Found May 02, 2013 on Fangraphs:
When Lucas Harrell takes the mound this weekend against the Tigers, batters can expect to see a lot of two-seam fastballs. The Houston Astros right-hander has thrown his signature pitch 61.8 percent of the time this season. In his most recent start — a shut-down effort against the Yankees — 75 of...

Houston Astros Recall Dallas Keuchel And Jordan Lyles, Option 2 Others

The Houston Astros made a handful of moves Thursday that affected their parent roster. They recalled pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Jordan Lyles from Triple-A Oklahoma while optioning pitchers Brad Peacock and Rhiner Cruz to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Lyles faced the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, getting the spot-start where as Keuchel should fill in amongst the dead arms in the Houston...

Astros fan makes spectacular catch with baby in tow

Infant child in one hand ... baseball cap in another. Foul ball coming your way. What to do ... what to do? You make the catch, of course! That's what this Houston Astros fan did Thursday night during their game against the Detroit Tigers. During the top of the 13th inning, Tigers catcher Brayan Pena hit a looping foul ball that drop in foul territory halfway between first...

Astros to start Lyles on Thursday against Tigers

Jordan Lyles will be recalled from the minors by the Houston Astros to start Thursday night against the AL champion Detroit Tigers. Astros manager Bo Porter announced the decision Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. Houston had an open spot in the rotation after demoting Brad Peacock to the bullpen this week. Drafted 38th overall in June 2008, the 22-year-old Lyles made 40 major league...

Fan makes great catch in stands at Astros game OH MY GOD HE’S HOLDING A BABY! (video)

A fan sitting along the first base line towards right field at Minute Maid Park during Thursday’s game between the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers made an impressive grab of a blooped foul ball that bounced into the stands. And he secured the ball with the adept use of his hat. While holding a baby. The impressive but risky snatch of a souvenir occurred in the bottom of the 13th...

Man Grabs Foul Ball Without Endangering Baby

((HT: CSN Houston)) It's well known that it's easy to get seats at Houston Astros games these days... And there are plenty of seats even more available in extra innings... Evidence last night when the Tigers and Astros are in extras and a new dad gets to field the grounder with a babe-in-arms... Here's the grab... Your browser does not support iframes. Looks...

Q&A: Jim Summers, Astros Video Coordinator

Like most in his profession, Jim Summers goes largely unnoticed. That doesn’t mean he and his brethren aren’t invaluable to the teams that employ them. When it comes to day-to-day preparation, they are the rock stars of baseball’s video age. Summers is the video coordinator for the Houston Astros. If a player or coach needs a frame-by-frame breakdown of a pitching delivery...

Yankees Barely Win Series Against The Houston Astros

It wasn't supposed to be this difficult, this three game series against the Houston Astros. Baseball is unpredictable and on any given day one team can beat any other. That's simply the reality of the game. Still, there are certain games or even certain series where a fan says, "This is one the [fill in the team] should win." Whether it's a lopsided pitching...

Tigers 4, Astros 3

Alex Avila hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. After Houston closer Jose Veras walked Don Kelly to open the inning, Avila hit a 3-1 pitch to deep center field and help the Tigers get their second straight win. Jose Altuve's RBI single in the seventh inning capped a three-run rally and gave...
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