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Lookout Landing Sep 26, 2020
9/26/20 Open Game Thread (Game 1)

9/26/20 Open Game Thread (Game 1)

What do you mean you’re out of cheese curds? | Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports In which the Mariners play “for pride” Believe it or not, there are just three games left in the Mariners season. It’s been a surreal ride, fraught with subpar play and the presence of Phil Ervin. Don’t get me wrong, though. The highs have been great (thanks, Kyle Lewis), and maybe, just maybe, enough to convince the team to try to get into win-soon mode instead of win-in-a-while mode. Today’s game marks Justus Sheffield’s final start of the season. Sheffield came into 2020 with as many question...
Lookout Landing Sep 20, 2020
23-29: Chart

23-29: Chart

look at me. I’m your ROY now. | Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ they call him Superstar for a reason A win! A win! I never thought I’d see the like. Also: hot dang, Kyle Lewis. Having Kyle Lewis on your team: Justus Sheffield, .210 WPA Having Kyle Lewis on your team, but with a bat: Luis Torrens, .169 WPA Not having Kyle Lewis on your team: Kyle Lewis??? -.032 WPA (Okay, technically the answer is J.P. Crawford, -.058, but KLew was second-lowest which is just a reminder WPA is a metric that demands context.) Relishing in this KLew ROY glow reminds me of two things: 1) If you...
The Seattle Times Sep 20, 2020
Justus Sheffield has another strong start as Mariners snap losing skid

Justus Sheffield has another strong start as Mariners snap losing skid

The young pitcher has another strong start as the Mariners hold off the Padres 4-1.
Lookout Landing Sep 19, 2020
9/19/20: Open Game Thread

9/19/20: Open Game Thread

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports treasure each one of these games, I instruct myself sternly. TREASURE EACH ONE. It’s Saturday, and you know what that means: it’s you and me and Justus Sheffield, baybay. While not quite the comfort and safety of a Marco Gonzales start, Justus has provided stability in the rotation while improving on his 2019 performance. He’s walking significantly fewer batters, mixing in the changeup more and not relying solely on his slider to wipe away hitters, and limiting damage—batters are barreling him up just 3.9% of the time, well under the MLB average of...
Lookout Landing Sep 17, 2020
The diverging seasons of Justus Sheffield and Justin Dunn

The diverging seasons of Justus Sheffield and Justin Dunn

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The rookies entered 2020 with similar goals and weaknesses. They’ve gone in different directions. When the Mariners announced they’d be using a six-man rotation for the entire 2020 season, it was great news for two 24 year olds: Justus Sheffield and Justin Dunn. Each player locked in a spot in Seattle’s rotation, matching up back to back in an opportunity to get around 10 starts and continue their development while staking a claim on a 2021 rotation slot. The two are disparate pitchers, with the lefty Sheffield leaning into his sinker for a groundball...
Lookout Landing Sep 12, 2020
20-25: Chart

20-25: Chart

booty rockin | Photo by Norm Hall/ Sheff gets his first road win, Marmolejos hits a ball to space, Ty France Is Bacon A winnnnnnnnn! Almost forgot what that felt like. Seasonal fruit marmalade on a fresh-baked English muffin: Jose Marmolejos, .155 WPA Vegemite on a month-old piece of melba toast: Dylan Moore, -.050 Congratulations: Justus Sheffield on his first road win of the season
Lookout Landing Sep 12, 2020
9/12/20: Open Game Thread

9/12/20: Open Game Thread

Mr. Bright Spot | Photo by Norm Hall/ how do sailors do in the desert? So far not so good. I took last night off, which means I did not witness the Mariners’ by-all-accounts-uninspired loss to the lowly Diamondbacks. I listened to the first few innings while driving through the weird smoky apocalyptic hellscape of greater Seattle, feeling grit on my tongue, which sort of seemed to go with the whole vibe of the game. Today the sky outside my window is a violent ochre, which doesn’t seem to portend well, but nevertheless, we march on. The good news: Justus Sheffield gets...

Mariners beat Diamondbacks to snap 3-game skid

HeraldNet.com HeraldNet.com - Everett and Snohomish County news from The Daily Herald in Everett, Washington Ty France and Jose Marmolejos homer to back Justus Sheffield’s strong outing in Seattle’s 7-3 victory. Mariners beat Diamondbacks to snap 3-game skid Wire Service
Lookout Landing Sep 5, 2020
9/5/20: Open Game Thread

9/5/20: Open Game Thread

this is what it sounds like/when Rangers cry Justus Sheffield sees if he can keep the Mariners’ dominance against the Rangers going As much as Mariners fans hate playing Houston, I assume that’s how much Rangers fans hate playing the Mariners. Last night the Mariners roared back to action with a 3-1 defeat of the Rangers led by several members of their young core; catch up with the recap here if you missed it. Tonight Justus Sheffield will aim to keep the good times Range-rolling. Lineups! In other news, Kyle Gibson is a Ranger and I have forgotten about that. You’ll...

Adell homers twice, Angels pound Mariners

HeraldNet.com HeraldNet.com - Everett and Snohomish County news from The Daily Herald in Everett, Washington Starter Justus Sheffield struggles, Seattle pitchers walk 11 in a 16-3 loss to Los Angeles. Adell homers twice, Angels pound Mariners Wire Service

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