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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Speaking of Husky Football, we’re less than two weeks away from the start of the season.