Friday had a dubious start in the baseball world. MLB announced that Tim Anderson, the player thrown by Brad Keller and thrown out of the Royals / White Sox game, was to be suspended for a match for using a racial arch during cleanup. Shortly after this announcement, fans of Mariners got very bad news about one of the best prospects of the system.
Mariners of prospect Julio Rodriguez has a hairline fracture on his left hand. Was HBP on April 12 and has not played since. Timeline TBA.
Rodriguez started in nine games as an 18-year-old (!) In the South Atlantic League for a start of 355 / .444 / .452.
̵1; Corey Brock (@CoreyBrockMLB) April 19, 2019
Rodriguez remains out of action for 4-6 weeks. It stings.
I do not like a lot of devastation caused by HBP these days.
Do you know what I like? The angels are beating.
Do you know what else I like? Dinger.
And this game ran on both fronts, even with Angel Hernandez behind the Home Plate and despite a merciful short phase of despair and panic late in the game.
Learn about the action in the thread of the game:
Marco Gonzales stood for his fifth win of the season, which would have given Brad Adam a record pitch victory before May 1 . He was strong and very smart and brought out seven innings with relatively dramatic drama. In the fourth inning, he gave up a run with a sacrificial fly, but otherwise drove with six strikes and two walks.
But then came the dreaded eighth inning, before which my father and I had exchanged this text:
Well shit, in fact. I'm sorry, Dad, I have to retire from baseball blogging now. All in all an honor and a privilege.
So, Tim Beckham threw a hard-hit Grounder and bobbled the transfer, so David Fletcher reached the base in front of Mike Trout. Trout had looked quite pedestrian in his former three bats (pedestrians, thugs, and broken bat comebackers to the hill). He came to the plate and exhausted his apparent long-suffering by sending a field directly under the zone far behind the middle field fence. It was a rope-a-dope recognized by Muhammad Ali (the dope was me).
And so the Mini-Me version of the game continued from last night, with the exception that the starter blew the lead instead of the often-failed bullpen. Whoops.
But Tim Beckham had to make amends and made them at the head of the ninth in a very short time.
followed by Omar Narváez's second absolutely absolute GOLFED home run in so many days.
The Mariners took the lead 5: 3 and Roenis Elias came to a standstill for his fourth rescue attempt in 2019. Neat! 19659018] This is the first Friday night for the 2019 Mariners. It feels good to start the weekend right!
I mean, Lydia is not wrong
- It's no secret that I've been booster of Daniel Vogelbach for a long time, so here's his decisive 2-run shot from the fourth inning in all its splendor:
- In seventh position Marco was absolutely in motion to enjoy the soft lower abdomen of the lower third of the Angels lineup , After a long fly-out by Kole Calhoun into midfield, followed by a weak pop-out by Peter Bourjos, and then Marco came to killing with this Zack Cozart attack:
You'll notice Dee Gordon notices that Bour has NOT decided to run first A pop-up, so he chases traffic throughout the game and tells Ryon Healy to drop him and put him on second to Beckham, who then awkwardly throws him to the first double throw. Here's Healy's thoughts during this game:
More Healy on Dee Gordon's help: "I felt like he was playing MLB the show and only controlling me with a small controller, but it was great."
"I first saw it first, I nearly threw it, and I ruined the whole thing, fortunately I had Dee there to help." Https://t.co/XMB9anb4bO[19459003-RyanDivish(@RyanDivish) April 20, 2019
God bless us all
The Mariners take part at 6:07 am against the Angels tomorrow in the game's three of the four game series. Yusei Kikuchi wants to regain his last tough start and clinch his first MLB win, but the Mariners must solve the mystery surrounding Trevor Cahill with a puzzle. Go Mariners. Hangouts.