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Rick Ankiel‘s season began in about the best possible fashion. With the Astros holding on to a 4-2 lead on Opening Day, Ankiel was sent up to hit for Brandon Barnes in the bottom of the sixth inning. Derek Lowe threw him a meatball, and he responded by hitting said meatball 373 feet, good enoug...
BEST OF MAXIM
We’re still in April, but by season’s end you’ll be hard-pressed to find a stranger baseball score than Astros 16, Mariners 9 at Safeco Field on Tuesday night.
First off, it was a cold night in a pitcher’s park with two inept offenses. And not even that basic descriptor does this thing justice. Games like this are what give Tim Kurkijan a mega-boner. To wit:
- The first...
Jose Altuve drove in four runs and hit one of Houston's five homers, and the Astros broke out of their offensive slump with a 16-9 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
After totaling nine runs during a six-game losing streak, the Astros scored nine in just six outs and won for the first time since opening night. The smallest crowd in Safeco Field history saw the Astros...
What the hell was that?! I guess the Astros had enough of being everyone’s whipping boys and unfortunately Brandon Maurer was at the receiving end of the beat down. Yeah, I guess that whole start everyone against the Astros didn’t really pan out. Don’t worry America, I picked him up in two leagues so my ERA/WHIP went down (or up) with you too.Anyways, I guess we shouldn’t...
Ben and Sam talk about the performance impact of velocity loss, then discuss the Astros` astronomical early-season strikeout rate.
As a team, the Houston Astros only scored 17 runs through the first 7 games. They also only had 5 doubles and 2 home runs. They erupted Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners with 16 runs on 22 hits, 8 of which were extra base hits.Astros 16 Mariners 9The Astros got a nice start from Erik Bedard who threw 4 innings allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks before leaving with an undisclosed...
Tuesday Astros vs. Mariners Game 2 Preview
Brandon Maurer is on the hill tonight vs. EX Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard. Last game out Maurer allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings in his major-league debutI'm going out on a limb. If the Houston Astros don't start hitting, they could threaten the 1962 New York Mets as worst team in modern MLB history.
Home Opener Astros vs. Mariners Game 1 Preview
I'm going out on a limb. Philip Humber WILL NOT throw a perfect game tonight. Astros RH Philip Humber (0-1, 1.59 ERA) vs. Mariners LH Joe Saunders (0-1, 9.00)
The Beast Mike Morse is tied with the Atlanta Braves Justin Upton for the league lead with five homers.
Matchup/Stats Insight: http://nwsb.co/hk0fd
Wednesday Astros vs. Mariners Game 3 Preview
Brandon Maurer is on the hill tonight vs. Brad Peacock. Beavan received a no-decision in his first outing when he gave up five runs and six hits in five innings against the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Astros RH Brad Peacock (0-1, 4.15 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Blake Beavan (0-0, 9.00 ERA)
Matchup/Stats Insight: http://nwsb.co/g779y...
Rick Ankiel and Chris Carter each hit a two-run homer to help the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 on Wednesday night before the smallest crowd in Safeco Field history.
Carlos Pena had three hits and scored twice for the Astros, who also got two RBIs from J.D. Martinez and a late home run by Marwin Gonzalez. Brad Peacock earned first major league win since 2011.