In Mariners News...
- Shed Long Jr. got some extra tee work in after Saturday night’s lackluster offensive performance.
Shed Long Jr. doing what Dee Gordon did postgame a few years ago. pic.twitter.com/JPZQ1hM9Xf— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) August 9, 2020
- Shannon Drayer has injury updates on Kendall Graveman and Austin Nola.
Good news/bad news on the Mariners injury front.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) August 8, 2020
Good: No broken bones suffered by Austin Nola last night, he should be back on Sun.
Bad: Graveman to see a specialist to help determine what procedure to undergo for neck issues. Servais said he will be out for some time.
- In case you missed it, Evan White added another 80-grade play to his highly advanced defensive resume.
Around the League...
- Zack Greinke is the only Astro we acknowledge.
Q: What's so special about Zack Greinke?— Baseball Brit (@BaseballBrit) August 8, 2020
- The St. Louis Cardinals got more bad news on Saturday.
#STLCards players are being informed today that the team will not be assembling for at least 3-5 days and to get in workouts on their own, per source. Pittsburgh series likely will be canceled.— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) August 8, 2020
- At 32 years old, Jacob deGrom is throwing harder than he ever has in his life. Matt Kelly of MLB.com has the story on this unprecedented velocity bump.
- Johnny Cueto lost a burgeoning no-hit bid on Saturday when Hunter Pence failed to locate the baseball.
TOUGH way to lose a no-no pic.twitter.com/GJnXF0Cf1J— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) August 9, 2020
- Ryan Weber, he of the one start with the Mariners in 2017, has been optioned to the minor leagues.
- Pirates 1B Phillip Evans has a broken jaw and a concussion after a collision with teammate OF Gregory Polanco on a fly ball.
- Giancarlo Stanton hit the 10-day IL with left hamstring tightness, though the length of time the Yankees slugger will miss could be as brief as the 10-day minimum.
- I really enjoyed this GQ story on Portland rapper Aminé, written by Jordan Coley.
- The Storm beat Phoenix on Saturday, improving their record to a league-best 6-1.
- Remember at the 2008 Olympics when Michael Phelps won that race by one one-hundredth of a second? The man he beat, Milorad Cavic, is now a swim coach in Covington, and The Ringer caught up with him for an in-depth feature.