Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

The Astros maintain a 2.5-game lead over the division, giving them a 45.5% chance of winning the division and a 61.3% chance of making the postseason, according to FanGraphs.

*Springer put on a freaking show, hitting two homers and making some stellar defensive plays. Hinch:
(Springer) is contributing in every facet. He leads off the game, first pitch, bam he's on base and Correa gets a base hit and now we have an inning developing.

*Colby Rasmus was placed on the bereavement list after last night's game to attend his grandmother's funeral, and the Astros called up Domingo Santana to take his spot. A.J. Hinch:
(Rasmus) has asked for some privacy on this. It's a very close-knit family of his, so keep them in your thoughts.

*The Tucker Brothers hope to play on the same field one day. Kyle Tucker:
With Houston it was a great opportunity. I'll have the opportunity to hopefully one day play with my brother in the big leagues. It's overall a great organization. With bringing up young kids this year, hopefully I'll be a part of that one day.

*Brad Peacock will see a back specialist and have an MRI

*Sports On Earth writes about Correa, McCullers, and Velasquez in a division-by-division look at the Year of the Rookie.

*Here's a great story about Walker Johnson, who threw the first pitch at Monday night's game.

*16th Round pick Adam Whitt will join Donnie Angiotte and Chad Qualls as the only players from the University of Nevada to play for the Astros' organization.

*The Astros signed A&M Corpus Christi's Jacob Dorris to a free agent contract. He threw 40.2IP, striking out 50, and is the school's career leader in saves and appearances.