Seattle Mariners: Weekly Preview Dirty Birds & Bean Eaters

Only a pair of 11th inning losses prevented the Ms from sweeping last week. Well done. Probably way too late for a wildcard run, but well done nonetheless.

The Orioles have an impressive hitting lineup led by Adams Jones and Manny Machado. Baltimore comes into town a few games over .500 and still within the wildcard chase, but are a distant 3rd place in the AL East behind NY and the surging Blue Jays.

If Seattle’s pitchers can keep the ball in the park, this is a series they could win.

Seattle Mariners: Weekly Preview Rockies Mountain High & Walker, Texas Rangers

Another rough week is over for the Mariners. As expected, Jackie Z didn’t make any deadline moves for his middle-of-the-pack franchise. Not that the embattled GM has much to trade with. Oh well…

More inter-league baseball as the Ms take on the Rockies. The team from Colorado just traded their franchise player, so they are firmly in their permanent rebuilding mode.

At least Seattle is the better run franchise.

Seattle Mariners: Weekly Preview Motor City Kitties & Toronto BJs

The Mariners roll forward in the 2nd half and travel to the home state of Kid Rock and Ted Nugent. The Tigers have the best hitting team in baseball, but they have struggled since the All-Star break.

As good as the Tigers have been hitting the ball, their pitching staff has not been holding up their end of the bargain. Detroit ranks 27th in team ERA and 26th in team WHIP, and their ace is not sceduled to pitch in this 4 game series.