OC native Barnes reflects on journey to the bigs

ANAHEIM, Calif. This season marked the first time that Houston Astros' outfielder Brandon Barnes was able to play at Angel Stadium, against the team he always grew up watching. But the Big A wasn't the field he expected to ever play on. While at nearby Katella high school, the Orange native thought he would be playing about 45 miles away at the Rose Bowl for UCLA. In...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - the quietest cycle ever

Brandon Barnes of the Astros hit for the cycle last night, and you probably didn't even know that he did. But of course you didn't know: the Astros lost to the Mariners 10-7. Barnes, Houston's seven hitter, drove in just a pair of runs in his excellent performance. And not only did the Mariners end up losing the game, but they were trailing 9-3 in the eighth inning, so...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros rookie Brandon Barnes hits for cycle

Congratulations to Brandon Barnes for becoming the second player in the majors this season to hit for the cycle.  Mike Trout was the first to do it also against the Seattle Mariners back in May.  The rookie, Barnes, was the eighth player in Astros’ history to accomplish such a feat.  Luke Scott was the last Astros to do it back in 2006. Barnes hit a home run in his first...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Barnes Gives Houston Astros Fans Something to Cheer About; Hits for the Cycle

It has not been a fantastic season for Houston Astros center fielder Brandon Barnes. Heck, it hasn't been a great season for the Houston Astros, but it always darkest before the dawn, right? Even though the Astros lost to the Seattle Mariners 10-7 Friday night they still got a peek at greatness thanks to Barnes. Why? Because the man became the first Houston player to hit for...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Barnes makes diving catch to preserve no-no

In a surreal night in Tampa, a rookie making his major league debut had a no-hitter through six innings, while the reigning Cy Young Award winner ended with a complete game and under 90 pitches.  In the middle of it, was another amazing catch by Houston Astros CF Brandon Barnes on a ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina destined for the gap.  It preserved rookie Jarred...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros News: Brandon Barnes May Force Justin Maxwell Out of Centerfield

Brandon Barnes has been performing well in centerfield during Justin Maxwell‘s DL stint with a hand injury. The 27-year-old is hitting .271/.326/.729 with three home runs and 15 RBI this season and Houston Astros Manager Bo Porter may want to keep Barnes there even after Maxwell’s return.Porter told reporters, “I’m going to say that he will start. I’m not going to say it...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Barnes lays out for superb diving catch

Houston Astros center fielder Brandon Barnes sprints full speed and dives to rob the Cardinals Jon Jay with a superb catch in the first inning last night. Your browser does not support... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros OF makes tremendous catch

Houston Astros center fielder Brandon Barnes made the catch of the night on Saturday, with a diving catch that saved a run in a close 1-1 game against the Diamondbacks. Barnes, a first year player from Cypress College, is batting just .167 on the season for the Astros, but has made some excellent plays in the field. The Diamondbacks went on to win the game in decisive fashion with...
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Longtime minor-leaguer's' perseverance finally pays off with call-up to Astros

Brandon Barnes had 2,976 plate appearances in the Houston Astros organization before Tuesday. After some of them, he thought about giving up. After some of them, he was free to sign anywhere else. When he did neither of those, he just went out and had a tremendous 2012 season at Double-A and Triple-A and Tuesday night spent his first game in a big-league uniform. "There...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

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