The Houston Astros blared Michael Jackson hits and were feeling celebratory vibes on Sunday after snapping a skid with another extra innings win.
The road trip to Seattle is a quick rematch for the Astros and Mariners, who opened the season with a four-game set.
The Astros avoided the sweep with a Sunday win and hit a number of individual milestones in the process.
Marwin Gonzalez already takes grounders each day at every infield position and in the outfield as well, and manager A.J. Hinch hinted Sunday that another spot may be in order.
If Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick could hit Major League pitching on a consistent basis, the defensive specialist would get more playing time.
Around the League
While not quite major league news, many a front office exec is watching Otani’s season closely anticipating an eventual migration to the United States.
To illustrate how far Brock Stassi has come, consider this: The 1,021st player taken in the 2011 draft was barely considered worthy enough for a spot on the bench in rookie ball.
Sunday morning’s Say Hey Baseball looks at the virus taking over the Red Sox clubhouse, an injury to Gary Sanchez, and how to fix Blake Snell.
The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few upgrades to PNC Park and, holy crap, fans can play Super Mario Bros. in right field.
Well, it’s game number three for Tim Tebow with the Columbia Fireflies, and the man just hit his second dinger.