Hello folks! Another day, another fresh batch of links for ya. Enjoy!
In Mariners news...
- Congrats, Robinson!
Robinson Cano has been selected as the Mariners nominee for The Roberto Clemente Award.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) September 5, 2017
- David Laurila at Fangraphs profiled under-the-radar Mariners 2017 draft selection JP Sears, who strikes out batters like it’s nobody’s business.
- The M’s have cut ties with reliever Evan Scribner, who just couldn’t seem to get healthy.
- It looks like the M’s took Ashley’s advice. Yovani Gallardo has been moved to the bullpen.
Around the league...
- The biggest news from the baseball world was that the Boston Red Sox used Apple Watches to steal signs. That’s creative as hell, I’ll give them that.
- Who would have thought that Luiz Gohara would throw more innings in the bigs this season than Drew Smyly? But nothing is official yet, since Gohara’s scheduled start last night was rained out.
21-year-old lefty Luiz Gohara will start tonight for #Braves in his major league debut. Hasn't been announced yet, but will be.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) September 5, 2017
- The Diamondbacks utilized an extremely dramatic shift against Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu.
- If you think the Mariners have used a lot of pitchers, get a load of this: the Angels broke an American League record by using 12 pitchers in one game.
- Here’s what to watch for in baseball as the season winds down, as broken down by David Schoenfeld.
- In case you’ve missed it, the Indians are on a tear lately and have won their last 13 contests. They hadn’t even trailed in a game in 67 straight innings until the first inning last night.
- The Phillies have brought up top prospect J.P. Crawford.
- The Pirates have also extended the contract of general manager Neal Huntington. They re-upped with manager Clint Hurdle two days ago.
- This is the second time this year a director has left a Star Wars movie. I’m not surprised considering Star Wars is such a protected franchise. I’m sure directors aren’t allowed as much creative leeway there as they’d like.