Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday Morning Hot Links

Happy Friday everyone! I hear that the rain has been very bad in the Houston area, so everyone make sure to stay safe for me.

Shoutout to the Houston Astros for beating the Rangers finally. We are now 3-4 against Texas this year. Here are some notes from last night's game:

Josh Reddick put on a show and is quietly hitting .336
It rained inside
Springer went 3-5 with a solo HR
Jose Altuve had the worst batting average in the lineup last night
Miley 6 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Pressly's ERA is still 0

Full Box:

Here's the classic "Is this Astros thing better than 2017???" article

And another ($):

The Astros found another gem, this time in the signing of Michael Brantley

A new mailbag is out from Chandler Rome, where he talks about McHugh going back into the bullpen, the long term plan for catcher, and the scariest Astro on the team that you don't want to get in a fight with.

Verlander is slated to pitch back in Comerica next week.

Yordan Alvarez has been put on the Five on the Verge for CBSSports Fantasy Baseball because he's basically hitting 1.000.

I woke up very early today and watched my eSports team ALMOST play a perfect game in an international competition, which is about as rare as a perfect game in baseball. So yeah, it ended up being a good decision.

There are parents for a school in France that has enrolled sheep so that they can keep the building from closing its doors.

Australia printed a bunch of bank notes that misspelled the word "responsibility" three different times.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1981, Expos pitcher Charlie Lea threw a no-hitter.

In 1999, Nomar Garciaparra hit 2 grand slams and a 2-run HR in one game.

In 2008, Greg Maddux won his 350th career game.

In 2015, King Felix became the 4th youngest pitcher to ever achieve the 2000 strikeout milestone.