Sports

Springer Ready For His Astros Debut

View Comments
Patrick Creighton Patrick Creighton
Patrick Creighton What I do for 610:  Host of "Nate & Creight"...
Read More
Featured Items

Small-Wtt8 Offensive Stars J.J. Watt Is Better Than

Small-WttTerran Hilow W/ Triple Threat

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8JJ Watt Sends Pizza To Houston Police & Firefighters

77820352_8It's Official, Katy Perry Will Perform at the Super Bowl Halftime

listicle41 Springer Ready For His Astros Debut The Health Benefits Of Growing A Beard

77820352_8Fight Ensues Because Of A McGriddle [VIDEO]

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

HOUSTON (CBS Houston):  Batting second, playing right field and wearing number 4 against the Kansas city Royals on Wednesday night, George Springer is finally a member of the Houston Astros.

It’s a dream come true for Springer, who was mashing at Triple-A Oklahoma City before his call up.

“He called me into the office and told me,” Springer recalled of how his manager informed him he was going to the big leagues.  “I think I just kind of stared at him blankly.  Once it kind of set in, I put my head in my hands.  I was just in shock, in awe.”

After smoking minor league pitching for 37 HRs and 108 RBI while hittinng .303 last season, Springer has been even better so far this year.  in 13 games with Triple A Oklahoma City, he has 3 HR 9 RBI 17 Runs and 4 SB.  He was hitting a robust .353.

With minor league numbers like that, Astros brass does not expect Springer to be in awe of major league pitching.  He was called up to help an anemic offense that is hitting a collective .185 this season, and has the worst runs scored per game average in baseball.

Springer knows it’s the only time he will get to make his MLB debut, and he’s enjoying taking it all in.  “I just want to enjoy it,” he said.  ‘…And help the Astros win.”

Springer’s parents will be in attendance to see his first game.

 

 

News and Notes:

Bo Porter said that Brad Peacock will replace Lucas Harrell in the Astros rotation.  He is slated to pitch Sunday in Oakland against the A’s.

Porter also said that with Springer becoming the regular RF, L.J. Hoes will get an extended look in LF for now.

Scott Feldman comes off the bereavement list to start tomorrow’s finale against the Royals.

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,304 other followers