Watching Baseball with Harvey on Our Minds

Alex Bregman

Deep down in Luzianna – Close to New Awleens

A baseball-playing Tiger pumped the LSU scene

He hit them dad gum pitchers

Like he’s ringin’ a bell

And those who tried to stop him

Caught a bat full of hell

 

He also learned to read and write

And count big numbers too swell

So when the Astros signed him up

It went well, well, …. well, well.

 

Maybe someday his name will be in lights

Screaming “Alex B. Good” Tonight”

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NOTES: Alex Bregman went 3 for 4 and played brilliantly at shortstop in the series opener 2-1 win over the Angels. He’s now batting over .350 since the 4th of July and his current .286 number places him today as the 25th highest ranked batter in the AL. …. Jose Altuve took the game off to rest the pinched nerves in his neck. He certainly deserves the rest. Let’s just hope it’s a need for rest and nothing worse. …. the yin and yang of baseball lessons are forever oscillating. Thursday night a ball that got away from catcher Brian McCann on a strike three contributed mightily to the Astros 5-4 loss to Washington at home. Last night a ball that got away from the Angels catcher allowed George Springer to score from 3rd base with what proved to be the winning run in Friday’s 2-1 Houston win over Los Angeles. …. Colin McHugh pitched well and deserved the win. …. Astros rookie J.D. Davis followed up getting his first MLB HR in his last time at bat of his first home stand on Thursday by also getting his second homer in his first time up on a road trip last night in Anaheim. …. The Astros now hold a 5-game lead over the Red Sox for home field advantage all the way through the AL Playoffs. …. Remember, we are hunkered down in Houston through most of next week, waiting for the flood rain backlash side of Hurricane Harvey that made landfall about 180 miles SW of us last night. …. If our normal appearance is a no-show any time in the next five days, Harvey is our designated culprit.

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“OK, Harvey, we think you’re all wet about the Astros not having a chance against the Dodgers, but we respect your power to flood us with all kinds of personal opinion. – Could you do us one serious favor? Could you please go easy on the storm damage you are now threatening upon the Texas coast?”
Thanks! – The Pecan Park Eagle

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST STANDINGS

THRU GAMES OF FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017

RANK AL WEST W L PCT. GB
1 ASTROS 78 50 .609  
2 MARINERS 66 63 .512 12.5
3 ANGELS 65 64 .504 13.5
4 RANGERS 64 64 .500 14.0
5 ATHLETICS 56 72 .438 22.0

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST GAME SCORES

THRU GAMES OF FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017

ASTROS 2 – ANGELS 1.

MARINERS 2 – NEW YORK YANKEES 1.

ATHLETICS 3 – RANGERS 1.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS

THRU GAMES OF FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017

RANK PLAYER TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BA
1 JOSE ALTUVE HOU 484 173 35 4 19 .357
NR * CARLOS CORREA HOU 325 104 18 1 20 .320
2 ERIC HOSMER KC 485 155 24 1 21 .320
3 AVISAIL GARCIA CWS 393 125 21 3 13 .318
4 DIDI GREGORIUS NYY 409 126 22 0 19 .308
5 JONATHAN SCHOOP BAL 484 148 30 0 27 .306
6 JEAN SEGURA SEA 413 126 24 1 7 .305
7 JOSH REDDICK HOU 398 120 26 3 12 .302
8 MARWIN GONZALEZ HOU 361 108 23 0 21 .299
9 JOSE RAMERIZ CLE 479 143 40 5 18 .299
10 JOSE ABREU CWS 504 150 34 4 26 .298
Other Top 40 Astros
11 GEORGE SPRINGER HOU 429 127 25 0 28 .296
22 YULI GURRIEL HOU 443 128 34 1 15 .289
25 ALEX BREGMAN HOU 430 123 31 5 16 .286

NR * LOST TIME ON THE DL HAS TEMPORARILY REMOVED CORREA FROM AN OFFICIAL QUALIFYING PLACE IN THE RANKING OF TOP 40 HITTERS.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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One Response to “Watching Baseball with Harvey on Our Minds”

  1. stanfromtacoma Says:

    My best to you Bill and to everyone affected by the hurricane.

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