Welcome to the Friday Boil!
Houston Astros News
How the Astros ace pitcher conversation just got complicated (houston.sportsmap.com)
AL West News
Oakland A’s news: Hendu’s legacy of charity and service thrives (athleticsnation.com)
Dodgers Earn 1st Sweep Sice Mid-May With Win Over A’s (cbssports.com)
Los Angeles Angels
3 prospects the Angels should be happy they held on to at the deadline (halohangout.com)
You don’t see eyes like Max Scherzer’s often. He’s embraced that his whole life (wfaa.com)
I mean, David Bowie...but ok.
Texas Rangers news: Clean sweep, Max impresses, revamped Marlins next up (nolanwritin.com)
Mariners aim to ride momentum of late rally vs. Angels (sportsnaut.com)
MLB News (mlb.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
RHP David Martinez (36) came out of the bullpen seven times for the Astros in 2013 and 2014. 1-0 with a 6.38 ERA, Martinez struck out 12 over 18 1⁄3 innings.
Austin native Scott Linebrink (47), an RHP, enjoyed a 12-season MLB career. From 2000 through 2003, he made 48 relief appearances for Houston, going 1-1 with a 4.97 ERA and a remarkably similar 4.98 FIP. He struck out 56 over 76 frames in total.
RHP Roger Clemens (61) won 354 games for four teams over a 24-season MLB career. Clemens struck out 4,672 batters over 4916 2⁄3 innings, which ranks behind only Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson (cool how all three were Astros at some point). For Houston, Clemens made two All-Star teams while going 38-18 from 2004 through 2006, with a 2.40 ERA, a 3.00 FIP, and a 1.074 WHIP. He won his seventh Cy Young Award for his performance in 2004, but only his first from the National League. He was pretty good.