Happy Birthday to ~
3B Matt Duffy (24)
Drafted in 2011 in the 20th round out of the University of Tennessee, this Massachusetts native built on his great freshman season by continuing with his consistency at the plate, and then adding in some nice power. In 134 games at Lexington, he hit .280/.387/.447 with 32 doubles, one triple and 16 home runs. He was also hit by pitches a ridiculous 41 times.
One former Astro with a birthday today ~
RHP Bill Dawley (55)
Originally drafted by the Reds in the seventh round in 1976, Dawley came to Houston in a March 1983 trade with that organization. In 157 appearances for the Astros from 1983 to 1985, he was 22-13 with 21 saves, a 2.71 ERA and a 1.171 WHIP. He made the All-Star team in 1983 as a rookie.