe it or not, the offensive line will be better.  The running backs are about the same.  The quarterback?  Not so much.  Heck, this is a rebuilding year, despite what happened last year. 
    Who really thinks they had a chance to go to the Super Bowl this year any way?  Just relax and enjoy the ride.  Even Tjack has showed improvement, and he is just a stand in.  Everybody lighten up.  You live in Seattle, you should be used to this by now.

  • Soggyblogger

    Cruddly has a much better handle on this situation then either of you veteran sports writers. You guys are writing this stuff while drinking beer at the local pub, right? Wow, a few more articles like this and I will remove my bookmark for this joint. 

  • Soggyblogger

    Cruddly has a much better handle on this situation then either of you veteran sports writers. You guys are writing this stuff while drinking beer at the local pub, right? Wow, a few more articles like this and I will remove my bookmark for this joint. 

  • Bob

    Is Hollywood Pete likely to be here as long as it takes Majestic Realty or somebody else to land an NFL franchise in LA?

  • Bob

    Is Hollywood Pete likely to be here as long as it takes Majestic Realty or somebody else to land an NFL franchise in LA?

  • J4hansen

    OK, my question is: Would the coaches who coach winning NFL teams, like GB, NE, or even Tennessee, run and coach a game like Carroll does here in Seattle?  This is not the type of coaching that will get this team back to the Super Bowl.  The sad part is that this team is being put in a position that will take the next coach years to overcome due to the lack of decent players on this team.

  • J4hansen

    OK, my question is: Would the coaches who coach winning NFL teams, like GB, NE, or even Tennessee, run and coach a game like Carroll does here in Seattle?  This is not the type of coaching that will get this team back to the Super Bowl.  The sad part is that this team is being put in a position that will take the next coach years to overcome due to the lack of decent players on this team.

  • Bayviewherb

    Back in the early days of the Seahawks when they then had a weak offensive line, we had a tailback, Sherman Smith. He did a sprint draw, which I haven’t seen used in a very long time. Draws and screens can defeat an overly aggresive defensive line. I wish when we are getting blitzed we would run a sprint draw every once in a while. It keeps the defense honest.

  • Bayviewherb

    Back in the early days of the Seahawks when they then had a weak offensive line, we had a tailback, Sherman Smith. He did a sprint draw, which I haven’t seen used in a very long time. Draws and screens can defeat an overly aggresive defensive line. I wish when we are getting blitzed we would run a sprint draw every once in a while. It keeps the defense honest.

  • jafabian

    Finally.  A team that could help the Mariners NOT be in the cellar.

  • jafabian

    Finally.  A team that could help the Mariners NOT be in the cellar.

  • Jamo57

    What if the Ms held a game and no one showed up?

  • Jamo57

    What if the Ms held a game and no one showed up?