Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday Morning Hot Links

*The Astros beat the Rays 4-3. The A's lost Daniel Mengden's MLB debut, the Angels won and the Rangers beat the Mariners in 11 innings.  The division looks like this:
-East Weatherford: -
-Seattle: -4
-Houston: -9
-Anaheim: -11
-Oakland: -12.5

*The Astros have won 10 of their last 15, 13 of their last 19. Just ignore that whole "Arlington" thing.

*Will Harris' scoreless streak ended at 26 appearances and 26.1IP, but he got the save despite having lost the feel for his pitches.
My command was about as bad as it's been that I can remember. I couldn't really get on top of anything, so I kind of eliminated throwing any kind of breaking ball.

*Carlos Gomez crushed a 445-foot homer off Chris Archer last night:
I crushed that ball. I know it was to straight center, but I know when I'm hitting the ball right to (know) it's going to be a home run for sure.

Gomez only has five hits in eight games since returning from Corpus (.179 average) but four of those hits - one double and three home runs - have been for extra bases, giving him an eight-game slash line of .179/.281/.536.

*35 of the Astros' 40 picks in the 2016 draft were college players.

*Alex Bregman hit a walk-off homer for Corpus, his 13th HR of the season.

*The Astros have yet to initiate signing talks with 1-17 Forrest Whitley. Mike Elias:
...his season ended Friday night. We're going to give him a chance to unwind from that. He's obviously had quite a busy spring with the draft on top of that and everything. We're in no rush.

*Tim Lincecum gets the start tonight against Fresno.

*In the 37th Round of the draft the Astros selected Anthony DeFrancesco, son of Fresno manager Tony DeFrancesco.

*Astros scout Jim Stevenson (who found Dallas Keuchel) found the three players from Seminole State.

*MLBTR assesses the market for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy

*Separating Babe Ruth's fact from fiction.