Mariners split with Pirates, win 2-1 in Wednesday’s matinee

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the Seattle Mariners win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in game 2 of the two game series. It was a happy Happy Felix Day indeed, thanks in part to another lights out performance by the King, and a timely go-ahead homer by Jesus Montero. M’s finished the road trip with a winning record, which is always something to brag about.

Mariners sign Felix Hernandez to seven-year deal

NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jon Irwin reports on the news that Felix Hernandez is set to sign a seven-year, $175 million contract. The record setting deal is the highest ever awarded to a pitcher, and will keep King Felix a Mariner through the 2019 season.

Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays: MLB baseball love ’em & hate ’em game 3

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third game of the series versus the Toronto Blue Jays. Dustin Ackley belts his 11th home run, but it isn’t enough as King Felix Hernandez is lit up for seven earned runs. Luckily, Seattle still escapes with two our of three against the cellar dwelling Jays.

Cleveland Indians vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ’em & hate ’em game 2

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second game of the series versus the Cleveland Indians. The Headline: timely offense and a Felix Hernandez gem were all the Mariner’s needed for this win. Following his perfect game, Hernandez pitched like a Cy Young winner. A Jesus Montero 3-run homer sealed the deal for this M’s win. It was a “Montero Mash” that’s for sure.

Padres vs Mariners in Seattle: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the San Diego Padres. Tonight at Safeco Field in Game 62 for the M’s. The matchup tonight Padres LH Clayton Richard (2-7, 4.58 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (4-4, 3.42). Happy Felix Day! Felix is returning to the hill after 11 days off.

Is the Mariners King Felix getting squeezed out of run support?

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve goes inside the numbers on that age old question: does Felix Hernandez get enough run support? The answer: Yes, says Steve. With a breakdown of every start over the past three years, including King Felix’s starts this season, the numbers tell us that the average score per start should be 4-2 in favor of the Mariners.

Five reasons Happy Felix Day is my favorite day of the week

NWSB insider Clinton Bell brings us his reasons why he loves Felix Day. Oh you haven’t heard of Felix Day? It’s the one day a week that Seattle Mariners fans get to sit down and see pitching at it’s best when Felix Hernandez takes the mound. That is, until he hands the ball off to Eric Wedge. Or some nights, Brandon League.

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