Last night the Mariners won another thriller. Catch up on the recap here. This team is just ridiculous amounts of fun, but it’s also really cool to see how much they get along as a team.
Of all the flying Gatorade colors, purple is the most beautiful, don’t you think? I mean I suppose it should be blue because #branding, but there’s something about the way purple shows up on film.
Health Updates on the game from last night, because apparently that’s a thing we have to have a heading for in the links now:
- After slamming into the wall at Safeco, Byron Buxton just had the wind knocked out of him, no concussion symptoms, and is day to day.
- Servais expects Segura to go through concussion protocol after being kicked in the head.
- Nick Vincent left the game with a groin injury. A strained groin, depending on severity, can last from two to six weeks or more.
- Dan Altavilla was removed from Tacoma last night by a trainer without throwing a pitch, and although the broadcast said something about a leg injury, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
In Mariners News...
- The Mariners were interested in trading for Travis Jankowski, but the Padres don’t like the Mariners’ system like that.
- MLB Daily Dish graded the Rays/Mariners trade.
- The Mariners have earned the right to make a big, win-now trade like they did on Friday, argues Larry Stone.
In Mariners Minors News...
- Perhaps fearful of being next on the trade block, the Mariners prospects went cuckoo with the long ball yesterday:
Big power day with 14 HR’s in the organization on Saturday.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) May 27, 2018
Luis Liberato x2
- Evan White’s bat is starting to heat up in Modesto:
Evan White during his current 9-game hitting streak:— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) May 27, 2018
.382/.447/.676/1.123, 13H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2HR, 6R, 7RBI, 4BB, 5K.
- LHP Orlando Razo was summoned to Clinton from extended spring to replace Tommy Romero, who was traded to the Rays. He was in the AZL last season after being drafted out of UC Davis so this was my first chance to see him, and he looked impressive against a Cedar Rapid squad that boasts many top prospects, including #1 overall pick Royce Lewis:
Very nice start for LHP Orlando Razo who comes up from extended spring to take Romero's spot with Clinton. 5.1 IP, 4H 1R 6K and 0BB, Not big velo but a very deceptive delivery; here he is fooling top Twins prospect Royce Lewis. pic.twitter.com/uLq2atmzJT— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) May 26, 2018
Clinton won both the games in the doubleheader, including the one started by Twins top pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol, who regularly hits triple digits.
- The Arkansas Travelers also crushed the Frisco RoughRiders, 9-2, on the back of big days from converted catcher Joe DeCarlo (2x4 with 2B and a two-run HR) and first baseman/enormous human Joey Curletta (2x5 with 2B and two-run HR, 5 RBI).
Around the League...
- Yu Darvish is headed for the 10-day DL.
- So is Andrew Miller.
- As is Santiago Casilla.
- And Greg Holland.
- The Yankees are developing a plan for shifting against Ohtani:
Shohei Ohtani rips a lot of balls up the middle. The Yankees are shifting him there, and they've taken away several hits from him this series. The latest: A 112.6 mph scorcher that goes for a harmless 6-3 in your scorecard.— David Adler (@_dadler) May 27, 2018
- One of the best parts of being in a bullpen is getting to overhear all the fans who don’t know you’re listening to them, I’d imagine.
Dear couple that clearly broke up while standing near our bullpen in the 5th inning today,— John Axford (@JohnAxford) May 26, 2018
Lovely entertainment for a few minutes, but we hope you’re ok. Feel free to come back tomorrow and discuss with us. We can provide the third party point of view!
The Jays bullpen!
- The UW softball team is headed for the Women’s College World Series. Also they call themselves “unicorns,” which is entirely delightful to eleven-year-old Kate, who slept on unicorn sheets beneath a giant Edgar Martinez poster.
In the spirit of fairness I will point out that of the eight teams headed to the WCWS, HALF of them are PAC-12 teams: Washington, Oregon, ASU, and UCLA. That’s some pretty impressive talent concentrated in one conference.