NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the Seattle Mariners nice game 1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. The good. The breakthrough from Kyle Seager and re-addition of Michael Saunders has invigorated a Mariners offense that was sputtering because of injuries. The Bad. The Mariners one loss this week? Saunders was 0 for 5. Felix Hernandez won his third game in a row and has four wins already this season.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his keys to the Mariners’ series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Looking at their record right now, the Mariners stand at 13-17 and are currently five games back of the AL West leading Texas Rangers. Michael Saunders made his return this past week, picking up where he left off and looks as though he will be a solid player in 2013. Though it may still relatively early, the way he is swinging the bat is very promising. And it’s not only Saunders who is currently heating up.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the M’s vs. Toronto Blue Jays from Toronto in Game 142. The pitching matchup features Mariners RH Erasmo Ramirez (0-2, 3.69 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Brandon Morrow (8-5, 2.94). Erasmo Ramirez gets a chance to make a comeback to the starting rotation after losing his spot following an elbow injury in late June.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Toronto Blue Jays. Today was a rough day to be Miguel Olivo. The Mariners catcher did manage to go 2-4 with a home run, but is still only hitting .196 on the season. The Blue Jays beat Seattle with offense, plain and simple. Brendan Ryan, stuck in an 0 for 18 slump, was replaced in the lineup by Munenori Kawasaki.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the series versus the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mariners played comeback the whole game until Michael Saunders single-handedly changed the game for the Mariners. In the 9th, he tied the game with a homerun. In the 10th, with bases loaded, Saunders launched his first career Grand Slam for the 9-5 victory.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto. Tonight in TO Blake Beaven is on the mound. His last start was his match up against Phillip Humber who threw a perfect game against him, not that the lack of offense was Beaven’s fault in the slightest.