Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Off-day! There are only four off-days left in the regular season. The Red Sox and Angels both lost, so the division lead is 12.5 games, while the Astros have a 5.0-game lead on the Red Sox. There are 38 games remaining.

*The Astros will have to go 26-12 to match the 1998 team record.

*Jose Altuve's next stolen base will be his 30th, extending a 30SB streak to six seasons. Only Cesar Cedeno has more (eight) in franchise history.

*Here's a good interview with Forrest Whitley, courtesy of Hooks' play-by-play man Michael Coffin.

*2017 39th Round pick Colton Shaver hit two home runs last night including a walk-off grand slam in a 10-6 win over Brooklyn, his second walk-off grand slam in less than a month.

*Ground was broken in Fayetteville, North Carolina for the Astros' new downtown stadium.

*Jerry Lewis once played in an exhibition game for the Astros, and hit a single.