NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the seventeenth week of the year had to be the induction video of Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson to the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame. As players who were instrumental in winning and helping the M’s get Safeco built, this was a day that will go down in history and never be forgotten to Marines fans everywhere.
Clinton Bell profiles one of the Northwests own, Willie Bloomquist of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Born in Bremerton, WA., but raised in Port Orchard, WA., Bloomquist is a true northwest athlete. Playing his high school ball at South Kitsap High School, Willie was drafted by the Mariners, once in 1996, and again in 1999.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the New York Yankees. PITCHING MATCHUP: Luis Mendoza, RHP 4-6, 4.31 ERA vs. Jason Vargas, LHP, 10-7, 3.91 ERA. Vargas equaled his career high with his 10th win Saturday, holding the Rays to one unearned run in six-plus innings. He’s 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA over his past five starts. Should be good.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin asks the important question tonight have the M’s turned the franchise corner? Yes, if their last 5 wins mean anything it is hope. Never underestimate hope, especially in a season as disappointing as this one. Michael Saunders, Dustin Ackley, Kyle Seager and Jesus Montero. These are big names.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third game of the series versus the Tampa Bay Rays. The Headline: The Mariners win the pitching duel and take their second series in a row. The road was kind to the M’s, winning 5 out of 7 games, but up next is a 10 game homestand with the M’s facing the first place New York Yankees first. Home will not be as kind as the road reports, as the bats seem to sleep at Safeco.
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 Jonathan Irwin reports on the second game of the series versus the Kansas City Royals. As is the ongoing trend with these “love ‘em/hate ‘ems” he must make a note that Seattle’s lineup was absolutely wonderful tonight, for the second night in a row!. The M’s have scored 13 runs in the first two innings of games 1 and two. Jesus Montero, Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders have been great.
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.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. This week Mike Carp and Stephan Pryor start rehab assignments at A High Desert, Jesus Montero stays of the DL, and Adam Moore was picked up by the Kansas City Royals. King Felix leaves for the ASG, and hopefully the few days off will be a blessing for this struggling ballclub.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve brings us a good piece on the M’s today. First baseman and Goose Creek, South Carolina native Justin Smoak is under the spotlight. Justin Smoak is not comfortable in a MLB batter’s box. For the first time in his life, he is not excelling at the one thing that brought him joy.