Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday Morning Hot Links

The Astros have finally pulled themselves back to .500 after nearly having a home rain delay and defeating Oakland on a walk-off walk yesterday afternoon. Rock on, Astros!

Diaz: 2-4, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R
Altuve: 3-4, RBI, 2 R
Kemp: 2-4, HR, RBI, R
Peacock: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Full Box:

A.J. Hinch: "we don't really know how to celebrate a walk-off walk."

Chandler Rome has the takeaways from the entire series here.

Yordan Alvarez hit 4 home runs in 24 hours.

Joe Smith is still a couple weeks away from throwing off a mound.

Astros County's own Brian Arbour wrote about the Astros' bench management and the factors that lead to the playing time crunch.

Astros County's own @AstrosCounty dropped a new Lima Time Time with McLellan.

The Crawfish Boxes have your Astros-Yankees series preview ready for consumption.

Jake Kaplan talks bench depth, Peacock, and new plays ($).

A family travelling to the Astros game got stuck in traffic, so they walked the rest of the way. 

How did broadcasts measure ratings for their radio programs in the 1930s? Behold, the Audimeter. 

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1963, Pete Rose played his first career baseball game.

In 1966, the Astros and Dodgers play the first baseball game on synthetic grass.

In 1974, Hank Aaron became baseball's all-time home run leader, hitting his 715th home run on Opening Day in Cincinnati. 

In 1975, Frank Robinson became the first black manager in MLB history to manage a game. He was a player-manager at the time, and he also hit a home run in his first AB as a DH.

In 1994, Kent Mercker threw a no hitter for the Braves against the Dodgers.

In 2013, Joe Nathan was gifted his 300th save.

In 2017, Tommy Hansen became the first high school baseball player ever to hit three consecutive grand slams in one game for Roncalli High School, which is roughly 5 minutes away from my home. So, you know, that's pretty cool.