Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Morning Link Dump

Forget last night.

*"I can't believe it. It feels like there's a knife constantly in my back right now." - That was Brad Peacock, presumably talking about his intercostal strain and not the Astros as a franchise. He's on the DL three days after making his season debut, and Asher Wojciechowski is on his way back to Houston.

*Jake Marisnick is putting a charge into the bottom of the order. We're only talking about nine games here, but Marisnick is enjoying a .368 BABIP against righties (more on this later today).

*After eight games, Carlos Correa is hitting .394/.474/.727 with 7K:4BB, and eight doubles with one home run. Manager Rodney Linares said:
Those doubles are going to turn into homers. He's learning to stay behind the ball and just making excellent contact. I've said it before and I'll say it again: he has the chance to be an elite player in the big leagues.

*Here's the gamer from last night's crazy Fresno/Las Vegas game.

*Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom matched Jim Deshaies as the only pitchers to strike out the first eight batters of the game. Here's the boxscore from Deshaies' game on 9/23/1986.

*Josh Hamilton's rehab in Houston is either going great, or is not going well at all. This is a freaking mess.