Okay. Get a big mug of strong coffee or your beverage of choice because there are some rough waters ahead. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Today the Mariners play the Padres. In good news, the Mariners only lost by two runs last night, instead of the bazillion they lost by on Friday. In less-good news, this is today’s lineup:
That is...sure a lineup.
Also the Padres are starting Yu Darvish. So. There’s that.
Then there’s also some news:
Mariners RHP Brady Lail has been claimed off waivers by Philadelphia.— Mariners PR (@MarinersPR) May 23, 2021
INF/OF José Marmolejos cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma.
Then there’s also this news, which will likely provoke much stronger feelings:
Yikes. Kendall Graveman placed on the IL, Wyatt Mills up from Tacoma.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) May 23, 2021
As Ryan Divish pointed out, there’s no injury listed for Graveman, so maybe this is a COVID protocol thing, and maybe it’ll be a short stint like Misiewicz and Vest’s were. That is what I am choosing to believe, at least.
In better news:
Shed Long is expected to start a rehab assignment with Tacoma next week— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) May 23, 2021
How fast can you get here, Shed?
Should you choose to subject yourself to this game, it begins at 1:10 PM and you can find it on all the normal bat-channels. Should you choose not to, well, that’s also a perfectly valid choice.