Quick hits from last night

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I don’t have the get-up-and-go on a Sunday morning to do a full-blown “And That Happened,” but here’s a quick tour of last night’s action:

He’s worried! You cut him! You hurt him! You see? You see? He’s not a machine, he’s a man!

We’ve secretly replaced Boston’s regular, inefficient fourth starter with one who wastes fewer pitches.  Let’s see if they notice!

We’ve also replaced the late-00s version of Barry Zito with the early 00s version.  I think the Rockies certainly noticed.

I can’t wait for Plaschke to explain this one.

The Cubs take a 2-0 lead in the World Series of Pathetic, Expensive Underachieving teams.

Finally, if the Yankees actually start getting contributions from guys like Sergio Mitre, well, forget about it.

Astros claim Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins

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The Astros announced on Monday that the club claimed reliever Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins.

Boshers, 29, had been designated for assignment by the Twins last week. Across parts of three seasons, the lefty compiled a 4.59 ERA with a 78/25 K/BB ratio in 86 1/3 innings in the big leagues.

Boshers has handled left-handed hitters much better than right-handed hitters, holding them to a career .621 and .793 OPS, respectively. If he makes the 25-man roster out of spring training, the Astros may use him as a LOOGY — a left-handed one-out guy. As of right now, Tony Sipp is the only lefty in the ‘pen.