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HOUSTON Sometimes there is accomplishment even in defeat, something the Astros made clear as they concluded their nine-game home stand with an extra-inning loss to the Marlins Wednesday night.
On Tuesday night they rallied against long odds and Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, then nearly did so again in the series finale before falling 5-3 in 12 innings.
Over the final four games of their home stand their offense deserted them, yet the Astros didn't relent. While the Astros had already revealed stubborn persistence as a team-wide characteristic, their insistence to reinforce that aspect of their personality certainly left an impression.
"We're definitely battling out there," Astros closer Brett Myers said. "In the past couple of years it's kind of been where we just kind of give up. I think these young guys are doing a great job of grinding out at-bats, the bullpen is doing a heck of a job keeping us in ba...
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After about a week of spring training it was determined that Brandon Lyon was not ready to reclaim the closer's role for the Houston Astros. He had come off arm surgery and was not at full strength. It might take at least a month or more of the regular season before he could be counted on to shut down games.
So general manager Jeff Luhnow, manager Brad Mills, pitching coach...
Jed Lowrie has arrived. After four injury riddled seasons with the Boston Red Sox, the 28-year-old shortstop is experiencing a breakout year with the Houston Astros. Lowrie’s performance makes him one of the most exciting players on a Houston team devoid of talent. While health has always been an issue, Lowrie is proving that he’s a player the team may want to build around.
When Houston Astros Carlos Lee is at the plate, you better make sure that you keep your head on a swivel.
During last night's Marlins/Astros game, Carlos in the sixth inning fouled off a pitch that broke a light in the Astros radio booth.
Normally, that would be enough to get on this website but check out what happens three pitches later as Lee nearly hits teammate...
Astros relief pitcher Wilton Lopez stuck it to the Marlins on Wednesday by doing their gesture after hitting Hanley Ramirez with a pitch in the 7th inning of a 5-3 loss. Ramirez stared down Lopez as he walked to first. Astros manager Brad Mills decided to pull Lopez after the hit batsman, and that’s when Lopez glanced to the Marlins dugout and did the gesture you see above.
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Date: April 16, 2012 vs. Washington Nationals
Top 1: J.D. Martinez struck out swinging against Stephen Strasburg (5 pitches)
Top 4: Martinez struck out swinging against Strasburg (3 pitches)
Top 6: Martinez walked against Strasburg (9 pitches)
Top 7: Martinez struck out swinging against Ryan Mattheus (4 pitches)
Top 9: Martinez struck out swinging against Henry Rodriguez...
Entering the 2012 season, oft-injured Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie hadn't appeared in more than 88 major league games in a season. But he has remained healthy thus far, and the Stanford product is batting .301 with a .387 on-base percentage and some power.
The Pirates open a three-game series with the Houston Astros on Friday night at PNC Park. Right-hander James McDonald will pitch for the Bucs. The Astros will toss righty Bud Norris.
I said before this series started that I wanted to see the Pirates go at least 6-3. They need a sweep of the Astros to get there. Bud Norris goes for the Astros against the recently excellent James McDonald. First pitch tonight is at 7:05.
Can’t win em all I guess. First Pitch: 7:05 Where To Watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV, FS-H Bud Norris, RHP (27) Astros? Bud? It seems like the Pirates are playing against the SPCA. Thankfully that isn’t his real name. His real name is David. Not sure where bud came from so I’ll just assume [...]
The Miami Marlins saw their seven game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday with a 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros. Miami which has already guaranteed their best nine game road trip ever was leading late but ultimately could not seal down the victory. The loss moved the Marlins back to .500 at 15-15 and prevented the team from reaching two games over .500 for the first...