It was pretty good for a Tuesday.
I’m pretty happy I was fully engaged for yesterday’s game. A lot of times, I’m only kind of half paying attention for the first few innings. Yesterday, I was locked in, and I picked a good day for it. Martin Maldonado sure called a good game, and Jeremy Peña reached base three times more than anyone else while making several excellent defensive plays. Oh, and we got Justin Verlander back. Am I missing anything?
Houston Astros News
Houston Astros: Breaking down Framber Valdez’s no-hitter (houstonchronicle.com)
Justin Verlander rejoins Astros to highlight quiet MLB trade deadline (washingtonpost.com)
AL West News
Reggie Jackson laments missed opportunity becoming Athletics owner (nbcsportsbayarea.com)
Dominic Leone traded to Angels (mlb.com)
Braves beat Los Angeles Angels 5-1 (spectrumnews.com)
Ex-Angels exec finally explains why he drafted Randall Grichuk ahead of Mike Trout (larrybrownsports.com)
How a Jacob deGrom pitch helped Texas Rangers land Max Scherzer (dallasnews.com)
Mariners’ new players embrace Seattle: ‘Nothing but good vibes so far’ (seattletimes.com)
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Houston Astros Birthday
C Humberto Quintero (44) appeared in 344 games for Houston from 2005 through 2011. He hit .234 with 13 jacks and 82 RBI while throwing out 33.1 percent of baserunners, mostly staying above the National League average.