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 part-time Seattle Mariners blogger C-Mac weighs in today with his 2012 analysis of the Mariners Japanese baseball stars. He spent five great years living in Tokyo, and offers his analysis from time to time. He looks at Ichiro, Munenori Kawasaki, and Hisashi Iwakuma in this post. How do the new Mariners 2012 stars compare with past Japanes stars?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Texas Rangers. This was one of the craziest nights of baseball in recent Mariners memory. Kyle Seager was 4-6 on the night with 4 runs and 2 RBI. Jesus Montero had an amazing night, going 3-4. Justin Smoak kept his hot streak rolling, as he had 3 hits, 1 walk, 6 RBI and 2 home runs. The M’s won 21-8.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. The Mariners won more than they lost this week! Something fans should relish while it lasts. Manager Eric Wedge may be moving Ichiro Suzuki in the lineup once again, Justin Smoak’s bat finally showed up in New York, and the M’s took a trip to some local schools to educate students on the importance of drug prevention in their futures.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox. Tonight at Fenway Park its Game 37 Jason Vargas versus Jon Lester. Eric Wedge indicated a displeasure with the Mariners veteran players including Ichiro Suzuki in the number 3 slot in the line up. Is change coming?
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 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. Michael Saunders went off this week as did Alex Liddi. Jesus Montero is slowly warming up and becoming more consistent and Justin Smoak is doing the opposite.
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 insider and Seattle Sports blogger Brandon Choate brings us his take an issue that has been brewing with the Seattle Mariners for years now. With Wednesday’s game against Cleveland came the lowest attendance ever recorded at Safeco Field. The team ownership’s refusal to spend money combined with the team’s inconsistent production has soured fans and given them a reason to stay home on game day.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the first week of the M’s season had to be Ichiro Suzuki’s first hit in Japan vs the Oakland Athletics. Exactly the type of hit that Ichiro has made a career of, and made many a defense look foolish at the same time. Clinton provides a You Tube Video of the event for all Mariners fans to see.
Mariners insider Brandon Choate brings us his first impressions of this year’s Seattle Mariners squad after watching the opening 2 games in Japan. Felix Hernandez and Jason Vargas both pitched well, but couldn’t get run support despite youngsters Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak both going yard. If things don’t shape up, this could be another long, low-scoring season for the Mariners.
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us an interesting take on Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. Not only has he been a beacon of hope for the Mariners, but he is also representing his home country of Japan in many ways. Through his success in America, he has single handedly paved the way for more international players to take the main stage in America.