NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners took on the Tampa Bay Rays, and got swept, and then won their series versus the pathetic group of ballplayers that are the Minnesota Twins. This week the rotation tossed 45.2 IP with Felix Hernandez and Hector Noesi starting twice. Felix pitched a 1 hitter thru 8 on Saturday.
NWSB Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve weighs in today on the M’s offense. If you break it down even further, through 5 starts this season Felix Hernandez has a 2.75 ERA while Jason Vargas has a 3.83 ERA. If you combine the two, you have an ERA of 3.25 compared to the 7.55 ERA between Blake Beavan, Hector Noesi, and Kevin Millwood. The pitching not the bats is the reason for the 11-10 record.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the M’s in Seattle. For the first time this season, the Mariners play outside their own division. The Indians are without Grady Sizemore who is on the 60 disabled list. Kevin Milwood tonight. Jason Vargas will get his 4th start of the season this week as does Felix Hernandez.
Potential stars that could carry the Seattle Mariners as early as next year include Mike Carp, Dustin Ackley, Kyle Seager, Alex Liddi, Michael Pineda, now the Seattle coaching staff has been retained as well. Manager Eric Wedge has a plan for his young team and is sticking to it.