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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/15/19: Justus Sheffield, Hunter Renfroe, and Mr Little Jeans

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have any of you ever seen a moose in real life?

Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Good morning, everyone.

[grabs chair, spins it around, sits backward, tosses an apple in the air]

I’m your substitute teacher. Literally the only thing we’re doing today is clicking links. As long as you do that, everybody gets an A+. Your regular teachers will be back soon.

In Mariners News...

  • Justus Sheffield has been demoted to Double-A Arkansas.
  • Félix Hernández’s rehab start for Tacoma did not go well.
  • Here’s a Seattle Times blurb with more information on Félix’s start.
  • Mallex Smith extended his hitting streak to 13 games with this dagger.
  • Make of this what you will.
  • Here’s a fun blast from the past featuring three of the best hitters of the last 25 years.
  • Pitcher Bryan Pall (2017 25th-round pick) coached first base in a recent West Virginia Power game. Being a first base coach in the minors seems incredibly chill.

Around the League...

  • Is this allowed?
  • Hunter Renfroe hit three home runs in the Padres’ 16-12 win at Coors Field on Friday night. San Diego scored six runs in the ninth, five in the 12th, and 15 runs total off the Rockies’ bullpen.
  • Thursday night in Washington: first Zack Greinke did this:
  • Then he no-hit the Nationals through the first six innings, but lost it in the seventh, which maybe was part of the plan? Either way, we’ve decided to stan forever.

Matthew’s picks...

  • This wonderful story in The Stranger by friend of the blog Nathalie Graham examines the different ways Seattle politicians spend their money while on the campaign trail.
  • Here’s a song I’ve been listening to a lot recently.