Posted on: May 24, 2010 2:01 am

Seattle Mariners Weekly- Week 7

Hello all you baseball fans we are in week 7 of the Seattle Mariners. This week the Mariners went 2-5 not a very good week for the Mariners. In this section I will talk about the Mariners hottest player of the Week and the Mariners coldest players of this week. Our bullpen this week killed the Mariners allowing a lot of runs that should not have been given up. The Mariners best win this week was May 21 and the Mariners beat the Padres 15-8.

The Mariners hottest player of the week award goes to Mike Sweeny. This guy has lit up the bats for the Mariners this week going 8 for 19 with an amazing 8 RBI's 2 home runs and 3 walks. In the game verse the Padres that was 15-8 he hit 2 home runs. He was unstoppable this week. I hope he can continue his very hot bat and lead the Mariners to some more wins next week. A honorable mention goes out to Josh Bard. He went 5 for 15 this week with a home run and 4 RBI's. He also played very good defense something Rob Johnson has not done lately. Did you know that the Mariners have allowed more passed balls than any other team in baseball.

Our coldest player of this week goes to Franklin Gutierrez. He has hit 4 for 23 this week with only 1 RBI. Franklin usually is outstanding but this week his bat was just not going like it usually does. Franklin did not look on this week. He allowed to many pitches to go by. The Mariners have not been swing the bat the whole year. They look at way to many pitches. Especially on the 3-0 pitch the ball is going to come right down the middle because the pitcher is looking to get a strike to not walk the batter but the Mariners always let it go by for a strike.

In my words this week was a bad week for the Mariners. This year the Mariners have been bad but the Mariners have done a little bit better than this week. The Mariners only good game was the Padre game and the rest were not so good. The Mariners biggest problem so far this season is their relief pitching. They need to buckle their seat belts and stop allowing runs. If the Mariners do not start winning they could be out of this thing pretty fast. Also the Mariners starting pitching did not look that good this week except for Doug Fister and Ian Snell. Ian Snell did great in his starting pitching debut going 5 innings and only giving up 1 run.

Posted on: May 19, 2010 9:13 pm

Boston Red Sox problems

      So we all know that the Boston Red Sox is doing very bad lately. I would like to tell you what they need to do. Well their biggest problem right now is their bullpen. They have been in many close games and in those games their bullpens give up too much runs. Papelpon is giving up way to much runs for a closer. The Red Sox need to sit him and give him some time to think what he is doing wrong and then play him to see what he can do. As far as the rest of the bullpen they are not that good. They need to strap down and do their jobs by not giving up so many runs. 

      Their second problem is their starting pitchers. Lets face it most Red Sox games have been pretty high scores and now with Josh Beckett on the DL this creates many more problems. Dice K needs to start to be the Red Sox's guy. He has not done that lately. After all his injury's you can not expect him to do amazing but that is what the Red Sox need. Even when Josh Beckett was in he was not that good but he was their best pitcher. That is telling you something about their starting pitchers. Jon Lester is right now their guy who is giving them the most opportunities to win. 


       Their third problem is the way they are not competing. I think their hitting is very good but are not showing it. Every game to them is just another game. That is not the way the hitters should show up. They need to think of every game as an huge game. Once this happens the Red Sox will start to do better. Kevin Youkillis is their only player who seems to show up every single game. Kevin is a dedicated guy who is dedicated to winning. The Red Sox are going through problems right now and they can over come them but will they?    


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