Verlander Rowboat Mime Behind Hinch Is Hoot

Astros chief A.J. Hinch attempts to seriously answer ESPN media questions during the Sunday TV Angels game as pitcher Justin Verlander suddenly, but slowly, mimes a casual rowboat crossing through the perceived sludge that seems to be building to the rear of the Houston manager.

Manager Hinch took it well. Once Verlander had made his entire well-acted slow move across the screen, Hinch gave him a quick double-take stare of recognition and a slow-building smile of approval in immediate follow up. It probably helped that all of this was taking place as the Astros were batting and regaining control of the game, but Hinch is just good with his players, anyway.

Look for this one YouTube soon. It wasn’t there yet at our publication time, but it was replayed almost immediately at game’s end, if you still have the TV game recording on your machine.

Have a nice Labor Day, everybody!

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A Peek at the AL Batting Average Race 

Through Games of 9/02/18: 

BATTING AVERAGE

1. Mookie Betts

Boston Red Sox

.340

2. J.D. Martinez

Boston Red Sox

.337

3. Jose Altuve

Houston Astros

.321

4. Jean Segura

Seattle Mariners

.320

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AL WEST Contender Scores

Through Games of 9/02/18:

Houston 4 – LA Angels 2.

Oakland 8 – Mariners 2.

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AL WEST STANDINGS:

Morning of Mon., 9/03/18

TEAMS

WON

LOST

PCT.

GB

Houston

84

53

.613

 —-

Oakland

82

56

.594

   2.5

Seattle

76

61

.555

   8.0

LA Angels

66

71

.482

 18.0

Texas

60

77

.438

 24.0

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SEPTEMBER

3

MIN

NYY

BAL

4

MIN

NYY

BAL

5

MIN

NYY

BAL

6

7

@BOS

TEX

NYY

8

@BOS

TEX

NYY

9

@BOS

TEX

NYY

10

@DET

11

@DET

@BAL

SD

12

@DET

@BAL

SD

13

@BAL

@LAA

14

AZ

@TB

@LAA

15

AZ

@TB

@LAA

16

AZ

@TB

@LAA

17

SEA

@HOU

18

SEA

LAA

@HOU

19

SEA

LAA

@HOU

20

LAA

21

LAA

MIN

@TEX

22

LAA

MIN

@TEX

23

LAA

MIN

@TEX

24

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

25

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

26

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

27

@BAL

TEX

28

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

29

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

30

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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