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Mariners Moose Tracks, 8/13/17: Edgar Martinez, Ryan Howard, and Bryce Harper

Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Happy Sunday, friends. The Mariners look to avoid getting swept in a four game series with the Angels today. Each of their last three losses have felt so close, hopefully the Mariners can fight out a win this time around. Read through these links as you wait for this afternoon’s game.

In Mariners News...

  • TJ Cotterill of the Tacoma News Tribune recaps Edgar’s number retirement and discusses his Hall of Fame caliber career.
  • Ryan Divish lists a few pitchers the Mariners could try to acquire while making a playoff push.
  • Yesterday was officially recognized as Edgar Martinez Day by King County.

Mariners Minors...

  • Mitch Haniger scored twice and hit a dinger while rehabbing in Tacoma.
  • Shae Simmons has only allowed two base runners in four rehab outings with the Rainiers.
  • Mike Marjama knocked a pair of extra base hits to help lift Tacoma to a 10-9 win. Dan Vogelbach’s walk-off single was the difference maker.
  • Griefer Andrade slapped three doubles, but the AquaSox lost 11-10 in 11 innings.

Around the League...

  • The Rockies signed Ryan Howard to a minor league deal.
  • Ben Zobrist shares his thoughts on electronic strike zones.
  • Bryce Harper fell to the ground with an apparent knee injury after attempting to leg out and infield single.
  • Some of the best prep baseball players in the country are set to take place in today’s Perfect Game All-Star Classic.

Luke’s Pick...

  • Even J.J. Watt suffers from pain in the roof of the mouth after eating too much cereal.