Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thursday Morning Hot Links

The Astros are tied for the League-lead in road wins (1) since the beginning of play on August 11. The White Sox beat the Angels in 13 innings, and David Robertson called Mike Scioscia "bush-league." You already likely know that Seattle pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma no-hit the Orioles (my friend was there, man), and the A's and Rangers both lost. The Astros are currently two games up on the Angels, 5.5 up on the Rangers. There are 47 games left in the season.

*Carlos Gomez wasn't in the lineup yesterday thanks to that pretty amazing play in center field against Matt Duffy on Tuesday night, but with the off-day today, he's looking to be in the lineup tomorrow.

*Jose Altuve TOOTBLANs more when the offense is struggling.

*Brad Peacock had to have back surgery to remove bone spurs as a result of a pinched nerve. He'll return in 2016.

*The Astros had a team meeting in Oakland.

*Nice one, Preston Tucker.

*Kirk Bohls on Carlos Correa.

*Oh good. Miguel Cabrera will be back for the Tigers tomorrow against the Astros.

*Director of Player Development Quinton McCracken spent six days in Quad Cities. Also, there was a drone delay in the Peoria/Lake County game.

*Watch Andrew Aplin make a boss catch for Fresno

1 comment:

Chris Cupp said...

the timing couldn't be better for the Astros to be playing this bad on the road, even with yesterday's victory. How does this team have a 2 game lead?

I believe that struggles like this, with this much time left in the season, are good. You found an area of weakness and the still have time to address. Plus coming back to Houston to play a couple of games doesn't hurt.

The offense was has been flat on the road in the last couple of months. They have lost too many 1 run games. But, looking at the other side, those 1-run games are opportunities to take victories from the other team. You are one big hit, one bit hold away from victory.

fear not!