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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/5/21: Minor League Opening Day, Huascar Ynoa, and Amir Garrett

We’ve got minor league scores & stats once more!

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! The Mariners managed to keep pace with the A’s last night, and hope to clinch the series win against Baltimore today. Let’s get you the latest news from around the league.

In Mariners news...

  • In case you missed it last night like me (thanks blackout restrictions), Kendall Graveman is still amazing.
  • The Swelmet returns!
  • The Kyles had a hell of a night, and one of them posted a new career high.

In the Minors...

  • We’re back baby! First, the Everett AquaSox received their recognition by the league’s official development Twitter page yesterday.
  • The Modesto Nuts kicked off their season with a shutout of the Stockton Ports. Five pitchers were used by the Nuts in the effort, with Josias De Los Santos leading the way. Kirkland native Matt Scheffler swatted his first professional home run in the game as well. (Box score)
  • It wasn’t the dazzling performance we expected from Everett, as the AquaSox fell 4-1 to the Hillsboro Hops. However, The Frogs staff combined for 16 strikeouts against just one walk in the contest. (Box score)
  • The Arkansas Travelers have a tough start to the season, playing a Northwest Arkansas Naturals squad that is loaded with top Royals prospects like Bobby Witt, Jr. The Travs took a 7-4 loss on Opening Day but saw some fireworks via the long ball by Keegan McGovern, Jake Scheiner, and Brian O’Keefe. (Box score)

Around the league...

  • That’s...not a cheap one either.
  • There is a massive problem regarding suspension lengths in baseball.