Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

The Astros won by a wide margin last evening, because the A's simply couldn't cool off the hottest team in baseball! I fell asleep in the 8th, which is something that I don't do very often. I love West Coast games since I work nights, so I am ashamed it came to this. Mark my words: Flick Nickem isn't falling asleep for this game tonight.

Here's a small of recap of everything that happened:
-Alex Bregman hit the Astros 46th-ish Grand Slam of this young season
-Collin McHugh entered The Matrix
-Josh Reddick for real played first base
-Josh James looked good and did not suck

The box score can be found here and the full game recap here

Inside the Astros 9 10 game win streak

The Astros 'pen in a word? Reliable.

Jake Kaplan was on The Ringer's MLB Podcast to talk Astros (Timestamp in article).

Astros Prospect Report (Our Woodpeckers just can't stop WINNING.)

The Astros are conserving Forrest Whitley's innings early in hopes of him contributing sometime this season ($).

A Fayetteville man almost lost his winning $500,000 lottery ticket to the wind.

Linguists has discovered the world's weirdest languages, and English is very high up the list.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1951, Golfer Sam Snead teed off at home plate at the Cubs Opening Day game and hit a golf ball way over the Wrigley scoreboard.

In 1951, Bob Sheppard announced his first line up for the New York Yankees.

In 1953, Mickey Mantle allegedly hit the farthest home run in MLB history: 565 feet.

In 1976, Mike Schmidt hit four home runs in one game and helped the Phillies erase a 11 run deficit. The Phillies won 18-16.

In 2006, Pedro Martinez accrued his 200th career win.

In 2009, Jason Kubel hit for the cycle, capping off his night with the game-winning grand slam in the 8th inning.

In 2009, Majestic Athletic apologized for misprinting the Washington "Natinals" uniforms.

In 2010, Ubaldo Jimenez pitched the first and only no-hitter in Rockies history.