Good morning all and welcome to Thursday! Here’s what’s going on today.
In Mariners news...
- A couple of smart dudes were at the M’s game yesterday. Also major shout out to the signs behind Mr. Jennings and Mr. Holzhauer.
48000 seats at T-Mobile and I had to pick this one pic.twitter.com/wEFQwr8Ten— James Holzhauer (@James_Holzhauer) June 17, 2021
Around the league...
- In the wake of the Yermín Mercedes drama, Alex Kirshner at FiveThirtyEight ranks the most disrespectful homers in MLB history.
- Jeff Passan at ESPN analyzes the sticky substance story from every angle. ($)
- This is probably going to be a common theme. Baseball didn’t make a stink about this in the past, so now players are pissed.
Without saying his name, Zac Gallen just called out MLB VP Michael Hill, suggesting that he promoted sticky stuff usage as Marlins GM: "He was in charge of an organization that was definitely at one point saying, ‘Hey, you’re going to need these things to help you.’"— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) June 16, 2021
- Why can’t we have nice things?
Jacob deGrom left tonight’s start, in which he threw three perfect innings and struck out eight, with right shoulder soreness.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 17, 2021
- It’s official. The Diamondbacks have not won a road game since Madison Bumgarner’s seven-inning no-hitter on April 25.
The DBacks are now tied for the longest road losing streak in the modern era. pic.twitter.com/v22BLA9uDe— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 17, 2021
- Gerrit Cole expressed a desire to communicate openly with Major League Baseball regarding the foreign substance issue.