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The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

August 17, 2018

“The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of”

 

Astros Lineup Tonight @ Oakland

Friday, August 17, 2018

1st Game of a 3-Game Series *

# Position Players Pos Year B L/R BA HR/RBI
1 George Springer CF 2018 R .250 19/58
2 Carlos Correa SS 2018 R .258 13/53
3 Babe Ruth RF 1927 L .356 60/165
4 Rogers Hornsby 2B 1924 R .424 25/94
5 Ted Williams LF 1941 L .406 37/120
6 Johnny Bench C 1970 R .293 45/148
7 Evan Gattis DH 2018 R .240 23/70
8 Yuli Gurriel 1B 2018 R .284 7/58
9 Alex Bregman 3B 2018 R .278 22/74
             
  Pitchers S/R Year P L/R ERA W/L/Other
  Sandy Koufax S 1966 L 1.73 27/9/317 K
  Mariano Rivera R 2004 R 1.94 4/2/53 Sv

 

* With a little help from the baseball gods and the Commissioner of Baseball!

Just a dream, but wouldn’t it be great if the Astros could plug in these players (or other past players with similar lofty abilities) into filling the holes made by our current DL list? Even if these “free or fee spirits” came to the Astros under the condition that they would have to leave the team whenever our injured guys came back, it is an understatement that each of these super-subs could help the club a lot in the interim.

With Springer returning tonight to play center, I used the Marisnick DL case to draft Ted Williams for left field. Marwin Gonzalez is too important as our super utility guy to cast him as the uninjured left fielder.

Just a dream, but remember ~ like “The Maltese Falcon” ~ baseball also is “the stuff that dreams are made of!”

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle