Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

I (Flick Nickem) was at work until 11:30 pm. I have no idea what happened in our last game. Tonight's notes are for me.

Springer: 2-3, Inside-the-Park HR. Hey! Cool!!
Correa: 2-5, HR, 3 RBI
Diaz: 2-3, HR, 3 RBI
Miley: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
McHugh: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 4 K

Full Box:

A.J. Hinch is hopeful that Jake's elbow will be healthy enough to start tomorrow.

The Astros have now extended their win streak to 7. They are outscoring their opponents 61-16 in those 7 games. Brian Arbour, a fellow contributor to, wrote a piece last night talking about the 4 main reasons that the Astros are winning big.

Bregman and Springer have hit 28 home runs this season. The Tigers have hit 32 as a team.

The Astros are returning to their scary good form, writes Sports Illustrated.

USA Today has the Astros atop their MLB Power Rankings.

Here are the top 10 most memorable moments of the season thus far, as ranked by the Crawfish Boxes.

Joe Smith threw his first bullpen session since his surgery and is still on track to return around the All-Star Break.

Justin Verlander talks about his nerves about going back in Detroit.

Speaking of JV, he is currently leading the race for the AL Cy Young.

Aledmys doesn't seem to stop producing.

The reason Dallas Keuchel hasn't gone anywhere yet? Teams would lose their draft picks.

Adam Jones walk-up song is the screaming cowboy. This guy is the absolute best.

The most mispronounced word in the English language is..."karaoke"

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1941, Joe DiMaggio started his 56 game hitting streak.

In 1960, Don Cardwell pitched a no-hitter in his first game after being traded to the Cubs.

In 1973, Nolan Ryan threw his first of many no-hitters against the Royals.

In 1981, Len Barker threw the 11th perfect game in MLB History.

In 2015, Jose Bautista hit 4 home runs in 5 ABs: 1 on 5/14, and 3 on 5/15.

As we all know, musical selections aren't my thing when I do my write-ups, but I'm way too hooked on the new Silversun Pickups song. For this reason, I would like to share it with you. Probably my favorite song to come out of 2019 this year (just edging out Young the Giant's "Superposition")