Offense alert! Mariners take care of Astros 7-1

Montero HR

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the Seattle Mariners trends and aberrations of the young season. With Felix Hernandez on the mound, you can expect a low scoring output by the opposing team. But you can normally expect one from the M’s too. That wasn’t the case Monday night. The M’s exploded for 7 runs, including HR’s by Kyle Seager, Kendrys Morales, and Jesus Montero. Maybe the tides are turning for the SS Mariner.

Mariners and Tigers celebrate Jackie Robinson at SafeCo Field

Cabrera

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jeff Budke reports on the fifteenth game of the season versus the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers have a pretty impressive offensive lineup Jeff states, but he also says that the worst may not be here yet. He’s talking about the next two pitchers the M’s will face; Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. Ex Mariner deck hand Doug Fister took it to the M’s Tuesday night, leaving the fans wondering why exactly Jack Z made that trade.

Brandon Maurer delivers hope to the Mariners; claims first victory

Brandon Maurer

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jeff Budke reports on the fourteenth game of the season versus the Texas Rangers. Jeff points out the bad. There are too many players on this team slugging their batting average or close to it. It is a terrible thing. He points out the good. Felix Hernandez pitched irregularly poor, but then Hisashi Iwakuma pitched a gem on Friday, and Joe Saunders is making me look foolish, and now Brandon Maurer bounced back.

Texas Rangers vs. Mariners: MLB Baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 3

Alex Liddi

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Texas Rangers. Without Alex Liddi, this win doesn’t happen. Without Tom Wilhemsen, this win happens and is far less stressful. What a crazy last game of the series. Kevin Millwood has had a very up and down season. But the last two games he’s been GREAT.

Mariners vs. Colorado Rockies: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 3

Mariners vs. Rockies Game 3 Recap

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Colorado Rockies. Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak and Mike Carp all hit homeruns on Sunday. Nice three game set. Perhaps more exciting than the sweep is that the Mariners finally head home to Seattle. Monday kicks off a 7-game home stand against the Angels and Rangers.

Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 2

Mariners vs. Indians

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the series versus the Cleveland Indians. Tough day for the arms. Steve Delabar started things off with a blown save in the 8th. After Seattle finally recaptured the lead in the 11th, they handed the ball over to closer Brandon League. He was horrible. Ichiro Suzuki has just 5 RBI in May. Not good from the #3 spot.

Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 1

Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the series versus the Boston Red Sox. Tonight’s game was the fourth in a 10-game road trip for the Mariners. The loss puts them at 1-3 to start the trip. The Mariners had 8 hits tonight, but only 1 — a Justin Smoak double — was for extra bases. Starter Jason Vargas pitched 6 innings.

Mariners vs. N.Y. Yankees: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 3

Justin Smoak

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.

Mariners vs. N.Y. Yankees: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 1

Mariners vs. Yankees

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.

Detroit Tigers vs. Mariners: MLB Baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 2

Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the series versus the Detroit Tigers. Kyle Seager kept his hot streak alive while Kevin Millwood kept his cold streak ice cold. The Mariners couldn’t jump on Verlander early enough to give themselves a chance to comeback in this one.

Minnesota Twins vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 2

Twins vs. Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the series versus the Minnesota Twins. Mike Carp is back, which is very exciting, but he’s been lackluster since his return. Chone Figgins is out of the lineup. Good call. The pitching was spot on, with Felix Hernandez going 8 strong innings and the team 1 hitting the Twins as a whole.

Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays: 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 Tampa Bay Rays. Blake Beaven had a rough night. Despite his solid stats, Beavan’s season has been plagued by a 46% fly ball percent. In fact, his fly out to ground out ratio is at an ugly 40/30. Elsewhere in the AL West, the Oakland Athletics have ridden a 2-game win streak to 13-13.

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