NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners calling up Stephen Pryor for the bullpen this week. He points out Pryor has been known to have control issues though with a 100-MPH fastball that could work to his advantage. The Mariners front office realizes that they are dealing with a young team that needs extra time to develop.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox. Tonight at U.S Cellular Field in Chicago its Game 54 . The pitching matchup features Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (4-4, 3.17 ERA) vs. White Sox RH Jake Peavy (6-1, 3.07 ERA). Peavy has a challenge quieting a Seattle offense that has scored 31 runs over two games.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The bullpen made strides this week. I understand how that reads considering Brandon League had another meltdown. Felix Hernandez, who was lights out in the week’s opener was rattled in his second start of the week. Kevin Millwood continues to impress.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the eight week of the year had to be the Ozzie Smith-esque play by Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan. On a 1-2 pitch by Hector Noesi Bobby Wilson grounded to center field. Brendan Ryan comes out of nowhere, snags the ball, spins, and in mid air throws Wilson out by a step and a half.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the fourth M’s game of the series versus the L.A. Angels of Anaheim. It’s just bad. Kyle Seager is mired in a bit of a slump. Seattle’s bullpen has been bad enough throughout the season so its fitting that with the score at 3-2 in the 9th Shawn Kelley goes ahead and gives LA that insurance run. Justin Smoak closed out today’s series going 2-4.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the Seattle Mariners. With a four game set scheduled for the weekend, the M’s need to take advantage of the Angels weaknesses. Albert Pujuols is struggling with the AL, and Felix Hernandez needs to exploit that.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners. Tonight at Safeco Field its Game 44 Yu Darvish vs. Felix Hernandez. It could be the case of whoever can score 2 runs first will win. And it will be the bullpen’s fault. Do the Texas Rangers have jurisdiction in Washington State?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the series versus the Cleveland Indians. Tough day for the arms. Steve Delabar started things off with a blown save in the 8th. After Seattle finally recaptured the lead in the 11th, they handed the ball over to closer Brandon League. He was horrible. Ichiro Suzuki has just 5 RBI in May. Not good from the #3 spot.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians. Tonight at Progressive Field its Game 39 Felix Hernandez versus Ubaldo Jimenez. The Mariners fell to 1-4 on a 10-game road trip. Blake Beavan went four innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks.
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us his weekly Fantasy Baseball recap of your Seattle Mariners. Felix Hernandez is always a safe bet in fantasy with Ichiro Suzuki joining him in those ranks right off the bat. Jason Vargas continues to stay hot while Kyle Seager and Dustin Ackley have been trying to keep the offense afloat. Chone Figgins is a figment of the past and Brendan Ryan just can’t hit.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. Outside of Hisashi Iwakuma and Brandon League’s performances, the bullpen surrendered 6 runs on 15 hits with Shawn Kelley and Steve Delabar surrendering the two home runs. Felix Hernandez and Hector Noesi struggled in NYC.
Free MLB Betting Odds & Picks on the Seattle Mariners vs. N.Y. Yankee Sunday afternoon game 3 matchup. The Yankees are -180 home favourites. The over/under is set at 9. Q likes the home team in this one 11-5. With Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson leading the way this team is averaging nearly 5 runs per game. Kevin Millwood hardly seems like a sufficient obstacle.