It’s Wednesday y’all! Let’s get to the links.
In Mariners news...
- Heck yeah Julio!
- Today might be a YouTube game, but getting Sarah Langs on the broadcast is a treat.
Hi hello!— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) June 29, 2021
I am BEYOND excited and honored to be part of an awesome group calling @Mariners at @BlueJays tomorrow on @YouTube at 7p ET/4p PT
Baseball is the BEST and I can't wait to talk about it in this setting!!!!!https://t.co/4GEl3U5MT9 pic.twitter.com/CWjjg08NzN
Around the league...
- So...this guy is still good.
Shohei Ohtani's last two weeks:— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) June 30, 2021
June 15 • HR
June 16 • HR
June 17 • 6 IP, 1 ER, 5K, W
June 18 • 2 HR
June 19 • HR
June 20 • HR
June 21 • OFF
June 22 • 0/3
June 23 • 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 K
June 24 • OFF
June 25 • HR
June 26 • 1/3
June 27 • HR
June 28 • HR
June 29 • 2 HR
- I see Nestor Cortés is still being quirky.
Nestor Cortes vs. Shohei Ohtani. pic.twitter.com/6IFCIa3VX4— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 30, 2021
- Despite being the hottest player in the month of June (aside from Ohtani, maybe), Kyle Schwarber has decided to sit out the Home Run Derby.
- Trevor Bauer is facing an investigation from Major League Baseball following allegations from a woman who claims he assaulted her.
- The Blue Jays made one of the earliest trades of the summer, acquiring outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Adam Cimber from the Marlins.
- Robert O’Connell at Sports Illustrated penned a feature on Shohei Ohtani’s interpreter, whose job goes far beyond the typical description.
- The Angels organization is facing a lawsuit regarding the death of Tyler Skaggs in 2019.
Breaking: Tyler Skaggs’ family is suing the Los Angeles Angels for negligence over his 2019 drug-related death. Lawsuits filed by his window in California state court and parents in Texas.— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) June 29, 2021
- Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic tries to figure out whether the Cubs will be buyers or sellers this summer and tackles a number of other questions in his latest article. ($)
- Eno’s got the numbers following the policing of foreign substances.
Since the enforcement memo dropped:— Eno Sarris (@enosarris) June 29, 2021
* 63 pitchers (17%) have dropped 2+ standard deviations (spider tack level, 230+ RPM)
* 145 pitchers (38%) have dropped 1+ SD
* 230+ pitchers (60+%) have dropped enough to call the drop ‘statistically significant’ via @choice_fielder
- Another way to examine the change in the sport in the last few weeks:
Week into the enhanced foreign substance enforcement era.— Codify, Inc. (@CodifyBaseball) June 28, 2021
Red is spin rate, blue is velocity.
(7-day rolling MLB fourseam fastball averages)@PitchingNinja @enosarris @jaysonst pic.twitter.com/wJLvbTEUpb
- Dan Altavilla is officially on the road to recovery. Best of luck to him!
Successful TJ ✅— Dan Altavilla (@DanAlt3225) June 29, 2021
I’m thankful for Dr. Andrews and all of the great members of his team for a successful surgery. Also, I’m grateful for the @Padres for making this process really easy on my family and I. Here’s to the road to recovery and strength. I’ll be back pic.twitter.com/18z9NEnL8W