Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Morning Hot Links

Whatever. A.J. Pollock lined a ball of Bregman's glove with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th to give Arizona the walk-off win.

I made a good pitch, broke his bat, but it just found a hole.

I got just enough of it to get it through there. It wasn't pretty. It wasn't a 106-mph line drive to the gap. But it was what we needed, and it was a good win.

Charlie Morton had walked 13 batters all year, and walked the first three he faced.

*Houston pitchers walked eight batters in the game, a season high. There have been four games this season in which Astros pitchers have walked 5+ batters, and they're 0-4 in those games.

*Carlos Correa had two on with one out in the 3rd, and lined out to center. Gurriel's infield single loaded the bases, and Reddick grounded out to end the inning. Evan Gattis had two on and two out, coming in to pinch hit for Morton in the 6th, but grounded out to third. Having tied the game 3-3 in the 8th on Derek Fisher's two-run double, George Springer - who was 2x4 at that point with a home run - had runners on 2nd/3rd with two outs, and struck out swinging.

*Houston was 2x6 w/RISP and left 10 on base. Hinch:
We gave ourselves a chance and I think that is all you can ask based on how we started the game and how the game was going. We gave them a few too many walks today and they capitalized. And one foot short of an out there and we are still playing.

*And yet the Astros are 21-14 and have the highest run differential in MLB.

*Collin McHugh got to use the bullpen cart. He allowed a hit and two walks.

*Tom Verducci: The rise and fall of Matt Harvey. Harvey could end up in Arlington.

Verducci had an article a few days ago that I missed, but is absolutely worth a read, on how Tyler Bauer's beef with the Astros, specifically Gerrit Cole, is personal.

*Alanna Rizzo high-fived Dave Roberts after LA's no-hitter and that's apparently a problem...?

*Yadier Molina got hit in the junk by a 102mph fastball and had to have surgery last night.

*Meet Cody Wilson, Austin's Edgelord Prince.

*Thank God this miserable soccer season is finally over (look at 13th place).