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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/10/18: Paxton, Rob Whalen, Darin Gillies, and Irish Dogs

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Hello! Today I, Kate, am taking time away from my precious eventime schedule of drinking cheap rosé from Grocery Outlet and watching Murder She Wrote reruns to create for you these links. Okay, I’m still drinking the cheap rosé. It’s really bad, you guys. What’s your best VALUE WINE buy? Asking for a friend, who is me.

In Mariners news...

  • You’ve seen this by now, but in case you missed it by some chance or like maybe you were hiking or doing five escape rooms in a row or something, Ichiro forever.
  • Also, Félix forever.
  • ALSO, Taijuan forever:
  • James Paxton got a shoutout from the country of Canada itself, so post the eagle incident, he’s now President/Prime Minister/Ruler of the Galaxy. All Hail Pax.

In Mariners minors news...

  • Tacoma won against the El Paso Chihuahuas yesterday, the Padres’ Triple-A team that features some heavy hitters like Luís Urías and Franmil Reyes, who saw his seven-game hit streak snapped. Rob Whalen tossed a very solid six innings, allowing just one earned run, two walks, and collecting seven strikeouts. Darin Gillies, recently promoted from AA-Arkansas, worked two scoreless innings in relief and struck out three, including the aforementioned Reyes.

Tacoma’s offense has been sluggish at times this year, but Vogey had a double, a newly-healthy John Andreoli hit a triple (and stole a base, as did Ian Miller, who had two hits in the game), and Taylor Motter and Cameron Perkins each hit home runs.

  • Modesto lost, 5-9, but Bryson Brigman continued his hot hitting, picking up four hits. He’s now hitting close to .400. Gareth Morgan hit his 8th home run of the young season.
  • The LumberKings lost to Western Michigan 8-5, despite one of their trademark late-inning offensive explosions. However, 2017 draftee and Michigan native Oliver Jaskie, who got the start (5 IP, 4 ER, 8 Ks) got to have his family out for the game, including his sister Hanna, whom he calls his inspiration:

Around the league...

  • The Mariners might have dropped a disappointing game yesterday, but at least we aren’t the Mets.

Kate’s picks: