Good morning everyone! We have officially entered the month of October. Pretty crazy, huh? Let’s get you latest from around baseball on this Thursday morning.
In Mariners news...
- Ryan Divish at The Seattle Times previews the offseason for Seattle and sets the stage for 2021.
- This comes as little surprise, but it appears Mallex Smith will be testing the free agent waters.
Around the league...
- Another record broken in a wild year.
Alex Kirilloff is set to make his major league debut today. He makes the start in RF. Congrats Alex!— Dustin Morse (@morsecode) September 30, 2020
First player in major league history to make his debut by starting in a postseason game. #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/YPTKjZOQpz
- It hasn’t all been good for the Twins though. With the Astros 3-1 win yesterday that eliminated Minnesota from the playoffs, they’ve now lost 18 consecutive postseason games.
- Speaking of the Twins, Nelson Cruz hopes to stick around in Minnesota.
- Some big blows to the Padres in their first postseason series.
Neither Mike Clevinger nor Dinelson Lamet is on the Padres' wild card roster. Both are on the taxi squad -- along with MacKenzie Gore, the best left-handed pitching prospect in baseball.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 30, 2020
Padres will turn to Chris Paddack in Game 1 and presumably Zach Davies in Game 2.