As much as Mariners fans hate playing Houston, I assume that’s how much Rangers fans hate playing the Mariners. Last night the Mariners roared back to action with a 3-1 defeat of the Rangers led by several members of their young core; catch up with the recap here if you missed it. Tonight Justus Sheffield will aim to keep the good times Range-rolling.
In other news, Kyle Gibson is a Ranger and I have forgotten about that. You’ll always be a Twin to me, Gibby.
Last night new catcher Luis Torrens made his Mariners debut; tonight we’ll see Phillip (NOT PHIL) Ervin, acquired off waivers from the Reds. Read more about Ervin here. In a corresponding move, Jake Fraley was sent back to the alternate site. Fraley was 4-for-23 in his first look at the bigs this season.
In other news, the Mariners claimed RHP Casey Sadler off waivers from the Cubs. I don’t know why the name Casey Sadler is so familiar to me—I would have sworn he had been a Mariner at some point, but apparently no.
This season hasn’t been what any of us expected. I’m ready to get back to the pitcher I was last year. The Lords faithfulness is astounding-we bought a house near #Seattle a few months ago to call our forever home, and then this just happened. #goinghome #freshstart #Mariners https://t.co/uIrqQXFxRY— Casey Sadler (@sadler_squared) September 5, 2020
Sadler, 30, was drafted by the Pirates back in 2010 in the 25th round and has bounced around between organizations. He’s a groundball specialist who doesn’t get a ton of strikeouts but doesn’t walk many batters either, although he wasn’t great in nine innings with the Cubs this year.
In other news: aw!
When your teammates buy you back a "welcome back" chain to wear after your relief outings. Kendall Graveman: "We've got a lot of rookies so it may or may not be real." pic.twitter.com/xL79JqcHdq— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) September 5, 2020
The center of that could be chocolate and I would still be delighted by such a gift. Give your co-workers gifts challenge.
Game time: 6:10 PM
Available on: ROOT Sports NW (TV), 710 ESPN Seattle (Radio). You can also find the game on MLB TV, where it is the free game of the day, because you get what you pay for.