NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the series versus the Boston Red Sox. Tonight’s game was the fourth in a 10-game road trip for the Mariners. The loss puts them at 1-3 to start the trip. The Mariners had 8 hits tonight, but only 1 — a Justin Smoak double — was for extra bases. Starter Jason Vargas pitched 6 innings.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox. Tonight at Fenway Park its Game 37 Jason Vargas versus Jon Lester. Eric Wedge indicated a displeasure with the Mariners veteran players including Ichiro Suzuki in the number 3 slot in the line up. Is change coming?
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Former Seattle Mariners skipper Darrell Johnson. Danny Ferguson one of our Seattle sports area bloggers points out in his 50 years in the game he was employed by 12 different major league teams. Seven teams as a player and five as a coach/manager. His M’s coaching winning percentage was .384.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Seattle Mariners head coach Eric Wedge was a perfect candidate for the Mariners job after he was let go by the Indians in 2009. Since then, Wedge’s grit and experience has shown through in the Mariners organization. The Mariners front office and fans alike love the guy and hope he can turn the team around back to their winning ways.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current Boston Red Sox player from Madras Oregon Jacoby Ellsbury. The Tampa Bay Rays drafted Ellsbury in 2002 but he didn’t sign, instead choosing to attend Oregon State University for three years. The Boston Red Sox drafted him 23rd overall in 2005 and the rest is history.