07/23/2009 3:22 PM ET
Mariners close July home schedule with 6-game homestand
Seattle Will Host Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays Franklin Gutierrez Bobblehead Night & Salute to Kids Day Ichiro Jersey Highlight Promotions
The Mariners will open a 6-game homestand to cap off the month of July against the Cleveland Indians (July 24-26), and the AL East's Toronto Blue Jays (July 27-29).
The All-Star break might be over, but several of the Mariners are still playing like All-Star caliber players. Russell Branyan is tied for the American League lead in home runs, Franklin Gutierrez has established himself as a rising star and Felix Hernandez continues to make his case for a second straight Pitcher of the Month Award.
Be sure to allow yourselves ample time to make it to the ballpark, as this Saturday will be a busy day. The Sounders will play at noon, just before the start of the Mariners game, and the annual Torchlight Parade will take place Saturday night.
Everett native Grady Sizemore and the Cleveland Indians will make their only visit to Safeco Field this season starting tomorrow. Seattle won three of four games in Cleveland last week and has won six of their last seven games against the Tribe. All-Star catcher Victor Martinez who was the team's lone representative at the All-Star game in St.Louis this year joins Sizemore in the lineup that also features former Mariners Shin-Soo Choo, Luis Valbuena and Asdrubal Cabrera.
The Mariners will face the Toronto Blue Jays for the first time this season when they close out the short six-game homestand. Toronto's All-Star ace Roy Halladay, the center of trade rumors, is schedule to make a start against Seattle, but that could change if a trade takes place. Second baseman Aaron Hill, Toronto's other All-Star is on his way to having a career-year and has already set a career-high with 21 home runs.
Wednesday's series finale will be a Mariners Matinee presented by US Bank so don't miss your chance for exciting day baseball at Safeco Field. Take a long lunch and joins us at the ballpark for this special 1:40 start time.
First pitches: On Saturday, July 25, Pat O'Day, the 2009 Seafair Torchlight Parade Grand Marshall will take the bump for the ceremonial first pitch. O'Day is a long-time radio announcer for the Seafair hydroplane races and is best known as the afternoon drive personality at Seattle's KJR 950 in the 1960's. On Monday, July 27, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Willie Mitchell will trade his hockey skates for a chance to throw a strike before the Mariners face Toronto. The B.C. native has also represented Team Canada in International competition. On Tuesday, July 28, former lightweight boxing champion Greg Haugen, from Auburn, Washington will take the mound prior to the middle-game of the three-game series against Toronto. Haugen was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008 after retiring in 1999 with a 40-10-2 record.
Monday, July 27 is BECU Half-Price Family Night, one of the best deals in baseball! All View Reserved seats are only $10. Why not gather everyone you know and come out to the park? Maybe even grab some people you don't know... the more the merrier! Wednesday, July 29 is Grand Slam Family Pack Day and include four tickets, four hot dogs and four Pepsi brand soft drinks for one low price. View Reserved Pack - $55 (day of game - $60) Field Pack - $110 (day of game - $120) Terrace Club OF Pack - $135 (day of game - $145).
Saturday, July 25, the Mariners will host a Silent Auction to benefit Mariners Care. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on select memorabilia including autographed baseballs, game-used bats, autographed jerseys, and several other unique items. Silent Auctions, held at Section 128 at Safeco Field, begin when the gates open and conclude at end of sixth inning. Sunday, July 26, the Mariners will hold a Garage Sale where you can purchase team memorabilia from season's past.
Tickets can be purchased, with no service charge, at all Mariners Team Stores. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.Mariners.com, at all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling 206-622-HITS.
|HOMESTAND AT A GLANCE|
|Fri. July 24
||Franklin Gutierrez Bobblehead Night
|Sat. July 25
||Gym Bag Day Presented By EQC
|Sun. July 26
||Kids Run the Bases Presented by KeyBank
Salute To Kids Day - Ichiro Jersey
|Mon. July 27
||BECU Half-Price Family Night
|Tue. July 28
||Military Discount Night
|Wed.. July 29
||Grand Slam Family Pack Night
Mariners Matinee Presented By US Bank
|All games broadcast on ESPN SEATTLE 710 & the Mariners Radio Network|
UPCOMING PROMOTIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Franklin Gutierrez Bobblehead Night (July 24 vs. Cleveland Indians)
Come out and collect the Franklin Gutierrez Bobblehead, thefourth of five on the season. Come out and get everyone's favorite collectibles. Like any good team, all five bobbleheads fit together as one cohesive unit. Collect them all!
Gym Bag Day Presented By EQC (July 25 vs. Cleveland Indians)
Don't miss your chance to get your very own Mariners Gym Bag! It's perfect for storing all your vital workout gear as you train your way to the top. Get here early, because only the first 15,000 fans (21 & over) will receive this special giveaway!
Kids Run The Bases (July 26 vs. Cleveland Indians)
The parade starts after the game. Youngsters and their families can access the field at the Right Field Ramp near Section 114.
Salute To Kids Day - Ichiro Jersey (July 26 vs. Cleveland Indians)
Kids will take over Safeco Field as they serve as honorary PA announcer, photographer, bat boy, grounds crew member and more! Plus, all kids 14 and under will receive an Ichiro jersey courtesy of Boeing!
BECU Half-Price Family Night (July 27 vs. Toronto Blue Jays)
Half-Price Family Nights are one of the best deals in baseball! All View Reserved seats are only $10*. Why not gather everyone you know and come out to the park? Maybe even grab some people you don't know... the more the merrier! Ticket price $11 day of game.
Military Discount Night (July 28 vs. Toronto Blue Jays)
U.S. Military can purchase tickets in the View Reserved section for just $10*. That's half off the regular price! Plus, receive 20%-off regular-priced merchandise at all Mariners Team Stores during Tuesday home games. (Not valid on autographed and game-used items. Other restrictions may apply.) Ticket price is $11 on the day of the game.
Grand Slam Family Pack Night (July 29 vs. Toronto Blue Jays)
Save big with the Grand Slam Family Pack Night. Grand Slam Family Packs include four tickets, four hot dogs and four Pepsi brand soft drinks for one low price. View Reserved Pack - $55 (day of game - $60); Field Pack - $110 (day of game - $120); Terrace Club OF Pack - $135 (day of game - $145)
Mariners Matinee Presented By US Bank (July 29 vs. Toronto Blue Jays)
Don't miss your chance for exciting day baseball at Safeco Field when the Mariners finish their series against the Toronto Blue Jays. The game begins at a special 1:40 time on Wednesday.