Monday, June 2, 2014

Happy Birthday - 6/2

Happy Birthday to ~

1B/DH Chase McDonald (22)
Drafted in the 12th round in 2013 out of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, McDonald is spending his second season in the Astros organization with Quad Cities. In 28 games, he is hitting .252/.345/.369 with six doubles and two home runs. Over his last 10 games, he is hitting .270/.349/.459.

One former Astro celebrates the day as well ~

SS/MGR Bob Lillis (84)
Bob Lillis was drafted by the Colt .45's from St. Louis in the 1961 expansion draft and played for Houston from 1962 through 1967, hitting .232/.267/.272. He also managed the Astros, taking over from Bill Virdon in 1982 and staying in that position through the 1985 season with a 276-261 record. He came in second in the voting for NL Manager of the Year in 1983, losing to Tommy Lasorda.

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