Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday Morning Hot Links

James did the Hot Links yesterday for me because I was way too tired to do them, so I'm covering Hot Links both today and Friday. My semester is over, so my late night readers rejoice as new posts should go live about 3-4 hours after the conclusion of games and I finally have enough time to actually watch games now.

Here's something bad: the Astros lost! The Twins now have the highest winning percentage in the American League. Notes:

Altuve: 2-4, which included his 1449th hit, 6th most in Astros history.
Diaz: 1-4, RBI and started in LF for the first time this season
White: 1-4, RBI
McHugh: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
Schoop hit a ball roughly 2,000 feet far

Full Box:

Jose Altuve talked Martin Perez's masterful performance.

The Astros will be adding a 26th man for the weekend series in Mexico, and it will likely be someone on the 40-man (NOT Alvarez).

George Springer has been disciplined after he said some NSFW things towards the direction of Angel Hernandez.

Who have been the best Astros this month? Check out the candidates and vote in the poll in the bottom of the page.

btw, Alvarez is up to a decent .375 batting average. But he's not the only prospect raking. Check out the rest here.


Chandler Rome has a fresh mailbag piece out.

If you're someone who likes to lay in bed literally all day and speaks fluent German then buddy do I have the job for you.

These blasted birds can't seem to mind their business.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1917, Fred Toney won the only double no-hitter game in baseball history.

In 1988, Ron Robinson had his perfect game broken up with two outs in the 9th to pinch hitter Wallace Johnson.

In 1988, Pete Rose was ejected and suspended for 30 days for shoving umpire Dave Pallone after Pallone delayed a call that allowed the go-ahead run to score. The umpire crew decided to remove Pallone from the game to quell emotions from the unruly fans and continue the remainder of the game.

In 1999, Nike's famous "Chicks Dig the Long Ball" advertisement aired for the first time.

In 2001, Twins fans pummeled former Twin Chuck Knoblauch in his return to the Metrodome with bottles, coins, and trash. Over 40 fans were ejected, the game was delayed for several minutes, and Twins manager Tom Kelly pleaded the fans to stop.

In 2002, Mariners outfielder Mike Cameron hit four home runs in one game, becoming the 13th player ever to do so.