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Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/10/17: Andrew Albers, Exit Velocity, and Dante Pettis

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Seattle Mariners Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Happy Sunday, folks. After getting swept by the Astros a couple days back, the Mariners just took the first two from the Angels and have pulled within three games of the second wild card spot. This season, am I right? Go ahead and rank your excite-o-meter for the rest of the season in the comment section. Meanwhile, here are some links to keep you busy until the game this afternoon.

In Mariners News...

  • Robinson Cano hits lots of doubles.
  • Andrew Albers, who owns a 4-1 record since joining the Mariners, continued to impress last night with six shutout innings.
  • Here’s an injury update on Hisashi Iwakuma and Jarrod Dyson.

Mariners Minors...

  • The Modesto Nuts will play the Lancaster JetHawks for the Cal League Championship.
  • During the regular season, Modesto had more wins than losses against Lancaster.

Around the League...

  • Jose Abreu became the seventh player to hit for the cycle this season.
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs lays out an argument for more technology in baseball.
  • The Cleveland Indians’ 17 game win streak is the longest in franchise history, and second longest in MLB history.
  • Speaking of Cleveland, take a look at how dominant they have been during their win streak.
  • Giancarlo Stanton just hit his 54th homer, drawing even closer to the 60 home run mark.
  • Here’s average exit velocity broken down by count.

Luke’s Pick...

  • Dante Pettis just set a conference record for most punt return touchdowns. The record holder prior to Pettis was DeSean Jackson.
  • Here’s Bob Rondeau’s call of the 68-yard return.