Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fare thee well: June

A look back at the month that was June:

June 1:
-Miggs and LaHawk named Astros County's Employees of the Month for May
-Yorman Bazardo named PCL's Pitcher of the Week
June 2:
-Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports rumbling and grumbling between Roy and Coop
-Sean Berry returns to team
June 4:
-Drayon tells Newsday's Ken Davidoff that there are no plans to trade Roy
-Justin Upton beats Miggs for May's Player of the Month. Miggs screwed.
June 5:
-Wandy figures that maybe he's tipping pitches
-Alberto Arias hit in head by flyball during BP
June 8:
-Astros announce a team in the Gulf Coast League, to begin almost immediately in Kissimmee
-Geoff Geary declines rehab assignment in Round Rock, thinks everything's fine.
June 9:
-Jason Castro promoted to Corpus Christi
-Draft Day, Parte Uno
June 10:
-Draft Day, Part Deux
-Astros release Geoff Geary
June 12:
-Geoff Geary accepts minor league assignment.
June 13:
-Jose Valverde activated from DL
June 15:
-Astros County attended Express/Nashville Sounds game. Tweeted. Hilarity ensued.
June 16:
-Kaz Matsui activated from DL
-Geoff Blum takes his place
June 17:
-Mike Hampton goes on DL with strained groin
-Wesley Wright called up to replace Hampton
June 18:
-A's sign former Astro Shawn Chacon
June 20:
-Astros sign 3rd round comp pick Jonathan Meyer
June 21:
-Alberto Arias prevents Darin Erstad from killing Wandy Rodriguez with a line drive in BP. Hailed as hero.
June 22:
-It's announced the Astros have signed 33 of their draft picks from 2009 draft
June 23:
-2007 draft pick Devon Torrence hangs up the baseball spikes, focuses on Ohio State football
June 25:
-Lance Berkman collects his 1000th career RBI with a 2-run homer
-1st round pick Jiovanni Mier signs
June 27:
-Astros designate Brandon Backe for assignment
June 28:
-7th round pick Dallas Keuchel signs
June 29:
-Polin Trinidad will be promoted to Round Rock following Texas League ASG
June 30:
-Astros announce they'll go with a six-man rotation until the All-Star break
-Minor league pitcher Chad Wagler retires

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