Welcome baseball lovers! The regular season is underway and we can’t wait to take you through the latest news and scores in our Thursday Boil. Today we bring you some interesting nuggets from the world of baseball. So, buckle up and get ready for a ride through today’s exciting lineup!
While the hype of Opening Day might have died down, there is still a lot to look forward to in the regular season. Today, we have an off-day but there are still games to be enjoyed, and if you’re a true baseball aficionado, we’ve got you covered. From noon to midnight, you can watch six games, with starting times at 12:10, 1:10 (two games), 3:10, 6:20, and 9:10!
If you’re a Houston Astros fan, you’ll be happy to know that three of their affiliates are in action tonight, with two of them available on the MLB or MILB tv package. The Sugar Land Space Cowboys will host the Round Rock Express, the Bowling Green Hot Rods will visit the Asheville Tourists (High-A) and Spencer Arrighetti and the Corpus Christi Hooks will open their campaign at home against the Arkansas Travelers.
Now, let’s talk about the news, shall we?
Our beloved Houston Astros have started the season with a 2-4 record, and while some may panic, Astros’ Dusty Baker is telling everyone not to. The good news is that our top prospects are off to a strong start in Triple-A. However, the Astros did have a bit of a setback with the overbearing ad logo on their team’s uniforms. The oxy patch on the jerseys was described as offensively big and absolutely hideous, and many Houston Astros fans are appalled with it. On the bright side, Astros pound Tigers 8-2 and stave off the series sweep. Also, Jose Altuve had a chance to honor Miguel Cabrera in a retirement ceremony, such a heartwarming event!
Moving on to the rest of the league, the Athletics are already being outdrawn by Triple-A games less than a week into the MLB season. Oakland Athletics fans bristle over the fact that the team is being outdrawn by most Triple-A squads when it comes to attendance. But these are just some minor setbacks, folks. Unbeaten Rays are off to a start not seen since 1884, and it looks like Shohei Ohtani has made unique MLB history with pitch clock violations versus the Mariners. In addition, Plum grad McGough works his way back to the MLB after finding his footing in Japan.
There is so much to explore and discover, and we’ve got all the latest news for you. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your popcorn and start watching your favorite team. Let’s see if the Astros can repeat as World Series champs, or if one of the other five teams can stop them. Happy Thursday Boil, everyone!