NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. Outside of Hisashi Iwakuma and Brandon League’s performances, the bullpen surrendered 6 runs on 15 hits with Shawn Kelley and Steve Delabar surrendering the two home runs. Felix Hernandez and Hector Noesi struggled in NYC.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weigh in with a message for Mariners GM Jack Zdrunzik and skipper Eric Wedge M’s fans, like them or hate them Danny want to hear from you. Give him your M’s roster suggestions below in the comments section. Danny will respond, let’s get the debate going. Call up Shawn Kelley, move Hector Noesi to the pen.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners took on Detroit Tigers and swept their 3-game series in D-town. Then headed over the lake to Toronto and won game 1 of their series with the Blue Jays before losing two. Steve Delabar, Lucas Luetge, Tom Wilhelmsen, and Brandon League pitched well in Detroit.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners took on Cleveland and the Chicago White Soxk in what turned out to include a few VERY noteworthy pitching performances. Hector Noesi had a hard time finding the strike zone. Blake Beavan pitched against a guy throwing a perfect game. Brandon League blew a Felix Hernandez win.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. A not so fun bit of news this week. Seattle fans were greeted with a difficult season opener as the team could not score behind Felix Hernandez, and the concession vendors couldn’t take credit cards. Texas looks to have a secure hold to their place a top the A.L. West and are the favorites for another division championship.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners opening day matchup and series between the A’s and the M’s in Seattle. The 2 teams split their series in Japan, and the Mariners won both games back in Oakland. Blake Bevan was able to hold the Texas Rangers to a single run in Arlington, which is unheard of. Felix Hernandez vs. Colon tonight a match made in heaven.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Texas Rangers. A 4-3 comeback victory. A Mariners team that had gone scoreless for 23 innings finally broke loose in the final two innings to pull out a 4-3 victory snapping a 7 game losing streak to the Rangers. John Jaso, Michael Saunders, Kevin Millwood and Kyle Seager were in fine form.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the year but first in North America. A 7-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Seattle showed a lot of great hustle Friday night. Chone Figgins and Ichiro Suzuki each tacked on a stolen base — the first of the season for both players. Figgins also had two key bunts, while Michael Saunders legged out an infield single.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners baseball blogger Danny Ferguson tells us to go from 27 down to 25, Carlos Peguero and Shawn Kelley were optioned to Tacoma. John Jaso has not played well but is needed until to cover the catching duties as Monetero will be the primary DH and Adam Moore has yet to make a return from his wrist injury. Franklin Gutierrez, Adam Moore, and Mike Carp start the season on the DL.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners baseball blogger Danny Ferguson tells us to go from 30 down to 28, Carlos Peguero and Chance Ruffin were optioned to Tacoma, and Guillermo Quiroz was re-assigned to minor league camp. To get down to 25, the team deactivated Kevin Millwood, Hector Noesi, and Hisashi Iwakuma for the two games in Japan. The M’s front office and Eric Wedge could still change their minds before next week.
Danny Ferguson weighs in with his thoughts on the 2012 Starting Pitchers, Bullpen, and Closers for the Seattle Mariners. The M’s have a major overhaul coming to their starting rotation, and their bullpen has a strong core, but needs a few pieces to round it off. Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas, Hisashi Iwakuma, Blake Bevan, and Brandon League are in for sure.
Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson points out if the Mariners starters could go deep into the game the M’s bullpen could generally prevent too many surprises. Brandon League adapted very well to the closing role. The Mariners have a lot of talent, but there are few differences in the styles and deliveries in these hurlers. David Aardsma coming back will help.