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Philadelphia Phillies (72-71) @ Houston Astros (45-98)Pitching Matchups: Thursday, 8:05 - Rookie Cloyd vs. Astros Only Good Pitcher (Harrell) Friday, 8:05 - OGP vs. Chuck Norris' Nephew Saturday, 7:05 - KK The Great vs. Minor League Vet Edgar Gonzalez Sunday, 2:05 - Doc vs. Dallas Sucks KuechelNeil Armstrong Wannabes Stats:R - 510 (30th)AVG - .237 (28th)OPS - .670 (29th)ERA - 4.65 (27th)WHIP - 1.44 (29th)This is a Quad-A team, not MLB. The Astros have very few players on their roster that belong in the Majors (Jose Altuve, Justin Maxwell, Brett Wallace, Lucas Harrell, Wilton Lopez, and Wesley Wright...that's it). They've traded away everything over the past 5 seasons and what is left is a steaming pile of poop.What To Watch For:Jimmy Rollins earning his paycheck. J-Roll is 16-for-51 since being benched for not hustling on August 30th, with 9 R, 9 RBI, 2 DBL, 4 HR, and 2 SB. He's a big part of this offense, and when he's going well, the team is also usually doi...
BEST OF MAXIM
Barely a week removed from the Brandon McCarthy line drive
incident, another pitcher, Houston Astros right-hander Mickey Storey, was hit
in the face by a comebacker off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Dave
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Storey appears to be OK, as he was able to walk off the
field under his own power. BrianMcTaggart of MLB...
The Houston Astros appear to have survived the scariest moment of a bad season when Mickey Storey was hit in the face with a comebacker and dropped to his knees. The injury brought back visions of Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who suffered a skull fracture when he was hit with a liner last week. Storey was more fortunate in absorbing the ball from Dave Sappelt of the Cubs...
The problem with a Wild Card race is, and particularly with the Phillies pursuit of a wild card spot right now, is that you have to count on so many things to happen. Most importantly you have to win. Then you have to count on other teams that you’re not playing to lose.
Everyone held up their end of the bargain last night, and the Philadelphia Phillies are suddenly 4 games out...
As he attempts to prove he's a worthy candidate for the Houston Astros' managerial vacancy, interim manager Tony DeFrancesco is attempting to capitalize on one of life's basic truths: Kids like new, shiny toys. DeFrancesco has a friend in the electronics business, and the friend gave him a selection of $200 headphones to give to the player of the game after every Astros...
With a 35-21 record since the All-Star break, the Phillies have finally gotten over the .500 mark at 72-71. With 19 games left to play, they are a mere three games behind the Cardinals for the elusive second wild-card berth in the National League.
With Jimmy Rollins playing like a superhero, Kyle Kendrick pitching like a fourth ace, and the lineup and bullpen rounding into form...
Houston Astros reliever Mickey Storey was hit in the face with a line drive in Wednesday's game by Dave Sappelt of the Cubs.
Houston manager Tony DeFrancesco said Storey had bruises on his hand...
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The Phillies winning streak came to an end and the Cardinals moved to 4 games ahead of the Phillies. The Brewers also moved a half game ahead of the Phillies even though they did not play.
Is all lost?
No, absolutely not!
As predicted here, the Phillies need to go 15-5 in their last 20 games to get to the playoffs. With 18 games remaining they now need to go 14-4 (Tough but...
Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter arrived at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday to interview with Houston Astros officials as the club searches for its next manager.
Astros owner Jim Crane picked up Porter at the airport.
Both Crane and Porter declined comment to FOX 26 Sports and MLB.com.
Porter becomes the first known candidate to interview...
HOUSTON -- Jed Lowrie hit a two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning to give the Astros the lead, and Houston held on for a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. Matt Dominguez homered for the Astros, who ended the Phillies' winning streak at a season-high seven games and dropped Philadelphia to 3 1/2 games back in the National League wild-card race...
The Phils are red hot. Last nights win was intense. Everyone
was on edge as they all wanted to keep the winning streak alive. At the top of
the sixth the score was stuck at 0-0.
Lee gave up a hit to Carlos Lee, which brought home Solano. The score
was now 1-0, Marlins.
The Fightings weren’t giving up this easily, keeping the
attitude they’ve had all season and...
Last night's wacky 9-7 win must have exhausted the Phillies, as well the Marlins. On a travel day, this evening's game got underway at 4:05, so the two teams had to battle some nasty shadows. Unfortunately for the Fish, they also had to battle Cliff Lee.
Let's skip ahead to the sixth inning with the score still at 0-0. Josh Johnson had not given up a hit through...
Go ahead and start your road trip planning now. The Phillies have joined the rest of Major League Baseball in unveiling their 2013 schedule, which will commence in Atlanta on April 1, 2013. As previsouly reported, the Phillies will open their home schedule at Citizens Bank Park against the Kansas City Royals on April 5. This year's schedule will feature one inter-league series...
An improbable run by the Philadelphia Phillies has pulled them within three games of the second NL wild card after being on pace to miss the playoffs just a few months ago.
Helped by a favorable schedule, the Phillies will face a third straight division cellar dweller as they open a four-game series against the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
After looking like it was out of...