I’m burning like a fire gone wild on Saturday. Apparently this is a line in a song by Avicii. I don't listen to a lot of Avicii. Instead, I’ve found myself listening to a lot of Eric Church lately. What kind of music have you been enjoying recently? I would suggest listening to your favorite playlist while perusing this morning’s links.
In Mariners News...
- The Mariners injured pitching staff is getting healthier.
- Ryan Divish takes a deeper look at Drew Smyly’s recovery.
Mariners Minors News...
- The Tacoma Rainiers lost by six last night, though Leonys Martin had a strong performance. Felix Hernandez will start tomorrow for the Rainiers.
Rainiers lose 9-3.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) June 17, 2017
Leonys Martin 3-5, HR, 2B, 2RBI
D.J. Peterson 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB
Daniel Vogelbach 1-4, BB
Zach Shank 1-4
Andrew Aplin 2BB
- The Travelers lost 4-3 in an 11-inning battle.
- Travelers’ shortstop extended his hitting streak to 11 games,
Joey Wong extends hitting streak to 11 games. #ARTravs— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) June 17, 2017
- A three-run blast from Rayder Ascanio surged the Modesto Nuts to a 7-6 victory.
Rayder Ascanio blasts a 3-run HR!! Nuts take a 7-5 lead!— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) June 17, 2017
- The Everett AquaSox picked up their first win of the season thanks to a dominant performance by Michael Suarez.
AquaSox win 5-3!— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) June 17, 2017
Michael Suarez 5IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 8K, WIN
David Ellingson 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, SV
Joseph Rosa 2-4, 3B, 2B, R, RBI
- Gareth Morgan tripled in a 5-4 victory for the LumberKings.
Around the League...
- Yonder Alonso’s incredible start to the season may earn him a spot in the All-Star Game, which will take place in his hometown.
- Cole Hamels made a rehab start for Rangers affiliate Frisco RoughRiders.
- First round draft choice Kyle Wright signed with the Braves and will receive the highest signing bonus since 2011.
- Paul Goldschmidt is among the best offensive players in baseball.
- John Ross looks fast as ever in a Bengals uniform.