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SpikesnStars 23 hours ago

The Bed Was Shat Upon

Astros just keep giving and giving in 8 – 3 loss WP: Smith (2 – 5) LP: Neshek (3 – 5) SV: Wilhelmsen ( 8 ) submitted by Sphinx Drummond BOX Gamezone Seattle Sea Cucumbers, a disgusting creature that forages the ocean floor snacking on other animals (and professional baseball teams) excrement had plenty to [...]
SpikesnStars Sep 1, 2015

Astros Won One for My Brother!

Mariners: 3 Astros: 8 W: Keuchel, L: Nuno MLB Recap GameZome I’d like to think my brother is happy the Astros won on his birthday but my parents did something weird with him, he doesn’t really watch sports, of any kind. But, it was still nice of Lowrie, Correa, and Conger to hit HRs on [...]
Twinkie Town Aug 30, 2015

Twins manage late surge from Astros, win 7-5

A lopsided contest nearly got away from Minnesota thanks to a five-run ninth inning rally from Houston. Twins fans and baseball fans in general will have loved this game, because it had everything. Great pitching, lots of runs, some fantastic defense, a comeback, and a great finish? Check, check, check, check, check. But the best story of this game, and the weekend, is that the Twins took two of three from the AL West-leading Houston Astros. If you were looking for a sign that Minnesota can hang with the American League's big boys, here it is. Ervin Santana was sublime. He shut out the...
SpikesnStars Aug 29, 2015

Minnetonka Toy Trucks

Minniepaulius 3 Astros 0 submitted by Neil T You’ll recall that I’m an expert on Minneapolis. There are actually two cities, side by side, St. Paul and Minneapolis, which are really one city, but which is known as The Twins’ Cities because it was founded by the abandoned fraternal twins, Paul and Minnie. I have [...]
SpikesnStars Aug 27, 2015

Astros’ Use The Big Stick To Beat On Pineda

Four run fifth inning is as sweet as candy. WP: Collin McHugh (14 – 7) LP: Michael Pineda (9 – 8 ) submitted by Sphinx Drummond GameZone BOX Wednesday Businessperson’s Special in the Bronx was a tight affair for the first four innings with the Astros clinging to a 1 to 0 lead of off [...]
SpikesnStars Aug 25, 2015

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

Astros 0 Yankees 1 W: L: Perez Wasted Days and Wasted Nights is pretty much how I feel about games like last night. They make me blue after wasting a pitching performance like the one Feldman had Monday night. They Astros are just bad with runners in scoring position. I’m too lazy to look up [...]

Eovaldi brilliant as Yanks walk-off with 1-0 win over Astros

That was the best worst game ever. Or maybe the worst best game ever? Not sure. A win? Yes. Exciting? Also yes. Frustrating at times? Definitely. When it was all said and done, the Yankees walked off with a 1-0 win over the Astros in their series opener Monday night. DomiNATE Oh baby. You can […] The post Eovaldi brilliant as Yanks walk-off with 1-0 win over Astros appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

8/24 to 8/26 Series Preview: Houston Astros

Despite losing three of four to the Indians this weekend, the Yankees are still 4-3 in the first seven games of this ten-game homestand. The Astros are in the Bronx for a three-game series starting tonight. They split a four-game series with the Yankees in Houston back in late-June. That feels like an eternity ago. […] The post 8/24 to 8/26 Series Preview: Houston Astros appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
SpikesnStars Aug 21, 2015

Fiers

submitted by Neil T So on the guitar, I divide the year up into quarters and work on stuff for a quarter and then move on. This year’s first quarter I was working on a transcription of Ravel’s Death of a Princess. I spent three months and got to the third of four pages and [...]
NoNoHitters.com Aug 21, 2015

Astros’ Fiers no-hits Dodgers for 292nd no-no in history

The Houston Astros’ Mike Fiers has thrown a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the first no-no at Minute Maid Park. Fiers walked three and struck out 10 on the night. Nolan Ryan was watching. The last no-hitter thrown by the Astros was the first six-pitcher no-no in major league history. Roy Oswalt (1 inn.), …
SpikesnStars Aug 21, 2015

Archer Slays the Good Guys

Rays 1 Astros 0 WP Archer (11-9) LP McHugh (13-7) submitted by Mr. Happy Chris Archer was magnificent tonight (a pitching score of an unbelievable 95), blanking the Astros 1-0 on one hit, striking out 11 while walking only one (Altuve, to start the contest). The Astros’ offense was so anemic that they only had [...]
SpikesnStars Aug 20, 2015

Astros Shock Rays in Extra Innings… Again

Notch their thirty-third come from behind victory with 3-2 13 inning win. WP: Josh Fields (4 – 0) LP: Matt Andriesse (3 – 3) Submitted by Sphinx Drummond BOX GameZone A solo homerun by Carlos Correa, his 15th, got the scoring started for the Astros and the one to nothing score held up until the [...]
DRaysBay Aug 19, 2015

WEDNESDAY GAME NOTES

Karns vs Keuchel in game three of four at Minute Maid Park The Tampa Bay Rays entered last night's game against the Houston Astros with a 2-8 record in extra inning baseball. After surrendering their lead in the bottom of the eight inning, and failing to score in the top of the ninth, the Rays' poor performance during bonus baseball continued. The Astros' bullpen made quick work of the Rays offense in the top of the tenth inning. With Brad Boxberger on the mound in the bottom of the tenth inning, Marwin Gonzalez led off the inning and launched a walkoff home run into the right field...
SpikesnStars Aug 18, 2015

Astros Win 9-5

Astros 9 Cardinals 5 Game Recap Duman reported: A few observations from the game last night. Daz is fast! He tracked a ball down at the wall that looked like a double off the bat. He also moved from first to third on a play and accelerated very quickly. He went 3 for 4 last [...]

Astros 6, Tigers 5: Jose Altuve delivers walk-off win for Houston

The Tigers dug out of a three-run deficit, but were unable to finish off their comeback attempt against the Astros. It ended quickly, at least. With the score tied 5-5 in the ninth inning, Jose Altuve hit a first-pitch fastball into center field to score Jake Marisnick and give the Houston Astros a 6-5 walk-off win over the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park. For the third time this series, the Tigers scored first. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. After Jose Iglesias reached base on a fielding error by first baseman Chris Carter, Miguel Cabrera launched an RBI double to...

Game 117 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros

The Tigers have a chance to ruin Mike Fiers' Houston home debut and win a series against the AL West-leading Astros in one fell swoop. Detroit Tigers (56-60) at Houston Astros (63-54) Time/Place: 2:10 p.m., Minute Maid Park SB Nation blog: The Crawfish Boxes Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: LHP Matt Boyd (1-3, 7.11 ERA) vs. RHP Mike Fiers (5-9, 4.03 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Boyd 4 19.0 7.11 0.95 2.37 1.74 5.27 4.10 0.1 Fiers 22 129.2 9.09 3.26 1.11 1.36 3.90 3.76 1.9 He doesn't have elite fastball velocity,...

Tigers 4, Astros 2: Bats come alive in extra innings victory

A sluggish Tigers offense cost Justin Verlander another chance at a win, but they showed up in time to pick up an 11th-inning win over the Astros. Justin Verlander pitched well enough to get another win, but a blown save from newly anointed closer Bruce Rondon sent tonight's game between the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros into extra innings. However, the Tigers shook their usual free baseball woes and scored three runs in the top of the 11th inning for a 4-2 win. Both starters were sharp early on. Justin Verlander gave up a leadoff single to Jose Altuve, but immediately picked him off...
SpikesnStars Aug 15, 2015

And the Angels lost too

Houston 5 Detroit 1 submitted by NeilT I have to write a recap. I have been waiting for this game for two days. I’ve been thinking, finally, they’re home. That was a horrible road trip and now they’re home. And I’ve got nothing amusing to say. August must be the worst month in baseball. August [...]

Game 115 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros

The Tigers and Astros kick off a three-game series tonight at Minute Maid Park. Detroit Tigers (55-59) at Houston Astros (62-53) Time/Place: 8:10 p.m., Minute Maid Park SB Nation blog: The Crawfish Boxes Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Alfredo Simon (10-6, 4.74 ERA) vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (13-6, 2.40 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Simon Keuchel 23 164.2 7.82 2.13 0.49 1.01 2.80 2.77 4.4 Two years ago, a 25-year-old Dallas Keuchel pitched 153 2/3 innings for an Astros team that lost 111 games. Keuchel...
SpikesnStars Aug 13, 2015

Astros Slay The Giants

All it takes is 2 homers and shut out pitching in 2-0 victory. WP: Feldman (5-5) LP: Heston (11-7) S: Gregerson (23) Submitted by Mr. Sphinx Drummond BOX GAMEZONE Club Astro head honcho Jose Altuve, or “Big Shorty”, as he is known on the inside, is constantly flanked by his goons body guards Chris Carter [...]

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