So…the best thing we can say about the week that was, is it means Robinson Cano is now only one week away from coming back! When we record next week, he’ll already have played his first game back with the Mariners. Shane talks about seeing his first rehab game with Tacoma, while Brett talks about his plans to go see him play with Everett tomorrow night.
Facebook watch is incredibly stupid and we hate it. Don’t do that again, MLB, or we’re going to call the police.
Felix Hernandez was bad again, and there seems to be a strong segment of the fanbase that feels like the current front office is singling out, trashing, and insulting Felix Hernandez. After all he’s done for the M’s, that would hardly be fair, but are they really doing that? We discuss our thoughts on the issue, and some other very legitimate reasons to be mad at the M’s right now.
Why did Kyle Seager forget how to defense?
Do you hate Isaiah Kiner-Falefa yet? Brett does, and he thinks he’ll be the next in a long line of bad-to-mediocre AL West players that seem to always save their best games for when they’re facing the Mariners. It feels like this dude is going to be a thorn in the side of the M’s until he reaches free agent.
It seems like a weekly ritual at this point, but we also complain about Ryon Healy and Dee Gordon, wondering why Daniel Vogelbach will never get a chance, and if we’ll see Servais have the guts to move Gordon and his .300 OBP down in the lineup.
In positive news, Mike Zunino is raking, with an OPS over .900 and 6 extra base hits since coming off the DL. He’s been a big part of the Mariners offense turning it around, and instead of having nine slumping hitters right now, they seem to have four or five. It’s progress, folks!
We look ahead to tomorrow’s Seahawks preseason game. We’re not sure why, since no one anyone cares about will be playing beyond the first series, but we did it anyway.
After last week’s UW predictions, we give our WSU predictions, and Brett shares a story told to him from a friend where an obnoxious UW fan really embarrassed himself at an AquaSox game, and it is glorious.
We wrap up with our Swelmet winner, an very colorfully describe what today’s game was like. Hint: it’s brown. The color is brown.