Check out Cockroach's recap of the 3-2 G8 loss to the Royals.
With Medlen, we came out and answered with a couple of runs, and then he just sort of bended but never broke. We got a couple guys on but couldn't get a two-out hit.
*Evan Gattis said the best way to recover from sports hernia surgery is to go back to work, which Gattis did by going 0x4 with 3Ks.
*Now that the Astros are a few months removed from the playoffs, Brian T. Smith says Hinch's every move is in the spotlight. For instance, sitting the hot Preston Tucker in favor of freshly-shorn Evan Gattis. (Alt Link)
*Lance McCullers will make a second rehab start for Corpus at Tulsa on Saturday.
*AT&T Sports - who owns Root Sports - is negotiating with MLB to stream Astros games online.
*Don't want to pay for Minute Maid parking? Go to Ninfa's on Navigation and get the shuttle.
*Ahhh, the good old days of Hands Across America when the Astros, Texans, and Panthers can all be best friends thanks to dabbing.
*(Sighs) The Cubs and Astros "tanking" when they did gives them a less-congested road to October, writes the Chicago Tribune's Gordon Wittenmyer.
*Craig Biggio is partnering with the Marriott Marquis Houston to open a sports bar in November.
*Spec Richardson, the Astros' general manager from 1967-1975, passed away at the age of 93. Richardson is best known for his trading away of Rusty Staub and Joe Morgan.
*Must-Read: ESPN and Medium are teaming up to present 1927: The Diary of Myles Thomas.
The goal of the project, says its creator, Douglas Alden, is "to create a work of real-time historical fiction that explores the nexus of baseball, jazz and prohibition, a deeply personal exploration by one fictional ballplayer from the 1920s of race, sex, and the meaning of heroes and greatness.
*How to make fastballs look faster, by Mike Petriello
*Nationals' pitching coach Mike Maddux has his pitchers sit with a clipboard taking notes during games.
*Miguel Sano says umpire John Hirschbeck cursed at him "two or three times," and that he needs to be professional.
*Vin Scully has begun his goodbyes.
Before you go:
Here's my diagnostic tool to decide if you should be panicking about baseball-related things. pic.twitter.com/m5gL8kuozT— Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) April 11, 2016