Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday Morning Hot Links

James will be home soon. If you're getting tired of my Hot Links, buddy I don't know what to tell you.

The Astros woke up last night.
Springer: 1-3, HR, 3 RBI
Brantley: 1-3, HR, 2 RB
Marisnick: 3-4, RBI
Cole: 7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K

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The rest of the links seem to be pretty light this morning:

Noe Ramirez did get suspended for throwing at Marisnick's head Tuesday night. Ausmus got a game as well.

Here's a refreshing change of pace: a national sportswriter being on Jake's side.

The question is, with all of this Jake collision stuff going on, is it time we addressed MLB's unwritten rules?

Rogelio is getting his first big league start this Sunday.

Sporting News has a couple Astros sleeper trade acquisitions that could happen that I honestly haven't really heard about yet, so you should click the link and read the words that it says.

Here's an interesting longread about the Astros and their relationship with McKinsey & Company from our old friend Evan Drellich. ($)

Aledmys Diaz went hitless and Correa went 3-4 with a couple RBIs in the same rehab assignment as Round Rock defeated Memphis last night 11-8.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1970, Willie Mays got his 3000th hit.

In 1994, after going down 11-0 in the 3rd, the Astros came back to defeat the Cardinals in the Astrodome 15-12.

In 1999, David Cone became the 16th pitcher to ever throw a perfect game.

In 2008, Shea Stadium held its last concert. Billy Joel performed that night, with a special surprise performance from Paul McCartney.