Reasons to love the Mariners 21-8 drubbing of Texas

Justin Smoak, Jesus Montero, Kyle Seager - Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us a list to bring a smile to your face. Last night, the Seattle Mariners unloaded on the Texas Rangers, scoring 21 runs in their lopsided victory. Behind the strong performances of Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, Dustin Ackely and Kyle Seager, the Mariners made fans forget for one night how bad they’ve been.

Series Analysis: First impressions from the Mariners trip to Japan

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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.

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