Found April 29, 2013 on Reading Between The Seams:
AP Photo/Bill Kostroun 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 a football game), the Astros seemed to have little hope of righting the ship against Pettitte, who came into the game at 3-1, a 2.22 ERA and only 7 runs allowed in his first 4 starts.  But the Astros bats broke out, with relative unknowns Brandon Barnes and Carlos Corporan accounting for 7 RBI in the game (5 against Pettitte). It is true that nobody on the current Astros played with Andy, who toiled in Houston from 2004 – 2006 and was the team MVP in their only National League pennant season of 2005.  Lefty reliever Wesley Wright is the longest tenured Astros player, having come to the bigs in 2008. With a 9-1 victory while pounding out 17 hits, this positions the Astros to actually win the series in New York, if they can eek out a win over one of the next two games. Not likely, but possible. -Dave (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball The post Houston Astros pound former teammate Andy Pettitte at Yankee Stadium appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

Yankees Game 25: Astros snap Yankees streak

Pettitte allowed 7 over 4.2 innings in loss. (Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America) Houston Astros 9 — New York Yankees 1   Shocked by nine run, 17-hit outburst, Yankees fall by score of 9-1 to Houston Astros, ending the four-game winning streak.   Andy Pettitte couldn’t get things going in the right direction for him in tonight’s start. After getting the first two...

The Astros Are Trying To Make Lemonade

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...

Method to Luhnow's madness

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...

Astros-Yankees Preview

Andy Pettitte just failed to reach a personal milestone. The 40-year-old, though, made New York Yankees history the last time he faced the Houston Astros. Pettitte will pitch against the only other major league team he's played for on Monday night when the Yankees go for a fifth straight win. Trying to post victories in each of his first four starts for the first time, Pettitte...

Astros 9, Yankees 1

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...

Astros rookie has big night

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...

A strong Lackey outing keys Red Sox 6-1 win over Astros

On a day when the Celtics staved off elimination with a 97-90 overtime win over the Knicks at the TD Garden, John Lackey threw 6 strong innings and the Red Sox offense responded with 11 hits as Boston completed a 4-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 6-1 win at Fenway Park. Manager John Farrell was hoping Lackey could give him 5 innings; his pitcher responded with 6. Making...

On This Day in History | 1996

Tino in 1996 (Photo: Flickr) On this day 17 years ago the Yankees edged Baltimore in what was then the longest 9-inning game in Major League history, eclipsing the 4:18 mark set by the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in 1962. In a 4 hour, 21 minute affair, the Bombers outlasted the Orioles in the first game of a 2-game series that would set the tone for their heated...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.