Hello all you baseball fans. We are through with week 8 of the Seattle Mariners. The Seattle Mariners did fairly good this week going 3-2 this week. We beat Detriot both games we played them and we did really good in those games. The Mariners bullpen did great in both games with a save by David Aardsma in both games. Then the Mariners went to the Angels house and beat them in game one with a strong outing. Then we lost to more to them in both those games the Mariners bullpen was just not performing. In each of those games the Angels got a walk off home run. Aardsma blew the save on the sunday game. The Mariners need more weeks like this.
In game one of the Detroit and Mariners game the pitchers where Verlander and Doug Fister. The Mariners got 2 runs early in the first. Then the Tigers got 2 in the second. Then in the sixth each team got 1. It was 3-3. In the 8th inning the Mariners scored 2 runs off the Chone Figgins double and then a Franklin Guiterez walk. Miltion Bradley came through and blasted one to right. As far as pitching for the Mariners. Doug Fister went 7 innings, gave up 9 hits and only 2 earned runs (3 runs). Then Shawn Kelley came in and held the Tigers to no more runs. David Aardsma came in and gave the Mariners the save striking out 1 guy. After the game Miltion Bradley commented on his hit he said "It was a good feeling. I came through". This was the Mariners game of the Week.
The Mariners hottest player this week award goes to Miltion Bradley. Bradley went 4 for 19 with 1 home run and 6 RBI's. Miltion Bradley really came through for the Mariners and ignited the Mariners to give them the win in game 1. From the start of the season to right now Bradley has improved so much. He still can do better but for us Mariner fans he is doing great. Also I give a honorable mention to Josh Wilson. He gave us the great 2 RBI hit in game 2 of the Tiger game. Josh Wilson has done great lately. He is one of our stars right now.
The Mariners coldest player goes to Chone Figgins. He has gone 3 for 13 this week with no RBI's. This guy has not looked like the guy we need this year. He has not batted like a number 2 guy. In my opinion I think Don Wakamatsu should put Jose Lopez in the 2 spot and put Chone Figgins in the 9 spot behind Ichiro. That would make him perform better than 199 batting average. We can all hope Chone Figgins starts to heat up and send some sparks to the Mariners.
The Mariners best pitching performance this week was the pitching done by Felix Hernandez. He pitched 8 innings with only 1 earned run, 6 hits, and a outstanding 7 strikeouts. Felix really needed this kind of game. Felix was in a no decision and then Brandon League gave up the walk off grand slam. It makes me sick that the Mariners can get no run support to give our pitchers better chances to win. Felix has not been very good lately and with this good of a outing I bet he wished he could have got the win. Also Cliff Lee did a great job in the second game of the Tigers going 8 innings only 2 earned runs (3 runs) and 4 hits. He struck out a 10 hitters. He did outstanding. Cliff Lee was awarded the win.
In my words I think this week was a pretty good week for them. Better than usual. Ian Snell came out for his second start this year and did fairly good. He went 4 innings and only gave up 3 earned runs with 4 hits and 4 walks. I think Ian Snell has done so much better than Ryan Rowland Smith. I still can not wait for Erik Berdard to come back and hopefully give us some wins. After we trade Cliff Lee we will need Erik to hopefully fill in for Cliff Lee. All us Mariner fans can hope for another good week for the Mariners.