NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the seventh week of the year had to be the two homerun game by Raul Ibanez against the Yankees. The M’s jumped out of the gate hot Wednesday night, probably a little peeved about the loss the night before. A 7 run first inning capped by a Ibanez grand slam started them off on the right foot. The M’s went on to win 12-2, but not before Raul connected for a 2-run shot in the 5th as well.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the Seattle Mariners win over the N.Y. Yankees today in game 3 of the three game series. Hector Noesi gave up one run and three hits in 4 1/3 innings before Oliver Perez (1-0) followed with 1 1/3 innings for the win. Michael Morse homered, and Dustin Ackley and Brendan Ryan each drove in a run. Mariners manager Eric Wedge earned his first ejection of the season.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Raul Ibanez’s offensive onslaught in New York. He has recorded a hit in each of the last six games that he has appeared in and racked up 12 RBI in that time span as well. Aside from that short stretch of games, Ibanez also has a .421 batting average in the month of May after an April that saw him hit a lowly .158. He has launched four home runs in the month while hustling for one triple and one double as well. Are the Mariners putting something in his water?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the New York Yankees. C.C. Sabathia was fortunate to come away with a no-decision against Boston on Saturday after surrendering a season-high six runs in six innings. The Mariners have not won eight in a row since June 23-July 1, 2007. Kevin Millwood and Felix Hernandez will pitch in this series for Seattle.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the New York Yankees. Kevin Millwood finally had a good outing, going 7-innings deep giving up 1 run. The bullpen had quite the day. Eric Wedge ended up using five different pitchers to cover the last 2-innings of the game. Only one of those pitchers managed to pitch more than 0.1 of an inning.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the series versus the New York Yankees. Felix Hernandez had won his three previous starts at the new Yankee Stadium but one bad pitch lost his club the ball game on Friday night. Mike Carp is hitting a mere .130/.200/.304 on the season with 1 home run. It’s easy for Seattle fans to feel jaded by Raul Ibanez.