By BARRY LAMINACK
Last night the Astros salvaged the third game of their series against the Rangers at home, scoring nine runs in the sixth inning and eventually downing the Rangers 13-2.
It was a night of first for a couple of young Astros.
It was Francis Martes first start in the major leagues. He got his first win after pitching 5 solid innings, including working out of a bases loaded, self-inflicted, jam in the 5th by getting Nomar Mazara looking when he froze him with a nasty breaking ball.
Martes was hitting the high 90’s on the gun and his breaking stuff was crisp. He struck out 7 and only allowed 3 hits in his 5 innings of work.
Not to be out done, Derek Fisher made his MLB debut last night as well. He got his first MLB hit, that also happened to be his first MLB home run, RBI and run scored. Fisher would add another hit and RBI in the same inning on his way to a 2-3 night. He also drew 2 walks.
The Astros have a day off before welcoming the Red Sox in for a 3 game weekend series.
THE BRAWL FOR THE NAW
So it looks like the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is official, and I’m trying really hard to think about something I care less about, but I can’t think of much.
I don’t care about this fight, and you shouldn’t either.
It’s a side show.
It’s a sham.
It’s a money grab.
Look no further for proof than the odds for each fighter. According to ESPN, “Mayweather is currently a -1,100 favorite at the Westgate SuperBook, with McGregor paying back +700.”
That’s just stupid. Based on those odds, why is this fight even happening (other than the obvious payday for both fighters (and the promoters)).
And for the love of god, don’t fall for all the yet-to-come pre-fight hype. It’s going to be crazy, but don’t fall for it.
I’m not saying anymore other than save your money, it won’t be worth it.
Anyone that knows me knows I eat a lot of Subway. It’s easy, pretty reasonably priced and healthier than eating a burger and fries.
That said, I don’t think I’ve seen more dumbness in one business on a daily basis than what happens at a Subway.
First of all, why is it that the person that makes my sandwich gets to the end, takes his/her gloves off to ring me up and then goes, “What did you have?”
YOU JUST MADE IT 17 SECONDS AGO! How do you NOT remember what you JUST put on that sandwich?
One time I had a guy ask me what I wanted on my BLT.
I don’t know, FRANK, lets start with bacon, lettuce and tomato; you know, ALL THE STUFF THAT THE ******* SANDWICH WAS NAMED AFTER!?!?!?
And if you go to subway with a list of more than 2 sandwiches, you are the worst kind of person.
MORE SPORTS AND STUFF…
– This sex offender didn’t get drafted in the MLB amateur draft. Looks like MLB finally got something right.
– “Beast Mode” (Marshawn Lynch) is my new favorite player. Talk about giving back in a positive way!
– This dude stole a Ferrari and then pan handled for gas money.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.” – Dave Chappelle
HOTTIE OF THE DAY