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SpikesnStars Jul 4, 2015

Cease and Desist

DeWitt, Whittle, Mozeliak & Matheny, L.L.P. Attorneys at Law 3 July 2015 Mr. NeilT. Recapper SpikesandStars.com, AKA OrangeWhoopass.com Houston, Texas Re:  Slander of Our Client, Mr. Fredrick Byrd Dear Mr. T: We are attorneys for Mr. Fredrick Byrd, chief recapper for the St. Louis Cardinals organization (“The Best Organization in Baseball” or “TBOIB”), and understand [...]
Over the Monster Jul 4, 2015

Red Sox 8, Astros 12: Sox repeat mistakes, expect different results

It was a loss the Red Sox should have seen coming, and avoided. The Red Sox fell to the Astros 12-8 Friday night in extra innings, and it's easy to see why. The first four innings were pitched by Justin Masterson. The eight by Craig Breslow. The tenth by fresh call-up Noe Ramirez. Well damn, John, at that point you're pretty much asking for it. After three more improbable scoreless innings to start the game, Justin Masterson turned in an entirely more likely five-run fourth inning against the Astros. He almost had it under control, getting a pair of outs after the first two batters reached...
SpikesnStars Jul 2, 2015

KC Jonesing For a Win After Being Swept By Astros

Vince Velasquez ties the Major League record of 5 consecutive no-decisions to start a career in 6 to 5 team win submitted by Sphinx Drummond WP: Gregerson (3 – 1) LP: Herrera (1 -2) BOX Gamezone Vince Velasquez started out shaky, surrendering 2 runs in the first inning and 1 one in the second, he [...]
SpikesnStars Jul 1, 2015

Another shutout, ho-hum.

Astros 4, Royals 0 W: Keuchel (10-3)  L: Duffy (2-4) HR: #SpringerDinger (13) Box Win probability Dallas Keuchel continued his concurrent campaigns to be named All Star Game starting pitcher, AL Cy Young, AL MVP, and Houston’s Real Fear The Beard last night, scattering (1) seven hits over eight scoreless innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. (1) [...]
AL power rankings: Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros reign while AL East become a battle royale

AL power rankings: Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros reign while AL East become a battle royale

An epic four-team playoff race is shaping up in the American League East and the Astros and Royals are both sitting pretty in first place.

Game 76: Pineda, Yankees going for series win over Astros

I have made the executive decision to downgrade Michael Pineda from Big Mike to Midsize Mike, at least temporarily. Pineda didn’t just get hammered last time out (eight runs in 3.1 innings), he has a 6.10 ERA in his last seven starts and 38.1 innings overall. That dates back to the 16-strikeout game. Pineda has [...] Game 76: Pineda, Yankees going for series win over Astros is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Game 76: Pineda, Yankees going for series win over Astros appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Yankees blow six-run lead, rally to beat Astros 9-6 anyway

Source: FanGraphs That was almost the worst lost of the season. Almost. Instead, it turned into a pretty satisfying 9-6 win over the first place Astros. The Yankees have won three of their last four games. It’s Saturday, so I’m going with bullet points: Homer-oltzer: First inning grand slams are just the best. Brian McCann [...] Yankees blow six-run lead, rally to beat Astros 9-6 anyway is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Yankees blow six-run lead, rally to beat Astros 9-6 anyway appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
SpikesnStars Jun 26, 2015

The Supreme Court lost this game.

Contributed by NeilT Yankees 3 Astros 2  Miss Lola Laloush Director of Public Relations Houston Astros Baseball Club Minute Maid Park at Union Station Houston, Texas  77010 Dear Miss Lola, It’s been a while since we’ve talked, and I miss our visits at TC’s. I did see the other day that a car had crashed [...]

Young’s late homer gives Yankees come from behind 3-2 win over Astros

Source: FanGraphs For the first six innings or so, it looked like the Yankees had a Dallas Keuchel hangover. The Astros ace dominated New York on Thursday and it took a while for their bats to recover Friday night. But, once they did, a clutch late-inning homer turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead [...] Young’s late homer gives Yankees come from behind 3-2 win over Astros is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Young’s late homer gives Yankees come from behind 3-2 win over Astros appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

6/25 to 6/28 Series Preview: Houston Astros

The 2015 season is weird, man. The Astros are actually good now after spending the last half-decade as the worst team in baseball. Intentionally, I might add. Houston basically went through the baseball version of tanking. They hoarded draft picks and traded every last veteran for prospects. I guess it worked. For the first half [...] 6/25 to 6/28 Series Preview: Houston Astros is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post 6/25 to 6/28 Series Preview: Houston Astros appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
SpikesnStars Jun 25, 2015

Astros Felled By Angels

Astros end two game series with a split. WP: Alverez (2 – 1) LP: Thatcher (1 – 2) submitted by Sphinx Drummond BOX Game Zone The ability to score runs is something that comes and goes. One night your team scores 13 runs in a regular nine inning game, wasting 9 whole runs, the next [...]
SpikesnStars Jun 24, 2015

McHugh + Orange Crush = Big Win

Astros 13, The Angels Angels of Anaheim 3 W: McHugh (8-3)  L: Wilson (5-6) HR: Correa (4), Valbuena (18, 19) Box Score Win probability The Astros poured it on Tuesday night, going up 7-0 early and never looking back on their way to a 13-3 victory. The 13 runs were impressive, no doubt, but the best news of [...]
Usual Suspects Astros, Rays and Royals top the MassLive.com American League Power Rankings

Usual Suspects Astros, Rays and Royals top the MassLive.com American League Power Rankings

The usual suspects are at the top of the MassLive.com American League Power Rankings.
Lookout Landing Jun 21, 2015

The Mariners beat the Astros, again

In a surprising 6-3 victory, the Mariners defeat the Astros in a hell of a Saturday victory which brought us Cruz, Trumbo, and Smith dingers. Also not losing, because yes. So today the Mariners beat the Astros. That's a thing that happened, and if you really want some details you should follow these here links to give you them: 1. Bob Dutton- Mariners back Walker with three-homer muscle in 6-3 victory over Astros. 2. Greg Johns- Mariners break out lumber and Walker fans 11. Ostensibly Divish and Shannon Drayer will get in on the recap action soon, and if you really want the details you...
Lookout Landing Jun 20, 2015

Mariners, Astros game ends with score of 5-2. You won't believe who was on which side

Good baseball good For 4.7 seconds, the ball hung in the air and just kind of stayed there, much in the same way that water ominously gathers together in the sky and blocks out the sun before dumping rain on top of your head for the next several hours. Before it finally landed, approximately 4.7 seconds into Friday's game against the Houston Astros, it was just that--a stupid metaphor for everything this team has gone through in the past three months that was so accurate it felt like it came from the pen of someone who doesn't understand there at least needs to be some level of...
SpikesnStars Jun 20, 2015

I am NeilT

Submitted by NeilT Cards 13 Phils 4 Hey!  This is NeilT!  Really! I, NeilT, am writing this week’s Friday recap.  I signed in using my, NeilT’s, favorite password, Astros4Ever, which I would only know if I were NeilT.  I wouldn’t know that password if I were in the Cardinals’ front office. Tonight the Houston Astros play [...]
Viva El Birdos Jun 19, 2015

How man times did St. Louis Cardinals employees hack the Houston Astros' database?

We don't know, but reports keep growing the number. After the New York Times initially broke the news on Tuesday that the FBI is investigating St. Louis Cardinals employees for hacking into the Houston Astros' proprietary database and stealing information, other media outlets including the Houston Chronicle began sniffing around the case. (Or maybe the Chronicle was sniffing around earlier but didn't have sources of the caliber of the Times.) Later in the day on Tuesday, the Chronicle followed in the wake of the Times article with a report that contained a few interesting nuggets. One was...
SpikesnStars Jun 18, 2015

Houston Rocks Colorado

Astros have won four games in a row and now have a 7 – 1 inter-league record. WP: Brett Oberholtzer (2 – 1) LP: Kyle Kendrick (2 – 9) Gamezone BOX submitted by Sphinx Drummond It did not take long for the Astros to get on top. George Springer, lead off the game with a [...]
Viva El Birdos Jun 16, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals F.B.I. investigation: Why would the organization's employees hack the Houston Astros?

Based on what we know so far, it appears that the motive was personal animus and not a desire for a competitive edge. If it has not yet happened to you, the odds are it will soon. One of your friends or coworkers—probably a Cubs fan—will approach you and make a joke about the St. Louis Cardinals hacking the Houston Astros’ proprietary database. The verbal jab will also color the Cardinals as cheaters. It might even reference the New England Patriots. Not that your Cubs fan friend or work acquaintance cares, but analogizing the Cardinals to the Patriots is off-base. Based on what we...
SpikesnStars Jun 16, 2015

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s George Springer

Rockies 3, Astros 6 W: Keuchel, L: Bettis, S: Gregerson MLB recap Game Zone There are parts of this team that I may not appreciate as much as some, but there are some parts that I adore. Right now, one of those parts is Mr. George Springer. He’s been on-fire for the past week. Mr. [...]

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