Mariners Analysis: Breaking Down M’s/Yanks With Yanks Go Yard
By Brady Farkas
The Mariners kick off the second half of the season tonight by traveling to New York for a three-game set with the Yankees. As a displaced Mariners fan living in New York, these are my least favorite games of the year. Not only are the Yanks 3-0 against the M’s this season, not only does Yankee Stadium not bode well for Mariners pitchers, not only do I get grief from my friends, but I can’t even watch or listen to a Mariners broadcast because they are blacked out. Sooooo, hello Michael Kay!
I had the opportunity to talk last night for quite a while about the upcoming series, and the M’s as a whole with Yanks Go Yard. I had a lot of fun getting a chance to talk about the M’s season thus far, what kind of second half to expect from Robinson Cano, the pitching matchups this weekend, the Franchise Four, and what the M’s could look to do at the trade deadline.
Take a listen for Mariners analysis. For the record, I think Cano will have a very productive second half. It may be too late to save the back of his baseball card, but it’s not too late to finish at .280 with 16 homers and 80 RBIs. Now, that may not be what the M’s pay for, but it’s still productive when it’s coupled with premium defense at second base.
Mike Montgomery gets the ball for the M’s tonight against Masahiro Tanaka. Go M’s!
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