Things didn’t go exactly as planned last night as a late lead was slowly bled away by the Rangers until it ultimately vanished. The Astros have seemed a little flat out of the gate to start the second half but hopefully they can turn it around and salvage at least a series split over the weekend. In the meantime, let us know what’s going on in the world of baseball!
The rules are simple for the potluck: We want you to find a good baseball story and post a link to it in the comments. So long as the story is appropriate, we’ll put it in the body of the article for everyone to read and give credit to the person who posted it. I’ll check back in from time to time to add new links posted in comments, so if you’re not in the first round or two, feel free to post anyways.
That’s it! Now let’s get cooking!
Wearing Skaggs’ 45, Angels combine for no-no (mhatter106, MLB.com)
Why Toronto Blue Jays Won’t Trade Marcus Stroman (runzwitbeer, The Runner Sports)
What had Rangers pitcher Jesse Chavez offering his glasses to the plate ump Friday night? (Brian Cohn, Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
The 2019 FanGraphs Franchise Player Draft: Picks 1-15 (Brian Cohn, FanGraphs)