Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday Morning Hot Links

Baseball is back folks. Unfortunately, the WiFi went out at work and I wasn't able to stream the game, but I got home in time to watch enough baseball to put a smile on my face.

The Astros won 5-1 on Opening Day last night. Notes:
Springer: 1/5, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Altuve: 2/4, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Brantley: 2/4, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Verlander: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO
The rest of the box score:

Tags has the full wrap-up and videos here in case you missed it.

Justin Verlander is still an ace. A really good ace.

There are mixed emotions about having to go up against Charlie Morton on Opening Day.

Here's a full look at the new Astros Hall of Fame.

The Chronicle staff writers released their full 2019 MLB predictions.

Here are the five Astros players that will define the 2019 Houston Astros season.

Ryan Cline is supernatural. I was so wired after this game that I couldn't sleep last night, but I'll take this feeling of tiredness every day of the week for a win like this. Please think of me on Saturday night. 

On This Day in Baseball History

In 2002, the MLB announced that God Bless America will be played in Major League Baseball games nationwide.

In 2007, the first female umpire, Ria Cortesio, made her debut in a split-squad game between the Cubs and the Diamondbacks.