Some of you super-vigilant LL readers may have noticed that we briefly had two Moose Tracks posted on Monday morning, one from me and one from Kate Preusser. Despite what my college degree says, sometimes I am terrible at communication. As Kate’s version gathered all the clicks and comments, mine disappeared into the land of deleted Internet posts. Where do they really go, man?
Today, I can assure you that these are the only links you’ll need to have the best day you are humanly capable of.
In Mariners News:
- While Dee Gordon’s capital-C Clutch homer yesterday was fairly surprising, the A’s being involved in a game like that was not at all.
The Mariners and Athletics were tied 0-0 before Dee Gordon's 2-run HR in the top of the 12th inning.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 15, 2018
It marked the 7th MLB game this season that was scoreless through 11 innings.
The Athletics have been involved in 4 of them, winning two of the previous three.
- Some people like Wheaties, but Dee Gordon prefers his breakfast from slightly above average regional fast food chains.
Dee Gordon had his customary breakfast of a double-double from In-N-Out today.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) August 15, 2018
- We have a James Paxton update, live from his bathroom?
Paxton said his forearm is much better today. He has some range of motion and less pain. “I had to brush my teeth right-handed last night. And I brushed my teeth left-handed today.”— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) August 15, 2018
- And now, a reading from the sacred text.
* dusts off my ancient, unreliable iPhone 5s *
* opens Instagram *
* constituents bow their heads *
- It really is quite staggering how quickly Edwin Díaz became a monumental part of Mariner history.
Edwin Díaz now has 99 career saves, 3rd-most in Mariners history. Kazuhiro Sasaki (129) and J.J. Putz (101) are 1st and 2nd, respectively.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 15, 2018
At 24 years and 5 months, Díaz would become the 2nd-youngest player in MLB history to reach 100 saves by doing so this month. pic.twitter.com/PsDF8cO0Yp
- We could all learn a lesson in positivity from Sam Tuivailala.
Surgery went well everyone, I can’t tell you guys how excited I am to start rehabbing and getting back on the field with my guys! Thank you all for the love and support! #TrueToTheBlue— Sam Tuivailala (@Stuivailala) August 15, 2018
- The M’s have added a 16-year-old pitcher from the Dominican Republic.
- It sounds like the King may return to the rotation on Monday, sparing us a Christian Bergman start against the Astros.
Servias says again that Felix Hernandez is the best option to start Monday against Houston. Will be interesting to see what his routine is over the next few days. He’s been on a more structured schedule with relievers. Got results last night.— Jen Mueller (@JenTalksSports) August 15, 2018
- These social media influencers are getting out of control.
Sebastian Ochoa has won the barrel chain again after slamming some liners in the gaps last night in a win vs. the Cubs. He's also debuted a new style of wearing the chain apparently. pic.twitter.com/b5xdP7GX3p— Dustin Lind (@dustinlind) August 14, 2018
Around the League
- It feels a little ridiculous to call this a fight. I’m calling it a loud on-field conversation among way too many people.
- The Royals traded an outfielder famous for having zero big-league hits, 21 stolen bases, and a World Series ring.
We have traded Terrance Gore to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations.— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) August 15, 2018
- It may be time for Danny Valencia to explore real estate prices in Japan.
#Orioles release Danny Valencia, were not able to find a trade partner after DFA.— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) August 15, 2018
- By trading Odrisamer Despaigne to Anaheim, the Marlins no longer have any Cuban-born players on their 40-man roster. (Shouts to Lookout Landing’s official Cuban player monitor Isabelle Minasian for pointing this out.)
- Four-time All-Star Víctor Martínez will retire at the end of the season. V-Mart is eighth among active players in hits.
- I can confidently say this girl is a better soccer player than I am.
Update: After reading the replies to this tweet and a user comment on this site, I have learned that this is actually an Iranian boy. My mistake. This is an example of when reading the comments can be helpful.
Look at this little fly mama pic.twitter.com/724LEQGeV7— Amelia Lopez (@AztecaAmeliaaa) August 14, 2018
- This podcast, hosted by the Pacific Northwest’s own Ian Karmel, is one of the funniest out right now. Each week, Ian and a rotating group of guests draft topics including favorite Canadians, MTV shows, and sports nicknames. I cannot recommend All Fantasy Everything enough.
- In a perhaps surprising glimpse into Matthew’s music taste, I really enjoyed this Japanese Breakfast cover of The Cranberries’ “Dreams”.