NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jeff Budke reports on the fourth game of the season versus the Oakland Athletics. Jeff points out the offensive production is hiding behind the power of Mike Morse, but it stinks like years past all the same. Power is often assimilated with the third spot in the lineup, which is absolutely something DH/OF Raul Ibanez possesses, but this is not a good place for him writes Jeff.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jeff Budke reports on the second game of the season versus the Oakland Athletics. Jeff points out that leadoff hits and two-out rallies were key in the 7-1 victory. Hisashi Iwakuma also had a great showing, along with Michael Saunders and Kyle Seager. If there’s anything to not like, it’s Yoenis Cespedes. But in this case, hate equals respect.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jeff Budke reports on the first game of the season versus the Oakland Athletics. The Headline: Felix Hernandez shines as the Mariners win their 7th straight opening day game. Jeff points out the bullpen, Charlie Furbush, Pryor, and Tom Wilhelmsen surrendered two walks in only 1.1 IP. That trend cannot continue, because hits will come too. Next game check out Michael Morse and his really strange batting stretch-thing.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Oakland Athletics. PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Kevin Millwood (3-6, 4.00 ERA) vs. Athletics LH Tommy Milone (8-6, 3.73) in the series opener. Millwood missed his last start due to the fact he was licking his wounds. Which is bad when you have a groin injury.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve says the Mariners lineup needs to score in the top of the first. Put the game in motion early on and give Justin Smoak and Jesus Montero early opportunities with runners in scoring position. Early success will create a trickle down effect for the rest of the lineup.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the opening day clash North American clash between the M’s and the A’s, this time in Oakland. The 2 teams split their series in Japan and Danny predicts Felix Hernandez to prevail with the win while Jason Vargas might not escape Oakland with a win. The Mariners are hoping Dustin Ackley carries his game 2 performance into Oakland.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the opening day clash between the M’s and the A’s in Tokyo. Ichiro Suzuki will return home as the Mariners open the 2012 Major League Baseball season against the American League West rival Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday morning. The ace on Seattle’s staff, Felix Hernandez will make his fifth career Opening Day start.
NWSB Insider and part-time Seattle Mariners blogger C-Mac weighs in today with his essential 2012 Mariners Tokyo Japan todo list for travelling players and fans of MLB baseball. He spent five great years living in Tokyo, and can offer these suggestions to anyone who wants to find something to do while in the world’s most populated city. Justin Smoak your tour guides are Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki, and Hisashi Iwakuma