Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Hey guys it's Flick. Remember me? Well here I am! It's been one full week since I've done the links but thanks to James for covering for me as I'm just enjoying some down time and making sure I don't burnout. I don't know how he does this every day.

During my break, while also working, watching the Astros, and playing some video games, I am have completed the first stages of the longread that I create once a year of comparing the current Astros teams to other things. This yearly tradition went from a small Twitter thread and grew into these massive articles you see now, and I think this year's is going to be the largest and most in-depth piece yet, so stay tuned for that sometime in June.

Anyways, the Astros defeated the Cubs once more, this time winning 9-6. Notes:
Bregman: 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI
Stubbs: 2-4, RBI
Fisher: 1-4, RBI, SB
Rondon/Pressly/Osuna: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Full Box:

A.J. Hinch raked in his 500th career win. Here's what he had to say.

Alex Bregman is annoyed he isn't a better hitter than he already is.

Let's check in on the Astros Injury Wagon:
-Jose Altuve is back and playing in his rehab assignment after being scratched for multiple games after having "fatigue and soreness" in his injured leg. We aren't entirely sure exactly he will be back.
-Carlos Correa is currently being evaluated by doctors after being held out of yet another game last night.
-Collin McHugh was playing catch a couple days ago and his elbow was not feeling good, so it may be a little longer than expected for him to return back to the team.
-George Springer is out for the "foreseeable future" with his hamstring strain.
-Aledmys Diaz and Max Stassi were freshly placed on the IL, so we'll see them again likely in a couple of weeks.

Here's your All Star Game Ballot!

The Astros are so good right now that it's bonkers.

Keuchel is "open to" a 4 month 1 year, 18 million dollar contract.

Aledmys Diaz has found himself a great home in Houston.

The Astros sold a lot of hot dogs out there last night.

A Canadian woman held a plank for a world-record length 4 hours and 20 minutes.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 2000, Randy Velarde pulled off the 10th unassisted triple play in Major League history.

In 2010, Roy Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in major league history.

In 2010, Kendrys Morales broke his ankle after jumping on home plate following a walk-off grand slam, ending his season.