Good morning everyone! Happy Monday! It was quite a rough weekend — certainly a hard one for our favorite baseball team too. Hopefully the series didn’t get you down too much. If it did, maybe these links will provide you with some respite.
In Mariners news...
- The Mariners quietly came to an agreement with the Phillies’ former closer.
Rainiers have added veteran MLB reliever Jeanmar Gomez to the roster tonight. Had 37 saves for Phillies last year. M's free agent signing.— Mike Curto (@CurtoWorld) August 13, 2017
- Rumor has it the M’s have attempted to acquire starting pitcher Ervin Santana, among others.
- David Phelps is continuing to progress well in his rehab and could return to action as early as Friday.
In Mariners minors news...
- The Rainiers won in walk-off fashion yesterday! The final score was 2-1.
Danny Muno WALK-OFF 2-run single!! Rainiers do it again.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) August 13, 2017
- Tacoma wasn’t the only team who won on a walk-off.
- Tyler Jackson has had a rough start to the season, but the right-hander turned in a solid outing in the Nuts’ victory.
Nuts win 3-1!— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) August 14, 2017
Tyler Jackson 6IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 7K, WIN
Art Warren 1.1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, SV
Kyle Lewis 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
Eric Filia 1-4
Around the league...
- Buster Olney wonders what kind of owner Derek Jeter would be if he were to purchase the Marlins.
- Chris Sale is basically running away with the Cy Young award at this point. But could he win the league’s MVP too?
- It looks like Bryce Harper might not be out of action for long as initially thought.
Dusty said "10 days to two weeks" is better than what they thought Harper would miss. But emphasized they don't know when he'll be back.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) August 13, 2017
- Giancarlo Stanton hit his 250th career home run. Holy crap.
- The Astros have strengthened their bullpen with the acquisition of Tyler Clippard.
- I think Mark Hamill’s dad jokes on Twitter are some of my favorite things on the internet.