NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Seattle’s latest series against the Kansas City Royals. Far out of any playoff race, the Mariners made sure to leave their effort on the field as they took 2-of-3 from a team still looking to contend for a postseason berth. James Paxton was stellar, Justin Smoak came through in the clutch, and Hisashi Iwakuma was better than ever. Nice to see Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders swinging the bat right now too.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays. Hisashi Iwakuma pitched well his last 2 outings, but got no decisions for his hard work. Jason Vargas will look to continue his hot streak while Blake Beavan looks to stay on track. The Mariners dropped 2 of 3 against Toronto last time around, but have improved since.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the New York Yankees. PITCHING MATCHUP: Luis Mendoza, RHP 4-6, 4.31 ERA vs. Jason Vargas, LHP, 10-7, 3.91 ERA. Vargas equaled his career high with his 10th win Saturday, holding the Rays to one unearned run in six-plus innings. He’s 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA over his past five starts. Should be good.