Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Luis Jimenez finally gets a big league start after 13 years in the minors (photo prorumors.com)

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. Will the Mariners play spoiler with their remaining games as we are now out of the wild card hunt? Luis Jimenez gets his very first MLB start, and Felix Hernandez is on a cold streak.

My oh My! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners (video)

Michael Saunders did all he could not to end up like this guy on his foul ball grab (photo bleacherreport.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the twenty-third week of the year had to be the defensive gem by Michael Saunders grabing the ball out of the first row of seats. Yes, the ball was foul, but this play took another chance away from Coco Crisp, one of the most dangerous base runners in all of MLB. A true web gem.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Would the Mariners consider parting with Dustin Ackley this offseason?

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, but since it was a short week for the M’s, this week will only be a top 5. Felix gets shafted at the ASG, Dustin Ackley is turning it around at the leadoff spot, and Safeco turns 13. Plus, will Jack Z have a card up his sleeve come deadline time?

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Happy Felix Day

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.

Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 1

Mariners vs. Athletics

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first game of the series versus the Oakland Athletics. As is the ongoing trend with these “love ‘em/hate ‘ems” I must make a note that Seattle’s lineup was absolutely horrendous tonight. Oakland’s offense had just as hard a time tonight as Seattle’s, and it’s all because of starting pitcher Kevin Millwood. An incredibly boring game.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Felix Hernandez

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. With six of seven games going down to the wire, this was actually a pretty exciting week. More injuries to report; Erasmo Ramirez and Franklin Gutierrez. An old friend Mark Langston returns to Seattle, and John Jaso with a flare for the dramatics.

Oakland Athletics vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 2

Wells scores with the 3rd run of the game on a SWEET hit by the suddenly hot at the plate Brendan Ryan.

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.

2012 MLB Analysis: Know Your Enemy AL West

Know Your Enemy

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. If one this is clear, it’s that this division’s teams could be in a long tight race to the wire because all have fairly identical records this past week. What’s keeping the Texas Rangers at the top. Just Josh Hamilton of course.

Weekly Seattle Mariners recap: Series pitching vs. Texas, Oakland

Hector Noesi, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners took on Texas and Oakland this week in what turned out to be quite a few pitching duels. While Felix Hernandez still worried some, the under rated Blake Beavan, Jason Vargas and Hector Noesi stunned. The Mariners bullpen was a little shaky, but evened itself out to hold on.

Oakland A’s vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 3

Blake Beavan

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Oakland Athletics. A 5-3 win and a win for Blake Beavan. The M’s won’t see another AL West team for twelve more series. Tom Wilhelmsen pitched a near perfect 8th, and Brandon League continued his scoreless streak while picking up the save.

My oh my! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners: (Video)

Chone Figgins Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the first week of the M’s season had to be Chone Figgins bunt vs. the Oakland Athletics. Like Clinton has been saying for the last four months; speed wins baseball games. And any time a guy like Figgins can turn a bunt into an RBI like this, you have something special brewing.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Shawn Kelly

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. On Third? With the injury to starting LF Mike Carp, Mariners skipper Eric Wedge had to come up with a new lineup on the double. By placing the speedy Chone Figgins out in left field.

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