The Mariners spend a Labor Day holiday doing their favorite thing (beating the Texas Rangers)


While Labor Day is a day off for some, many others have to work: For those in the service industry, retail, and other respondents in the first responder / medical staff, Labor Day is just another Monday. Baseball players also don’t get Labor Day, so today the Mariners decided they would have to come in handy to make their workplace fun. Was this result a very fun day at Texas Rangers work? Yes it did. There are winners and losers in capitalism, and when we are talking about the Rangers, we are talking about a team that is currently putting lay-heave in take-it-all. The Rangers have now lost 18 of their last 21 matches. This would make me feel bad, except that I remember many analysts and projection systems that rangers said it would be fighting with the Angels for third place in the divisions because they signed, like, one and a half pitchers.

Marco Gonzales has spent his off season working on T-Mobile, so there is definitely no vacation in his place. He only agreed to start each other at “home” this year, so Marco intends to make every single count. He went on to become seven more strong today, allowing just two runs on four hits, striking out seven and none going on, as the running loser. In his final four overs, Marco have a 29: 1 K: BB ratio. It sounds good, no? Or, if you find the percentage better, he has a K-BB of 20%. Either way, those numbers lead the league. Today the fastball and cutter were on point, the changeup was crisp, and Marco also drew some curlballs to foot the Rangers the wrong way. Remember how Yankee fans didn’t want to trade for Marco (if any) because he didn’t improve them that much? Marco has a higher FWAR than any single member of the Yankees rotation, and a higher WAR combined than the entire half of their rotation.

The Rangers will be happy to see Kyle Seeger’s back for the next few months, but Kyle “the owner of the Texas Rangers” Seeger cannot leave without a parting gift:

The game’s offensive hero, Dylan Moore, would add to his sixth home run of the season in the same frame, a Colby Allard curdball crushed. This sucker went 425 feet, which again, I’m not here to understand the black misty magic of Dylan Moore, I’m here just to enjoy it.

One hole in Moore’s profile – aside from a slightly higher strikeout rate – is when he punishes the fastball ((.715 SLG) and hits the changeup very well (.667 SLG, though he has been in his career Have only seen 130), he struggles. Hit curves and sliders (mid-30s percentages). So it was good to see him crushing the curbball first, and then later doing some damage on this showered slider that does his Noise came in:

The base-clearing double was part of a five-run fifth inning that not only resulted in a loss to Moore, but also new acquisitions Ty France, who steadily earned their place in my heart with professional at-bats. He is looking a bit young to be a Team Dad minivan but I’m fine with Young Father Ty France.

In the 8th we got the new rebate claim acquisition Walker Walkett for the first time, which is like 75% legs. He threw his fastball at 94 with some late movement that had unfortunately strayed out of the zone, adding more than it had to and a solid Kyrball with some late depth. Lockett ran with a clean inning thanks to a right catch from Phillip Erwin, one of which was on a submerged liner from Scott Heyman’s bat, which was XBA .920.

Things got a bit hairy in the ninth as Aaron Fletcher struggled to find the area again. I don’t know if there’s any wrongdoing for Fletcher or whether — he never faced this difficulty to throw strikes in Double-A or the AFL — but I hope they can sort it out. The Rangers scored once and scored once before Fletcher, with bases loaded for Yohan Ramirez, who was command-wise, not much of an upgrade on Fletcher. Ramirez immediately bowled three straight balls, and sent José Trevino down the middle pitch for a holy fly, hitting a top speed of 103 mph, before delivering 93–94 mph. But stayed in Venus. Ramirez’s velocity cranked up to 96 against Ronald Guzman, but he drove it, bringing in Elvis Andrus, who politely went after the first pitch fastball and popped it up. Ramirez leaped from the mound, determined to end the game one way or another, and when I appreciated his encouragement I was glad he pulled up and let his catcher do the job. I wasn’t really looking at a complete rewrite.

Object Rangers’ playing holiday is over. The Mariners are currently as close to the playoff spot as they are for the top draft pick. They didn’t play fully against the Rangers – too many runners left on base, too many strikeouts (10 today), the bullpen questioned infinity several times – but they also played for a clean defense, pitching strong performance Started, and got some offensive power from expected sources (Kyles, Dylan Kyle Moore) and some new / unexpected locations (Hell, Ty France!). Next up is the Giants, a team that looks similar to the Mariners on paper and has a similar position in their rebuilding cycle, and then has a real challenge with athletics. I am not overly concerned about the playoffs, but I am very curious to see how this team will come out of their inadvertently happening bye week (thanks, Oakland) against the non-Rangers. I expected our season to have a lot in terms of both the Rangers’ win and the lethargy, and the experience of seeing these mariners would be like waking up on Monday morning, thinking that you really had to go to work before returning. on the bed. For all the curse of 2020 “Can you live in interesting times,” this is one aspect in which I don’t really mind.