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Monday, May 13, 2019

George Springer hits 29th career leadoff homer

Astros outfielder George Springer is on absolute fire. Since April 30 and prior to Sunday afternoon’s game against the Rangers, Springer was batting .381 with five homers and 11 RBI in 51 plate appearances. Of those five homers, two led off the Astros’ half of the first inning.

Springer kept it going on Sunday, belting a leadoff home run to left field in the bottom of the first inning off of Adrian Sampson. That marked Springer’s 29th career leadoff home run and his third in just the last week. In just his sixth season, he is more than halfway to Craig Biggio’s Astros record of 53 leadoff dingers. Springer would hit successfully in his next three trips to the plate as well, adding an RBI single in the second, and two more singles in the fourth and fifth innings.

On the one hand, he’s already over a third of the way to the record- on the other hand, it’s a record held by RICKEY!, so it may be trickier to get to than it may seem at the moment.

QLE Posted: May 13, 2019 at 04:13 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: george springer, home runs, leadoff

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Report: George Springer received unspecified punishment for use of homophobic slur

During a seven-game homestand that included a three-game set versus the Twins, Astros outfielder George Springer was seen shouting a homophobic slur at umpire Ángel Hernández. Dawn Ennis of Outsports reports that Major League Baseball punished Springer in an as yet unknown way for his outburst.

On April 23, in the bottom of the eighth inning facing Tyler Duffey, Springer took a called strike three that he thought was ball four. Unhappy with Hernández’s call, Springer tossed his bat and argued with the umpire, appearing to say, “Ángel! That’s the same pitch you just called a ball.” Once he returned to the dugout, TV cameras happened to be on Springer when he clearly yelled, “F–king c–ksucker!” at Hernández.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 02, 2019 at 06:07 AM | 53 comment(s)
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