Monday, May 6, 2019

Monday Morning Hot Links

So I have been awake since 4 a.m. and I don't have an editor, so you folks are going to be in for a treat today.

The Astros put up lots more runs yesterday, going Double Digits Mode again in Monterrey. Notes:

Bregman: 2-4, HR, 4 RBIs
Brantley: 2-5, HR, 2 RBIs
Correa: 1-4, HR, 2 RBIs
Verlander: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Ryan Pressly had his 33rd consecutive scoreless inning, passing Roy Oswalt and setting a franchise record.
Full Box:

Why the Mexico series was a surreal experience for the Astros.

Also, what was the deal with the Ford batting helmets?

The Astros are rocking the 2nd best run differential in the league.

Forrest Whitley is..uh..not doing well right now.

Could McHugh or Peacock move back into the bullpen soon? Time will tell.

Alex Bregman met up with a 5 year old fan with autism and gave him a bat and some signatures before the game.

Yordan Alvarez is still hitting over .400.

Queen (band) is now officially richer than Queen (England).

A high school senior was just given her 116th college offer.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1953, Alva Holloman threw a no-hitter in his first career start.

In 1982, Gaylord Perry accrued his 300th win, only the 15th pitcher to accomplish such a feat for the time.

In 1998, Kerry Wood struck out 20 yeah yeah just dont click the link I would have just not put the link in there but they don't call it Hot Text.

In 2005, Trevor Hoffman became the 3rd pitcher to ever get 400 saves.

In 2012, Bryce Harper got hit by a pitch, so we went and stole home.