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.
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.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. A not so fun bit of news this week. Seattle fans had to watch a perfect game pitched on them on Saturday afternoon. The crown jewel of frustration came on the day the Mariners were nationally televised losing a to Philip Humber in a perfect game. Brandon League no more blown saves on Felix Hernandez day ok?
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?