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SpikesnStars Jul 26, 2016

OMG OMG Bregman’s Here, Bregman’s Here to Save the Day

Yankees 2, Astros 1 W: Pineda, L: Keuchel, S: Miller mlb recap This game was supposed to be the one for the ages. Some people seemed to be more excited about Bregman being called up than Correa (I hope its not a racist thing). Personally, both call ups excited me. I am glad to see […]

7/25 to 7/27 Series Preview: Houston Astros

The Yankees are out on the road for the first time in the second half. They’re opening an eight-game road trip in Houston tonight, with the first of three against the red hot Astros. These two teams met in the very first series of the season back in April. The Yankees took two of three […] The post 7/25 to 7/27 Series Preview: Houston Astros appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
SpikesnStars Jul 25, 2016

Yankees @ Astros – Welcome to the Show, Mr. Bregman

SERIES PREVIEW Yankees @ Astros July 25-27, 2016 I remember Sean Bergman.  You might remember Sean Bergman.  I’d bet that very few outside of this site remember Sean Bergman. You probably shouldn’t remember Sean Bergman because he was an unremarkable starting pitcher for the Astros in the late 1990s.  Before coming to the Astros in […]
Halos Heaven Jul 24, 2016

Houston Astros have no chill, just keep beating up the poor Angels

Angels 3 Astros 13 Well, that hot streak sure was fun while it lasted. Shoot, they Angels may even get back on that good-pitching-great-hitting horse again in their next few series, but one thing is for sure: Houston has this club’s number right now. That’s the 11th consecutive win for the Astros over our hurting Halos, the second longest losing streak against a team in Angels history. Hope you enjoyed this weekend of historically bad baseball; when it follows the torrential downpour of great games we saw in the first week after the All Star game, you can straight up feel the abrupt...
SpikesnStars Jul 22, 2016

Angels @ Astros – The Moment You’ve Been Waiting For

SERIES PREVIEW Angels @ Astros July 22-24, 2016 The Astros made a highly anticipated roster move on Thursday night, sending AJ Reed down to AAA and calling up… …Preston Tucker. Friday, July 22 – 7:10pm CDT Matt Shoemaker (5-9, 4.08) vs. Lance McCullers (4-4, 3.61) Shoemaker is beginning to make an early bid for Astro-killer […]
SpikesnStars Jul 21, 2016


Doug Fister and Chris Devenski combine to shutout the A’s 7-0 WP: Fister (10-6) LP: Mendgen (1-5) Box Score Game Zone Jake Marisnick and the Astros pounded the Daniel Mendgen and the A’s Wednesday to avoid sweep. After dropping this year’s first three Wednesday games, the Astros have now won 12 Wednesdays in a row. Fast working Doug Fister limited the […]
SpikesnStars Jul 20, 2016

Thanks a lot, Jake

July 19, 2016 A’s 4, Astros 3 (10 innings) W: Rzepczynski (1-0) L: Neshek (2-2) Box score Game Zone Win Probability – boy, that escalated quickly Well, things started out well.  Valbuena got himself the rarely seen “bat flip on a single in the third inning” to take a 1-0 lead, driving in Altuve.  Springer managed to homer […]
SpikesnStars Jul 19, 2016

Fiers on Fire

And not in a good way. Astros 4, Athletics 7 W: Graveman, L: Fiers, S: Madson mlb recap So, Fiers started out alright, he wasn’t great but he was keeping the team in the game. Of course, everytime they handed him lead he gave it back. But in the bottom of the FOURTH, with TWO […]
Athletics Nation Jul 19, 2016

Game #93: A's ride five run fourth to series opening win

Kendall Graveman was fantastic and the A's offense was great again, scoring seven runs in a series opening win over the streaking Astros. In front of a crowd of 14 people, 15 if you count Dave from Dublin who left in the bottom of the seventh due to an early work meeting tomorrow, Kendall Graveman and the A's handled the Houston Astros by a score of 7-4, continuing an excellent stretch of enjoyable baseball. Dance if you're feeling a second half run! The new thing #Athletics are doing... pic.twitter.com/UX0UMKCKvc — Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) July 19, 2016 The Astros strike...
Viva El Birdos Jul 18, 2016

Former Cardinals executive Chris Correa sentenced to four years in prison for hacking Houston Astros

After entering a guilty plea to hacking the Houston Astros while an employee of the St. Louis Cardinals, Chris Correa was sentenced to 46 months in prison. A sentencing that was originally scheduled to take place months ago, finally happened earlier today, and former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced to 46 months in prison. For now, Correa is being treated as though he acted alone, and this likely concludes the FBI and criminal portion of this scandal. For a quick recap, recall that roughly a year ago, the Astros found out someone had hacked into their...
SpikesnStars Jul 18, 2016

Astros @ Athletics – Let’s Get Some Come-from-Ahead Wins This Time

SERIES PREVIEW Astros @ Athletics July 18-20, 2016 After taking the weekend series in Seattle, the Astros get six games against the AL West’s bottomfeeders before a 13-game stretch of games against teams .500-ish or better.  First up are the A’s.  Let’s get right to the matchups. Monday, July 18 – 9:05pm CDT Mike Fiers […]
Lookout Landing Jul 17, 2016

46-46: The Mariners painfully discover loaded bases don't earn runs on their own, lose to Astros 8-1

The Mariners were very bad and the Astros were not bad, so the latter won, 8-1. Beer, precious beer: Nelson Cruz (.192 WPA) That dirt stuff towards the end of your French press: Dae-Ho Lee (-.271 WPA The Jerry Chronicles: 2..........late on drivin' those runs in, boys As they painfully limp towards the All-Star break, the Mariners dropped yet another game to the Houston Astros on Sunday, falling back to .500 in an 8-1 loss at Safeco Field. With starters Felix Hernandez and Taijuan Walker still stuck on the DL, the Mariners called upon the services of Mike Montgomery (3-4,...
SpikesnStars Jul 16, 2016

Astros Hit Send, CC Mariners. Yep, Astros.com thought that one up.

July 15, 2016 Astros 7, Mariners 3 W – Fister (9-6) L – Paxton (2-4) Box Score GameZone thread I’d like to think that most of the bad puns we come up with around here are not nearly as bad as the title of this recap, which was originally the link to MLB’s official recap […]
MetsBlog Jul 15, 2016

Reports: Gourriel signs five-year deal with Astros

Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel has signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract with the Houston Astros, according to multiple reports.
SpikesnStars Jul 15, 2016

Astros @ Mariners – Back in the Saddle

SERIES PREVIEW Astros @ Mariners July 15-17, 2016 Back from the break.  Trying to force myself to write.  It’s hard when I shot my wad with all my remotely funny ideas in the first couple months of the season, but I need to get back in the habit.  Previews may be a little more utilitarian […]
SpikesnStars Jul 14, 2016

DM Archives #9: Never Say Never

Back when I wrote this entry from the archives, close to five years ago, I was pretty far down. In my memory, that was a very dark time, my lowest point – the breakup and aftermath of a twenty-five year relationship and marriage, and the divvying up of property and children and emotions, and all that […]
SpikesnStars Jul 7, 2016

Astros Scuttle Mariners

Astros outlast the Mariners to sweep the series WP: Giles (1-3) LP: Diaz (0-2) Save: Gregerson (14) Box Score Game Zone Facing Mariners starter and forgotten Astro Wade LeBlanc, the Astros scored three runs in the first, and one run in both the second and third innings. Carlos Gomez contributed a double and a triple, […]
SpikesnStars Jul 5, 2016

A pretty good win

July 5, 2016 Astros 5, Mariners 2 W: Keuchel (6-9) L: Walker (4-7) S: ALL-STAR Harris (9) Box score Game Zone I didn’t have to endure the Ashby Show tonight, because I was at Minute Maid Park.  We went as a family, to celebrate our son’s 7th birthday.  There was much to celebrate. We walked hand in hand from the […]
SpikesnStars Jun 30, 2016

DM Archives #8: When That Fog Horn Blows

Looking forward to a long and relaxing Fourth of July weekend coming up. There will be much barbecue cooked and consumed, much loud music listened to, many alcoholic beverages consumed, much revelry had. And somewhere in there, we will remember to be briefly thankful, too, for the place where we will be celebrating. We will […]
SpikesnStars Jun 30, 2016

Astros Bedevil Angels

Astros complete road sweep with 10 – 4 victory over Anaheim. W: Keuchel (5-9) L: Weaver (6-7) Box Score Game Zone Starting off with a 1 run lead, Dallas Keuchel threw 55 pitches in the first two innings. He didn’t look like a Cy young award winner. After flirting with disaster and surrendering 2 runs, […]

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