Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Morning Hot Links

*Word to you, mothers.

*Yesterday's game was rained out, so the Astros and Yankees will play a day-night double-header, with the first game at 1:05pm and the second on Sunday Night Baseball. Oh, and the Yankees are honoring a shortstop.

*The Astros will tip their caps to Derek Jeter tonight.

*New York Daily News: The first two games of the Yankees-Astros series says more about the Astros than the Yankees.

*The Astros will shoot for an AL-best 12th road win this season. The Rangers won their 5th straight game yesterday and are 7-3 in their last ten games. The Astros have won five straight and are 8-2 in their last ten games.

*Keuchel/McCullers are anchoring the team. McCullers:
I think that we're just doing what we're supposed to be doing. I think we have a good team here. We can do some pretty cool things. Everyone does their job. 

*This NYT article explains what happened between Chase Headley and home plate umpire Adrian Johnson.

*Your friendly writers at Astros County did a roundtable.

*Colin Moran was activated from the DL (why he was on the DL in the first place hasn't been released).

*Buster Olney looked at whether the WBC impacted players' early-season results.

*Jesse Spector says Dallas Keuchel is here to stay.

*Ken Rosenthal has a great profile of Chris Devenski. I guess all it takes is playing in New York to get some national love.

*Jack Curry wrote a good article on Yulieski Gurriel in 2006.

PreStros Report: Games of May 13

*Derek Fisher has a 16-game hit streak and the Fresno Grizzlies (15-21) got a 6-4 win over OKC. Mike Hauschild threw 4IP, 2H/2ER, 4K:2BB, Reymin Guduan walked two in 2IP, Tyson Perez allowed 2H/2ER, 2K:1BB in 2IP and Jordan Jankowski walked two in his 4th save of the season. Fisher was 3x5 with a stolen base; Tony Kemp (BB, RBI) and A.J. Reed (2B, BB, RBI) had two hits each. The Grizzlies hit seven doubles and were 5x13 w/RISP.

*Corpus (16-19) enjoyed a 6-run 6th inning, beating Midland 7-1 and snapping a ten-game losing streak. Josh James threw 5IP, 1H/1ER, 4K:4BB; Rogelio Armenteros allowed 3H/0ER, 5K:2BB in 3IP and Andrew Thome retired the side in the 9th. Drew Ferguson and J.D. Davis each went 3x5. Jon Singleton was 2x3 with a double, two walks, and a grand slam (5RBI). Bobby Boyd and Kristian Trompiz were 2x4 with an RBI.

*Buies Creek (22-14) beat the Down East Wood Ducks (yes, that's their name) 4-2. Justin Ferrell threw 5IP, 3H/1ER, 4K:1BB; Matt Bower allowed 5H/1ER, 2K:2BB in 3IP and Nick Hernandez allowed 1H/0ER, 2K:1BB in the 9th. Jason Martin (2B, 3B, BB, RBI), Myles Straw (3B), and Arturo Michelena each went 2x4. Kyle Tucker was 1x3 with a walk and 2RBI. Dexture McCall hit a homer for the second straight game.

*Quad Cities came back from being down 7-2 by scoring two runs in the 8th, three in the 9th to send it to extra innings. The River Bandits (16-18) scored in the top of the 11th but Dayton scored two in the bottom half of the inning in a 10-9 win over Quad Cities. Ryan Hartman threw 4IP, 4H/2ER, 2K:4BB; Ronel Blanco allowed 6H/5ER in 0.2IP; Enoli Pareles threw 5.1IP, 1H/1ER, 2K:2BB and Erasmo Pinales gave up the go-ahead runs with 2H/2ER, 0K:2BB in 0.2IP. Rodrigo Ayarza went 4x5 with a double, homer and 5RBI; Marcos Almonte was 3x5 with a triple. The River Bandits were 6x18 w/RISP.