Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday Morning Hot Links

The Astros swept the A's again and the drums can't hurt us no more.

Straw: 3-4, 3 SB
Gurriel: 3-5, 2 RBI
Brantley: 1-6, go-ahead RBI in 12th
Cole: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Full Box:

Chandler Rome has the series takeaways from this Oakland road trip.

The Crawfish Boxes has the series preview for this Seattle road trip.

Here is a haiku for every game the Astros played in the month of May. Do of this what you will.

It's draft night tonight! Here are what the major sports websites are saying in the mocks so we can pick one to get super attached to and get super sad when we pass on them and tweet out that they made a huge mistake:
Bleacher Report - OF Kameron Misner/Missouri - RHP J.J. Goss/Cypress Ranch HS
CBSSports - RHP J.J. Goss/Cypress Ranch HS
ESPN - SS Logan Davidson/Clemson ($)
Draftsite - RHP Matthew Thompson/Cypress Ranch HS

Everybody in Round Rock graduated to the Astros, and the Express are still producing. Who's stepping up?

Yordan Alvarez has gotten so good that, more often than not, they just give him 1st base. 

However when they do pitch to him....

Yordan Alvarez for Josh Fields straight up. Another fleece job by our boy Luhnow.

Check out these 16 inventions that never got off the ground from 150 years ago and tell me why your favorite is the rocking chair bath.

Let's check out what the dumb challenge the kids are doing on the Internet these days. Oh. Yep.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1933, the A's took an 11-0 lead on the Yankees in the 3rd inning. The Yankees came back to win 17-11 after a 10 run 5th.

In 1989, Rafael Ramirez walked the Astros off to beat the Dodgers 22 innings and 7 hours and 14 minutes later, 5-4.

In 1990, Dave Liddell got a hit in his only professional plate appearance of his short-lived MLB career.

In 2010, Armando Galarraga displays outstanding sportsmanship as he brings the lineup card to an emotional Jim Joyce the day after he blew his perfect game bid.

In 2017, Albert Pujols became the 9th player ever to hit 600 home runs.