Good morning everyone! Kyle Lewis sure is exciting, huh? Let’s watch it again, just for fun.
With that, here are the rest of today’s links.
In Mariners news...
- A dubious record, to be sure.
Donnie Walton has entered the game to play shortstop. He's the 65th player used by the Mariners this season. That's a MLB record— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) September 11, 2019
- Kyle Lewis on his first home run...
Kyle Lewis: "I was trying to keep it as simple as possible. I was trying not to make things bigger than they are. But when I hit that it was definitely like an out of body experience."— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) September 11, 2019
- Rachael McDaniel at Fangraphs wrote an essay about Félix Hernández’s latest start.
- Rob Mains at Baseball Prospectus dives into the make-up of the Mariners’ bullpen. ($)
- Ryan Divish goes behind the scenes on the promotions of the four Arkansas Travelers to Seattle.
- Some injury updates, both good and bad...
JP Crawford has been cleared to play. He expects to be in the starting lineup tomorrow— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) September 11, 2019
Jake Fraley will miss the rest of the season with sprained right thumb. Will be down for about 4 weeks, but no surgery needed.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) September 11, 2019
- Ryan Court is staying in the organization and has been outrighted to Tacoma.
Around the league...
- Former M’s reliever Shawn Kelley says he will retire if the Rangers do not exercise his option this winter.
- Despite Dave Dombrowski’s firing, it appears that Alex Cora’s job is safe in 2020.
- Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh...
Drama in the #Pirates clubhouse: A fight between Pirates teammates Kyle Crick and Felipe Vazquez Monday night leads to season-ending finger tendon surgery for Crick. Both players have been fined.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 11, 2019
- He’s back!
Heard Terry Collins is returning to the #Mets as a senior advisor for player personnel— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) September 11, 2019
- I guess they saw the writing on the wall.
The Chicago #Cubs have named Jason McLeod as their Senior VP of Player Personnel. That’s quite a proactive move, as McLeod was one of the top candidates to become new Red Sox GM and president of baseball operations.— Andersen Pickard (@andersenreports) September 11, 2019
- This is funny for many reasons.
Re-upping this because of what just happened in the Nationals’ clubhouse. Fernando Rodney was told by team PR that reporters wanted to speak to him. He smiled and said, “I don’t talk on Thursdays.” @KyleBrostowitz told him it was Wednesday. We got him moments later. https://t.co/KVqdvl26cF— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) September 12, 2019
- It’s official: 2019 has more homers than any season in MLB history.