We made it to the weekend. Yay! The Mariners winning three in a row sure made that end of the week cruise by. Now they’re just a half game back of the second wild card spot. Playoff races are crazy, aren't they?
In Mariners News...
- Eric Longenhagen recently posted his summer top-100 prospects list. Kyle Lewis was the only Mariner on the list; however, Nick Neidert was listed under the “Others Considered” part of the article.
- In case you missed it, Nelson Cruz hit a baseball a very long way yesterday.
"482 feet."— Mariners (@Mariners) August 19, 2017
- Mariners’ scout Amanda Hopkins is the first female full-time baseball scout in decades.
- Taylor Motter, who had a three hit night last night, has a 160 wRC+ in Tacoma this season.
- Braden Bishop tallied a pair of hits in for the Travelers last night. Here are his numbers since arriving in Arkansas.
Braden Bishop since promotion to Double-A:— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) August 19, 2017
26G, .362/.438/.457/.895, 38H, 7 2B, 1HR, 14R, 8RBI, 12BB, 12K, 5/6 SB. #ARTravs
- Jamal Wade, a 2017 Mariners draft choice from Maryland, has been incredible in AZL this season.
Jamal Wade in the AZL:— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) August 19, 2017
11G, 0-1, 1.72ERA, 2/2 SV, 15.2IP, 8H, 6BB, 24K, .145 BAA. #Mariners (@JAM_AL_day3)
Around the League...
- Former Mariner Justin Smoak talks about his phenomenal 2017 season.
- Albert Pujols tied the major league record for most home runs for a player born outside of the United States.
- The Dodgers just acquired Curtis Grandson. They currently have the best record in the majors by a fair margin. Fun Fact: The Dodgers are on pace for 116 wins on the nose right now
- The injury bug continues to bite MLB stars, most recently getting Max Scherzer.
- Byron Buxton broke his own record sprinting around the bases for an inside home run.
Around the bases in 13.85 seconds.@OfficialBuck103 tops his own home-to-home time record (since 2015). https://t.co/0abSRQy6Y2 #Statcast pic.twitter.com/9cDrTi9md5— #Statcast (@statcast) August 19, 2017
- The Washington Husky football team got a verbal commitment from one of the top offensive line prospects in the country for the class of 2019.
This whole process has been an absolute blessing but I'm staying home and committing to the University Of Washington #GoDawgs #PurpleReign pic.twitter.com/xK5YSEZ12i— Nathaniel Kalepo (@Kalepo206) August 18, 2017
- Speaking of Husky Football, we’re less than two weeks away from the start of the season.
Represent Washington.— UW Football (@UW_Football) August 18, 2017
Two weeks away from kickoff. #PurpleReign pic.twitter.com/ExNMqZDsVm