NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the interleague series versus the L.A. Dodgers. The Mariners needed just 1 run, and without it this magic night never happens. Kevin Millwood aside, I think this night really goes to the bullpen. Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen combined for 3 innings, 2 walks, 3 Ks and, of course, o hits.
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 Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners. Tonight back at Safeco Field in Seattle its former M’s pitcher Doug Fister vs. Blake Beavan. Fister of course played for the Mariners until he was traded for OF Casper Wells, LHP Charlie Furbush, Francisco Martinez , Chance Ruffin.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the series versus the Cleveland Indians. The Mariners started off hot behind Ichiro Suzuki and Justin Smoak’s strong middle of the order performance. It all unraveled in the 5th, though as the Indians scored 7 to tie the game at 8 and eventually went on to score 1 more for the win.
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.
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 Texas and Oakland this week in what turned out to be quite a few pitching duels. While Felix Hernandez still worried some, the under rated Blake Beavan, Jason Vargas and Hector Noesi stunned. The Mariners bullpen was a little shaky, but evened itself out to hold on.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. A not so fun bit of news this week. Seattle fans were greeted with a difficult season opener as the team could not score behind Felix Hernandez, and the concession vendors couldn’t take credit cards. Texas looks to have a secure hold to their place a top the A.L. West and are the favorites for another division championship.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners & Tacoma Rainiers blogger Danny Ferguson tells us what to expect from the AAA farm team of the M’s in 2012. Fans should see Adam Moore, Franklin Gutierrez and Mike Carp in Tacoma on training assignments before being activated off the disabled list. Does Tacoma have the same potential this season as well? It is hard to know exactly what to expect with a fluctuating roster of a AAA team.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners baseball blogger Danny Ferguson tells us to go from 27 down to 25, Carlos Peguero and Shawn Kelley were optioned to Tacoma. John Jaso has not played well but is needed until to cover the catching duties as Monetero will be the primary DH and Adam Moore has yet to make a return from his wrist injury. Franklin Gutierrez, Adam Moore, and Mike Carp start the season on the DL.
NWSB insider Jonathan Irwin brings us his 5 reasons why fans should already fear for the Seattle Mariners bullpen. While Tom Wilhelmsen and Brandon League preformed well in the season opener. Shawn Kelley, Steve Delabar and George Sherrill did the opposite in game 2. The team has no set up man, no swing man and didn’t exactly wow fans with the bullpen performance this Spring.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners baseball blogger Danny Ferguson tells us to go from 30 down to 28, Carlos Peguero and Chance Ruffin were optioned to Tacoma, and Guillermo Quiroz was re-assigned to minor league camp. To get down to 25, the team deactivated Kevin Millwood, Hector Noesi, and Hisashi Iwakuma for the two games in Japan. The M’s front office and Eric Wedge could still change their minds before next week.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson points out over the offseason, the Mariners repeatedly indicated the team wish list to improve and compete in the AL West. A left handed reliever, a catcher, and a veteran presence. Danny now questions why the Mariners would NOT want to pursue Johnny Damon. Is it money? His value in that case alone could make him worth picking up.