Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday Morning Hot Links

*Masked Marvel wrote up the recap of the Astros' 2nd win of the season.

*He also wrote a comparison piece about Tyler White and the 1945 Giants' Mike Schemer.

*A.J. Hinch, on Rasmus and his two homers:
There's a look to him where he's controlling exactly what he's looking for, and when he gets it, he does a ton of damage.

Yeah, mean. Baseball's good. Today's good.

*Carlos Correa says what everyone pretty much agrees on: That new slide rule needs tweaking.

*In David Laurilia's Sunday News & Notes column, he talks to Josh Fields about how he has evolved as a pitcher.

*Vince Velasquez's opening impression with the Phillies: 6IP, 3H/0ER, 9K:3BB in 40-degree weather with a stiff breeze. He had to touch his butt a little bit.

*Altuve, Correa, and Springer make up Joel Sherman's 2nd-best trio of position players in baseball.

*The Astros turned to Bizarre Foods guy Andrew Zimmern for help with their menu.

*The family of Ross Stripling - the Dodgers pitcher who is coming off Tommy John and was pulled after 100 no-hit pitches - respects manager Dave Roberts' decision.

*What on earth happened to the Roggits?

*Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos has a broken arm. Shin-Soo Choo may have a not-minor calf injury.

*Before you go, from our mans Robert Flores: