Found September 17, 2013 on
Oh, it was just the Houston Astros being the Houston Astros.
Already trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the first inning, Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar slashed a line drive into center field to record a hit. But things went awry when the 22-year-old inexplicably tried to stretch a single into a double, much to the chagrin of Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo, who calmly fielded the ball and fired it in to second basemen Brandon Phillips to beat Villar by several steps.
Villar was the victim of added insult to injury when the momentum of his headfirst slide propelled him into the backside of Phillips for an encounter he probably won't forget for awhile.
You can check out a Vine video of the play below:
It should come as no surprise that Houston is headed toward its third consecutive 100+ loss season.
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Usually, when a baseball player slides headfirst into a base, the worst thing he has to worry about is jamming his fingers on the bag, maybe taking a knee to the noggin. But when Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar attempted a headfirst slide into second base while attempting to leg-out a double during the bottom […]The post Jonathan Villar slides head-first into second, gets...
As has been customary this season, the Astros are bringing up the rear.
In the first inning af the Astros’ game against the Cincinnati Reds, Houston shortstop Jonathan Villar had quite possibly the most Asstros play of the season when he made an attempt to slide head first into second base. Unfortunately for Villar, the base was being guarded pretty well by second baseman Brandon...
In the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday night's Reds-Astros game, Jonathan Villar singled to lead off the frame. He tried to stretch it into a double. And...*this* happened, via Baseball Nation. Yup. His face slammed into Brandon Phillips' butt as Phillips tagged him out. If you want a slow motion replay, check out this slow motion replay from Cork Gaines. It...
The Houston Astros' season is winding down and although there have been a lot of downs, catcher Jason Castro has come into his own providing a bit more power in his first full season with the team. Castro has been out with a sore knee for quite some time and it does not seem like he is coming back soon.
According to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart, Castro is not ready for any...
Things are ugly for the Houston Astros. They are 51-99 which is the worst in the league and don’t have much to be excited about. Now they are getting less viewers than out of market WNBA games according to Deadspin:
According to a source with access to the detailed Nielsen figures, the Astros game drew a total of 48,800 households locally over the three-plus hour broadcast....
This sums up the Houston Astros so well.
In a day in which we reported their Saturday game had just 1,000 viewers, we proudly present this gem.
Courtesy of Jonathan Villar, move over ‘butt fumble’ here is the butt slide…the butt is that of Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips
H/T: USA Today
You think Mark Sanchez's butt-fumble was funny?
Well, you have to check out Jonathan Villar's slide into Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips on Tuesday night in Houston. (H/T: SB Nation)
The play occurred in the first inning as the Astros leadoff hitter singled, but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double.
"That's the way I play," Villar...
Year after year we see dopes go in head first at 1st base...but how often do we see guys, here Jonathan Villar, go in head first on 5th base?
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It's been a long, tough year for the Houston Astros and their fans. The team has been one of the worst in baseball the entire season. Against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night fans got another reminder of this when the Astros lost 10-0; the 100th loss of the season.In the process shortstop Jonathan Villar completed the perfect slide; one that puts the entire season into proper...
Check out Jonathan Villar’s slide into Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips last night in Houston. “The crowd let me know that he was coming to second base,” Phillips told The AP. “I just had to quickly put the tag between my legs. That’s the only reason I tagged him. If I didn’t hear the crowd, I would have just caught it and looked around and he would have been...
This is how your bottom of the first, routine slide goes wrong. Fundamentals. Little league. Slide feet first. Fundamentals, Jonathan Villar. If you would have listened to your coach 10 years ago, you wouldn’t have Brandon Phillip’s butt in your face and most likely be safe sliding into second.
Knee problems will put an end to Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro's 2013 campaign. He had been battling knee issues off and on for much of the season, and he has a long history of problems. Now, Castro will be shut down for the rest of the season with what is being called knee discomfort.
Brain McTaggart of MLB.com says Castro was officially placed on the 15-day DL...
This slide didn’t end how he had probably hoped. While trying to stretch a single into a double during yesterday’s Reds-Astros game, Astros’ shortstop Jonathan Villar created the baseball version of the ‘butt fumble‘ running into Reds’ Brandon Phillips behind. To make matters worse Villar was also tagged out on the play.
Johnny Cueto threw five scoreless innings in his return from the disabled list and Zack Cozart homered and drove in four runs to help the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
Pitching for the first time since straining the muscle below his right shoulder on June 28, Cueto (5-2) allowed five hits and struck out five with one walk for the win.