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Lookout Linkage, 6/21/15

News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league.

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone and a Happy Fathers' Day to all of the dads out there! Hope you have a fantastic day, and here's some ripe links to get that fantastic day started:

  • Hisashi Iwakuma had a successful rehab outing in Everett.
  • Indians' outfielder David Murphy spoke to Fangraphs about what it was like to face Taijuan Walker and the Mariners.
  • Jay Yencich at U.S.S. Mariner previewed the 2015 AquaSox.
  • Eno Sarris at Fangraphs analyzes how Taijuan Walker has improved on his walk totals.
  • Chris Mitchell lists some interesting early-round pitching draft selections, including the Mariners' Andrew Moore.
  • The White Sox have DFA'd pitcher Hector Noesi.
  • An Angels minor league team is holding a "Caucasian Heritage Night." (Update: they canceled it)
  • Tony Blengino breaks down the American League so far this season.
  • The Diamondbacks and Braves matched up for a deal that sent Touki Toussaint and Bronson Arroyo to Atlanta.
  • Major League Baseball is canceling up to 65 million votes for the All-Star Game.
  • Alex Rodriguez got career hit #3,000, and the man who caught the home run ball is keeping it.
  • Max Scherzer threw a no-hitter against the Pirates.
  • Miles Wray tries to mathematically eliminate some teams from playoff contention using an interesting formula.
  • Pablo Sandoval found himself out of the starting lineup for using Instagram during a game.
  • Dan Mullen at ESPN lists the most memorable instances of a position player pitching in a game.
  • Things got a little squirrelly at the Cardinals-Phillies game.