Found April 29, 2013 on Fangraphs:
The Astros are not a good baseball team. But, as Tyler Kepner detailed in the New York Times this weekend, they are a baseball team with a plan. Whether or not that will lead to wins this season is another matter, but the fact that they have a plan is shining through, even amidst the deluge of ru...

Method to Luhnow's madness

Any time a club tries something new, people react. Sometimes they overreact. And sometimes they spread misinformation. The Astros frequently embrace new ideas under general manager Jeff Luhnow, a strong proponent of sabermetrics. Some of those ideas are quite unusual. But the things a reporter hears . . . well, not all of them are true. I recently called Luhnow after I heard something...

Astros 9, Yankees 1

Carlos Corporan homered among his four hits and drove in four runs, Brandon Barnes three hits and three RBIs, and the Houston Astros fit comfortably into the role of a slugging American League squad Monday night in a 9-1 romp over the New York Yankees. In their first game in the Bronx as an AL team, the Astros peppered Andy Pettitte for 10 hits and seven runs, both season highs...

Astros rookie has big night

Monday night, Astros rookie Brandon Barnes had himself quite an evening against the Yankees. In a 9-1 laugher, Barnes was 3-5 with three RBI. As if that wasn’t enough, Barnes’ night put him in some interesting company. Per Elias via ESPN: Brandon Barnes was 3-for-5 with three RBI in the Astros’ 9-1 romp over the Yankees. Barnes is the first rookie in 26 years with at least...

Houston Astros pound former teammate Andy Pettitte at Yankee Stadium

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun In a result sure to send shockwaves through Vegas and other online betting outlets (had anyone actually cared to bet on the game), the Houston Astros jumped all over former teammate and local high school (Deer Park, TX) hero Andy Pettitte with 10 hits and 7 earned runs, in only 4 1/3 innings.  Coming off an ugly sweep in Boston (outscored 28-10, sounds like...

A strong Lackey outing keys Red Sox 6-1 win over Astros

On a day when the Celtics staved off elimination with a 97-90 overtime win over the Knicks at the TD Garden, John Lackey threw 6 strong innings and the Red Sox offense responded with 11 hits as Boston completed a 4-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 6-1 win at Fenway Park. Manager John Farrell was hoping Lackey could give him 5 innings; his pitcher responded with 6. Making...
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