The Mariners have lost twice now. Both times they’ve lost, I’ve done the links the next morning. I take responsibility for these losses and will try to figure out what I’m doing to cause them. Hopefully they’ll never lose again after I figure it out. Meanwhile, enjoy these stories from around baseball.
In Mariners News...
- Ichiro declined Japan’s People’s Honor Award.
- Max Povse wished his teammates good luck as he announced that he will be sidelined due to a shoulder procedure.
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With the season getting underway I want to wish everyone the best of luck this year! I wish I could be out there competing with my brothers but unfortunately I will be undergoing shoulder surgery next Thursday. I know the road ahead is going to be tough but God always has a plan and this will only make me stronger. The obstacle is the way!
- Braden Bishop rocking Rainiers threads.
From Montlake to Clay Huntington Way. Welcome to Tacoma, @bradenbishop7. #thisisrcity pic.twitter.com/gPD4XBOQDi— Tacoma Rainiers (@RainiersLand) April 5, 2019
- Go get a piece of Cheney Stadium.
Get your own piece of Cheney Stadium and support the Carol Milgard Breast Center with this week’s Sod for a Cause. Suggested donation is $25 per pallet. Details: https://t.co/cPZnT2FBne pic.twitter.com/wSflvV03WJ— Tacoma Rainiers (@RainiersLand) April 5, 2019
Around the League...
- Robinson Cano has a pretty sweet place to keep his equipment.
Robinson Cabo’s special bat box next to everyone else’s bat bags. @UniWatch pic.twitter.com/sXVL0AhOB1— Wheelz Up! (Eric Abneri) (@thefrownyface) April 5, 2019
- River Ave Blues is shutting down on April 29th.
- SI looks at four struggling teams that were considered contenders prior to the start of the season.
- The Yankees brought in former Athletic Cliff Pennington.
- Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s first female African-American mayor, threw out the first pitch during the White Sox’s home opener.
A historic election took place on Tuesday as the citizens of Chicago elected this city's first female African-American mayor. Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot joined us today for a ceremonial first pitch! #CWSHomeOpener pic.twitter.com/KTcfim4B0p— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 5, 2019
- Dan Strailey is joining the Orioles.
The Baltimore #Orioles have agreed to a major-league contract with free agent starting pitcher Dan Straily, per source. In a corresponding move, the team DFA’d infielder Drew Jackson.— Andersen Pickard (@andersenreports) April 5, 2019
- Jorge De La Rosa is joining the Rockies on a minor league deal.
The Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa.— Rockies PR (@RockiesPR) April 5, 2019
- Drew Smyly is close to making his return to Major League Baseball.
Plan as of now: Move Lynn & Smyly up a day for next start (easily doable thanks to two off days next week) and have Sampson start next Saturday in Arlington https://t.co/tvny7yrkkO— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) April 5, 2019
- David Price ripped MLB for failing to advertise their marketing habits.
- Rick Porcello has had a rough start to 2019.
Rick Porcello’s first two starts: 7.1 innings, 16 hits, 16 runs, 11 ER, 13.50 ERA. #Redsox— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 6, 2019
Rick Porcello is not happy pic.twitter.com/fM2h1lGWha— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) April 6, 2019
- Fernando Rodney is about to pass Cy Young on one statistical leaderboard.
- The Brewers went yard five times, helping them take down the Cubs.
- Jacob Eason showed off his arm at spring practice for the Huskies.
All the way home #PurpleReign pic.twitter.com/bXll4farzU— Washington Football (@UW_Football) April 5, 2019