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The Houston Astros are reportedly shopping starter-turned-reliever Brett Myers, according to USA Today.Houston moved Myers from the rotation to the bullpen this season, allegedly to improve his trade value. The Astros are hoping to attract teams that have struggled in the ninth inning to start the season. The San Francisco Giants are one of the team's rumored to be interested after losing closer Brian Wilson for the year. Myers has picked up saves in both of his relief appearances this year, posting a 0.00 ERA through two innings of work. Last season, the right-hander went 7-14 with a 4.46 ERA in 33 starts for Houston. He was last used out of the bullpen by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007, when he recorded 21 saves.
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I hope that this will come as no great surprise to supporters of the Houston Astros, but their team is not going to compete for a playoff spot this postseason. I hate to be so blunt, but even with the addition of extra wild card berths, the Astros are still not going to be in the chase come late September.
In fact, they could indeed find themselves mathematically eliminated...
If you have that one friend who knows everything about baseball, remember this question, and ask him ten years from now to stump him (if your still friends with that D-bag).
Who was the first player to hit a homerun in Marlins Park?
I couldn’t be happier to tell you that the answer is Astros Left Fielder J.D. Martinez (who just so happens to be on my fantasy team #NBD). The Miami...
Friday night the Astros played in only the second official major league game in the history of the impressive Marlins Ballpark in Miami. The night started a bit rough for Houston and ended the same. In the middle it was a very good game. Miami won 5-4 on a game winning walk off double by Gabby Sanchez in the last of the 11th. The victim was Brandon Lyon.
Up to then the Astro bullpen...
Carlos Lee drove in the tying run with a two-out single in the ninth inning, and an error by left fielder Logan Morrison allowed the go-ahead run to score Saturday night as the Houston Astros rallied to beat closer Heath Bell and the Miami Marlins 5-4.
Bell, one of the Marlins' All-Star acquisitions this offseason, took the mound with a 4-1 lead to start the ninth but had a...
MIAMI (AP) -- Carlos Lee drove in the tying run with a two-out single in the ninth inning, and an error by left fielder Logan Morrison allowed the go-ahead run to score Saturday night as the Houston Astros rallied to beat closer Heath Bell and the Miami Marlins 5-4.
Bell, one of the Marlins' All-Star acquisitions this offseason, took the mound with a 4-1 lead to start the ninth...
Astro manager Brad Mills was noticeably disappointed with the way the series in Miami ended on Sunday. After all his team had carried a 4-2 lead into the eighth inning, but could not hold it, losing 5-4 in eleven innings. It was the second 5-4 eleven inning loss out of three games and kept Houston from winning the series.
Yet with his young team he was able finally to point out...