Mariners Update – July 2
The Mariners were off yesterday, well sort of, using most of the day to travel to Texas to begin a 6-game road trip vs. the Rangers tonight in Arlington (5:05 pm PT/7:05 pm CT). Here are some tidbits to get you ready for the game…
- Mariners.com writer Greg Johns and Rangers.com scribe T.R. Sullivan combined to write a fun story about the unique relationship between former teammates Felix Hernandez and Adrian Beltre.
- Greg Johns also provides a little more of a history lesson about the number Raul Ibanez is putting up during his age 41 season.
- Tacoma News Tribune staff writer Todd Dybas was on hand to see Taijuan Walker make his second Triple-A start. In two starts with the Rainiers, the 20-year-old has yet to allow a run in 11.0 innings (5 H, 4 BB, 12 SO).
- It was a good day for Mariners minor leaguers, as All-Star teams were announced for the Pacific Coast League (AAA) and Southern League (AA).
- OF Julio Morban, OF James Jones, P Roenis Elias, RHP Taijuan Walker named Southern League All-Stars.
- OF Carlos Peguero, LHP Brian Moran named to Triple-A All-Star team.
- Pulaski RHP Edwin Diaz (the Mariners 3rd round pick in the 2012 Draft) was named the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week.
- The Mariners turn over the calendar playing their first game in the month of July today. Seattle was 15-11 in July last season.