Houston Astros Charity News and a New 3B on the Horizon?
The Houston Astros begin a pivotal three-game series versus the Boston Red Sox tonight at the friendly confines of Minute Maid Park. The Astros have gotten off to a slow start with a 5-11 record, but there is still plenty time to bounce back this year. The Astros have made some mental errors thus far, and Carlos Gomez is becoming the face of the problems for the team, or at least the scape goat. I still wish Gomez has a great year, the Astros gave so much to get him at the trade deadline last year.
Speaking of giving, most of you are currently displaced from your homes due to the recent floods that caused so much damage earlier this week. The Astros are aware of the loss that some of our fellow Houstonians have had following the flood, so they are giving half of the daily Astros Foundation pot towards the victims of the flood. Reid Ryan said before a game this week on Root Sports that the Astros are thankful for the support of the Astros community, they are willing to help those affected get back on their feet.
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Via Jake Kaplan, Colby Rasmus has also launched a charity called Hitters for Heroes, in which he will help veterans be paired up with first responders in the event of a disaster. The charity will help Team Rubicon, which has been around since 2010. For every home run that Rasmus hits this year, he will donate $1,000. With his two homers last night, he has five homers and is five thousand dollars poorer now. Thankfully, he signed the 16+ million dollar contact this offseason, and thanks for giving back Colby.
With the current production at third base, the Astros could be looking to bring 2013 first round pick Colin Moran up to the show. He is off to a fast start in Triple-A, I’ll write more about this following the game. Jason Marbach reported this via Jeff Luhnow here, and he is a slump or injury away from joining the team. Is Luis Valbuena in a slump?
Here is the lineup for tonight’s game.
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What are your thoughts, respond in the Disqus section below? We can also discuss tonight’s game. Hopefully, Collin McHugh can dominate, we need something to go right. I am hoping Gomez heats up because the Astros are counting on his bat, nothing like home.