Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Morning Hot Links

I trust Brad Peacock a lot more than I trust some of you, to be honest. Astros win 5-2. Houston is 88-58, 14 up on the Angels with 16 to play. The win keeps the Astros 2.5 back of the Indians who rallied in the 9th inning and walked it off in the 10th for their 22nd straight win. The Astros' Magic Number is 3.

If they don't lose, they're not going to get caught. And they haven't lost in 3 1/2 weeks. We've got to get home, try to win our division, clinch a spot, and then we'll worry about best record later.

*The Astros open a nine-game homestand tonight after spending 16 of their last 19 games on the road. Ken Giles:
We see the prize at the end of the tunnel. Other than a division title, we're looking further beyond that. As of right now, we want to be ready to go for October. 

*On July 22, the Indians were 14 back of the Astros. Then went 41-11

*Brad Peacock threw 6IP, 3H/1ER, 3K:3BB, lowering his ERA to 2.98. 

*Yuli Gurriel had three hits, while Reddick and Marwin had two each. 

*Jose Altuve was 0x2 with 2BB and is still on 190 hits. 

*George Springer was 0x5 and has one hit in his last 20 ABs. 

*Mike Fiers was suspended five games for throwing in the general vicinity of Luis Valbuena, and then not saying that the ball slipped or something like that. 

*Jake Marisnick is headed for surgery and out for the season after breaking his thumb sliding head-first into second base two nights ago. Luhnow:
There's a slight possibility he would be available if it were late October and we were still playing, but I think that's a long shot.

Hopefully Luhnow is talking about Marisnick's return being a long shot, not the playing in late October part. 

*Quad Cities won G2 of the Midwest League Championship 5-0. They can clinch at home tomorrow night.