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.