The podcast crew reunites to recap the Mariners’ recent ups and downs, figure out what’s going on with the offense, and talk concern levels. Then, Matthew leaves and an extremely knowledgeable and eloquent guest joins the podcast to preview the series against the Yankees.
0:00-1:00: Kate makes another weird noise and does a callback to a different time when we were funny online.
2:00-11:00: Praises for the Mariners’ 10-run explosion on Cleveland, Erik Swanson’s dominance, and a comment on…climate change? Stick with us, folks. During this segment Kate says “protracted battles” and “peak Leake”. John and Kate also discuss Swanson’s future and whether that will be in the rotation or bullpen, which hinges on his secondary pitches. Yusei Kikuchi and Trevor Bauer’s adorable and analytical friendship comes up.
11:45-26:00: Diving into the offense, which John thinks includes Tim Anderson. Seattle took advantage of bad pitching on Sunday but were vexed by a backup catcher and his eephuses. The take-having trio goes through the entire lineup and diagnoses their issues. The conversation starts with Omar Narváez, who has been the best catcher in baseball not named Realmuto, Grandal, or Contreras. Is Edwin Encarnación the Mariners’ best first baseman of the decade? Are the Mariners structuring their lineup to limit the amount of running Daniel Vogelbach has to do?
26:30-41:30: The discussion of Ryon Healy starts with John doing a big ol’ sigh. While Healy is still struggling, John and Kate have noticed some improvements, and Matthew turns baseball into a life lesson. Nobody is worried about Mitch Haniger. Domingo Santana and the center fielders, though, are a horse of a different color. Some words are exchanged about asses, torsos, things of that nature…
44:40-47:20: Who gets traded first? Fetch us a nice return, Jerry. As long as we don’t have to play Kendrys Morales every day like the A’s, I guess we’re alright. We make it nearly 47 minutes before talking about Fernando Rodney.
53:00-1:02:30: Twitter questions! Thank you as always to those who asked us things on Twitter dot com. This week’s involves karaoke, beaches, and cocktails.
1:03:00-1:18:10: A special guest from Staten Island joins John and Kate for a spirited discussion about the New York Yankees.
Music: “What’s the Use?” by Mac Miller, “Don’t Get Chipped” by Vince Staples
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