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.
Hearing Justus Sheffield has been sent down to AA, Arkansas to try to get back on track. Has surrendered 23 runs, 12 walks in his last 4 games at AAA.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) June 14, 2019
- Félix Hernández’s rehab start for Tacoma did not go well.
Per the Mariners ... Felix Hernandez exited the game with fatigue. No injury issues.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 15, 2019
- 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.
Long will work primarily at 2B in Tacoma which is interesting.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) June 14, 2019
- Here’s a fun blast from the past featuring three of the best hitters of the last 25 years.
In 1996, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr and the Seattle Mariners challenged their Singe A affiliate to a home run derby as a promotion and lost.— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) June 14, 2019
The man who beat them? None other than David Ortiz.
- 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?
RIP Baseball that Giancarlo Stanton hit pic.twitter.com/rWslqcES11— Chris Dixon (@cdixon25) June 15, 2019
RHP Jake Petricka has been traded to Texas in exchange for a player to be named or cash. pic.twitter.com/Qv5lccl7zE— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 14, 2019
- 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.
Zack Greinke says he doesn't care about throwing a no-hitter. He'd rather not deal with the attention he'd get. "It'd be more of a hassle than anything."— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) June 14, 2019
- Our friend Jake Mailhot has started writing for FanGraphs again! Read his stories about Carlos Santana’s hitting profile and Ramón Laureano’s defensive skills.
- Never be the Mets.
So Edwin Diaz blew the save in the 9th yesterday, the game got postponed, he was still pitching so he got to come back today to pitch the 10th, and he lost the game immediately. That's rough.— David Adler (@_dadler) June 14, 2019
- 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.