Hello and welcome back to Mariners Moose Tracks presented by yours truly! The M’s continue their series today against the Angels. Until then, enjoy these links.
In Mariners news...
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs takes a look at how the Mariners have been able to find success despite a low run differential.
- Shannon Drayer spoke to Jean Segura about his emerging role on the team.
- Seven M’s prospects were named to the California League All-Star squad with the Modesto Nuts.
- Jerry Dipoto is prepared to make Dee Gordon and Robinson Canó split second base duties when the latter returns from his suspension.
Around the league...
- I love these weird minor league team names. Give me more.
The Staten Island #Yankees are renaming themselves the #SIPizzaRats, sort of. https://t.co/OHlBxmf097 pic.twitter.com/FQIgEJSKN3— WFAN Sports Radio (@WFAN660) June 11, 2018
- This is pretty awesome. Kudos to the pitcher for thinking of this in that moment.
This high school pitcher chose to hug his childhood friend instead of celebrate his championship-clinching strikeout.— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 11, 2018
Story: https://t.co/omJqeRk899 pic.twitter.com/gIP5OFHTcp
- The Fangraphs prospect staff released their updated list of the top 131 prospects in the sport. No M’s made the list.
- Wow, this is just unfortunate.
Brutal way to lose. Great group of kids pic.twitter.com/B5huI8NYN0— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) June 12, 2018
- An A’s fan caught not one, but two foul balls in a row.
- Mookie Betts has returned to the Red Sox lineup after missing 14 days with ab strain.
- Similarly, the Orioles have activated Zach Britton from the disabled list so the reliever can make his season debut.
- The Angels feel decently confident that Shohei Ohtani will be back this season.