Happy Friday, everyone! Anders is away running errands for the site again, this time scavenging Underground Seattle for a starting pitcher and a can of Pepsi Blue.
I hope you all had a wonderful week and are preparing to begin a wonderful weekend. I’m about to finish up week two of grad school and so far, so good. Yesterday, I was required to go out to a lake and observe the colors and textures for a course on integrating creative arts in the classroom. The Mariners won’t stop losing, though, so naturally everything is terrible.
On with the links!
In Mariners news...
- RHP Shae Simmons made a rehab appearance! I know it’s hard to get excited about a single relief pitcher (with an already lengthy injury history) when the team is this far under, but hey, a new player is a new player.
- Per Divish, Mitch Haniger hasn’t been great since returning from the disabled list, but the Mariners are confident he’ll get back on track.
In Mariners minors news...
- RHP Nick Neidert turned in a phenomenal outing for Class-A Advanced Modesto, finishing with six strikeouts and four hits over seven shutout innings. Neidert, who is just 20-years-old, entered the game with a 3.29 FIP and now has 98 strikeouts in 94.1 innings for the season.
Around the League...
A lot went on in Old Friendsville in last night’s Diamondbacks-Dodgers game. Let’s recap:
- Ketel Marte hit a ball a couple hundred miles:
- Fernando Rodney attempted to close it out. He surrendered four walks, two hits, and four runs. He did not record an out.
- Chris Taylor hit a walk-off because of course he did:
- Speaking of the Dodgers, Jeff Sullivan dove into LHP Rich Hill, and how he’s suddenly good again.
- Clayton Kershaw is making hitters swing like mad regardless of count, as explored by (once again) Sullivan.
- Justin Turner and Mike Moustakas are heading to the All-Star Game after winning the 2017 Final Vote.
- Ichiro set the record for most hits by a big league player born outside of the United States after picking up two singles on Thursday.
- Grant Brisbee wants to know when the golden age for each position was. Spoiler alert: you did not observe the golden age of shortstops and center fielders.
- DOOMFIST IS FINALLY COMING TO OVERWATCH IT IS HAPPENING THIS IS NOT A DRILL