Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday Morning Hot Links

The Astros didn't play yesterday, but that's okay as I found you some things to read in the meantime ;)

James decided he "just didn't want to" do Hot Links yesterday, so we will be updating the blog URL to accordingly.

Biggio 2 and #Kenneth are coming to town wearing Blue Jays blue for the weekend series. Here's the quick rundown.

Rogelio Armenteros got the call yesterday afternoon and we should see him pitch sometime this weekend.

Altuve, Springer, McHugh, and Stassi are likely all going to be deployed on rehab assignments this weekend.

Speaking of nearly-healthy Astros, what will the full-strength Houston Astros lineup look like?

Chandler Rome talked a bit about how the injured Astros are taking a toll on the team, specifically Wednesday night.

He also recently posted a mailbag, going over a lot of the topics we've talked about along with some new ones, like potential deadline deals and the amount of home runs Verlander has given up.

The Astros are the..2nd best team in baseball? This one is for the statheads.

This iteration of the Astros maybe looking at All-Star Game history.

Meet Brett Conine, the 2018 breakout draft pick that is tearing it up for OUR Fayetteville Woodpeckers.

Framber Valdez has quite a talent.

Longhorns pitcher Blair Henley and recent Astros draft pick says goodbye to his college home and hello to his new home in Houston.

Speaking of signing draft picks, the Astros signed their first round pick, Korey Lee. He also decided to take some BP while he was there at the park.

The full draft tracker can be found here, if you are curious as to who has signed and who has not.

Here's a bunch of news and notes around the sports broadcasting world, which includes the next time Lance Berkman will take over the color commentator job. This article also talks about the upcoming Astros-Reds series, of which I plan on being apart of 1 maybe 2 of those games.

Jose Altuve and Lance McCullers both were very productive last night, raising money for charities to help both children and dogs.

A local Rhode Island man has decided he's going to fix the roads all by himself.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1965, Jim Maloney went 10 innings and gave up 0 hits, but gave up a solo home run in the 11th and was given the loss 1-0. He had 18 K's.

In 1974, Nolan Ryan threw 235 pitches, struck out 19 batters and walked 10 in 13 innings in a 4-3 win over Boston.

In 2014, Jimmy Rollins became the Phillies all-time hit leader.