Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Morning Hot Links

*Astros were, of course, off yesterday. The Mariners lost to the Tigers in extra innings and the A's beat the Angels. East Weatherford was off, as well. So your division looks as such:

-Ramgers: -
-Houston: -10
-Seattle: -11
-Anaheim: -16
-Oakland: -16.5

1st WC: -3.5
2nd WC: -2.5

*The Astros "have done their homework" on 32-year old Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel, but Luhnow declined to comment on whether the Astros will invite him in for a workout.

*Carlos Correa has been more aggressive early in the count to go along with better timing, helping him spark a mini-resurgence.

*Pretty much everyone thinks Will Harris should be an All-Star.

*Cheatin-ass Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa's sentencing has been delayed for the third time, to July 18.

*The Astros sold Fresno OF Eury Perez to the Rays.

*A.J. Reed hit another home run and Joe Musgrove threw 6IP, 3H/1ER, 7K:1BB, with 58 strikes in 72 pitches as Fresno beat Albuquerque. Brendan McCurry got his first Triple-A save, striking out three in 1.2IP.  Fresno has now won 10 of their last 12 games.

*Corpus beat Frisco 3-2. Derek Fisher was 1x2 with 2BB. Teoscar Hernandez stole his 29th base of the season. Kyle Smith threw 5IP, 6H/2ER, 2K:0BB - both runs coming on solo homers. Cy Sneed got the piggyback start and went 4IP, 2H/0ER, 10K:1BB.

*Lancaster scored a run in the bottom of the 9th and got the Garrett Stubbs walk-off in the 10th to beat Lake Elsinore. Bryan Muniz was 3x5 with two doubles, a triple, and 3RBI; Bobby Boyd hit a two-run homer. Relievers Yeyfry Del Rosario and Jacob Dorris combined for 5.1IP, 0H/1ER, 7K:5BB.

*The 31-39 Quad Cities River Bandits were held to one hit in a defeat at Wisconsin. Jose Hernandez threw 5IP, 3H/0ER, 5K:0BB.

*Tri-City fell to 2-5 with a 4-3 loss vs Vermont. Randy Cesar was 2x4 with a double. Ronnie Dawson was 1x3 with an RBI and two stolen bases. Reliever Erasmo Pinales had a rough one, recording one out while walking five.

*Greeneville lost its season opener to Johnson City, 10-6. 3B Wander Franco was 2x3 with a 2-run homer and a walk.

*Washington's Michael Taylor may have just had the worst game in baseball history.