Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday - 1/28

LHP Wesley Wright (28)
Dequam LaWesley Wright was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the seventh round in 2003 and came to Houston as a Rule 5 pick in 2007. One of the most reliable parts of a sometimes shaky bullpen for the Astros in 2012, Wesley was 2-2 with a 3.27 ERA and a 1.185 WHIP. Lefties only hit .198 off him.

LHP Kenny Long (24)
Drafted in the 22nd round in 2012 out of Illinois State, Long excelled with Tri-City in his professional debut, going 1-1 with a 1.88 ERA and a 0.628 WHIP in 17 appearances and merited a promotion to Lancaster. In 12 regular season appearances with the JetHawks, he was 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA and a 0.625 WHIP. In the post-season, he had a 1.59 ERA and a 0.529 WHIP with two saves in six appearances and recorded the final out to secure the California League Championship.

Former Astros with birthdays today ~

IF Pete Runnels (died May 20, 1991 at 63)
Runnels came to Houston in a November 1962 trade with Boston and played in 146 games for the Colt .45's in 1963 and 1964, hitting .246/.329/.287. Runnels was a three-time All-Star for Boston with a .291 career batting average and he led the American League in batting average in 1960 and 1962.

RHP Oscar Henriquez (39)
Henriquez signed with Houston as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela in 1991 and pitched in only four games for Houston in 1997 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.250 WHIP. He was subsequently traded to the Marlins in a package for Moises Alou in November 1997.

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