Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday Morning Hot Links

Five hours and six minutes after first pitch, the Astros won a crazy tight one in the series finale against Seattle 8-7 in 14 innings. Notes:

Bregman: 3-6, Solo HR
Chirinos: 1-3, HRI, 2 RBIs, 4 BB
White: 3-6
Myles Straw recorded the Astros fastest triple since 2015.
Verlander: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K.
       ~He afterwards said he "had a little something that crept up out of nowhere today" but said later in his postgame interview said that is is "not an issue" anymore.

Full Box:

Keuchel finally signed with someone, Atlanta, for $4.9 million dollars less than what the Astros offer was initially set at.

Cionel Perez is very very likely to join the team today after being scratched from his start in AAA.

The series preview against the Orioles is up on the Crawfish Boxes.

It's Star Wars night tonight! Tickets are still available (as of now) and there's a lot of things happening. Also somebody should definitely send me one of them Max Stassi bobbleheads

Could we realistically see 9+ Astros All-Stars this year?

The Express hung a 13 spot in the 7th inning last night. Kyle Tucker hit his 19th AND 20th home run during this game (for anyone counting at home, that's only 2 behind Yordan Alvarez).

Lance Berkman has stepped down as the Second Baptist High School coach

Welcome to my state! After two days, somebody finally lured their pet cockatoo out of a tree using a bag of nuts.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1966, Bob Gibson became the 12th pitcher to ever strike out 4 batters in the 4th inning, which occurred due to a wild pitch that allowed a runner to get to first.

In 2007, Joe Torre won his 2,000 career game as manager.