Hello. Happy Independence Day. Today we celebrate the day the Mariners broke free fro—no, the day England collapsed into a pile o—yeah, whatever. DAY BASEBALL AND LAGER! The Mariners are red hot and the Anaheim Angels are... not. Tyler Skaggs went on the DL today. So did Chris Young. Also, Albert Pujols is batting fifth for the first time since 2001. No word if he’ll blame that on Jerry Dipoto, too. On the Mariners side of things, Mike Zunino gets a day off after going 3 for his last 39. Come back soon, July-nino. I’m still workshopping that one.
|LOS ANGELES ANGELS||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Kole Calhoun - RF||Dee Gordon - 2B|
|Andrelton Simmons - SS||Jean Segura - SS|
|Mike Trout - CF||Mitch Haniger - RF|
|Justin Upton - LF||Nelson Cruz - DH|
|Albert Pujols - 1B||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Shohei Ohtani - DH||Ryon Healy - 1B|
|Luis Valbuena - 3B||Ben Gamel - LF|
|Martin Maldonado - C||Chris Herrmann - C|
|David Fletcher - 2B||Guillermo Heredia - CF|
|Garrett Richards - RHP||Mike Leake - RHP|
Let’s make it 9, Mariners. It’s what George Washington would have wanted. It was right there in his farewell address.