Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday Morning Link Dump

Well and so the Astros beat the AL All-Star team for a second straight night, with Keuchel doing Keuchel things.  At 46-34, the Astros are four games up on the Angels, with a season-high 58.6% chance of winning the division and 75.1% chance of making the postseason, according to FanGraphs.  Baseball Prospectus puts the Astros' division chances at 50.7% and the postseason chances at 68.9%.

Let's start with The Weird:
*Dallas Keuchel is the first Astros pitcher to ten wins before the All-Star Break since Roy Oswalt in 2005.

*"The got me."
-Lorenzo Cain

*"I'm just happy to be drafted by a team that actually loves me."
-Daz Cameron, who took BP with Carlos Correa prior to Tuesday's game

*Meat Wagon Update: Scott Feldman is looking at a return this month, Colby Rasmus probably won't make the road trip to Boston, Jake Marisnick starts a rehab assignment today, Brad Peacock hopes to throw off a mound next week, and Jed Lowrie still hasn't picked up a real bat. Asher Wojciechowski or Dan Straily will make Friday's start in Oberholtzer's place.