Alright folks, we’ve made it to the weekend. Here’s what’s happening around baseball on this Saturday.
In Mariners news...
- The Mariners organization produced yet another combined no-hitter.
The third no-hitter in franchise history is in the books.— Modesto Nuts (@ModestoNuts) September 18, 2021
Jimmy Kingsbury 7 IP
Kelvin Nunez 2 IP.
Nuts win 7-0!
First no-no since 2013.
First no-hitter in the league since 2019.
- Harry Ford has officially entered the MLB Pipeline top 100.
Blue Jays RHP Nate Pearson graduates from prospect status for MLBPipeline.— Joe Doyle (@JoeDoyleMiLB) September 17, 2021
Mariners C Harry Ford enters the list no. 100.
That'll give Seattle a 5th Top 100 prospect, joining Julio Rodriguez, Noelvi Marte, George Kirby and Emerson Hancock.
- This isn’t at all surprising on the Justin Dunn front but is still disappointing.
Justin Dunn, who left his rehab appearance with Triple-A Tacoma yesterday after four pitches, will return to Seattle for an MRI.— Corey Brock (@CoreyBrockMLB) September 17, 2021
At this point, though, his season is done, said manager Scott Servais.
- Andrés Muñoz was on fire in his first organizational outing for Seattle.
Andres Munoz strikes out the side in Arizona League game for #Mariners. 1st game since TJ. FB at 99.— Bill Mitchell (@billazbbphotog) September 18, 2021
Around the league...
- Andrelton Simmons couldn’t go to Toronto due to legal issues.
Source: Twins placed Andrelton Simmons on the restricted list after he was unable to travel to Canada for the series in Toronto due to visa and immigration issues.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) September 17, 2021
Unrelated to COVID-19. Simmons is in the process of securing permanent residency and leaving the US would reset it.
- Minor league games continue to get longer even with the pitch clock being instituted, writes J.J. Cooper at Baseball America.
- Kyle Boddy from Driveline will no longer be working with the Reds going forward.
- The Shohei Ohtani scare is all cleared up as the right-hander is scheduled to start tomorrow for the Angels.
- Jewell Loyd had a historic game for the Storm yesterday.