Know your enemy: AL West postseason addition

Oakland A's

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. Wrapping up the end of the season, the unlikeliest of teams takes away the AL West crown. The division will be well represented in October, with the Rangers and As making it to the postseason.

2012 MLB Analysis: Know Your Enemy AL West

Ryan Dempster

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. Since June 12th, the A’s are 30-12. In that time they’ve lost just two series, while sweeping twice—including a series against the New York Yankees. It’s been a rough week for Texas Rangers pitchers. Undergoing surgery to repair his forearm, Colby Lewis (6-6, 3.43 ERA) will be out for the rest of the season. The M’s are on fire.

Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 1

Mariners vs. Athletics

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.

Oakland Athletics vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 2

Wells scores with the 3rd run of the game on a SWEET hit by the suddenly hot at the plate Brendan Ryan.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second and final game of the series versus the Oakland Athletics. Isn’t it time for Kyle Seager and Justin Smoak to proove they can hit at Safeco? This is getting ridiculous isn’t it? Another save for the bartender Tom Wilhelmsen. Brandon League didn’t give up any runs, he did allow 2 hits in 0.1 innings of work. Not impressive.

2012 MLB Analysis: Know Your Enemy AL West

Know Your Enemy

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. If one this is clear, it’s that this division’s teams could be in a long tight race to the wire because all have fairly identical records this past week. What’s keeping the Texas Rangers at the top. Just Josh Hamilton of course.

2012 MLB Analysis: Know Your Enemy AL West

Bartolo Colon

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. If any team’s spot in the standings is bound to change, it has to be Oakland. Right now nothing seems to be holding the Rangers back. As long as the pitching stays strong, and the offense starts to heat up, the Angels could be climbing the ladder very soon here.

Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 3

Mariners vs Athletics

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.

M’s vs. A’s In Tokyo: The pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

M's vs. A's

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.