Found August 29, 2013 on
Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
Jarred Cosart was pumped to go up against one of the best starters in baseball.
Cosart's outing started slowly before he quickly bounced back to give the Astros six strong innings of one-run ball, but Houston's bullpen failed him in a 6-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
''You got to be nervous before every game, but you know you're going up against (Chris) Sale,'' Cosart said. ''He's an All-Star, he's going to make a lot of money and he's throwing the ball extremely well. Especially last game, he gave up eight runs, a guy like that, a number one guy, he's not going to have two bad outings in a row.''
Cosart opened the game with a walk to Leury Garcia then allowed back-to-back singles to Gordon Beckham and Jeff Keppinger to load the bases. After pitching coach Doug Brocail came out to the mound for a chat, Cosart struck out Adam Dunn. Paul Konerko followed with an RBI single, but Cosart escaped with mini...
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Paul Clemens let his manager do most of the talking after a fine performance in his first major league start.
Clemens pitched six sharp innings for the Houston Astros, but the Chicago White Sox scored three times in the eighth to rally for a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.
''It's an honor, it's a privilege,'' Clemens said of getting the opportunity to start...
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The Houston Astros pulled within one in the fifth inning, and that was as close as it would get.
Their lineup just stalled.
Brett Wallace homered, but the Astros failed to get a hit against three Seattle relievers and lost 3-2 to the Mariners on Thursday night.
''Their bullpen did a good job,'' Houston manager Bo Porter said. ''We had some opportunities...
It’s the final game in the series with the Houston Astros before a well deserved day off. Chris Sale is in the office and the boys are wearing the 1983 uniforms today.
Grab some bench and a drink and see you soon
*1 – 0 (Sox Lead)
Astros – (He gone)(He gone)(He gone)
Sox – Garcia,L(walk), Beckham(single,L.Garcia to second) Keppinger(single...
A fan in the stands at Minute Maid Park came up with such creative dance moves, the Houston Astros sideline reporter tries to mimic them later to no avail.
Mix in a little Voguing, a little Walk Like An Egyptian and a whole lot of attitude and you too could be dancing in your seat like this young woman.
The Astros could have used a few moves themselves. They lost to the Mariners...