NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays. PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2, 5.13 ERA) vs. Rays RH James Shields (1-2, 5.13 ERA) in the series opener. The Mariners are looking to shock teams on the road after more dismal play at home.
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.