Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Morning Hot Links

Shorter Hot Links this morning. Happy Fathers' Day.

*David Paulino balled out, throwing 6IP, 3H/1ER in just 81 pitches, and getting his first Major-League win in the process.

*The Astros got three runs in the 1st and three runs in the 3rd off Rick Porcello, with homers by Altuve and Beltran in the 3rd.

*Pitchers are throwing Jose Altuve fewer fastballs.

*Joe Musgrove is shooting for 100 pitches in tonight's Sunday Night Baseball tilt against the Red Sox.

*Lance McCullers may rejoin the rotation this week, and Charlie Morton could be headed for a rehab assignment, as well. God bless us, everyone.

*Nick Cafardo is reporting that the Astros and A's have "mutual interest" in a trade involving Sonny Gray. Both teams are familiar with each other, both with Double-A affiliates in the Texas League, having completed a trade for Scott Kazmir two years ago, and traded Jed Lowrie to each other approximately 46 times.

*The Yankees could make a play for Jose Quintana.

*The County Mountie wrote up some of the pitchers connected to the Astros

*ESPN's Scott Lauber: Is any team having more fun than the Astros? (In which we find out that Brian McCann is "the funny one.")

*Kyle Tucker could be on the fast track to Houston.