NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the Seattle Mariners nice game 1 win over the Baltimore Orioloes on Monday night. The good. Michael Saunders crushed a home run in the first inning off a left-handed pitcher. Yes, he played great in CF, adding something Endy Chavez can’t a foot of height. The bad. In AAA, Mike Zunino recorded his first hit at home this season (a triple). Can he come up yet?
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s first series win of the season. It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the Mariners finally decided to put together a quality performance and win their first series of the year. Taking 3-of-4 from the Angels, Seattle capped the series by using two late home runs, one by Jason Bay and one by Michael Morse, to propel them to a 2-1 victory. Late heroics of Bay and Morse is nice, but how about the pitching of Hisashi Iwakuma.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the Seattle Mariners nice game 1 win over the LA Angels on Thursday night. The good. OF Carlos Peguero hit the third-longest home run in SafeCo history (estimate 452 ft), giving the M’s a lead they never relinquished. Bartender cleaned up the place, even in non-save situations Tom Wilhelmsen has been money in the 9th for Seattle. The offensive stars of the night were Kyle Seager and Jason Bay
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Boston Red Sox vs. M’s at Safeco Field its Game 136. The pitching matchup features Red Sox RH Clay Buchholz (11-4, 4.50 ERA) vs. Mariners LH Jason Vargas (13-9, 3.90). So far this season Vargas has had 2 starts against the BoSox and is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and has given up 3 home runs and 5 walks.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the LA Angels vs. M’s at Safeco Field its Game 133. The pitching matchup features Mariners Angels RH Dan Haren (8-10, 4.82 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Kevin Millwood (4-11, 4.28). For the month of August Millwood has given up 37 hits in 29.2 innings including 5 home runs resulting in 20 runs allowed, 19 of them earned.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the San Diego Padres. Tonight at Safeco Field in Game 62 for the M’s. The matchup tonight Padres LH Clayton Richard (2-7, 4.58 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (4-4, 3.42). Happy Felix Day! Felix is returning to the hill after 11 days off.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tonight at Safeco Field in Game 60 for the M’s, Kevin Millwood will take to the mound as the only Mariners pitcher with experience against the Dodgers. The rest of the series could go either way but the M’s will look to pick up as many wins as possible as they try to ascent the standings.
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.
Danny Ferguson provides some offeason comedic relief in this witty Celebrity Death Matchup between The Machine and The King. The A.L. West is primed to be a battle field and in the third week of May the Mariners will call upon their champion, Felix Hernandez to face Albert Pujols. Strike three. Felix Wins. If only he would pitch again the next night.