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Bush League Chronicle:
Your browser does not support iframes.Chivalry is dead in this country.How else can you explain the way this guy bailed on his wife to avoid being clocked by an errant bat during Monday's Astros-Angels game?The moment came in the top of the second inning when Astros hitter J.D. Martinez lost the handle on his bat on a swing. The piece of lumber went flying into the stands off to the third base side.It was then when this guy jumped out of his seat to leave his poor wife to fend for herself. Watch as the bat narrowly misses striking her in the head. Whoa. Close call.She seemed to be taking the whole ordeal like a good sport, but I'm sure the guy paid for it somehow once they got home. And deservedly so.
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This guy really wasn’t in the mood to get hit by a bat while attending an Angles-Astros game.
The bat potentially hitting his wife? No problem…
The Houston Astros have improved their farm system from worst to near first in the last couple of years.
On Thursday night, they'll have a chance to boost their young talent again when they pick first overall in the draft for the second consecutive year.
In 2012, they selected high school shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick. This year they'll look to add another...
Baseball fans will do just about anything for a souvenir. As one Angels fan proved on Monday, however, they’ll also do just about anything to avoid a souvenir, too — sacrificing spouses included.
During the Halos-Astros game on Monday, Houston’s J.D. Martinez fouled a ball off and sent his bat soaring through the air to the left side as it slipped out of his hands on the...
The Houston Astros will wear special patches during their next homestand to honor the four firefighters who were killed battling a motel and restaurant fire last week.
The Astros will wear the patches for their three game series against the Baltimore Orioles beginning Tuesday night. The patches are black with ''HFD'' written in white block letters on them.
To say expectations in Houston are small this baseball season would be an understatement. They are a hodge-podge of veterans that no one else wanted and young-ins that no one else has heard of. That doesn't stop them from playing some pretty darn good baseball on occasion!
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It's been rough for the Astros at times this season--except...
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Bud Norris has the 41st best ERA (3.39) among qualified pitchers this season. He has the 69th best WHIP (1.48). These things, as the cool kids say, do not compute.
Making matters a bit murkier for Norris is an astoundingly small K% (14.9%) and K/9 rate (5.74). These are wretchedly below his career marks – and far below MLB average standards. This leads...
The Houston Astros are once again poised to become sellers
at this summer’s trade deadline, but they don’t have much in the way of veteran
pieces to deal. Still, right-handed starting pitcher Bud Norris, one of Houston’s
few remaining established players, will be one of the most sought-after trade
pieces as July 31 approaches, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Carter homered, Erik Bedard pitched seven strong innings for his first victory of the season, and the last-place Houston Astros completed a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 2-1 victory Monday night. Brandon Barnes drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as the Astros finished a perfect six-game road trip with their seventh win...
Just when the Houston Astros figured everybody in baseball had pretty much forgotten about them, they've started to pull off some attention-grabbing feats.
After a perfect road trip, the low-budget club with the AL's worst record is heading home with the majors' longest active winning streak.
Chris Carter homered, Erik Bedard pitched seven strong innings for his first...
The Houston Astros sure aren't playing like the team with the worst record in the AL.
Back home after a perfect road trip, Houston will try to extend its winning streak to seven when it faces the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
The Astros (21-37) have a ways to go before they can start thinking about reaching the .500 mark, but Houston has the longest current winning streak...
Back on Monday night, one Los Angeles Angels fan did his best try to avoid a flying baseball bat that came into the stands.
Watch as Houston's J.D. Martinez loses his bat in the second inning of play and keep an eye on the guy in the yellow/blue shirt who flees the scene and doesn't even defend his wife from the bat:
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At the start of this season, every Halos fan knew there was one team standing in the way of the postseason. A team within the division who they needed to beat regularly in order to keep, at the very least, the wildcard open as a way into Fall baseball. A team from Texas.
Seriously though? It’s the Astros?
At the time of writing, The Angels have gone 3-6 against the Houston...
The Angels just lost to the Astros.
The Angels just lost to the Astros 2-1.
The Angels just lost while only scoring one run off of remnants Erik Bedard.
The Angels just got swept by the Astros.
The Angels got swept in a four-game series by the Astros.
The Angels got swept in a four-game series at home by the Astros.
There is no coming back from this.
Remember how this past winter every Angel fan was salivating at the thought of being able to eat up the Houston Astros? We should be used to the fact that as Angel fans nothing will come to us as expected. Following that trend, the Angels have been absolutely pathetic against the Houston Astros this season and this afternoon's game was no different. Near fantastic starting pitching...