Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Springer up, Harrell/Grossman down


Lucas Harrell - fresh off a 5IP, 5H/4ER, 4K:3BB loss last night to drop his ERA to 9.49 - has been designated for assignment and Robbie Grossman - who was 0x4 with three strikeouts, and a misplayed Harrell ball that allowed a run to score - was optioned to Oklahoma City last night.

Harrell - who actually did strike out the side in the 2nd, and was hurt by a couple of defensive mistakes:
Things happen. No matter what happens you got to make pitches. Sometimes bad luck is really not bad luck. It's making bad pitches.

The corresponding move? George Herman Babe Springer has been called up. Springer was hitting .353/.459/.647 after scoring four runs and hitting a grand slam in last night's win at Colorado Springs. In 75 Triple-A games (327 PAs) dating back to last season, Springer hit .319/.431/.630 with 21 homers, 26 stolen bases, 80K:50BB.

Springer's reaction:
It's just an indescribable feeling. I'm speechless right now.

Same, George Springer. Same.


Anonymous said...

Spring(er) has sprung for the Astros!!! What a great birthday gift the 'Stros management gave me last night.

Anonymous said...

It took the odd cold snap for that to happen. I am pleased the Astros acted in this manner...citing 'team control' and the MLB product as more important than the retarded 'super 2' status. I suspect the place will be packed tonight. This is the first ray of hope for this season since game 3 of the season.