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This week’s prospect time machine takes a look back at a pitcher who was once regarded as a highly touted prospect, and helped bring Johan Santana to Flushing before the 2008 season. A native of Texas, Philip Humber ended up attending Rice University for his collegiate years, and immediately found success. He was put into the starting rotation as a freshman, and put together an 11-1 record, 2.78 ERA, and 130 strikeouts in 110.2 innings pitched. That performance earned him the National Freshman Player of the Year award from Collegiate Baseball, as well as All-America honors from multiple outlets.
He continued to be an important piece of the Owls’ starting rotation, helping them win their first national championship (in any sport). Humber pitched for three seasons with Rice, and in 354 innings pitched, he compiled a 35-8 record, 2.80 ERA, and 422 strikeouts. The New York Mets decided to select him with the third overall pick in the 2004 MLB draft, and he was considered the “safe” pick...
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A Houston Astros groundskeeper broke out some dance moves during Sunday's game at Minute Maid Park. The groundskeeper's moves included some shuffling and a bit of the centipede.
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Gotta love those colorful socks, too.
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A Houston Astros fan caught a foul ball with his bare hands, and saved his girlfriend from being hit in the process, during Friday night's game at Minute Maid Park.
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It happened in the top of the sixth inning as Seattle Mariners batter Nick Franklin hit the fly ball foul into the stands near the right field corner. While the girlfriend...
Nowadays, exciting things just don't really happen much Minute Maid Park as the Astros are experiencing another likely 100-plus loss season.
But two exciting things in one day?
That's nearly unheard of in today's Houston baseball.
The first thing fans had to cheer about was a 2-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, where Brett Oberholtzer pitched the complete...
Apparently you have to find ways to amuse yourself when the team you are employed by is 45-91 on the season. This Houston Astros groundskeeper may have a future in show-biz if he trades in his rake and takes his side-show to Hollywood. Hey, who knows maybe the Dodgers are hiring. Regardless the sock dancing keeper should relish in his 2 minutes of fame while it lasts.
Your browser does not support iframes.Sunday's game at Minute Maid Park between the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros wasn't very exciting. The Astros pulled out a 2-0 victory in what was otherwise known as a pitcher's duel.Aside from the game, the most exciting thing that took place on the field was this Astros groundskeeper busting some dance moves in between...
Rookie Brett Oberholtzer pitched a four-hitter and Jason Castro hit an RBI double in the eighth inning, lifting the Houston Astros to a 2-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Oberholtzer struck out five and walked one. He did not allow an extra-base hit in his sixth career start and ninth appearance to lower his ERA to 2.79. He had never pitched more than seven...
Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel held the Seattle Mariners without an extra-base hit in seven innings.
And he took the loss.
Keuchel got off to a rough start, and the Astros couldn't recover en route to a 3-1 loss against the Mariners on Saturday night.
Seattle jumped on Keuchel for three runs in the first inning. Kendrys Morales had a run-scoring infield hit before...
Rookie left hander Brett Oberholtzer shut out the Mariners on four hits Sunday afternoon and back-to-back doubles by Jose Altuve and Jason Castro plus a perfectly executed squeeze bunt by pinch hitter Brandon Barnes lifted the Astros to a 2-0 win that salvaged the finale of a four-game series before 17203 at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros were handcuffed through seven innings by Mariners...
The future is on display this week at Minute Maid Park.
After a pair of rookies squared off in the opener of this three-game series between two of the worst teams in the AL, the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros will send young pitchers to the mound again Tuesday night.
Jarred Cosart (1-1, 1.59 ERA) has shown why he was one of the highest-ranked prospects in the Astros' system...
Chris Colabello exhibited power all season in the minor leagues. Monday, he showed off that strength at the major league level.
Colabello homered twice Monday against Houston, including a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the ninth inning -- his first career grand slam -- to give Minnesota its first lead of the game en route to a 10-6, come-from-behind win at Minute Maid Park. The...
Rookie Chris Colabello homered twice, including a tiebreaking grand slam in the ninth inning, to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 10-6 win over the Houston Astros on Monday.
It was 6-all before Chia-Jen Lo (0-3) allowed a single to Brian Dozier with one out in the ninth. Doug Bernier and Chris Herrmann drew two-out walks on full-count pitches before Colabello hit the next pitch into...
Chia-Jen Lo's 93-mph first-pitch fastball jumped off Chris Colabello's bat and soared majestically toward the Houston Astros bullpen in deep right-center field.
Some 393 feet later in the top of the ninth inning the Twins' prove-it-to-me rookie slugger had his first big-league grand slam and the Twins had completed their Labor Day comeback with eight unanswered runs...
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During the 2012 offseason, the Houston Astros made the choice to go with Washington Nationals coach Bo Porter as the team’s new manager. With the Astros going through a complete rebuilding process and the team joining the previously competitive AL West, the Astros are expected to struggle for the next couple seasons. This year, as expected, they have the worst record in all of...