We could talk about the Mariners diminishing lead over the surging A’s in the wild card race, but we won’t. Instead let’s talk about a happy thing for a player in the Mariners’ organization. Check out this powerful moment for Braden Bishop.
It’s tough nowadays to see and feel genuine happiness. I haven’t seen my mom since February and it’s my first time seeing her in an assisted living home. But I felt her happiness pic.twitter.com/a1mKslRKt1— Braden Bishop (@bradenbishop7) July 28, 2018
Allow that positive feeling to guide you through the rest of these links.
In Mariners News...
- One of the coolest illustrations of a Nelson Cruz dinger I’ve ever seen.
Started a fun little augmented reality project using @statcast data. Here's Nelson Cruz opposite field home run last night on the floor at the airport. Next step add a stadium. pic.twitter.com/KdoPmo1n8o— Daren Willman (@darenw) July 28, 2018
- Collin Kober earned himself a promotion to Modesto.
Collin Kober gets a well-deserved promotion to Modesto.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) July 28, 2018
27G, 5-0, 1.93ERA, 7SV, 46.2IP, 35H, 12BB, 64K, .198 BAA. pic.twitter.com/S364jTJl06
- Here’s some good news for Mariners fans.
Paxton threw 32 pitches in his bullpen and felt no issues in his back.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) July 27, 2018
- Minor League Baseball.
Tonight's game in New Orleans may be slightly delayed due to a three-wheel groundskeepers tractor that is stalled in front of the Rainiers dugout.— Mike Curto (@CurtoWorld) July 28, 2018
- The Mariners’ catching prospect Cal Raleigh homered from both sides of the plate in a game.
- Eric Longenhagen wrote about the Mariners’ most recent trade.
Around the League...
- Couldn’t quite find the zone.
Carlos Gomez, 91mph Fastball and 47mph Eephus, Overlay. pic.twitter.com/aGjxaTdA9L— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 28, 2018
- The Nationals are in discussions to acquire JT Realmuto.
Sources indicate the Marlins and Nationals remain in discussions in a trade for JT Realmuto. Execs from both teams together in Miami. Nats are now willing to part with Victor Robles for JT as @JonHeyman & @JoeFrisaro noted. (1/2)— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) July 28, 2018
What remains unclear is will Robles + Carter Kieboom be offered for Realmuto. In addition it’s unclear if that is enough for the Marlins. May take a Robles + 2 others (not Kieboom) to complete a deal by Tuesday.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) July 28, 2018
- Jose Altuve is beginning his first DL stint of his career.
- Johnny Cueto is pitching through a lot of pain right now.
Cueto acknowledged his elbow hurts with every pitch. “I want to be a warrior and help the team.” But said he knows he is doing the team no favors in his current condition. Will meet with docs tomorrow.— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) July 29, 2018
- The Yankees made a trade.
The New York Yankees tonight announced that they have acquired right-handed hitting 1B Luke Voit and international signing bonus pool money from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for LHP Chasen Shreve and RHP Giovanny Gallegos.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 29, 2018
- Sheryl Ring questions if pitch framing is cheating.
- The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is on today at 10:30 AM PST.
- Husky Football begins its season in less than five weeks!