Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday Morning Hot Links

*The Astros and Marlins scored four in the 9th to get a 7-7 tie. Mike Fiers struck out Giancarlo Stanton in their first matchup since Fiers hit him in the face with a fastball in 2014.

*Lance McCullers will make his Spring Training debut on Thursday.

*Collin McHugh - battling a dead arm - will throw off a mound today.

*Carlos Correa is open to playing 3B for Puerto Rico. Correa, Altuve, and Bregman will leave today for the World Baseball Classic.

*When Bregman struggled early in Houston, Team Israel got excited.

*The WBC is Luke Gregerson's tribute to his late father.

*SB Nation asks if this is the Astros' year.

*In his weekly notes column, Heyman spends most of his time (scroll down) on the Astros wondering why they signed Josh Reddick.

*You can listen to yesterday's Lima Time Time interview with Evan Drellich here.

*The oral history of Michael Jordan's baseball career.

*Mental Floss ranked the best breakfast spots in all 50 states.

*The Astros play the Red Sox at 12:05pm Central today. Chris Devenski vs. Chris Sale.