While the Houston Astros await a clear diagnosis on what could be a significant hamstring injury sustained by slugger George Springer, manager AJ Hinch hinted that the All-Star outfielder is likely headed for the Injured List.
In the meantime, however, the club has elected to call up 25-year-old outfielder Derek Fisher, who has been up and down with the big league club over the last two seasons.
Though Fisher has been hot of late, Astros fans are enraged that he got the nod over fellow prospect and OF Kyle Tucker. And they are letting their feelings be heard via Twitter.
The 22-year-old Tucker has been scorching hot, hitting .370 with 8 home runs, and 22 RBI in 20 games during the month of May.
In 32 games for the Round Rock Express, Houston's Triple-A affiliate, Fisher is streaking himself, batting .316 with eight homers and 23 RBI. But, even that isn't enough to break out of NBA-Derek Fisher's shadow.
How about one more fan displeasure for good measure?
You get the point. It's apparent who the fans want Tucker, not Fisher, as Springer's temporary replacement.
Perhaps Houston sees Fisher as the more versatile outfielder and feel as though they aren't desperate for immediate offense?
To replace George Springer. Astros want to see defensive improvement from Yordan Alvarez, who also is not on 40-man. Kyle Tucker, though, is on 40-man. Fisher over Tucker is interesting. Tucker is hot and has the upside ... https://t.co/dTUn3TTWTO— Kevin Lyttle (@klyttleAAS) May 25, 2019
Whatever the case, the Minute Maid Park faithful will just have to continue to vent to social media as they impatiently wait for Tucker's overdue promotion to the big time.