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The Victory Formation:
Monday night, Astros rookie Brandon Barnes had himself quite an evening against the Yankees. In a 9-1 laugher, Barnes was 3-5 with three RBI. As if that wasn’t enough, Barnes’ night put him in some interesting company. Per Elias via ESPN: Brandon Barnes was 3-for-5 with three RBI in the Astros’ 9-1 romp over the Yankees. Barnes is the first rookie in 26 years with at least three hits and three or more runs batted in against the Yankees in an April game. Bo Jackson went 4-for-5 with three RBI versus New York on April 10, 1987, a game that the Royals won, 13-1. All four of Jackson’s hits were singles. The 2013 Yankees: making rookies on the worst team in the league look like Bo Jackson
BEST OF MAXIM
The Astros are not a good baseball team. But, as Tyler Kepner detailed in the New York Times this weekend, they are a baseball team with a plan. Whether or not that will lead to wins this season is another matter, but the fact that they have a plan is shining through, even amidst the deluge of runs allowed.
Through their first 25 games, Houston is tied for 15th in runs scored. They...
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...
Carlos Corporan homered among his four hits and drove in four runs, Brandon Barnes three hits and three RBIs, and the Houston Astros fit comfortably into the role of a slugging American League squad Monday night in a 9-1 romp over the New York Yankees.
In their first game in the Bronx as an AL team, the Astros peppered Andy Pettitte for 10 hits and seven runs, both season highs...
Any time a club tries something new, people react. Sometimes they overreact. And sometimes they spread misinformation.
The Astros frequently embrace new ideas under general manager Jeff Luhnow, a strong proponent of sabermetrics. Some of those ideas are quite unusual. But the things a reporter hears . . . well, not all of them are true.
I recently called Luhnow after I heard something...
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In a result sure to send shockwaves through Vegas and other online betting outlets (had anyone actually cared to bet on the game), the Houston Astros jumped all over former teammate and local high school (Deer Park, TX) hero Andy Pettitte with 10 hits and 7 earned runs, in only 4 1/3 innings. Coming off an ugly sweep in Boston (outscored 28-10, sounds like...