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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/19/19: Tom Murphy, The Twins, and Joe Maddon

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Tom Murphy the reliever.

Minnesota Twins v Seattle Mariners Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

It’s rare for good things to come out of 14-run losses; however, the M’s losing 18-4 gave us an opportunity to see Tom Murphy pitch for the second time this year. He recorded two strikeouts in a scoreless inning. According to FanGraphs, Tom Murphy has a 2.61 FIP. Way to go, Tom.

Here are some other stories from around baseball.

In Mariners News...

  • The Mariners were almost a part of a blockbuster trade that would have moved Mark Langston to the Mets in the 80s.
  • Can you say multi-sport athlete?
  • Felix and a WWII veteran took a picture together.

Around the League...

  • How about them Ducks?
  • Mike Trout became the sixth player in AL history to hit 250 homers before turning 28.
  • If you factor in steals, Mike Trout is in even more exclusive company.
  • The Twins have now hit five or more home runs in five games this season.
  • Joe Maddon protested the Cubs’ loss to the Nationals because of Sean Doolittle’s toe-tap in his delivery.
  • The Astros are just the third team to have two 10-plus game winning streaks before June.
  • Masahiro Tanaka was injured when a liner hit his leg and bounced right to his first baseman.

Luke’s Pick...

  • Brooks Koepka has a seven-stroke lead heading into the final round of the PGA Championship.