Milton Bradley, awarded with the Mariners’ cleanup job this weekend according to the Associated Press, had this to say to the Chicago media before Sunday’s Cactus League game against the Cubs when asked for a short chat:
“No chance. Beat it,” Bradley told the Chicago Tribune. “You guys ran me out of town. Never again. Peace.”
Let’s get this straight: Does Bradley blame last year’s offensive struggles and eventual season-ending suspension on the fans at Wrigley Field, the beat writers whose job it is to cover the team and its players, or just the entire city of Chicago? Some consistency would be nice, Milton.
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.