The Astros will be moving back to their tandem pitching system for the 2014 season. Last year’s system worked pretty well, though injuries throughout the organization made it difficult at times. Different pitchers react differently to the system, but it’s expected to be in place for the for the first few months. The system will be a bit different this season and it will allow pitchers a bit more rest and an opportunity to work on things. Check out the rest of the links for more.
- Jason Castro (Astros.com) writes about his special Opening Day memories.
For me, the day holds a tremendous amount of excitement, as I feel that one of the best lessons baseball has taught me was the meaning and value of hard work, and I pride myself on the hard work I put into my preparation.
- Alex Sandoval (AstrosTurf) asks if the Astros have asked for too much patience.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Astros) on the Astros going to a tandem-pitching system.
- Astros tweet of the day…
Interesting estimate that ticket prices decrease by 3.2% when the Astros play on road, compared to 34.3% for Marlins http://t.co/sGTQ6CN67x
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) March 25, 2014
- Jenny Dial Creech (Houston Chronicle) on the Rockets gearing up for their stretch run.
That confidence couldn’t be coming at a better time. With 12 games left in the regular season, the Rockets have the playoffs on their minds. They have lofty goals heading into the postseason and a limited amount of time to clean up issues before they get there.
- Bryan Rose (FanSided) on Daryl Morey’s twitter session.
- John Wilmes (Bleacher Report) takes a look at a Rockets team with Carmelo Anthony.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Parsons says this team is special. Reminds him of a college team because they hang out so much outside of the basketball court. #Rockets
— Hiren Joshi (@htown747) March 26, 2014
- Eric Edholm (Yahoo Sports) asks if the Texans could look at Derek Carr.
Carr is on the rise. He just had a terrific pro day and has been linked with all the QB-needy teams near the top of the draft, and though he was expected to be a late first- or early second-round pick at one point, he almost certainly has vaulted himself higher now. We just don’t know if O’Brien’s non-comment is a smokescreen or a simple omission.
- John McClain (Houston Chronicle) on J.J. Watt‘s fit in the new defense.
- Bryan Fischer (NFL.com) on what Johnny Manziel must do to impress the Texans.
- Texans tweet of the day…
One odd thing today from OBs interview from this morning. No one asked about Teddy. OB brought up Teddy himself. #Texans
— PDS (@PatDStat) March 26, 2014