Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Late night Hot Links suck to make when you have a nighttime oriented sleep schedule. Game wraps up around 1 a.m. EST (my time zone), then you gotta wait for the beat writers to write up their little articles and what not before I get to do my job because haha I'm not waking up at 5 a.m. like James does bless his soul. So if something doesn't sound right or is spelled wrong, it's because this is late for even me. 

For everyone that didn't watch the Astros game due to it being late, you made a good choice. The Angels won their 4th in a row and beat up on Framber Valdez pretty handily as they took the game 9-6.

Springer - 3/5, 2 HR, 3 RBI. With these home runs, Springer has moved up to 7th in the Astros all-time home run list.
Kemp - 2/5, RBI
Valdez - 4 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
Albert Pujols tried to run last night.

Full Box:

Per Chandler Rome, the Framber Valdez experiment is over.

The Astros will most likely head into tomorrow doing another bullpen day.

Brian Arbour, of The Astros County dot com, wrote a piece addressing the state of the rotation as it stands, and the best moves for it going forward.

A.J. Hinch talked about Josh James' recent success and the improvements that he made to get here.

Kyle Tucker seems to be upping his trade value extending the versatility of his game. ($)

The Crawfish Boxes have taken the time to check out the likelihood and potential of a Roenis Elias deal.

The Astros are for real gauging interest in a possible Robbie Ray deal.

When Diaz and Correa come back, who gets the boot with White?

There are some weird things on TV at 3 a.m. I just went ahead and typed this because I'm living it. It's my life. It's my post.

Alex Bregman and Tony Kemp went out and presented the Houston Fire Department with a brand new truck.

The Athletic's Dallas sportswriter floated the idea that the Astros bent the rules regarding the Yordan Alvarez trade, but then realized what he said and quickly walked it back. Just a typical Monday on Twitter.

Siberian millennials are flooding to this very pretty, very toxic lake so they can take selfies next to it. 

Biologists have discovered a jellyfish bigger than a human, which is just the things I like to know before I go into water.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1990, Steve Lyons dropped his pants on accident during live television.

In 1999, the New York Yankees ownership decided that after seeing the positive response to Trevor Hoffman's "Hell's Bells" warm-up song to select Metallica's "Enter Sandman" for their closer Mariano Rivera.

In 2006, Mariano Rivera became the 4th closer to ever achieve 400 saves.

In 2009, Ryan Howard became the fastest player to ever get to 200 home runs. He played 658 games at this point.

In 2010, Bengie Molina, the notoriously slow catcher, became the 8th player ever to hit for the cycle with the home run being a grand slam.