Good morning everyone! As you are reading this, the Mariners are (probably) in position for a playoff spot. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to say that. The M’s have an early game today facing off against a very beatable starter. Let’s hope they can keep themselves in that spot. Meanwhile, here are some links for you.
In Mariners news...
- In case you missed it, the M’s made a minor acquisition.
RHP Ernesto Frieri has been acquired by the the M's in a minor league trade— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) August 8, 2017
- Apparently the Mariners got Frieri for literally $1.
In Mariners minors news...
- KY-LE LE-WIS! clap, clap, clap-clap-clap
Kyle Lewis in his last 13 games:— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) August 9, 2017
.333/.390/.630/1.020, 1 2B, 5HR, 11R, 13RBI, 5BB, 7K, 2/2 SB. #GoNuts
- Meanwhile, the Aquasox shut out the Spokane Indians 8-0 thanks to strong pitching from Randy Bell and Michael Suarez.
Around the league...
- It seems as though the AL East parks might not be the best places to grab a bite.
- Andrelton Simmons and Elvis Andrus are finally adding some decent hitting ability to their resumes.
- The league has finally caught up with Aaron Judge. This happens to every young player. Now we will find out if Judge can make the necessary adjustments.
- Mike Trout got to 1,000 hits pretty quickly, but he wouldn’t have even been the fastest Mariner to achieve the feat.
- Like fun maps? Check out this one that shows the all-time hits leaders from each state. Marc Normandin picks out the most interesting results.
- The 2017 MLB postseason schedule is out, so clear your calendars!
- MLB umpire Joe West has been suspended for three games for publicly slamming Adrian Beltre.
- Holy crap, Billy Hamilton.
- Yesterday was International Cat Day, so SB Nation asked for submissions for the “best sports cat.” Here were the finalists.
Here are the finalists for Catmissioner of Sports 2017: pic.twitter.com/9hi7ic6Vp9— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 8, 2017
“Raise the Cat” won with 55% of the vote in the Twitter poll that followed.
- Former UW hoops star C.J. Wilcox will be playing for the most-local NBA team next season!
Free agent guard CJ Wilcox has agreed to a two-way deal with Portland, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 9, 2017