Hey everyone! Here’s what you need to know today.
In Mariners news...
- It looks like Hisashi Iwakuma’s tenure as a Mariner is over. Apparently the Mariners offered him a coaching position for next summer, but he declined. Best of luck, Hisashi!
Hisashi Iwakuma is headed back to Japan to try to continue his career.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) September 11, 2018
Hisashi Iwakuma: "It's been a long process of rehab but finally, in the long tunnel, I'm starting to see light. At this point it's unfortunate I can't come back as a Mariner, but Japan is my origin. That's where I started my career and I think it's a good place to end my career."— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) September 11, 2018
- Pay attention to Mike Zunino and his Good Dogs.
Before @heygoldy was a Major League broadcaster, he was a professional dog-walker.— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September 11, 2018
With an assist from @HWAC, he shared some tips with Mike Z on a recent trip to San Diego. #TrueToTheBlue x @AlaskaAir pic.twitter.com/w7RgMfrzGX
- If you’re ready to be sad this morning, check out Scott Miller’s piece at Bleacher Report about how tough this season has been for Félix Hernández.
- It’s Mariners Sadness Season, and Grant Brisbee is joining in.
- Brendan Gawlowski at The Athletic is pretty bullish on the Mariners’ top two prospects after their respective seasons. ($)
Around the league...
- Trevor Story is having another historic season.
Trevor's double in the first inning makes him the first shortstop in Major League history to record at least 40 doubles, 30 home runs and 25 stolen bases in a single season. #StoryTime pic.twitter.com/w5Oavq2L6x— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 12, 2018
- Juan Soto also continues to add his name to the history books.
Most multi-HR games by a teenager in one season:— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) September 12, 2018
Juan Soto 3
Bryce Harper, Ken Griffey Jr., Mel Ott 2
- The A’s just can’t catch a break when it comes to starting pitcher health.
Tough news for #Athletics starter Sean Manaea who's told that he needs shoulder surgery that will sideline him until 2020.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 11, 2018
- White Sox infielder Matt Davidson thinks he can become the next Shohei Ohtani. Whatever you say, man.
- It looks like we won’t see Drew Smyly pitch for the Cubs until next season.
- Three stud Astros pitchers talked to David Laurila at Fangraphs about how they developed their fastballs.
- Speaking of the Astros, right-hander Brad Peacock is the latest player to fall victim to hand, foot, and mouth disease.
- As a current resident of North Carolina (I’m too far inland to be majorly affected, don’t worry), this doesn’t surprise me.
*category 4+ hurricane coming for the entire state of NC*— Mikayla Fowler (@fowler_mikayla) September 11, 2018
North Carolinians: pic.twitter.com/gEF44JzVqp
- Who says basketball isn’t a dangerous sport?