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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the fourth game of the series versus the Kansas City Royals. The Headline: Jesus Montero goes deep and Felix Hernandez pitches a gem as the Mariners win the series. With the July 31st trade deadline fast approaching, the Mariner’s have been suspiciously quiet. Is Jason Vargas, Brandon League or Tom Wilhelmsen on the block?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the KC Royals. PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners LH Jason Vargas (8-7, 4.07 ERA) vs. Royals LH Jonathan Sanchez (1-5, 6.75) in the series opener. Jason Vargas continues to be the Mariners top potential trade piece aside from one of their up and coming Über prospects.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. Back to the losing column for the M’s this week. Felix Hernandez looks toward the All-Star game, Hector Noesi finally sent down to Tacoma, and Taijuan Walker and Danny Hultzen make a name for themselves in Kansas City.
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us his weekly Fantasy Baseball recap of your Seattle Mariners. Jason Vargas was back to his Felix impressions this week, pitching a gem. Casper Wells was the best hitter on the team, bu that’s not saying much this week. Kyle Seager and Dustin Ackley are now ice cold.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Oakland Athletics. PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Kevin Millwood (3-6, 4.00 ERA) vs. Athletics LH Tommy Milone (8-6, 3.73) in the series opener. Millwood missed his last start due to the fact he was licking his wounds. Which is bad when you have a groin injury.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. Felix Hernandez was in Cy Young form this week and Kevin Millwood and Erasmo Ramirez were on track for similar starts until injuries derailed them. Jason Vargas threw well while Hector Noesi had another forgettable performance.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second and final game of the series versus the Oakland Athletics. Isn’t it time for Kyle Seager and Justin Smoak to proove they can hit at Safeco? This is getting ridiculous isn’t it? Another save for the bartender Tom Wilhelmsen. Brandon League didn’t give up any runs, he did allow 2 hits in 0.1 innings of work. Not impressive.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. Felix Hernandez, Erasmo Ramirez, and Hector Noesi all put up great performances, but only Felix got the win. This goes hand in hand with the way things have been going this season for the starting rotation. Jason Vargas continued his slide with a poor performance.
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. Kyle Seager was the man of the week while the rest of the team could not hold a candle to the young third baseman. This includes Justin Smoak who has gone cold…again.
NWSB Insider Jonathan Irwin brings us his reasons why the Mariners should bring in the fences at Safeco Field. With the Mariners doing most of their scoring on the road, it seems the fences could be the reason for the Mariners poor numbers at home. Ken Griffey Jr left because of it and it might be the reason Justin Smoak and Dustin Ackley can’t seem to get it going permanently.