It’s the first Football Sunday of Baseball Season, always a bit of a downer for me as it signals the summer is well and truly over, and it’s about time to put all my Mariners gear and shorts and tank tops away for another six months or so. Let’s hope this time around it’s only six months, I guess?
For their part, the Mariners aren’t even trying to compete with Seahawks Sunday, running out a Kyle Lewis-less lineup that also is missing J.P. Crawford and my current favorite player to watch, Luís Torrens, who I understand needs “days off” because playing catcher is “difficult” both “physically” and “mentally” but...wompity-womp.
Godspeed, Justin Dunn.
On the bright side, the D-Backs lineup features a couple of prospects I’m interested in seeing in Pavin Smith, who made his MLB debut last night, and catcher Daulton Varsho, who I am given to understand has been struggling but all I remember is dreading seeing him come up in 2018 as a member of the Visalia Rawhide playing against Modesto. They’re also starting Luke Weaver, who I liked very much as a prospect when he was with St. Louis (and Carson Kelly! I remember thinking the D-Backs won that trade easily). Weaver is not having a very good year, but then again, who among us.
Note that because of the Seahawks game and resultant foofaraw, the radio broadcast of today’s game is on 770 AM, not 710.
Television is the same as usual: ROOT NW and MLB TV if you’re lucky enough to live out of area. Please, my air quality, it is very sick.