Remember the excitement when Jordan Lyles was called up? How about Jose Altuve? George Springer? Those were exciting days and tonight won’t be much different. With Altuve and Springer ripping the cover off the ball at the top of the order, Astros fans have been waiting for Jon Singleton‘s arrival to bolster their improved offense. The day has come and he will be in the lineup tonight against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. So what do we think his stat line looks like tonight? 5-5, 5 HR, and 10 RBI sounds about right for me. Check out the rest of the links for more in Houston sports.
- Richard Justice (MLB.com) on the Astros calling up Jon Singleton.
Young players don’t come with guarantees, but Singleton has a chance to do special things. The Astros’ No. 3 prospect had 14 home runs at Triple-A Oklahoma City when the club announced that he will be called up in time for Tuesday night’s game against the Angels. Singleton had also drawn 42 walks, which says all sorts of good things about his plate discipline.
- Jim Bowden (ESPN Insider) says the Astros and Jeff Luhnow win the Singleton deal.
- Justin Millar (MLB Daily Dish) previews the Astros deadline strategy.
- Astros tweet of the day…
Went to two #Astros games since Springer was called up. Going Tuesday for Singleton’s debut. Nice to see start of this era finally begin.
— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) June 2, 2014
Perhaps the Timberwolves received a postcard, something with a good shot of Faneuil Hall or Boston Common. Better still, since Kevin Love and the Wolves seem to be on their way to splitting amicably, he might have picked up a few t-shirts just to say he was thinking about everybody back home.
- Patrick Harrel (TheDreamShake) talks about Patrick Beverley‘s trade value.
- Jason Friedman (Rockets.com) reviews Beverley’s season.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
James Harden got two votes for all-defensive team? You mean, the Rockets’ James Harden? That guy?
— Nick Mathews (@Nick_Mathews) June 2, 2014
- David Barron (Houston Chronicle) on the kick returning competition.
“There are many candidates for those jobs,” O’Brien said. “Preseason is when we really have to get a true evaluation of the guys who are back there and who is going to return punts, who are going to be the kickoff return guys, and who will be the emergency guys if something happens to the starters.”
- Patrick Starr (State Of The Texans) reviews the day four of OTA’s.
- Dave Zangaro (CSN Houston) says Derek Newton is looking to put 2013 behind him.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) June 2, 2014