Quick hits from last night

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I don’t have the get-up-and-go on a Sunday morning to do a full-blown “And That Happened,” but here’s a quick tour of last night’s action:

He’s worried! You cut him! You hurt him! You see? You see? He’s not a machine, he’s a man!

We’ve secretly replaced Boston’s regular, inefficient fourth starter with one who wastes fewer pitches.  Let’s see if they notice!

We’ve also replaced the late-00s version of Barry Zito with the early 00s version.  I think the Rockies certainly noticed.

I can’t wait for Plaschke to explain this one.

The Cubs take a 2-0 lead in the World Series of Pathetic, Expensive Underachieving teams.

Finally, if the Yankees actually start getting contributions from guys like Sergio Mitre, well, forget about it.

The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis

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Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.

Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.

That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.