Good morning folks! Here’s the batch of links we’ve got for you on this Thursday.
In Mariners news...
- Uh oh.
First to 100 strikeouts this season goes to the Mariners’ Domingo Santana on June 23. He will be joined by another 150 or so 100-K guys by the end of the season. #quirkjians— Tim Kurkjian (@Kurkjian_ESPN) June 26, 2019
The Mariners held Christian Yelich hitless in 5 plate appearances last night and didn't allow him to reach base or drive in a run. That's just the 2nd time that's happened to him this season. The other was on 4-13 vs the Dodgershttps://t.co/u3bnXu7okj https://t.co/hrjCHcxszS— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 26, 2019
- We’ve got some Mitch Haniger injury updates.
Mitch Haniger said he hopes to take batting practice this weekend in Houston. He's been hitting in the cage daily and taking fly balls. But he isn't ready to slide or dive for ball.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 26, 2019
Haniger admitted he pushed it a little too much early in workouts after being cleared by doctors. The biggest concern is that he's susceptible to a sustaining a sports hernia.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 26, 2019
- I guess we know why it took so long to sign him.
3rd-rder Levi Stoudt signs with @Mariners for $399k (pick 97 value = $599,100). Physical determined he needs TJ surgery, M's paid him $100k more than they had to offer to protect the pick. Lehigh RHP, 91-94 mph fastball, changeup is best secondary. @MLBDraft— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 26, 2019
- Hills are dumb but this is fun.
Jake Fraley climbs the hill to make a great catch. pic.twitter.com/zKEXGolZ8C— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) June 27, 2019
- Best of luck to Nick!
Nick Rumbelow will try to get his career back on track in the Atlantic League.— Editor Joe Veyera (@JoeVeyera) June 26, 2019
The ex-Mariners reliever signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters earlier this week.
Around the league...
- Bill Shaikin at The Los Angeles Times talked about Shohei Ohtani’s role as a marketing sensation for the Anaheim area.
- This guy is absurd.
Kumar Rocker two pitch sequence (for more context).— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 26, 2019
83mph Slider in the dirt (checked swing/0-2 pitch) & 94mph Painted Fastball/Knees (backwards K). pic.twitter.com/QkmfIGHK3y
- Vanderbilt knocked off Michigan last night to win the College World Series.
- The Onion is just brutal with this burn.
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs isn’t reading too much into the Rays’ supposed plan to exist in two cities.