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Lookout Linkage, 8/6/15

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

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Good morning and Happy Nelson Cruz Day here on LL! Let's start off the linakge the right way, by chronicling every home run hit by Cruz as a Seattle Mariner so far:

Now, let's get into the other news around baseball:

  • A.J. Pierzynski teaches us that any pitch can be framed for a strike.
  • Chris Mitchell at Fangraphs gives an in-depth look on new Rockies' starter Jon Gray.
  • In case you've missed it, the Mets have put together an incredible run to take first place in the NL East.
  • The Mets have also acquired pitcher Eric O'Flaherty from the A's.
  • Richie Shaffer had a great reaction upon getting the silent treatment for hitting his first career major league home run.
  • Eno Sarris at Fangraphs tries to figure out what kind of pitch Corey Kluber's breaking ball is.
  • Brandon Morrow might be out for the season due to a shoulder injury.