Hello everybody! Check out the latest from around baseball as you enjoy your Friday.
In Mariners news...
- The Mariners’ catching prospect has been on fire since signing with the organization a couple of weeks ago.
- Another M’s prospect had a solid outing yesterday.
Gareth Morgan crushes homers No. 18 & 19 to lead us to a 10-2 win over the Ports. It's our 5th straight win in the season series and we are just two games back of first place with 30 games to go.— Modesto Nuts (@ModestoNuts) August 2, 2018
- The Inlander profiled the baseball career of Marco Gonzales.
- This was tweeted before Dee drew a walk in yesterday’s game.
Dee Gordon has what would be the lowest walk rate by a qualified hitter since 1922— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) August 2, 2018
- Some bookkeeping notes from Tacoma.
More fallout from the trade deadline:— Mike Curto (@CurtoWorld) August 2, 2018
M's have released Tacoma OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis and RHP Tucker Healy.
OF Ben Gamel, SS Zach Vincej, and RHP Casey Lawrence all reported to Tacoma today.
INF Ryne Ogren was sent back to Everett.
Around the league...
- Rougned Odor has put himself into interesting company.
Rougned Odor is the FOURTH PLAYER IN MLB HISTORY to walk 5 times and hit a HR in the same game.— Jared Sandler (@JaredSandler) August 3, 2018
- You’ve gotta love Adrián (on-deck circle).
LOL adrian beltre is a national treasure™️, part 53. pic.twitter.com/HFfoOAxGAa— mike taddow (@taddmike) August 3, 2018
- Meg Rowley at Fangraphs talked about the “grumps” of the baseball world.
- The postseason schedule has already been released.
Here is the complete MLB postseason schedule: pic.twitter.com/JX1AQ7m4iP— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) August 2, 2018
- The Blue Jays have suspended minor league outfielder Dalton Pompey because he got into an argument with his manager.
- There goes Panda.
#sfgiants shocker: Pablo Sandoval out for the year. Will have surgery for hamstring tear.— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) August 2, 2018
- Craig Calcaterra doubts that new Astros reliever Roberto Osuna really is remorseful that he committed domestic abuse.
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs wonders where the state of position players pitching will go from here.
- Grant Brisbee sees the lack of big deals at the trade deadline as a harbinger of things to come with regards to the offseason.
- The Rangers have agreed to a minor league deal with right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman.
- Jake Lamb will have surgery on his shoulder, ending his season.
- Who says golfers can’t have swag?