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The Houston Astros moved within one defeat of their third straight 100-loss season on Monday night after the Cincinnati Reds beat them 6-1.
Instead of focusing on the looming mark, the Astros chose to think about how they can get better in the last few games of the season.
''I feel like we've been playing better,'' first baseman Chris Carter said. ''It's just looking at the season as how we finish it instead of how we started it as a whole. Just looking to finish strong and keep playing good games. Hopefully that rolls into next year and we have a good season after that.''
The Astros were 56-106 in 2011 and dropped to 55-107 last year, their final season in the National League.
Johnny Cueto threw five scoreless innings in his return from the disabled list and Zack Cozart homered and drove in four runs to help the Reds to the win.
Pitching for the first time since straining the muscle below his right shoulder on June 28, Cueto (5-2) allowe...
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In the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday night's Reds-Astros game, Jonathan Villar singled to lead off the frame. He tried to stretch it into a double. And...*this* happened, via Baseball Nation. Yup. His face slammed into Brandon Phillips' butt as Phillips tagged him out. If you want a slow motion replay, check out this slow motion replay from Cork Gaines. It...
Usually, when a baseball player slides headfirst into a base, the worst thing he has to worry about is jamming his fingers on the bag, maybe taking a knee to the noggin. But when Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar attempted a headfirst slide into second base while attempting to leg-out a double during the bottom […]The post Jonathan Villar slides head-first into second, gets...
As has been customary this season, the Astros are bringing up the rear.
In the first inning af the Astros’ game against the Cincinnati Reds, Houston shortstop Jonathan Villar had quite possibly the most Asstros play of the season when he made an attempt to slide head first into second base. Unfortunately for Villar, the base was being guarded pretty well by second baseman Brandon...
The Houston Astros' season is winding down and although there have been a lot of downs, catcher Jason Castro has come into his own providing a bit more power in his first full season with the team. Castro has been out with a sore knee for quite some time and it does not seem like he is coming back soon.
According to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart, Castro is not ready for any...
This sums up the Houston Astros so well.
In a day in which we reported their Saturday game had just 1,000 viewers, we proudly present this gem.
Courtesy of Jonathan Villar, move over ‘butt fumble’ here is the butt slide…the butt is that of Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips
H/T: USA Today
It's been a long, tough year for the Houston Astros and their fans. The team has been one of the worst in baseball the entire season. Against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night fans got another reminder of this when the Astros lost 10-0; the 100th loss of the season.In the process shortstop Jonathan Villar completed the perfect slide; one that puts the entire season into proper...
Johnny Cueto threw five scoreless innings in his return from the disabled list and Zack Cozart homered and drove in four runs to help the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
Pitching for the first time since straining the muscle below his right shoulder on June 28, Cueto (5-2) allowed five hits and struck out five with one walk for the win.
Tom Browning is a real part of Reds history, ergo all my pictures of him are from Redsfest or mugshots.
The Hardball Times had a nice piece yesterday recounting the events of the perfect game thrown by Tom Browning 25 years ago.
Now for the moment of truth, the bottom of the ninth. First up was long-time catcher Dempsey. The veteran would hit .251 on the year—not spectacular, but...
This slide didn’t end how he had probably hoped. While trying to stretch a single into a double during yesterday’s Reds-Astros game, Astros’ shortstop Jonathan Villar created the baseball version of the ‘butt fumble‘ running into Reds’ Brandon Phillips behind. To make matters worse Villar was also tagged out on the play.
Scouting the Cincinnati Reds first round pick Phil Ervin from what was viewed during the season.
Despite posting a disappointing 2-4 record against the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers last week, the Reds held their position at No. 8 in the updated batch of Major League Baseball Power Rankings released by ESPN.com on Monday.
Morale was high heading into the home series against the Cubbies last Monday. However, losing two out of three against a team the Reds had previously...
Sunday was a rather up-and-down day for the Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds will look to bounce back from a blown lead as Johnny Cueto returns against the Houston Astros on Monday night.
The Reds' lead in the NL wild-card race dropped to 4 1/2 games over Washington after they failed to hold four-run seventh-inning lead Sunday in a 6-5 loss at Milwaukee. Four relievers gave up a run...
If someone asks the Reds' Brandon Phillips what's up his butt, the answer is simple. It's Jonathan Villar of the Astros....