Ty France HBP Counter: Steady at 2
Playing “Louie Louie” during the seventh-inning stretch: Marco Gonzales, .281 WPA
Not playing “Louie Louie” during the seventh-inning stretch: Eugenio Suárez, -.067 WPA (his home run came once the Mariners were already all but assured victory)
OTD in Ichiro: It took until 2009 for Ichiro to hit what was then called the Disabled List, but he began the season on the shelf due to a bleeding ulcer. On April 15, 2009, his first game back, he hit a grand slam, which just so happened to tie the record for most hits by a player born in Japan.
Also OTD in Ichiro: In 2022, he threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Julio Rodriguez on the home opener.