Hey guys it's me, Flick Nickem, back from his week long vacation because I was travelling to Cincy and back multiple times to watch the Astros get swept this week on top of working my church's VBS. But don't worry! I am back for one more week before I take another week long vacation because I'll be in Atlanta checking off my 11th ballpark I've watched baseball in joining Houston, Minnesota, Chicago (White Sox), Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, Cincy, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.
Hopefully another week long vacation doesn't involve another week long losing streak. But we snapped that yesterday afternoon as we FINALLY took a game against the Yankees 9-4. Notes:
Alvarez: 2-5, HR, 2 RBI
White: 1-4, Grand Slam
Altuve: 2-5, Solo HR
Verlander: 7 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
I hope you arent looking for a lot of Hot Links, because boy are there not many!
Yordan Alvarez made history.
Here are the takeaways from this series with New York.
It looks as if George Springer will be back just in time for the Pittsburgh series
This is where I was planning on posting some minor league notes from around the farm teams, but at the time of writing this, the MiLB site is down. SO, I'll send you the link to the MiLB website and home it's working by morning.
Round Rock beat Iowa 8-3. Josh Rojas homered in his third straight game.
Corpus Christi dropped a game to Springfield 12-5. Springer went 1-3 in the game and hit .400 in three rehab games.
OUR Fayetteville Woodpeckers swept the Pelicans (because I guess every team in this league is a bird) 3-2.
The Quad Cities River Bandits game was postponed due to poor field conditions.
On This Day in Baseball History
In 2003, Brad Wilkerson became the 5th Expo to hit for the cycle.
In 2008, the Chiefs and Dragons minor league baseball teams get in a brawl that involved 17 ejections. The pitcher, Julio Castillo, was arrested with a felony assault charge after throwing a ball into the Dragons dugout but missing and hitting a fan in the stands.
In 2011, Michael Kacer, a wounded warrior who lost an arm in combat, went viral after making a fantastic catching the stands behind home plate at a Yankees game.