Good morning folks! Let’s wash away last night’s disaster with some fresh links.
In Mariners news...
- With the Mariners in need of some pitching help, the team has called up Jimmy Yacabonis and sent down Brady Lail.
- You may notice that Ljay Newsome did not get placed on the injured list after taking a ball off his hand. That’s because his injury may not be as bad as we feared.
Ljay Newsome taking today off to rest bruised hand, but Servais expects him to be OK for his next scheduled start Tuesday in Seattle vs. Giants. Mariners have a doubleheader Monday vs. A's and will use Marco Gonzales in first game, likely bullpen game in second. DHs are 7 innings— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) September 9, 2020
Around the league...
- What an impressive catch from Michael Conforto!
- Several Dodgers players are upset by the family rules that Major League Baseball is implementing for the playoff bubble, reports Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic. ($)
- The Angels have passed one hurdle on their way to stadium renovations.
- Cody Stavenhagen at The Athletic tells the story of Daz Cameron’s (Mike Cameron’s son) crazy year, which started with a serious case of COVID-19 and has culminated in his MLB debut. ($)
- Dan Szymborski at Fangraphs is buying into Mike Yastrzemski’s breakout campaign.
- Shortly after being cut by Milwaukee, Justin Smoak has latched on with the Giants.
- Ben Clemens at Fangraphs thinks that Nelson Cruz’s terrific season is something of a tease and he may be finally losing the battle with Father Time.
- In case you missed it, the Brewers shut out the Tigers by a 19-0 final score, and it wasn’t even the night’s biggest run differential. That’s because the Braves put up more than four touchdowns in a win over the Marlins.
- The way this virus affects some people is frightening.