Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Morning Hot Links

LOLOLOLOLOL. The Astros managed five runs on seven hits in a 13-5 loss at Baltimore in a "statement series." Yes, there is a statement being made, but I'm not sure it's one they'd want to make again.

*The Astros are 10.5 GB of the Rangers and 6.5 GB of the Wild Card. Not even about to link to other scores. They've lost 16 of their last 23 games.

*But hey! Bregman and Reed homered! A.J. Reed has had two hits in four of his last five starts.

*The Astros gave up six (!) home runs - the most they've given up in a single game since May 29, 2010.

They just continue to come at you. This is how they score. We didn't keep them in the ballpark the entire night. 

*In their last 24.1IP, Astros starters have allowed 28ER.

*Jake Marisnick is hitting .280 with nine extra-base hits since July 1. Marisnick:
I feel like a lot of my at-bats - even if I'm not getting hits - have been a lot better and making solid contact. That comes with playing every day.

*During a 20-minute hearing, Danry Vasquez's fiancee asked to have a restraining order changed so she can be with him. The judge refused. Vasquez, 22,  and the 19-year old woman have been dating for six years. I'll just leave that there.

*Luis Valbuena is getting closer to a rehab assignment, possibly while the Astros are on this road trip.

*Lance McCullers will be evaluated in a week, and then the Astros will know if he's available for the rest of the season. (I'm the captain of Team ShutItDown)

*Jon Heyman talked to scouts who wonder if the Astros need more of a veteran presence.

*The bus from Corpus to NW Arkansas broke down.