Happy Sunday, friends. The responsibilities of next week are coming near, which calls for a celebration of fun while it lasts. Tell us, how do you plan to watch game two of the NLCS tonight? What other Sunday plans do you have?
In Mariners News...
- MLB Trade Rumors links Tim Bogar to the vacant third base coach job open in Tampa Bay.
- A solo home run from ex-Mariner Chris Taylor gave the Dodgers a 3-2 lead in game one of the NLCS.
Around the League...
- Corey Seager was taken off the playoff roster with a back problem.
The #Dodgers announce that All-Star shortstop Corey Seager is off the playoff roster (back). Charlie Culberson on roster— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 14, 2017
- Graveyard Baseball breaks down the rules and play style of Nippon Professional Baseball.
- Maria Guardado highlights the Angels’ priorities heading into the postseason.
- Rays prospect Brendan McKay, regarded highly as a pitcher and position player, will be working as a position player only this fall after reaching his innings limit.
- Major League Baseball set the qualifying offer price.
- Jon Morosi takes a look at potential landing spots for J.D. Martinez. One of the five teams is the Angels.
- The Yankees and Astros made history last night.
Didi Gregorius and Carlos Correa make this the 1st postseason game in MLB history with both starting shortstops batting in the cleanup spot— James Smyth (@JamesSmyth621) October 13, 2017
- Speaking of Carlos Correa, he accounted for both of his team’s runs batted in, one of which came via a walk-off double.
- Speaking of the Astros, Justin Verlander recorded 13 strikeouts in a nine-inning effort last night, helping Houston to a two-game lead in the ALCS.
- So I found the best tweet in the history of Twitter.
I still don’t know why my bats are so slippery pic.twitter.com/uHVT2d9gke— Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) October 15, 2017
- If you’ve been dying to know which MLB postseason players are most likely to take down a live bear, you’ve come to the right place.
- This game was my childhood, so it shouldn’t surprise me that it’s nearly my age. Nonetheless, Backyard Baseball turned 20 years old which came as shocking news.