In Mariners News...
- KLEW IS BACK.
Kyle Lewis played five innings in an alt site game today. And will be ready to go tomorrow— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) April 19, 2021
- The Mariners are playing chaos ball, and the numbers are here to prove it. Ryan Blake explores what’s behind the team’s dramatic wins and clutch moments.
- Brent Stecker at 710 ESPN Seattle discusses the enjoyable parts of the Mariners’ rebuild, and what to expect from the team in the coming weeks.
Around The League...
- MLB.TV viewership has skyrocketed through the first week of games, with streaming numbers leading to the most-watched 18-day period in the history of the streaming service.
With close games, exciting star performances & 2 no-hitters to begin the season, https://t.co/pzZW56BhAE registered the most-watched 18-day period in its 20-season history, including the 7 most-watched days ever.— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) April 19, 2021
Fans have already watched over 1.34 billion minutes of live games. pic.twitter.com/0bWyoZp19C
- FanGraphs has begun its first week of MLB power rankings, comparing teams in different tiers based on a unique new overall team quality metric.
- MLB has rejected the appeal of Nick Castellanos’ two-game suspension following his involvement in a benches-clearing incident earlier this month in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. He will serve his full two-game suspension today and tomorrow.
- Miami Marlins OF Starling Marte has suffered a fractured rib and will not participate in baseball activities for five to seven days. The team will place him on the IL during that time, and re-evaluate him after.
- Washington Nationals veteran LHP Luis Avilan is set to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a tear in his elbow. Reliever Kyle McGowin has been called from the team’s alternate training site after Avilan was placed on the IL.