Good morning everyone! Bad news: I didn’t get to see the Mariners play in person for the first time since 2018 because of the dumb storm. Good news: I had two young British fellows randomly come up to me and we struck up a lovely conversation about all things baseball, sports, and America. It was a great way to kill an hour before the game was officially postponed. So shout out to those blokes. Onto the double-header!
In Mariners news…
- Ryan Divish answered questions about the M’s recent hot streak, Kyle Lewis’ timetable, and more in his latest mailbag for The Seattle Times.
- This honor usually, bestowed upon a former Mariner, goes to Ryan Rowland-Smith this year!
- Lazaro Montes is off to about as good of a start as you can hope for a teenager in his first year in the system.
Lazaro Montes is only 17 years old and has played in 25 professional games for the DSL Mariners. His stats?
.347/.452/.720/1.172, 18 R, 26 H, 5 HR, 22 RBI pic.twitter.com/bCchAovrZZ
— Mariners Player Development (@MsPlayerDev) July 12, 2022
- In his most recent interview for The Seattle Times, Jerry Dipoto talked about the team’s recent stretch and their plans for the trade deadline.
- This is mostly a nothing-rumor, especially given that Dipoto urged patience for Adam Frazier in the above piece, but still interesting.
#Reds infielder Brandon Drury is the in-demand @MLB trade deadline candidate we aren’t discussing enough. He’s an option for them #Mariners, among others, because of his ability to cover multiple positions. Drury is on a low-cost, 1-year deal and has an .873 OPS. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 12, 2022
Around the league…
- …Is Tony La Russa alright? Not only is it after a pitch has already been thrown, it’s when they’re down four runs in the fifth with two outs in the frame! There’s no way he lasts beyond this season, right?
- Do they realize that Nestor Cortes and Byron Buxton are both in the American League? (credit to Matthew Roberson for that point)