Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

The Astros won again, and are one win away from hitting 100 for the third year in a row. That'll do.

Justin Verlander finally got some OK run support in the 4-1 win over Texas, thanks to three big home runs. JV is now one win away from hitting 20. Oh, and this happened.

Other notes from tonight:

Correa may have gone 0-4 in his return, but he "feels healthy"

Alex Bregman talked about wanting wins more than any personal accolades:

  • "The reason we all live to play the game of baseball is to win...We don't show up to Spring Training to try to put up numbers, we show up to try and win a World Series."

Verlander claimed "Correa has one of the best arms he's ever seen"

The injury updates for, Pressly, Peacock, and McHugh have released as October approaches. 2/3 isn't bad.

Gerrit Cole is making the Astros look scary good for the postseason.

So what's the roster going to look like in three weeks?

Is the Astros farm system *really* in that big of danger?

CBSSports posted what managers will and won't be doing in the 2019 postseason.

Who should the Astros want to matchup with in the 1st round of the playoffs?

Abraham Toro and Cristian Javier were named the Astros minor league players of the year.

Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle last night, and he's in very few company.

Also last night, Yu Darvish set a Cubs record for most consecutive strikeouts, had 11 K's in 4 innings, and got the loss.

Somebody has stolen a golden toilet from Winston Churchill's boyhood home.