Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

*Roy Halladay, man. Take a look at what he did to the Astros in his career:

April 11, 2010: 9IP, 7H/1R (0ER), 8K:0BB
August 25, 2010: 7IP, 6H/3ER, 6K:0BB
April 1, 2011: 6IP, 5H/1ER, 6K:0BB
September 14, 2011: 9IP, 6H/0ER, 7K:1BB
September 16, 2012: 6IP, 6H/3ER, 7K:2BB

Total: 37IP, 30H/7ER, 34K:3BB

*Random 2017 Astros fact of the day:
Players with 100+ strikeouts: 2
2016 Astros w/100+ strikeouts: 7
2015 Astros w/100+ strikeouts: 7
2014 Astros w/100+ strikeouts: 7

*Ben Reiter - who wrote the 2014 SI article - writes about how the Astros aren't designed to be one-and-done World Series champs. Read every word of this.

*Via the Crawfish Boxes we find that there is a petition to name a Connecticut street after George Springer. This needs to happen. Start a petition to rename Connecticut after him. Here's the link to the petition.

*Jeff Passan: Roy Halladay was the perfect modern pitcher, and the last of his kind.

*Ken Rosenthal's article in The Athletic on Halladay is available for free.