Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

The Astros were off last night, so I hope you got to hug your family and read for pleasure. Welcome to Astros Countb.

*Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of the Six-Pitcher No-Hitter at Yankee Stadium. Read Sweeny Murti's oral history of the game in The Athletic. Stay for this exchange:

Jeff Kent: Wow you guys get excited about beating the Yankees.
Billy Wagner: You dumbass, we just threw a no-hitter.

*Jake Kaplan writes that Hector Rondon has earned the opportunity to be the Astros' closer. And because I'm stupid, and was stupid busy yesterday (out of town for the week again), I didn't see this article and sent a statistical look at how Rondon has recaptured his form over to The Athletic late last night. You might read it. If they're all Rondon-ed out, I'll put it here.

*The Mariners beat the Angels.

*Joe Musgrove had thrown 6IP, 4H/0ER, 6K:0BB. The Pirates had a 5-0 lead over Arizona. Then Musgrove opened the 7th by hitting Micah Chris Owings (to me, the Diamondbacks will always have Micah Owings on the team, like Bobby Bonilla for the Mets) in retaliation for Josh Harrison getting plunked a half-inning earlier. A wild pitch and throwing error later and Musgrove was out. Then the wheels fell off.

*With a double in the 4th inning, Randy Cesar extended his hitting streak to 33 games in a 6-4 Corpus win over San Antonio. Alex de Goti hit two more home runs (his 2nd 2HR game in his last four) while Taylor Jones and Myles Straw also went deep. Riley Ferrell threw 2.1IP, 1H/0ER, 4K:0BB for the save.

*Ronnie Dawson, Abraham Toro, Brandon Bielak, and Brett Adcock were selected to the Carolina League All-Star Team.

*Cool story in the Corpus paper about the Cuban contingent in Corpus.

*3rd Round pick Jeremy Pena flew to Houston yesterday for his physical to take place today.

*Jim Crane is taking over the Houston Open.

*Holy crap Leeds United might actually get Marco Bielsa. This is the baseball equivalent of the 2013 Astros landing Joe Maddon.