Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday Morning Hot Links

The completion of the four-game sweep of Toronto puts the Astros at 25-13, giving them a 41.6% chance to win the division and a 61.1% chance of making the postseason.

*25-13 after 38 games matches the best start in franchise history (1998).

*Ex-Blue Jay Colby Rasmus told the Toronto Sun before Thursday's series opener that the Astros would be going for the sweep. Hand-wringing ensues.

*Things got testy in the Blue Jays clubhouse after Saturday night's loss.

*Lance McCullers, Jr. will make his MLB debut tonight, and in the stands will be his parents, grandfather, fiancee, future in-laws, brothers, high school coaches, and friends.

*A.J. Hinch likes what he's seen from McCullers, going back to Spring Training.

*Meat Wagon updates:
Brett Oberholtzer will throw a bullpen session today to test out the blister.
Brad Peacock has been throwing off flat ground, and will throw a bullpen session on May 29

*Dave Bergman, who played with the Astros from 1978-1981, passed away.