Not only is today Sunday, but it’s also the final day of this brutal road trip to start the baseball season. The Mariners just dropped their fifth game, which may be alarming and frustrating for some of you; however, Jarrod Dyson is confident the club has what it takes to overcome their slow start. Similarly, I’m confident I have the links required to get you through this slow Sunday.
In Mariners news...
- Tyler O’Neill didn’t wait long before hitting his first home run of the season.
- Chris Heston got quite a few whiffs in his start for the Rainiers last night.
Chris Heston dealing for the Rainiers, with 9 strikeouts through five innings so far. Tacoma leads Sacramento, 5-3.— Tacoma Rainiers (@RainiersLand) April 9, 2017
- Here are some photos from Safeco Field as the home opener draws nearer.
- James Paxton plans to feed off the crowd energy for Monday’s home opener.
Around the league...
- Yasiel Puig joins a growing list of players attempting to hit more fly balls.
- The Astros shut down starting pitcher Collin McHugh for six weeks with a right elbow impingement.
- CBS discusses the trend of leadoff hitters with power.
- MLB Trade Rumors gave an update on Shohei Otani.
- Kendall Graveman didn’t allow a hit until the seventh inning of last night’s matchup with the Rangers.
- Some teams aren’t having as much trouble scoring runs as the Mariners.
- Aledmys Diaz hit a baseball very far in batting practice.
- Jeff Sullivan posted this a while back, but I think it’s worth another read. Take a look at his breakdown of the trade that brought Mitch Haniger and Jean Segura to Seattle.