Some links to kick off your weekend.
Hello everybody and welcome to Saturday! Here’s what’s going on in baseball.
In Mariners news…
- M’s 2021 third rounder Michael Morales got roughed up in his first professional outing.
ACL Mariners up 3-2 after 1 inning. Michael Morales 1IP, 2H, 2R, BB, K.
— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) August 28, 2021
- We’ve got an update on Justin Dunn.
The Mariners are hoping RJHP Justin Dunn can progress to throwing off a bullpen soon in the next 4-5 days.
If he can’t, they’ll likely shut him down.
Dunn has been on the IL since June 18 with right shoulder inflammation.
— Corey Brock (@CoreyBrockMLB) August 27, 2021
Around the league…
- The Astros and Nationals are the first organizations to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all full-time non-player employees.
- The M’s have had some tough luck with their young players this year.
Lowest team WAR totals by rookies
— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) August 27, 2021
- It appears that Trevor Bauer may have erased Devin Williams’ tribute to Jacob Blake during a game last year.
This is the last frame of the top of the 7th inning, followed by the first frame of the bottom of the 7th.
So, yeah … as great as Williams’ moment was, this is another Trevor Bauer story. pic.twitter.com/wz1n5ha3xn
— Bradford William Davis (@BWDBWDBWD) August 27, 2021
- Speaking of Bauer, the Pasadena Police Department has turned over the results of its investigation into his sexual assault case to the District Attorney’s office.
- Against all odds, the sport of baseball is getting more fun.
Celebrations are taking over dugouts across baseball and ushering in a new era of joy in the sport. New essay for SportsCenter: pic.twitter.com/0kIQsc4hCC
— Joon 이준엽 (@joonlee) August 27, 2021
- Franmil Reyes is the man.
An Indians fan lost her mother and has been diagnosed with cancer.
Franmil Reyes wrote this message on a ball and threw it to her in the stands: “Jessica, we’re here for you. We love you.”
Shortly after, he hit a HR and pointed to her and her family ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kTVqj2iYOq
— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) August 27, 2021