Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Morning Hot Links

*Jose Altuve homered twice as the Astros destroyed the Angels for the 11th time in a row. With 64 games left, Altuve's homers each set a new career-high. Springer:
The guy is a joke. He's up there playing Xbox. It's something special to watch.

*The Rangers beat the Royals, the Blue Jays beat the Mariners, the A's beat the Rays.

*On the Wild Card side, the Red Sox beat the Twins.

*This week the Astros play the Yankees, the Rangers play the A's, the Angels go to Kansas City, and the Tigers head to Boston.

*The big news of the day was the Astros calling up Alex Bregman, who will debut against the Yankees tonight. Altuve, on Bregman:
I think he's going to be a superstar. I think everybody thinks the same way. He's a very smart kid. He plays the game the right way. I feel really happy to have him here on our team.

It's a dream come true. And I'm ready to go work, keep my mouth shut and hopefully help contribute.

We've been flirting with the idea. We feel like this is a good time to add him to a good team. We're rolling along pretty well and he doesn't have to come up here and be anything but himself and contribute at a couple of different positions. 

*Bregman is the first position player from the 2015 draft to make his debut.

*Marwin left yesterday's game with a sprained ankle.

*Altuve paid tribute to Griffey with his white shoes.

*Fresno's Brady Rodgers is unbeaten in his last nine starts.

*Corpus and Frisco got into a fight after Danry Vasquez charged the mound upon getting hit in the leg:

*L.J. Hoes had a walk-off steal of home for Triple-A Norfolk.

*Two months ago Ryan Vogelsong was hit in the eye by a 92mph fastball from Jordan Lyles. He's about to make his return, and he's still pissed at Lyles.

*The Rangers are interested in Edinson Volquez.