One highlight to the game was Yordan Alvarez hitting a home run on a 3-0 pitch. Here are the stats on that home run:
Yordan would finish the night 2-3 with two home runs.
The Astros bullpen is getting some reinforcement today. Brad Peacock is being activated from the IL today and he'll pitch out of the bullpen. Largely, because Aaron Sanchez has pitched well. Sanchez has a 3.86 ERA in three starts for the Astros.
Rogelios Armenteros was optioned to Round Rock.
Josh Reddick was given a day off. In his last 365 days Reddick is hitting .257/.309/.383 good for a .693 OPS. It's even worse the closer you get to yesterday:
Worth remembering that the hot New York Mets have a similar record to the Astros in August.
This might be the best bobblehead giveaway ever!
Francis Marte returned from the restricted list and was added to the minor league injured list. He is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. I thought he had been traded.
Your tweet of the night:
It’s a @willmoriarty86 fever dream https://t.co/sMo6ZxpPFo— Patrick McLellan (@pmclellan) August 18, 2019