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The Monday Takeaway
On June 13, the Astros were on the wrong end of a perfect game by Matt Cain. On June 14, they won a game on the road. The way the 2012 season had gone for Brad Mills’ team, that little victory nearly erased the previous day’s frustrations.
At the time, the Astros were just 8-22 away from Minute Maid Park, and their 6-3 win over the Giants in that series finale did virtually nothing to stem the tide. They traveled from San Francisco to Arlington and were promptly swept by their cross-state rivals, losing those three contests by a combined score of 23-8. And the woes did not end there, as Houston dropped its next 10 away games, too, falling to 9-35 on the road.
The team with the league’s worst overall record had somehow managed to produce a 24-21 mark on its home field, while winning only 20.5 percent of its away games. The Astros had been outscored 245-154 on the road, and they had produced only one shutout victory, which came back on May 11 at PNC Pa...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Houston Astros entered tonight having lost 13 of their last 14 games as well as their last 13 road games. To say that a win was unexpected is something of an understatement, even though they were playing the slightly less lowly Padres.
One certainly wouldn't blame an Astros fan for having some fun at the expense of their struggling team, especially on Twitter where...
So much for Jed Lowrie being part of any trade-deadline talks. The Houston Astros learned Tuesday that their shortstop will miss 4-6 weeks with a sprained ankle and damage to the peroneal nerve as a result of his collision at second base Saturday. The nerve injury, confirmed by team medical personnel before the Astros' 8-2 loss to the Padres on Tuesday night, is the worse...
The Houston Astros will find out more about the extent of Jed Lowrie's ankle injury Tuesday, and at that point, they will go about determining whether the job belongs to Marwin Gonzalez or if a "help wanted" sign goes up. General manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday prior to the Astros' 2-0 win over the San Diego Padres that the club would consider an outside option...
The Astros lost two of their most productive hitters in one day. Before Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Giants, they placed both shortstop Jed Lowrie and catcher Jason Castro on the disabled list, taking two more key pieces out of a struggling lineup. Lowrie, injured in a collision at second base Saturday, was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain and damage to the peroneal nerve, which...
While the majority of talk about the San Francisco Giants pitching staff centering around the fact that Tim Lincecum has lost his stuff, the real talk should be about their #1 pitcher, Matt Cain. Cain grabbed his 10th win of the season last night in the Giants 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros. Cain is one of the best pitchers in all of baseball and he’s posted stats this year...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jordan Lyles is still waiting for his first road win. The Astros haven't had one in a while, either.
The rookie was hit hard by the San Diego Padres in Houston's 8-2 loss Tuesday night, the Astros' 13th in their last 14 away games.
Lyles gave up five runs and 11 hits over six innings, and has yet to win a game on the road in his career. The right-hander...
Much is being made of the Astros thirteen game road losing streak. That is only natural. It IS a long streak. But the current road trip still has seven games to play. Not only will that streak end, but the Astros may have a chance to actually split or win the series opening in San Diego Monday night.
For one thing the Padres record is only slightly better than the Astros'. The...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- J.A. Happ and the Houston bullpen ended a long road losing streak for the Astros.
Happ and three relievers combined on a five-hitter, Scott Moore drove in two runs and Houston beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 Monday night to snap a 13-game slide away from home.
Jose Altuve doubled and scored twice to help Houston stop its longest road skid since dropping 14 straight...
Yesterday, the Giants completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros at home to begin the second half. It’s no extraordinary feat — the Astros are now 9-35 on the road this season, which is shockingly terrible (especially considering that they have a winning record at home). But there’s something to be said for winning the games that are supposed to be won — and the Giants...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Buster Posey had three hits and two RBIs to back Matt Cain, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Cain wasn't as dominant as he was when he pitched the first perfect game in Giants history against the Astros on June 13 but did just enough to win for just the second time since that historic night...
The Houston Astros are on the verge of the longest single-season road losing streak in franchise history but might have a favorable matchup in their attempt to avoid that dubious feat.
The Astros defeated San Diego Padres right-hander Kip Wells in his return to the majors last month and will try to record another win over the Houston native on Monday night.
A 3-2 loss to San Francisco...
Buster Posey had three hits and two RBIs to back Matt Cain, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Cain wasn't as dominant as he was when he pitched the first perfect game in Giants history against the Astros on June 13 but did just enough to win for just the second time since that historic night. San Francisco'...
Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues:
– Jed Lowrie has a damaged nerve in his lower right leg and will be out for 4-6 weeks reports Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle. Lowrie will be in a boot for the next week in order to give his leg some rest.
– The Minnesota Twins placed right handed pitcher Matt Capps on the Disabled List with an inflammation...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Games are never played on paper, but a good team is expected to beat up on a bad team, and that's exactly what the San Francisco Giants did to the Houston Astros. After a disappointing 1-5 road trip, the Giants got back on track by sweeping the lowly Astros to start the second half of the season. Buster Posey was 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Giants edged the...