I just got done with a 14 hour vacation day at Kings Island and am in a pretty good mood. Therefore, I'm going to try and minimize the damage that this will do to my day. Thankfully, it looks like there still aren't a lot of links to pop out, so I can climb into bed and sleep for 20 more hours. I love vacation.
The Astros got waxed again by the Pittsburgh Pirates AGAIN 10-0. I'm not posting stats, because none of them are good, except maybe you could argue . Here's a recap I guess.
Yep, Yordan Alvarez got hurt.
Luhnow did confirm the Astros are looking for bullpen help at the very least.
Cy Sneed got called up and pitched a lot yesterday. His beard looks wicked clean and I'm jealous but also I love him and hope he does well.
Chandler's mailbag this week consists of questions about pitching (obviously), Tyler White, Kyle Tucker, Forrest Whitley, and more.
Good news time! It's almost the All-Star break, so that means no more losing and the bullpen can finally rest up. The Astros will be starting at least 3 players in Cleveland.
Rest of the Schedule before the All-Star break: vs. Seattle, @ Colorado, vs. Los Angeles A.
If the Reds decide to be buyers, Tanner Roark might be a fairly attainable piece.
The Rays beat the Twins 5-2 which went 18 yesterday, and the Rays went with an opener. 19 total pitchers were used.
On This Day in Baseball History
In 1976, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych broke onto the MLB scene after throwing a complete game 1-hitter against the Yankees. The game was most memorable for Fidrych talking to the ball during the game before he pitched it.
In 2007, Craig Biggio got his 3,000th hit.
In 2007, Frank Thomas hit his 500th home run.
In 2008, Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo threw a combined no-hit loss against the Dodgers 1-0.
In 2009, Mariano Rivera became the 2nd closer to ever get 500 saves.
In 2015, Steven Matz became the first pitcher to drive in 4 runs in his major league debut. He also only gave up 5 hits and 2 runs in 7.2 innings.