NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down why Justin Smoak is finally showing signs of reaching his potential. Smoak has shown glimpses of the highly touted prospect he was supposed to be, but never kept it going. However, he’s coming in to his own since returning from the disabled list, and the numbers prove it.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. By far the biggest surprise is Yoervis Medina. Medina pitched 3.1 innings this week in 3 appearances. He only gave up a single hit and struck out 3 in the process. There isn’t much we can say about Felix Hernandez that hasn’t been said yet.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the sixth week of the year had to be the go-ahead homerun by Jesus Montero. The Mariners were battling hard in Pittsburgh and with Felix on the mound it was important to get that winning run across the plate. Jesus Montero got a first pitch fastball he liked, and hit it to the deepest part of the field. Homerun, Mariners win, Dave Sims gets all giggly, win-win-win situation for everyone.