Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday Morning Hot Links

Abbreviated version as I need to hustle out the door.

*The Astros in May: 16-12, +58 run differential. Houston was 0-7 in 1-run games in May, and 5-10 in 2-run games. Ten of their 12 losses in May were by 1-2 runs. Houston has a 1-game lead on Seattle.

Going into games of June 1, 2017 the Astros were 38-16 with an 11-game lead.

*Astros hitters, May, by OPS:
Max Stassi: .340/.377/.640
Evan Gattis: .281/.342/.609
Alex Bregman: .265/.380/.480
Jose Altuve: .328/.360/.496
George Springer: .296/.345/.481
Tony Kemp: .282/.383/.410
Carlos Correa: .192/.292/.394
Yuli Gurriel: .310/.322/.363
Derek Fisher: .160/.214/.440
Josh Reddick: .217/.321/.326
Marwin Gonzalez: .202/.253/.292
Brian McCann: .164/.207/.291
Jake Marisnick: .171/.171/.293

*Astros Pitchers, May (organized by IP)
Justin Verlander: 41.2IP, 22H/4ER, 50K:7BB, 0.86 ERA / 0.70 WHIP
Dallas Keuchel: 38IP, 35H/14ER, 32K:9BB, 3.32 ERA / 1.16 WHIP
Lance McCullers: 35.1IP, 25H/16ER, 28K:15BB, 4.08 ERA / 1.13 WHIP
Gerrit Cole: 33IP, 18H/9ER, 48K:11BB, 2.45 ERA / 0.88 WHIP
Charlie Morton: 31IP, 24H/10ER, 40K:9BB, 2.90 ERA / 1.06 WHIP

Collin McHugh: 15IP, 11H/2ER, 16K:5BB, 1.20 ERA / 1.07 WHIP
Hector Rondon: 10IP, 8H/2ER, 13K:1BB, 1.80 ERA / 1.07 WHIP
Chris Devenski: 9.1IP, 8H/4ER, 14K:4BB, 3.86 ERA / 1.29 WHIP
Brad Peacock: 9IP, 9H/3ER, 12K:2BB, 3.00 ERA / 1.22 WHIP
Will Harris: 9IP, 9H/6ER, 9K:1BB, 6.00 ERA / 1.11 WHIP
Joe Smith: 8IP, 2H/1ER, 8K:1BB, 1.12 ERA / 0.38 WHIP
Ken Giles: 8IP, 14H/7ER, 9K:1BB, 7.88 ERA / 1.88 WHIP
Tony Sipp: 5IP, 6H/1ER, 3K:2BB, 1.80 ERA / 1.60 WHIP

*Lance McCullers: 6IP, 4H/2ER, 4K:2BB
Six innings and gave my team a chance to win against a really good lineup, no complaint about that.

Hinch, after watching the bullpen get nine outs without allowing a run:
We have a really good bullpen. We went into last week with one of the top five bullpens in baseball. So after, you know, getting punched in the mouth a little bit, those guys take it personal. They take it home with them. They want to finish games we're supposed to win.

*McCullers threw 45 curveballs, and got one swing and miss.

*Carlos Correa hit his first home run since May 19 and his 9th on the season. The Astros are 6-2 when Correa homers.

*Marwin was 0x4 with 3K. With runners on base, Marwin is hitting .206/.269/.299.

*Jake Marisnick was not only 1x3 with an RBI, he did not strike out last night. It's the third time this season that Marisnick has had 2+ ABs and not struck out.

*Josh Reddick took BP before last night's game, and Brian McCann played Wii Tennis while sitting on the couch with his knee up. McCann:
I'm getting a little older. So yeah, I've been dealing with it for a little bit now...Obviously, you never want to go on the DL and never want to take time off. You know it's a long season and I have to make sure this thing's right down the stretch.

*With the Fightin' J.D.'s in town, of course you want to read Alex Speier on how the Astros let Martinez get away.


Chas R said...

Orioles have a couple of good relievers, and Britton will be going off the DL soon. They will be looking to move those guys before the trade deadline. Brad Brach or Darren O'Day would look good in an Astros uniform

Anonymous said...

We should line up a trade for Britton and keep stringing them along until right before the deadline. Then say, no thanks.