NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees. Tonight at Yankee Stadium its Game 34 Felix Hernandez vs. Hiroki Kuroda. Tomorrow Hector Noesi returns to New York, this time in a Seattle uniform.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. The M’s are back to their losing ways, but call ups of Mike Carp and Shawn Kelley hope to change that.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with some M’s roster news this week. Shawn Kelley has been moved back to the big league bullpen from Tacoma. To make room for Kelley, fellow reliever Erasmo Ramirez was sent down to Tacoma in a move that skipper Eric Wedge says is to condition him for a possible emergency starter role with the big league club.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. The Mariners had a fairly poor last week but if they can take something positive from their 6 losses in 7 games, it’s that they were all close. Also on the up and up, Kyle Seager is hitting .297, promising for a team that needs its bats to get going. Miguel Olivo was placed on the 15 day disabled list. Chone Figgins must be wondering whats up.
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 second M’s game of the series versus the Minnesota Twins. Mike Carp is back, which is very exciting, but he’s been lackluster since his return. Chone Figgins is out of the lineup. Good call. The pitching was spot on, with Felix Hernandez going 8 strong innings and the team 1 hitting the Twins as a whole.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson points out Chone Figgins was given five weeks to get to where a normal leadoff hitter has to be with his swing, his bat, his average, and where did it get him? At the end of the first month, Figgins had dropped his average to .189 which is right where he was at the end of the previous season.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners. Tonight back at Safeco Field in Seattle its Carl Pavano vs. Jason Vargas. Surprisingly Vargas has the best record of the Mariners starters at 3-2. Vargas has been receiving more run support this year than in the past.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weigh in with a message for Mariners GM Jack Zdrunzik and skipper Eric Wedge M’s fans, like them or hate them Danny want to hear from you. Give him your M’s roster suggestions below in the comments section. Danny will respond, let’s get the debate going. Call up Shawn Kelley, move Hector Noesi to the pen.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays. Tonight in Tampa its #HappyFelixDay as Felix Hernandez takes to the mound to go against Jeremy Hellickson. Tampa Bay (14-8) is off to a stellar start and have been dominating the competition.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. The Mariners biggest off season news was the trade that brought Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi. We’ve since learned that Michael Pineda will be OUT for the season for the Yankees. In a surprising turn of events the M’s went 3-0 sweeping the Detroit Tigers, but 1-2 vs the Blue Jays.
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.