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Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/14/19: Chris Davis, Edgar Martinez, and Craig Kimbrell

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Sunday Links!

Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Let’s start by giving a shoutout to Chris Davis for breaking his hitless streak to start the year.

I can’t imagine how tough it would be to have my struggles so well documented, so congrats to Chris for recording a clutch-two out hit with runners in scoring position. Not only did he end his hitless streak, but he had himself a day afterwards. And he had a sense of humor about the whole thing, asking for the ball that ended his drought.

In Mariners News...

  • Edgar Martinez got to swing one of Lou Gehrig’s bats during a Hall of Fame orientation visit. How cool would a Hall of Fame orientation visit be? What other cool stuff would you get to do?
  • Mariners prospects Julio Rodriguez and Noelvi Marte are listed as two of 24 potential breakout prospects in 2019 ($).
  • Julio Rodriguez had a bit of a scare yesterday after getting hit in the hand; however, x-rays came back negative.
  • Evan White was added to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list.
  • Mitch Haniger extended the Mariners’ homer streak to 17 games.

Around the League...

  • I’ve always dreamed of snapping a bat over my knee, but I know for a fact I’m not strong enough to do so. Mike Zunino made it look easy.
  • What just happened here?
  • The Rangers put Rougned Odor on the 10-day IL.
  • Yasiel Puig is preparing for the Mexico Series by hitting dingers in batting practice.
  • Alternative facts.
  • Craig Kimbrell is still looking for a deal.
  • For the first time in seven years the Padres have taken four straight from the Diamondbacks.
  • Cody Bellinger has had a strong start, wouldn't you say?

Luke’s Picks...

  • Who else got up early to watch?
  • Can someone with more knowledge than me provide some insight or background about this plane?