Saturday, June 17, 2023

Saturday Morning Hot Links

Jeebus. The Astros lost to the mf Cincinnati Reds 2-1, completely blowing what was a pretty good J.P. France start. They're 39-31, still 3.5 back of East Azle. They're 4-8 in their last twelve games. The Astros are 0-2, scoring two total runs, since I found out they unfollowed me on Twitter. That'll teach 'em. 

*The Astros have lost three of their last five games, scoring 0-1 runs in those losses.

*Houston has now gone five games without double-digit hits. The season-high streak without 10+ hits is eleven games, set from May 2-May 14. 

*The Astros and the Reds combined to go 0x15 w/RISP. 

*Reds pitcher Andrew Abbott: 6IP, 4H/0ER, 2K:2BB. It was his 3rd career start in the Majors. His line through three career starts: 17.2IP, 10H/0ER, 12K:9BB. He's the first pitcher since 1893 to start his career with three straight scoreless outings of at least 5IP. 

*Alex Bregman was 0x4. In 14 June games, Bregman is hitting .204/.318/.333.

*J.P. France has given up two or fewer earned runs in four of his eight starts, three or fewer in five of his eight starts. The Astros are 3-5 in games where J.P. France starts. Houston has scored a total of one run in the two games where France has taken the L. France is the first Astros rookie to throw three straight quality starts since Chris Sampson in 2007.

McTaggart: France and Dusty talk about the lack of run support.

*The Astros have gone back to a 6-Man rotation to give Hunter Brown extra rest.

*A couple of days ago I stumbled across a crazy story about a plane flying into the Empire State Building in 1945 and...well, here you go.

*A Musical Selection: