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Jose Altuve drove in four runs and hit one of Houston's five homers, and the Astros broke out of their offensive slump with a 16-9 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
After totaling nine runs during a six-game losing streak, the Astros scored nine in just six outs and won for the first time since opening night. The smallest crowd in Safeco Field history saw the Astros batter Seattle rookie starter Brandon Maurer (0-2) and continued their offensive onslaught against reliever Kameron Loe. By the time Loe was replaced after the third inning, the Astros led 11-0 and had 13 hits.
Chris Carter homered twice for his first multihomer game. J.D. Martinez and Marwin Gonzalez also homered for Houston. The Astros entered the night with just two homers and 17 total runs all season.
The 16 runs and 22 hits were the most since August 2010 when the Astros won at St. Louis 18-4. Houston scored six off Maurer in the first as the rookie lasted just two outs. The six-run first was th...
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Rick Ankiel‘s season began in about the best possible fashion. With the Astros holding on to a 4-2 lead on Opening Day, Ankiel was sent up to hit for Brandon Barnes in the bottom of the sixth inning. Derek Lowe threw him a meatball, and he responded by hitting said meatball 373 feet, good enough for a three run homer that would essentially put the game away. It’s hard to do...
During the bottom of the 8th inning of the game between the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on Wednesday night, a fan flashed some sweet catching skills after a foul ball off the bat of Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak. With the ball descending down on him, this young man utilized the only thing he had in his possession that could be used in place of a glove...
We’re still in April, but by season’s end you’ll be hard-pressed to find a stranger baseball score than Astros 16, Mariners 9 at Safeco Field on Tuesday night.
First off, it was a cold night in a pitcher’s park with two inept offenses. And not even that basic descriptor does this thing justice. Games like this are what give Tim Kurkijan a mega-boner. To wit:
- The first...
What the hell was that?! I guess the Astros had enough of being everyone’s whipping boys and unfortunately Brandon Maurer was at the receiving end of the beat down. Yeah, I guess that whole start everyone against the Astros didn’t really pan out. Don’t worry America, I picked him up in two leagues so my ERA/WHIP went down (or up) with you too.Anyways, I guess we shouldn’t...
Ben and Sam talk about the performance impact of velocity loss, then discuss the Astros` astronomical early-season strikeout rate.
Mariners lose another to the Astros Wednesday. 8-3.
It didn't get any better tonight for M's fans did it? The Astros scored 24 runs and grabbed 37 hits in the final 2 games of this series. Ankiel belted a two-run homer off Blake Beavan (0-1) in Houstons three-run second inning to get things rolling. Beavan allowed five runs four earned and nine hits in 5 2/3...
As a team, the Houston Astros only scored 17 runs through the first 7 games. They also only had 5 doubles and 2 home runs. They erupted Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners with 16 runs on 22 hits, 8 of which were extra base hits.Astros 16 Mariners 9The Astros got a nice start from Erik Bedard who threw 4 innings allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks before leaving with an undisclosed...
Tuesday Astros vs. Mariners Game 2 Preview
Brandon Maurer is on the hill tonight vs. EX Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard. Last game out Maurer allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings in his major-league debutI'm going out on a limb. If the Houston Astros don't start hitting, they could threaten the 1962 New York Mets as worst team in modern MLB history.
Wednesday Astros vs. Mariners Game 3 Preview
Brandon Maurer is on the hill tonight vs. Brad Peacock. Beavan received a no-decision in his first outing when he gave up five runs and six hits in five innings against the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Astros RH Brad Peacock (0-1, 4.15 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Blake Beavan (0-0, 9.00 ERA)
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