So Alberto Arias is headed to the DL with a sore knee. Who comes up to replace him? No one from Round Rock, I'll tell you that much.
Our friend Greg Rajan, of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, tells us that Hooks pitcher Wilton Lopez will take his place on the big club, and will join the Astros in Arizona for the series against the ''''''''''''.
Apparently Doug Arguello is Lopez' interpreter, and said this, on behalf of Lopez:
“I was surprised when they called me (to Hooks manager Luis Pujols’ office). I was thinking different things, like going to Triple-A or something. Now, it’s the major leagues and I’m real excited. That (opportunity) is what you’re waiting for whenever you’re doing your job well.”
“Sometimes it’s not just the ERA – it’s what you see out there. I believe he can do it. He’s throwing the ball well. I believe he can do it (in the majors).”
I'll be honest. If I was Casey Daigle, or Josh Muecke, I'd be pretty pissed off. But I'm happy for Wilton Lopez.