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Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/28/17: Emails, Tandem Starts, and the Juiced Ball Theory

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World Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Houston Astros - Game Three Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

I watched the majority of Game 3 last night with my dad at a bar back home. I want to hear how you all have been watching these games. Also, feel free to explain who you want to win and why. Now that baseball is on your mind, take a look at these links.

Mariners News...

  • Apparently Kyle Seager led the league in long fly outs this year.
  • Jeff Zimmerman offered his take on what yielded this bad luck for Seager.
  • The Mariners claimed David Freitas yesterday and reinstated Rob Whalen to their 40-man roster.
  • Mariners prospect Logan Taylor instagrammed a picture of him breaking down his swing.

Flashback to breaking the swing down..seeing how the body works #NoJuice

A post shared by Logan Taylor (@ltaylor_17) on

Around the League...

  • The Yankees gave every other club permission to talk to their coaches about job openings.
  • The Astros have opted to use two starters in their most recent home playoff wins rather than using a reliever.
  • According to Brian Kenny, the Astros started using this “tandem start” idea in the minor leagues.
  • Brad Peacock, who started 21 games for the Astros last year, pitched in relief last night, and got a piece of history.
  • The Astros have won each of their first seven home playoff games, joining the 2008 Phillies as the only other team to do so.
  • Astros pitcher Charlie Morton reflects on baseball and life after baseball with David Laurila of FanGraphs.
  • Jeff Sullivan pointed out a few adjustments Yu Darvish has made since joining the Dodgers.
  • Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs was awarded with the Roberto Clemente Award.
  • Rob Manfred denied the juiced ball theory.

Luke’s Pick...

  • The Huskies unveiled a trophy of Don James yesterday.