Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday Morning Hot Links

By the time you are reading this, the Astros will play soon. Like, "break the lineups if A.J. wasn't still sleeping" type of soon. Personally, the MLB making us play in Ohio after going up 2-0 in the series is kinda tough but fair I suppose since when we sweep today, we're not giving The Man as much profit as possible. A little cruel, but I mean I get it.

Anyways, we got three baseball games in total today since the Braves held on to win and stay alive against the Dodgers. Thanks to that, we'll be able to glide straight into a (former Houston Astros great) Mike Foltynewicz start right after our game wraps up, so that's pretty cool.

Let's see what pregame links I can dig on up here:

The bigger the stage, the brighter Bregman shines.

Brian McCann is adjusting to the new role he has on this playoff roster.

Good news, Jose Altuve says his knee is feeling fine.

Jake Kaplan writes about why Ryan Pressly is the most important weapon out of the bullpen. ($)

Marwin Gonzalez is filling that hole that Carlos Correa has currently left and I am one proud superfan. Reddick too, but mostly Marwin. 😊

Speaking of Carlos, A.J. Hinch defended his shortstop at media day yesterday.

And speaking of Marwin, the Washington Post wrote about how he tweaked his approach at the plate and why he's killing it from the right hand side now.

Artist Matt Burt made some pretty cool playoff artwork that you should check out.

Dallas Keuchel is savoring these playoffs with the Astros, as it might be his last.

Gerrit Cole is an Astro now.

Sports Illustrated almost made me feel bad for the Indians. Almost.

If the Indians want any shot to win this series, here are some ways they could do it.

Chinedu loves his Astros so much, he would get fired for them. I felt this.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1956, Don Larsen threw the first perfect game in World Series history.

In 1967, 19 year old Red Sox pitcher Ken Brett became the youngest player to appear in a World Series.

In 1986, Mike Scott struck out an Astros postseason record 14 in a 1-0 win over the Mets.