Found April 07, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
HOUSTON (AP) -- J.D. Martinez homered and drove in three runs and the National League's youngest team, the Houston Astros, beat baseball's oldest player, 49-year-old Jamie Moyer, and the Colorado Rockies 7-3 Saturday night. Jordan Schafer took it deep leading off for the Astros and Martinez's two-run shot in the fourth made it 3-0. With gray stubble covering his chin and hair of the same color peeking out the edge of his cap, Moyer (0-1) become the oldest player to appear in a game since 1980, when 54-year-old Minnie Minoso played in a game for the White Sox, according to statistics provided by the Rockies from the Elias Sports bureau.

Bogusevic's age could benefit youthful Astros

HOUSTON At the very least Brian Bogusevic was going to offer perspective. The road of his professional career has been too winding and unorthodox for him to view this present opportunity haphazardly. If some consider Bogusevic, 28, far too old to be lumped into the group of prospects the Astros are examining during this rebuilding season, he views the window of his potential as...

Strong pitching effort drives Astros' win

HOUSTON - Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez, at a seasoned 33 years old, made the first opening-day start of his eight-year career on Friday night. Right-hander Lucas Harrell made on Saturday just his third start with the Astros since being claimed off waivers from the White Sox last July. Right-hander Bud Norris, who just three summers ago was the brash and cocky midseason call-up,...

A Small And Painful Point About Jamie Moyer and the Rockies

This doesn't give me any real joy to write, of course. It's basically the baseball equivalent of arguing for the euthanasia of a beloved pet.But if a 49-year-old guy is your #2 starter, and he's a marginal at best candidate to keep the job for any real length of time between his own effectiveness and health concerns...Well, that's not really a great thing to say about...

Before opener, Astros place SS Lowrie on DL

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have placed shortstop Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb. The Astros had hoped that Lowrie would be ready for opening day on Friday against Colorado, but he wasn't quite healthy enough to play. He was injured March 28 and his time on the disabled list is backdated to March 29. He is eligible to come off the...

Jamie Moyer looks his age in loss, Nicasio takes hill for Colorado Rockies on Sunday

Jamie Moyer gave up four runs in five innings.Let the doubting commence.Is he too old?  Are the Colorado Rockies too cheap? How can they run out a team that features a 49-year old?Those are all questions that the pessimists will begin with as the debate their fellow Rockies fans on Sunday. They will say that this crazy experiment is a headline grabber on the Rockies part, and a...

Wandy Rodriguez Over/Under 20 Astros Starts?

I have been following Lisa's blog at Astros Dugout from a far for three years now. To put it very mildly, she is a fan and an analyst. To me she's the voice of Houston Astros baseball. I asked for her thoughts on a couple issues that pertain to fantasy and the actual game of baseball.1. Over or under 20 games started this season for Wandy Rodriguez as a member of the Astros...

Baseball is simple. Pitch well and win!

The Houston Astros won their opening series with the Colorado Rockies. They won two of three games and did it with a long time formula for winners. They had some timely hits, but more importantly they had very good starting pitching. Bud Norris was the sort of pitcher the Astros need him to be more consistently than he has been in the past on Sunday. He was able to last seven innings...

Rockies' Moyer, 49, to make pitch for history vs. Astros

Although Jamie Moyer has convinced manager Jim Tracy and the Colorado Rockies that he has more in the tank, it will be the Houston Astros who will ultimately make that call on Saturday. At 49 years and 141 days old, Moyer will attempt to become the oldest pitcher to win a major-league game when he faces the Astros at Minute Maid Park. After missing the 2011 campaign following...

Astros place SS Lowrie on 15-day DL

The Houston Astros placed shortstop Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a sprained thumb.Lowrie was injured on March 28 and his time on the disabled list is retroactive to March 29. He is eligible to return April 13.The 27-year-old was acquired from the Boston Red Sox in the offseason.Lowrie batted .333 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 14 games this spring.

Astros rally for 3-2 win over Rockies

HOUSTON (AP) -- Brian Bogusevic drove in the go-ahead run after Jose Altuve scored on Jordan Pacheco's throwing error to tie it in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Sunday. Altuve singled with two outs in the eighth inning before J.D. Martinez hit sharp groundball that bounced off the glove of reliever Rex Brothers (0-1) for another single...

Orioles Face Twins Tonight, Dylan Bundy, Albert Pujols and Jamie Moyer

Tonight, the Baltimore Orioles play their second game of the season as they face the Minnesota Twins at 7:05 p.m. This is the second contest in a three-game set. Right-hander Tommy Hunter squares off against southpaw Francisco Liriano on the mound. Hunter, who came into this season slimmer and more fit is looking to establish himself as the number two starter. Much like with the...
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