Welcome to the midweek Crawfish Boil!
Dear reader, please forgive the late publication of this link-dump. I know you rely on it to talk amongst yourselves on a more-or-less daily basis. I’ll endeavor to minimize this sort of episode in the future.
Houston Astros News
Astros insider: Chas McCormick’s leaping grab a defensive gem amid offensive outburst (houstonchronicle.com)
Here’s the domino effect we’ll be watching for from Astros offense (houston.sportsmap.com)
AL West News
Why Rowland-Smith says Mariners need to ‘keep rolling’ with Brash (sports.mynorthwest.com)
26-16 - Rangers rebound for very usual 7-4 victory over Braves (lonestarball.com)
Luis Medina starts as A’s look for series win against the Diamondbacks (athleticsnation.com)
Yankees’ Gleyber Torres Talks Aaron Judge, MLB Rule Changes, More in B/R AMA (bleacherreport.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
Lefty hitting first baseman Carlos Peña (45) played 14 major league seasons. For most of the 2013 campaign, he did so with the Astros. He appeared in 85 games and hit .209/.324/.350, with eight homers and 25 RBI. Unlike the Jose Abréu acquisition, Peña only hit above .260 twice in his career, although we were expecting a little more power from him at the time.
Right-handed pitcher Jordan Jankowski (34) appeared in two games for the 2017 Astros, striking out five batters and allowing six runs in 4 1⁄3 innings of work.