Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday Morning Hot Links

The streak is broken. Boston got us. The Astros are now the only team in the majors to have 2 10-game winning streak. In fact, we're the only team to have 1 10-game winning streak. But anyways, about the game yesterday:

Springer: 0-3 and left the game with back tightness. The severity of the injury is currently unknown, but he is now considered day-to-day.
Correa: 1-4, 2-run HR
Reddick: 2-2
Miley: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Full Box:

There are not a lot of Hot Links at all today, just as a fair warning.

The Astros have the White Sox tomorrow. Here's a brief recap as to what to expect:

The new Lima Time Time podcast dropped last night. Listen when you get the chance.

Chandler Rome wrote up how the Astros are sticking with Robinson Chirinos even after getting beat around behind the plate quite often as of late.

CBSSports wrote a quick piece about just how unbelievable the Astros offense has been.

Former Astros Great Jake Elmore is back in the MLB. Unsurprisingly, Pirates Twitter isn't very happy about it.

Are you kidding me Yordan Alvarez?

Belgium is trying to bring mullets back through a *checks notes* mullet festival.

The former Department of Defense Aerospace Manager has claimed that UFOs exist and are really real. Do what you want with that information.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1976, Lou Piniella and Carlton Fisk collided at home plate and started a benches clearing brawl.

In 2006, Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth with his 714th career home run.

In 2006, Cubs catcher Michael Barrett punched A.J. Pierzynski in the face after a home plate collision, sparking a major brawl.

In 2010, the Braves came back from being down 9-3 in the 9th, with the game capped off by a pinch hit grand slam by Brooks Conrad.

In 2018, Jordan Hicks tied Aroldis Chapman's fastest pitch in MLB history twice, throwing 105 two different times to Odubel Herrera.