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. With not one, but two home runs on Friday night, Michael Saunders single handily took down the Blue Jays in game 1 of their series.
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 Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the series versus the Detroit Tigers. Seattle left a staggering 27 men on base. Seattle had 15 hits, 1 home runs, 2 stolen bases and 2 doubles. Alex Liddi is impressing Jonathan. In the 8th, Tom Wilhelmsen allowed singles to Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, only to shut down the next three hitters. Brandon League got the save.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Watch for Mike Carp’s return sometime on this road trip. Watch for Hector Noesi who was ravaged in his last start against the White Sox, giving up 6 runs in 1.1 innings.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer Josh Hall takes on the role of tour guide in Detroit as the Canucks prepare to try and stop the streak the Detroit Red Wings have going. Will Ryan Kesler invite everyone to his home in Livonia? What connection do Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have with the Henry Ford Museum? Are there some good eats to be found for Dale Weise to critique?