A six-game winning streak for the Astros. I dig it.
The Astros bested the Athletics on Tuesday night to the score of 6-3. Nice.
Key contributions were made by multiple players. Like this home run by Carlos Correa in his first game back since June 6th on the first pitch.
Then there was Lance McCullers, who hurled seven innings of two-run ball.
And how about Brad Peacock getting out that bases-loaded jam with two out in the bottom of the eighth inning? A work of art, am I right?
Also, if you didn’t notice, Peacock’s ERA is now down to 2.67 on the season.
Ken Giles remains perfect in save opportunities at 11-for-11. How about them apples? Now, if he can only not allow runs when a save isn’t in play.
But this outcome wouldn’t have likely been possible if not for the contribution of Evan Gattis. Houston’s designated hitter went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and five RBIs. Yes, five, which is a new career-high for Gattis.
By the way, Gattis generated a WPA, otherwise known as Win Probability Added, of .296. Easily the best mark of the game.
Gattis’ home run, in particular, is worth viewing over and over.
The home run generated a 102.5 MPH exit velocity that traveled 385 feet. When Gattis makes contact, well, look out.
In the team-related news, former first base coach Rich Dauer gets a chance to coach an All-Star Game. What a classy move by A.J. Hinch, the organization, and Major Leauge Baseball.
Oh, you can now also vote for the All-Star Game. The more Houston players, the better.
And Randy Cesar has extended his consecutive game hit streak to 34 games, which is already a Corpus Christi Hooks’ record.
Houston Astros News and Notes From Around FanSided
Three players trending up after the brooms came out in North Texas [Climbing Tal’s Hill – Simon Chahayed]
Houston Astros should trade A.J. Reed before the deadline [Call To The Pen – Kyle Cardoza]
Three players trending down as mid-June approaches [Climbing Tal’s Hill – Simon Chahayed]
More Houston Astros and General Baseball News From Around the Internet
Jose Altuve leads 2nd basemen in All-Star voting; Astros lurking at other positions [KPRC 2 Houston – Cory McCord]
Trading Jacob deGrom Would Be Foolish [FanGraphs – Craig Edwards]
State of the Astros: AL West Race Not as Close as it Seems [Crawfish Boxes – Marshall Oelman]
We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Astros AM Breakdown.
**Statistics and information courtesy of FanGraphs and Baseball Savant**