Hello everyone and welcome to the weekend! Here’s what you need to know to kick off your Saturday.
In Mariners news...
- The Tacoma Rainiers blog profiled Taylor Trammell and his crazy month of May.
- It’s good to see Shed back out there having a good time!
Watch Shed Long on this play. Raleigh guns down the runner so bad, Shed had some fun with him. pic.twitter.com/GFrp4CGB38— Jason A. Churchill (@ProspectInsider) May 29, 2021
- It looks like Will Vest will be back in action imminently.
Erik Swanson said postgame that Will Vest has been let out of his quarantine in SD and got to Seattle today.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) May 29, 2021
Around the league...
- The FredNats are tracking to be one of the worst teams in minor league baseball history, but even bad teams find entertaining moments.
The FredNats lost tonight, so our best radio highlight comes from the bottom of the fourth inning when a Wood Ducks fan took @Erik_Bremer's crowd mic and stuck it in his child's mouth for a photo opportunity.— Fredericksburg Nationals (@FXBGNats) May 28, 2021
Here is the exciting moment on #FredNatsRadio! pic.twitter.com/Tgw6Mvptvv
- The dissonance between the White Sox as a team and the White Sox as a front office/coaching staff continues to grow louder.
- Bob Melvin, the longest-tenured manager in Major League Baseball, celebrates his 10th anniversary with the A’s this year. Andy McCullough at The Athletic found out what makes him stand out among the crowd. ($)
- Bill Shaikin at The Los Angeles Times makes the case for the knuckleball to return amongst the high velocity arms in today’s game.
- Braves manager Brian Snitker walked back comments he made earlier this week suggesting that ace Mike Soroka won’t return from the injured list this season.
- Unfortunately this tweet is all we have on Lou, who is reportedly dealing with some sort of health issue. We’re keeping him and his loved ones in our thoughts at this time and hoping for better news soon.
If you have a moment say a prayer for Lou Piniella today.— Jerry Trupiano (@JerryTrupiano) May 28, 2021
- The Orioles are the latest team to announce that they will help their minor leaguers with housing, providing accommodations for Double-A players and lower.
- This takes me back to the time Cameron Maybin walked on three balls against the M’s and then scored the winning run in a 1-0 loss for Seattle.