Happy weekend, Mariners fans! What’s with this heat? I thought this was supposed to be Seattle. I can hardly stand outside without getting uncomfortable. If you too are dreading the heat, I suggest you find shelter inside as you read today’s links.
In Mariners News...
- Here’s a look at how Safeco and other ball parks influence fly balls.
- Shawn O’Malley, who is now off the DL, is now playing with Tacoma.
Shawn O’Malley activated off 60-day DL, optioned to Tacoma (which puts him on 40-man). Christian Bergman outrighted to Tacoma (off 40 man)— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) August 4, 2017
- Stephen Romero just signed an extension in Japan.
Former #Mariners OF Stefen Romero signs two-year, $5M extension with Orix in Japan, with third-year option for $4M.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 4, 2017
- Boog Powell and Taylor Motter both slugged homers in Tacoma’s 5-4 loss last night.
Rainiers lose 5-4.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) August 5, 2017
Boog Powell 3-4, HR, 2B, 2R, RBI
Taylor Motter 2-4, HR, 2R, RBI, SB
Daniel Vogelbach 1-4, 2RBI
- Speaking of Tacoma, Shae Simmons impressed in his first outing with the Rainiers.
Shae Simmons with a perfect inning of relief, hit 97 mph on scoreboard gun. His first rehab appearance for Tacoma.— Mike Curto (@CurtoWorld) August 5, 2017
- DeAires Moses has impressed with the AZL Mariners.
- Chris Torres hit a pair of extra base hits in Everett’s 8-6 loss.
AquaSox lose 8-6.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) August 5, 2017
Chris Torres 2-5, HR, 2B, 2R, 2RBI
Greifer Andrade 1-4, HR, 3RBI
Johnny Adams 3-4, R, SB
- JP Sears tallied his first professional save for Clinton last night.
Around the League...
- Ichiro is climbing up the all-time hits leaderboard.
Ichiro notches career hit No. 3,061, moving past Hall of Famer Craig Biggio for 22nd on all-time list. pic.twitter.com/XOsZa49kgC— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) August 5, 2017
- Jose Altuve is a really good player on a really good team.
- Justin Verlander cleared waivers, and can now be traded.
- Yu Darvish was incredible in his Dodgers debut.
- CBS breaks down post-deadline trades.
- Nathan Karns got a piece of his rib as a surgery souvenir.
- MJ Ale committed to play Husky Football. He’s the third lineman to join the class of 2018.